IPS Employment Manager
Hackney is one of Britain’s most exciting and fastest-changing boroughs. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself.
The Employment, Skills and Adult Learning service is looking to employ an Individual Placement and Support Employment Manager.
As the 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 a 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 IPS Employment Manager will play a key role in leading the partnership with 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 Service, as part of an award winning team to further opportunities for Hackney residents. 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 good working knowledge of Supported Employment models.
FIXED TERM CONTRACT / SECONDMENT UNTIL MARCH 2025
An Enhanced DBS will be required for this role.
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.
Interview date: Monday 03 April 2023
Closing date for applications: Sunday 26 March 2023
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive and Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: email@example.com
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
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.
This application process replaces a supporting statement.
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