Employment Specialists (Hillside Clubhouse)

Salary: £28,412 - £30,412
Posts: Permanent, Full-time
Location: Islington, London

Are you passionate about supporting people to achieve their full potential? We are looking for highly motivated enthusiastic employment specialists for our new Islington team. You will support people with mental health problems into work and support them to sustain it.

You will work to the Individual Placement and Support Model of employment support and will be embedded within the relevant secondary care team.  You will also spend time working in community based settings as required by the Model.

Direct employer engagement is an important part of the role.

Employment specialists are trained to provide people with support, coaching, CV development, interview training, and on-the-job support. IPS puts the service user's preferences at the centre of attention, as the service user decides whether or not employers and potential employers know about their mental illness and whether or not their employment advisor contacts the employer on his or her behalf. The service user also decides which jobs to apply for and how many hours he or she wants to work. The decision about how much to work is often influenced by a desire to transition to a working life while minimising the risk of being both out of work and without benefits.

IPS experience is desirable – ipsgrow.org.uk but the right transferrable skills including great interpersonal skills, initiative and organisational skills are important.  IPS training will be provided if successful candidates have not undertaken this.

For full details including how to apply see: https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/mental-health-working-islington-by-hillside-clubhouse/ips-employment-specialist/655461?tsId=8

Closing date: 28 August 2019