As IPS Employment Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing a team of Employment Specialists, providing supervision, training, caseload management and role modelling of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach, as part of the holistic recovery plan for people in structured treatment for drug and/or alcohol use.
The IPS Employment Manager will develop and manage links with key stakeholders, capacity building and ensuring processes are in place to encourage appropriate referrals. Moreover, the postholder will have overall responsibility for embedding IPS best practice to ensure model fidelity. The postholder will provide a pivotal role in managing a high-quality service that meets fidelity standards and delivers positive outcomes for service users. They will also manage a small caseload of clients, assisting them in securing sustainable paid employment in line with their preferences.
The postholder will play a pivotal role in setting up the new service within the clinical team, whilst ensuring clients with alcohol and substance use issues, can access a wide range of sustainable employment opportunities
You will also work closely with colleagues within the wider Employment, Skills and Adult Learning team, as well as stakeholders in Public Health. You will be involved in general strategic oversight of the programme, whilst ensuring the relevant processes are maintained operationally to ensure success of the programme.
You will need to be an excellent people manager, with experience of leading a team to secure competitive employment, preferably for marginalised groups. The ideal candidate will also have previous experience of working with people with health and/ or social care needs, along with working knowledge of Supported Employment models.
If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post, please email Anna-Renée Paisley at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a phone call.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
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When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 10 November 2021
Interview date: To be confirmed
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