IPS Team Leader

Remploy ,
Manchester, Greater Manchester


Job Description

Project/Position Introduction (MAX 500 Characters) MAXIMUS UK, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MAXIMUS, Inc., operates several business lines in the UK, including the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments, Remploy, Health Management, MAXIMUS People Services and Revitalised. MAXIMUS employs 4,000 local staff, including over 1,400 doctors, nurses, occupational therapists and other Healthcare Professionals. Operating from more than 270 locations in the UK, MAXIMUS is one of the largest providers of employment, health and disability support programmes in the country. Learn more at maximusuk.co.uk. Job Summary To lead a team of up to 8 IPS (Individual Placement Support) Employment Specialists providing training, mentoring, supervision and modelling of the IPS approach to promote quality services with the aim to meet targeted referrals, engagements and outcomes. They will communicate with key stakeholders including NHS Foundation Trusts/Secondary Mental Health teams/Adult Social Care Teams and JCP team leaders and other Partnership Managers to ensure services are integrated, to problem solve issues and to be a champion for the service. The role will support the Operations Manager in maximising service outcomes and works closely with the Programme Team and national evaluators as needed to support the research programme. Essential Job Duties Lead, develop and supervise the employment specialists within GM using the evidence based IPS model, ensuring that the service delivers against budget and employment targets. * Provide field mentoring and observations to ensure continuous improvement in key areas of service provision including employer engagement. * ensure that delivery is consent across all team members, that work is accurate and to deadline and that it continually meets the commissioner's specification through shadowing, auditing assessments, in work support plans and clinical records. * Manage information governance for contract requirements and integrity of client's personal information. * to ensure that all staff work in partnership with clinical staff to ensure employment and clinical plans are integrated. in addition, ensuring that all return to work plans take account of any physical, cognitive and mental health issues that are likely to impact on the return to work. This may require liaison with GPs or other primary care practitioners. * to Provide training for employment and clinical staff as required including training on the IPS approach. * to work collaboratively with employment specialists and line managers to ensure that employment services in region are delivered effectively and in line with evidenced based practice. * to Manage the IPS service budget with necessary support and supervision. * to take a Lead on the ongoing production of quarterly monitoring reports for the Programme team who fund the IPS service. * Coordinate the work of employment specialists in region in relation to build relationships with employers to effectively access the hidden labour market, external agencies and the delivery of job seeking groups. * to cover for employment specialist staff during times of leave. * to support the employment specialists with addressing the ongoing support needs of service users accessing the service as above. * Network and liaise to develop good working relationships with other organisations that are better able to help individuals to achieve their employment goals for example, local colleges, training providers, Disability employment Advisors, employment providers etc. * to identify training needs of staff and arrange appropriate training to support with continuous professional development. * to undertake mandatory training as required by the GM SES Programme. * Set up and maintain the necessary systems for monitoring the work of the Programme. * Provide regular reports of work to the Operations Manager and other relevant stakeholders. IPS service delivery * support a small caseload of people who have experienced mental health problems to gain and sustain paid employment using the Individual Placement and support (IPS) approach. * Meet regularly with the Operations Manager to agree priorities and work plans and deputise for the Manager as required. * to work with external agencies to maximise use of both internal and external resources in the delivery of vocational support services. * to prepare individuals for employment through assessing each person's Individual employment needs through vocational profiling and then actively support them to achieve their employment goals in partnership with the clinical team. * to Provide individualised, ongoing support to individuals once they have secured employment to assist them in sustaining employment. * to promote the benefits of supporting service users to access employment within the region and external employers, aiming to raise the profile of IPS services and raise expectations around the ability of service users to access paid employment