Employment Specialist

Haringey, London (Greater)
£30,106 - £33,286 P.A.
03 Aug 2018
20 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Employment Specialist
Haringey, London
£30,106 - £33,286 P.A.
Fixed-term contract to 31 March 2020
Full Time, 37.5 hours per week

Our client is taking part in Public Health England’s national trial aimed at increasing the number of people in community treatment for substance misuse who move into paid employment. They are leading the trial in Haringey, one of 7 trial areas nationally.

The roles will deliver supported employment to people in community treatment for substance misuse, who may be affected by other health conditions or disabilities, using the Individual Placement and Support approach (IPS). The aim is to help people into paid work in a way that respects their preferences and choices. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the trial and at the forefront of evidence-based practice.

In this role, you will be responsible for supporting clients with substance dependency to get into employment, create links, negotiate and develop positive long term relationships with employers. Integrate with the clinical team to promote benefits of employment for their clients and liaise with range of stakeholders to provide ongoing support for clients.

To be successful, you will have experience of working with people who have experienced a significant time away from the job market in an employment capacity. You will also have experience of working with employers to create opportunities for vulnerable people. Other requirements include great communication skills including strong written and verbal skills. Able to build relationships with a wide range of people, including at senior level. Have the drive, passion and commitment.

In return, they offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and initiatives to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. They are also committed to providing their staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities; in support of their personal and professional development.

If you believe that you have what they are looking for, and have an interest in working for a charity which makes a real difference to the lives of people who are homeless, they would love to hear from you.

Closing date: 10.00am, Monday 20 August

Interview and assessments on: 29 & 30 August

Please be advised that all appointments will be made on their current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how they work. They are in the top 100 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2018, they are also proud to have been awarded BITC 2017 Race Equality Award and they are a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that their workforce reflects the diversity of their clients as well as the communities that they live and work within, they encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

They particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants