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Closes: Closing date: 14 October 2017

IPS Works Employment Specialist

Posted by Twining Enterprise

Salary 25,000
Location Ealing, London, Greater London
Full-time
Category Advice, Information , Social Care/Development
Sectors Mental Health
Job Reference : CJ/5/17/IPSW/ES

Are you looking for a new and rewarding role supporting people with mental health conditions to improve their lives?

Job Description

About Twining:

We exist to improve mental wellbeing by supporting people in and into work. Everything we do is aimed at helping people with mental health conditions gain access to the benefits work has to offer. Our tailored practical employment support doesn't just help with work related goals, it improves lives.

We are a young dynamic and fast growing charity that has expanded it’s reach from Ealing alone to over 13 London Boroughs in less than twenty years. Our mission is to provide our life changing service across London and we continue to expand our delivery with European Social Fund, NHS and London Council funding. Furthermore we have recently secured considerable financial and intellectual support from the Social Business Trust to ensure that we deliver our strategic vision.

Many of our staff have personal lived experience of mental health conditions informing their approach to our clients, and our respect and empathy for our clients informs our approach to nurturing our highly professional, passionate and committed staff team.

About the Employment Specialist Role:

We are recruiting for multiple Employment Specialists working in Barnet, Harrow, Hillingdon or Ealing you will deliver a service following the Individual Placement and Support Model (IPS).

You will support clients on a 1:2:1 basis in working towards paid employment by offering holistic support with the health team and offering practical advice on CVs, job applications and engaging local employers on behalf of your client.

Overall, the role is to enable people with severe and enduring mental health problems to gain and maintain paid employment to positively improve their well being and enjoy the benefits of employment.

These posts are funded by the Big Lottery Fund and Eurpoean Social Fund via the Building Better Opportunities programme.

About you:

You will be positive, empathetic and person-centred with an understanding of the support needs of people with severe and enduring mental health problems in returning to/retaining mainstream employment. You will have at least one year's IAG experience. 

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.

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