ips employment specialist


We are an independent voluntary organisation providing services and support for people with disabilities and their families for more than 70 years. Our work positively impacts the lives of over 10,000 people with disabilities, equipping them with the confidence, skills, and self-belief to achieve their expressed goals

Job Title:

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Employment Specialist

Fixed term, 12 Months. 39 Hours.


Cabra, Dublin 7.

Job Purpose :

This post is Full-time as an Employment Specialist within the Community Mental Health Team. The purpose of the job is to provide a recovery focused supported employment service by working with individuals who have experienced mental health problems and wish to gain open competitive employment. The Employment Specialist will work directly with employers to secure employment opportunities and provide ongoing support to both employers and the individual to retain them in work.

Minimum Education & Experience required:

  • Relevant third level qualification or significant prior employment services experience (Essential)
  • Degree or Diploma in Supported Employment, Social Studies, Adult Guidance or Business related studies such as HRM (Desirable)
  • Full & current drivers license (Essential)
  • Trained in the IPS approach (Desirable)
  • Experience of working with and supporting people who have experienced mental health problems (or other unemployed disadvantaged groups) into an in employment within health, social services or the voluntary sector (Desirable l)
  • Experience of successfully helping people to obtain or keep education / work (Desirable)

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage a caseload of a maximum of 20 people at any one time who have experienced mental health problems and wish to gain competitive employment, work as a member of the Community Mental Health multidisciplinary team, provide ongoing support according to both the employees and the employers needs.
  • Assure quality service by working continuously to improve outcomes and quality of service, participate in Fidelity reviews and support implementation of recommendations from these reviews,
  • Complete documentation and maintain data records in accordance with programme requirements, ensure that all work is carried out within agreed budgets
  • Participate in: supervision, continuing personal and professional development, IPS and any other training and required. Provide guidance and education for community mental health team colleagues.

Staff benefits:

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Paid maternity leave
  • Paid paternity leave
  • 27 days annual leave
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Tax saver travel scheme
  • Income protection
  • Health and Wellbeing programme

Closing Date:

Please submit your application to this post by 15/08/2022

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These duties and responsibilities are a reflection of the present service requirements and may be subject to review and amendment to meet the changing needs of the services.

The Rehab Group is an equal opportunity employer

Publicada el 08/08/2022

Finaliza el 16/08/2022