Contract: Initially contracted to end of March 2022 (with an expectation to continue beyond this date subject to funding)
Fife Employment Access Trust (FEAT) is seeking an Employment Specialist to use the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach, working in partnership with Fife Health & Social Care Partnership and with clients with complex and enduring mental health conditions across Fife. IPS is a proven way of helping people, who have had mental ill health, back to work. The successful candidate will proactively manage a caseload of individuals who are unemployed and/or currently off work. You will deliver the IPS evidence-based model of vocational rehabilitation for people with complex and enduring mental health problems.
Working directly with all relevant stakeholders: the individual, NHS Fife, Fife Council, GPs, employers, colleges, JobCentre Plus and Occupational Health to enable individuals to gain and retain employment. For this period of funding, the role will include working virtually, with collaborative technology being used to ensure that a minimum of 65% of your time is spent working with clients, employers, or referrers. Although working much of the time remotely, there is an expectation of some travel for face-to-face engagements within Fife. You will undertake to agree to and practice in line with FEAT's professional guidelines and will be part of an enthusiastic dynamic team offering an inclusive, non-judgmental approach to support and empower people to flourish by managing their mental health for life.
FEAT requires all client-facing staff to hold, or have a commitment to holding, professional registration as a Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) through attainment of the NIDMAR qualification. There is an opportunity to complete this requirement through funded training and subsidised membership, once in post (subject to availability, terms and conditions). FEAT is an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident employer and encourage applications from all members of the community including disabled applicants.
The organisation welcomes applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group, but, as members of ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented within FEAT, applications from members of these groups are encouraged. The appointment will be based on merit alone. Please do not send a C.V. PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check, and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required.
For informal queries around hours for the post or anything else, please contact Joanne Koziel, Strategic Clinical Lead on 07736 901 030 or [email protected] or Grant Bowie, Employment Supervisor on 07736 901 058 or [email protected]
Application packs, including an informative video, are available via FEAT's website. Completed applications should be returned to [email protected]
The closing date for applications is 17:00 on Friday 12 November 2021. Interviews will be held virtually, shortly afterwards.