Institute of Employability Professionals

IPS Employment Specialists x 5

Change Grow Live
Morecambe, Lancashire, United Kingdom
25 days ago


Innovative new project in Lancashire to help people accessing treatment for drug/alcohol misuse back into employment!!

Do you want to work for a caring organisation that believes in people?

Are you an experienced Employability Practitioner looking for a new challenge?

Do you understand the importance of work and the vital role it can play in the lives of those with heath conditions or disabilities? 

If you answered yes to any of the above then we would love to hear from you.


You will be working as part of Inspire Lancashire’s Integrated Drug and Alcohol Substance Misuse services and will be part of the Inspires Education, Training and Employment ( ETE) Team, working on our new Individual Placement and Support ( IPS) Provision. The IPS Employment Specialist's will work across Lancashire, with a base being determined once the successful candidate's have been appointed.

We have 5 x IPS Employment Specialist positions available in districts across Central, North and East Lancashire. Flexibility to travel across all districts in Lancashire will be required ( For further information on the districts we will be operating in, please see the attached job description).

IPS is a supported employment model and you will manage a caseload of people in structured treatment for drug and/ or alcohol misuse, to assist them in securing sustainable paid employment in line with their job preferences. Once your clients move into paid employment, you will provide ongoing In Work Support ( IWS) to ensure IWS plans are maintained and the service user sustains employment. If anything goes wrong with the client's employment journey, you will be there to work with the service user, keyworker and employer to facilitate the return to work.

Rapid job search will begin ideally 4 weeks after participants sign up to the IPS provision and you will work with clients on your caseload for a duration of 9 months to support them in to work, with 4 months of IWS being delivered. A key aspect of your role will focus on Employer Engagement and sourcing suitable employment opportunities for your clients, with this is mind you will need to be confident, have great interpersonal skills and be able to challenge any stigma associated with recruiting people who have complex health conditions or barriers.

The role’s are funded by Public Health England until the end of March 2023.

Please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the person specification when completing your application form. This will form part of the selection process.

Please use the below link to our website to view the full job description and apply. Please note that we do not accept CV's.

IPS Employment Specialist ( Individual Placement and Support) (Fixed Term Contract until 31/03/2023) in Lancashire | Careers at COLAN - County Wide - Lancashire (

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58347604
  • Location:
    Morecambe, Lancashire, United Kingdom
    Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
    Accrington, Lancashire, United Kingdom
    Burnley, Lancashire, United Kingdom
    Skelmersdale, Lancashire, United Kingdom
  • Position Title: IPS Employment Specialists x 5
  • Company Name: Change Grow Live
  • Job Function: Professional Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: 1-2 Years
  • Min Education: GCSE/GNVQ/O level
  • Required Travel: 50-75%
  • Salary: 24,735.00 - 26,983.00 Pounds Sterling (Yearly Salary)

Please refer to the company's website or job descriptions to learn more about them.

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