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Individual Placement Support (IPS) Team Leader

Band 7

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Individual Placement Support
Band 7
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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TBD - Warneford Hospital or Whiteleaf
Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire
£37,570 - £43,772 pa
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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


Oxford Health are excited to announce a new post for an Individual Placement Support (IPS) team leader following a successful bid to have employment specialists embedded in every adult mental health team across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Can you lead an evidence based employment service that can inspire hope and enable our service users to gain control of their lives, have a genuine sense of citizenship and offer a personally meaningful contribution? If so this is the job for you.

You will not need experience of working in the NHS but you will be required to have experience of working as an employment specialist and the right attitude and beliefs, as you will be leading our new team of 7 employment specialists.

You will work across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and will be responsible for helping build the new service. This will involve working alongside the Associate Director for Allied Health professionals in the Trust and other senior members of staff to ensure that the employment specialists embedded in our adult mental health team receive supervision and are supported in their work. You will also ensure that the required data is collected to ensure that reporting requirements are met to demonstrate the success of the service.

The successful applicant will need to display motivation, initiative, an ability to engage with a variety of different services and people, alongside some experience of working with individuals who may have experienced mental health issues and will hold a small caseload of their own.

We will provide appropriate training if required and supervision and support and additional highly specialist support will be available through our IPS regional lead. Knowledge of Individual Placement Support (IPS) is essential but additional training in the IPS Model will provided.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Trust include:-

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Lease car scheme
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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