Employment Adviser Ref: 17/341
- Richmond Fellowship
- Contract Type
- Application closing date
- Up to £20,045.00
- South East
- Job Advert
Are you interested in helping people who have, or are recovering from, mental health problems,
integrate back into work? 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 in a new and exciting opportunity.
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 to recruit 8 FT Employment Advisers in a new and exciting service which is part of a Health and Work Unit initiative to expand the availability of employment support within Improving Access to Psychological Therapy services. The aim is to provide a fully integrated therapy and employment support service for people who are employed, those off sick from work and those who are unemployed and looking to find work. The EA’s will join the current RF Employment Advice service, and be embedded within and working alongside Healthy Minds, the Buckinghamshire IAPT. The service will cover the whole of Buckinghamshire and will have office bases in High Wycombe and Aylesbury.
Your challenge? To do everything you can to help the individuals we work with to retain their current employment or find new employment. You will do this by;
- Undertaking client assessments.
- Provide one to one support and advice to people with mental health problems and their employers; careers advice and guidance, helping people to set their own recovery and employment focused goals and provide training in personal and skills development, such as CV preparation, interview techniques etc.
- Deliver employment preparation training within group settings to support individuals who are unemployed.
You’ll also be responsible for establishing and maintaining positive links with partner organisations, local employers and other relevant agencies and have the initiative to develop and promote the service. Additionally, you will have responsibility for maintaining efficient admin systems to ensure referrals, assessments and reviews are completed in a timely manner and to collect and report data to support service performance and evaluation.
Subsequent salary progression up to a maximum of £20,636.00 will apply to this post, subject to the postholder meeting the eligibility and performance criteria.
As well as a good understanding of mental health problems and the issues and barriers this can
create for our clients, you’ll need excellent motivational, presentation and listening skills and a
willingness to travel in the local area and to work outside of office hours as required.
In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days' holiday, contributory pension
scheme, employee assistance programme and childcare vouchers, plus exceptional professional
development and training opportunities.
This is a rolling advert, successful candidates will be shortlisted and interviewed as and when they apply.
So, get inspired today. Visit our website and take the first steps towards a more fulfilling career.
- Job Description & Person Specification