Employment Adviser - Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
Do you have experience of providing individual and group employment related support to jobseekers that have a health condition or disability? Would you like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, insight, expertise and passion of its staff to inspire individual recovery for the people they work with? Then join us as an employment adviser.
Recovery Focus is a new group of expert charities with the shared aim to inspire individual recovery nationwide. Between us we have a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental health, substance misuse and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions. Each partner organisation has its own rich history of success, but together we believe we can lead the way in evidence-based recovery pathways that we can tailor to meet local and individual needs.
Right now, one of our partners, Richmond Fellowship, is looking for an employment adviser to join the team in Havering which supports people with mental health needs, who are receiving IAPT services, to access a range of employment options. The role includes travel around the Havering area.
Your challenge? To make sure our clients receive the very best integrated health and employment support. How? By working in partnership with IAPT practitioners who provide low/high intensity interventions to people with mental health conditions. Undertaking assessment interviews, giving guidance to practitioners and providing a non-clinical oversight of each individual’s progress – all are aspects of this role that’s also about supporting IAPT targets to move people off sickness and unemployment related benefits.
To succeed, you’ll need in-depth knowledge of JCP, local labour market, recruitment processes and employment practices and the provision available to support unemployed clients with a mental health condition. We'll also be looking for an understanding of the relationship between unemployment, mental health and social issues and how these may impact on future job opportunities and performance. Evidence of successfully engaging with employers and acting as a client’s advocate is important too, as is the ability to work to deadlines and achieve outcomes against targets. Enthusiastic, highly analytical and able to recognise distress and know when to act, strong assessment, coaching and feedback skills are also ‘must haves’.
In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days' holiday (pro rata), contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme and childcare vouchers, plus exceptional professional development and training opportunities.
So, get inspired today. Visit our website and take the first steps towards a more fulfilling career.
Please quote ref: 16/384 when applying.
Closing date: 9 December 2016.