Orpington, Greater London
£25,982 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
  • £25,982 per year
  • Full time
  • Permanent role
  • Based in Orpington (currently home working)

Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind is a highly regarded local charity, working alongside people with mental health problems and dementia to improve their quality of life. With an annual turnover of £4M, over 150 staff and 260 volunteers, we are one of the largest charities in the Mind network.

The IPS model across the London Borough of Bromley was successfully implemented in October 2017. The IPS Employment Specialist roles are funded by Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

The successful candidate will join an existing team, where the service will support approximately 70 unemployed people with severe mental health problems into paid jobs each year. The post-holder will represent BLG Mind, working within Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. 

The opportunity to change minds. The power to change lives. 

For people who need mental health support, getting back into work is a vital step on their recovery journey. The evidence backs this up, but although 90% of people with severe mental illness want to work, only 8% of them are in paid employment. That’s why we’re looking for skilled individuals to join our successful Employment Specialist Teams, to champion our mission and help people who need mental health support - your clients - get back into work.

This is an incredibly rewarding role - you’ll have the opportunity to transform the lives of your clients, to give them hope, direction and support their recovery journey. This is also a challenging role, so you’ll need to be resilient, empathetic, adaptable and dedicated to finding clients a role that’s right for them.

As a people person, you’ll build a good rapport with your clients, gaining a real understanding of their key skills, their aspirations and their career goals and finding them opportunities to match. You'll also spend time building productive relationships with employers in order to identify and negotiate job opportunities in the hidden labour market. 

Successful applicants for this post will receive training in the IPS approach, giving you the tools you need to provide expert support and advice to clients, while also building positive relationships with employers, opening doors and changing perceptions around mental health. 

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a positive difference to the lives of people needing mental health support and create a fairer, more inclusive society in a role where no two days are the same, apply today. 

Staff benefits include 

• a matched contribution pension scheme

• 25 days' holiday (rising with service)

• quality supervision and training opportunities. 

Successful applicants will be expected to undergo an Enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  

Closing Date:  Sunday 14th February 2021

Likely Interview date: Week commencing 1st March 2021 (via Zoom)

More details, including a Job Description and Person Specification, can be downloaded from our website. 

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