Employment Specialist

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Main area: Employment Specialist
GradeNHS AfC: Band 5
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref :333-J-HA-0490
Site: Bentley House
Salary: £31,163 - £37,875 pa inc HCAS
Salary period:Yearly
Closing: 24/03/2023 23:59

Job overview

We are looking for an Employment Specialist to join our CNWL Employment Services Team. The post will be based in  Harrow Community Mental health Team based at Bentley House.

We are looking for individuals who are highly motivated, have experience of supporting people to access paid employment or employability skills which could be transferred to this role and have the right qualities and aptitudes. These include a passionate belief that anyone with mental health problems can work, is a self-starters with initiative, a commitment to team work and strong organisational skills.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Main duties of the job

You will be joining a well-established Employment Service, who are a National Centre of Excellence, and will have access to a range of professional development and training opportunities.

Your role will often involve being the only Employment Specialist in a mental health team, and you will need to promote employment and raise expectations around the ability of service users to access paid employment.  You will have individual and team targets, and will receive professional supervision and support from an Employment Team leader, a clinical supervisor and local peers. You will also be expected to spend time in the community negotiating job opportunities via the hidden labour market, as well as networking with local agencies.

Link to Job Advert: Careers For The People | NHS Central & North West London (cnwlpeople.co.uk)