Employment Specialist

Applications closing date: 02/06/2024
Leeds, United Kingdom
Job Type
Closing Date
Job Salary
£24,020 - £30,790
Yorkshire and Humber


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We are currently looking for an Individual Placement Support (IPS) Employment Specialist to join our team on a full-time basis.

The Forward Leeds IPS team aims to increase the number of people moving into employment from the specialist drug and alcohol services.  Employment specialist roles will be co-located within these teams working closely alongside recovery service staff to support a small caseload of service users into employment opportunities.

An Employment Specialist offers a bespoke employment service to the individual accessing recovery at Forward Leeds which includes, career coaching, CV writing, interview techniques, making links with local and national employers, attending job fairs, working across different sites and some community working. To help and support the individual to quickly gain employment as part of their recovery journey.

This is a very interesting, varied and rewarding role. A driving licence would be beneficial but not essential, but the successful candidate would not be based in one office and expected to travel across Leeds according to the requirements of the role. IT equipment and a mobile phone would be provided and be carried on their person to the different locations.

An employment Specialist needs to be positive, flexible, empathetic, proactive and will be enthusiastic towards challenges and be able to motivate others. Any knowledge of drugs, alcohol, working with ex-offenders, the benefits system or disadvantaged people would be an advantage.

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