Senior Employment Advisor - Mental Health
- Closing date:
- 19 May 2019
- Post date:
- 30 April 2019
- 27000£ per year
We are looking for talented and committed Senior Employment Advisor to join our newly launched Individual Placement & Support (IPS) Barnet & Haringey project. Through this project, our team provides a range of services and support to enable people with severe and enduring mental health problems to gain and maintain paid employment.
Working in partnership with Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Mental Health Trust as an integral team member you will deliver a service following the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model to a caseload of clients. You will be based in Haringey secondary care and will work with clients on a one to one basis, supporting them with the confidence and practical tools to secure and maintain employment. As a senior specialist, you may be responsible for line management of Employment Specialists in the team, including providing supervision, support and development. You will also support the Programme Manager in ensuring the contract is delivered effectively. The contract is fast-paced, with the need to support clients in rapid and effective job search, in line with the contract requirements.
Key responsibilities and duties:
1. Engage with a caseload of clients with complex mental health problems and establish trusting, collaborative relationships to support them into employment in line with contract targets and IPS fidelity.
2. Assess clients’ employment support needs; implementing and adjusting employment plans as necessary to support each client’s desired outcomes.
3. Develop and deliver a range of practical services to meet clients’ needs including career guidance, job searching, CV preparation, interview skills, individual coping techniques or work coaching.
4. Understand the complex issues a client may face, recognise holistic support needs and in conjunction with clinical staff signpost accordingly.
We would love to hear from you!
Twining is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people with lived experience of mental health conditions. To apply please send your CV and covering letter along with our Twining Equalities Monitoring Form to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications without these documents would not be considered.
Application deadline - 19th May (midnight) || Interviews - w/c 27th May