Employment Advisor - Mental Health

Red 5 People Ltd
27 Jun 2019
18 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Summary of the role

To provide an employment support service to individuals who are accessing secondary mental health services in Leeds.

You will manage a caseload of up to 30 unemployed people who have experienced mental health difficulties. You will deliver the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach - for which training will be given. Working directly with all relevant stakeholders: the service user, CMHT staff, consultant psychiatrists, partner agencies and employers - you will support the service users on your caseload to gain and retain paid employment.

Key Responsibilities

- Support a caseload of clients with mental health difficulties to get into/return to work, through an individual placement support approach and deliver on-going employability support.
- Undertake induction, assessments, action planning and reviews with clients to help them achieve their employment goals and retain their jobs
- Support clients to undertake job preparation, work experience, work placements, volunteering, education, training and any other activity that helps them towards employment.
- Actively keep-up-to-date with the local labour market.
- Liaise when necessary with employers to seek opportunities, increase their awareness of issues in relation to recruiting and retaining of employees with mental health difficulties.
- Spend time getting to know local employers, in order to negotiate job opportunities that meet each individual's strengths, needs, abilities and preferences.
- Work closely with Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust, to promote and develop an integrated employment support service and promote the service to eligible clients.

What we are looking for

- Robust experience of supporting clients with complex needs to gain employment (IAG)
- Ability to work towards individual and team targets
- Understanding of the local employment market
- Some experience of working with people with mental health difficulties
- Some understanding of the IPS model is desirable

This is a great opportunity to work for a well-known charity who offer 36 days annual leave, excellent pension & benefits and access to career development opportunities.

Feel free to get in touch with Ben if you have any questions