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Individual Placement Support Program Coordinator

Community Bridging Services
  • IPSC-ADE359

Due to continued growth and expansion, we have an outstanding opportunity for a highly organised and innovative Coordinator to work in this exciting newly created position. This is a full time permanent role reporting to the Regional IPS Coordinator and will provide support to the IPS staff across our Western and Eastern sites with some rural travel from time to time.

IPS is an internationally recognised, evidence-based integrated and innovative employment initiative that improves employment outcomes for motivated consumers with a significant mental illness. The CBS Inc. IPS team has been consistently recognised through SA Health Awards over the past 4 years as a leader in this field.

Further information on IPS can be found at https://ipsworks.org/index.php/what-is-ips/

This position provides a unique opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team that includes mental health and employment specialist staff. You will mentor and support a team of dedicated, motivated and high performing IPS Employment Specialists by guiding them individually in best practice and providing oversight to the IPS program. 

Your duties will be:

  • Working with IPS partner organisations to plan and implement IPS programs develop and deliver IPS specific training for staff
  • Provide direct supervision and mentoring to team members on a daily basis and model the values and attitudes consistent with CBS Inc. philosophy
  • Working with a small caseload of consumers to source employment that aligns with their personal preferences and deliver evidence-based employment services
  • Undertaking and following HR procedures including shortlisting, interviewing, referee checks, reviewing leave and timesheets, staff training, performance evaluations and management
  • Meeting required Key Performance Indicator (KPI) outcomes
  • Deliver services in line with IPS core practice principles and the ANZ supported employment fidelity scale

You will require:

  • Experience and confidence in managing staff and supporting them to reach their full potential
  • Tertiary qualifications in Employment Services and/or Mental Health are advantageous, however not essential
  • Ability to demonstrate and maintain high levels of professionalism, integrity and ethics
  • Self-motivated, innovative and positive with the ability to promote a constructive and cohesive working environment within the team
  • Ability to develop extensive personal and professional networks within the community,  across government bodies and with educational institutions
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to build and maintain strong internal relationships and conflict resolution skills
  • Understanding and empathy for people with a mental illness
  • Driver’s License
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Ability to obtain National Police clearance (less than 6 months old)
  • Ability to obtain DHS Disability Employment Screening, Working with Children Check and Aged clearance.

Community Bridging Services (CBS) Inc. is a South Australian not-for-profit organisation celebrating over 24 years of successful service delivery in the disability employment and NDIS Supports programs, providing a holistic approach. CBS Inc. is a family-friendly employer offering employment flexibility and work-life balance, manageable caseloads, Salary Packaging and a strong focus on values.

This is a fantastic opportunity to suit an individual who has experience in a similar role or supporting a small team of dedicated professionals within a mental health of disability employment setting. If you hold a genuine desire to make a difference and want to surround yourself with like-minded, talented individuals who strive to do the same, then apply now.

The deadline for applications is subject to change if a suitable candidate has been found prior to this date. Please direct enquiries to Tim Wiseman on 8370 1172. Applications can be submitted via hitting the ‘Apply Now’ button. To find out more about CBS Inc. and what we do within the community, please visit our website.

Staff testimonial

“I feel proud to work for an organisation that puts people first, and supports personal and professional growth for both employees and consumers of their service. As an IPS Employment Specialist I work in partnership with Community Mental Health services and get to work alongside a multi-discipline team in a clinical setting. This role has enabled me to access extensive training and learning opportunities. I love the work I get to do within CBS Inc.” Shellee, IPS Employment Specialist.

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application outcome.

CBS Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and we pride ourselves on our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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