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? Welcome to Richmond Fellowship as an Employment Specialist.
Richmond Fellowship is part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.
Right now, one of our partners, Richmond Fellowship, is looking for an Employment Specialist to join our EAs in IAPT Employment service. We help individuals with mental health problems to find paid employment. We also support people to retain their employment when they are struggling at work due to their mental health. We also advise and support employers about mental health in the workplace. 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 source appropriate work experience placements, paid or voluntary roles with local organisations/employers. Day to day, you’ll offer support, 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.
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 North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG area and to work outside of office hours as required.
This post will cover the North East Hampshire and Farnham area but not exclusively. The post holder will need to have the ability to travel throughout North East Hampshire and Farnham.
The salary for this post is £ 23,780 per annum with salary progression to £24,913 per annum.
There is a permanent full-time role requiring the post holder to work 37.5 hours per week.
Recovery Focus is committed to working towards equal opportunities and we select staff solely on merit irrespective of race, colour, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, social class, religious belief, disability or history of mental health or addiction problems. If you need support to apply for the role or adaptions at interview please contact the recruitment team to discuss.
Closing Date for applications is 31 December 2021 (We reserve the right to close vacancies before the specified closing date, should a large number of applications be received).
We are committed to increasing our diversity and we would welcome applications from those with lived experience and/or who are from a BAME background.
It is a mandatory requirement of the application process for this post that candidates submit a CV and Supporting Statement, thus only candidates that provide this will be considered for an interview.
So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits? Apply now via our website.