IPS Employment Support Worker

IPS Employment Support Worker Scunthorpe, England

We Are With You
Full Time Scunthorpe, England 22687 - 27779 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Do you want to play a pivotal role in removing the barriers to achieving employment for those who are in treatment or recovery from alcohol or drug use? If you are committed to integrating employment support into treatment and recovery support, and passionate about creating opportunities for peer support and enhancement of the lives of those in recovery, this could be the role for you!

A key deliverable in the role of IPS Employment Specialist is to eliminate the stigma attached to treatment and recovery for alcohol and drug use by championing for and actively seeking opportunities to aid service users into employment as part of their recovery journey. This is a fantastic opportunity to help those in treatment and recovery to claim their future.

This may be your perfect role if you thrive on developing and maintaining partnerships and effective relationships to champion the rights of those in treatment or recovery to enter employment and training that matches their skills, experience and aspirations.

You will be responsible for providing frontline support to individuals wanting to enter employment. You will use evidence-based interventions to support individuals to elicit the behavioural changes needed for their success and provide quality support services and facilitate peer support opportunities.

The focus of this role is championing the IPS and recovery models in all aspects of the service, raising awareness and representing the organisation as appropriate.


  • Educated to degree level, or with equivalent relevant experience
  • Sound knowledge of best practice in the provision of addictions and/or employability and employment services
  • Experience of multi-agency partnership working
  • Able to assess clients' vocational functioning on an ongoing basis utilising background information and work experiences.
  • Ability to develop relationships with multiple stakeholders, including employers, partner agencies, clients and their family/carers
  • Working knowledge of a broad range of occupations and jobs
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to deploy effective employer engagement strategies
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Well-developed IT skills, familiar with Office Suite and Google Workspace
  • Ability to manage and resolve conflict
  • Ability to balance competing priorities within tight timescales


  • A proven track record in placing people into employment and/ or in supporting people to achieve sustained employment
  • Understanding of national development priorities and the needs of the business community in relation to employability and employment
  • Good understanding of local labour market
  • Understanding of employment law and employer’s responsibility


Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year.

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.

IPS Employment Support Worker
We Are With You

London, United Kingdom
Unknown / Non-Applicable
1001 to 5000 Employees
Company - Public
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