Employment Adviser Ref: 18/237
- Richmond Fellowship
- Contract Type
- Fixed Term
- Application closing date
- £19,388.00 (Progressing to £20,390)(Pro rata for 22.5 hours per week)
- East Anglia
- 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.
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 their Employment Service based in Peterborough. We help individuals who are seeking employment or experiencing difficulties at work due to mental health problems. We support them by offering careers advice, job application skills and/or strategies to remain at work. We also liaise directly with Employers as appropriate. But, it’s only possible with the help of people like you.
Your challenge? To do everything you can to help the individuals we work with to either retain or regain employment or support them to find appropriate work experience placements, paid or voluntary roles with local organisations/employers. Day to day you will offer support with their management of their mental health, 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. 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.
Our ideal candidate will have a good understanding of mental health problems and the issues and barriers this can create for our clients, a good understanding of careers advice and guidance plus 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 post is offered as maternity cover until February 2019.
Interviews will take place over the course of Monday 13th – Thursday 16th August with successful applicants called back for a 2nd interview, including practical elements, on Friday 17th August meaning that applicants must be available for both dates.
Subsequent salary progression up to a maximum of £20,390.00 will apply to this post, subject to the postholder meeting the eligibility and performance criteria.
So, get inspired today. Visit our website and take the first steps towards a more fulfilling career.
Closing date: Thursday 2nd August 2018
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