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51 Wilson Street, Glasgow, G1 1UZ
£27,662 - £31,347 per year pro-rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37.5 hours per week

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. We have represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for over 100 years. Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others.

These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change. SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

Post: IPS Employment Specialist

Ref: REC1515

Location: Glasgow

Hours: 37.5 hrs per week

Salary: £27,662.00 - £31,347.00 (Salary Point 25 – 29)

Contract: Permanent

About the Role

The SAMH National Employment Service operates high quality services to support customers to access and sustain employment. As part of our package of Employability products, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the service and make a positive impact on the lives of the individuals we support:-

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a widely recognised supported employment model that provides a partnership approach to meet the needs of the individual. Working closely with the integrated adult community mental health services in Glasgow, you will manage a caseload of individuals with severe and enduring mental health problems in securing and sustaining paid employment.

What we are looking for

A passion to support the aspirations of people affected by mental health problems

• Ability to network with professionals within support organisations, employers and other stakeholders

• An understanding of the local labour market would be advantageous

• Confident working to targets while maintaining a compliant and quality focused service

• Able to work independently and as part of the wider team

• Good attention to detail and IT skills

You will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of best practice in employability and employment services and/or a working knowledge of mental health. Experience of IPS in particular would be an advantage, but full IPS training will be provided. We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination and the ability to motivate, develop and inspire individuals to develop their self-confidence and realise their aspirations. You will be a self-starter, thrive in a multi-agency setting and have an appetite to promote this innovative approach.

What we will provide for you

You will work in a supportive environment and will be provided with a full induction and training opportunities. You will be given the chance to develop your knowledge and skills, as well as develop professionally. Some of our benefits include;

• Reimbursement of PVG fees

• Funded continuous learning and development opportunities, access to over 100 courses online in addition to classroom and virtual training sessions

• 30 days annual leave rising to 33 after 5 years’ service

• 4 public holidays

• 2 paid wellbeing days off per year to use on what matters to you.

• Team wellbeing budgets

• Workplace pension scheme

• Life Assurance policy

• Employee Assistance Programme

Closing date for applications will be 12 noon on Wednesday 3rd July 2024.

To apply and for further information please visit;

PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of any qualifications declared in your application will be required.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.

Please note we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive a high level of applicants and would encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

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