Working Well is a mental health and employment charity in London. All of our projects share the aim of improving the lives of people with mental health, learning disabilities and/or complex issues through training and employment.
We are recruiting for our established Individual Placement and Support (IPS) team in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. We are a Centre of Excellence and adhere closely to the principles of the IPS model in supporting people in to employment.
We are recruiting for:
- Tower Hamlets: one FTE Employment Specialist
You will work with clients (managing a caseload) who have mental health support needs, to assist them in securing sustainable paid employment in line with their preferences. You will deliver the IPS approach (for which training will be given); providing person centred advice and guidance to clients, whilst building positive relationships with local employers to enable clients to move into suitable employment.
You will work as part of a community mental health team, maintaining positive and integrated relationships, fostering a holistic approach to recovery through employment.
Working Well Employment Specialists work with clients to identify their employment needs and then actively support them to achieve their employment goals, often engaging employers directly to secure jobs. We focus on people’s strengths and potential, working with clients who want to find work regardless of their experience level and background. We do not use the phrase "job ready" as the only criteria is whether someone wants to get a job.
Experience of employment support is not essential, more important than that experience is that you share our commitment to supporting people to find the right job for them. The successful candidate must be comfortable in approaching employers, persuading them to use our service, working with them to recruit our clients to fill vacancies and sustain employment.
You will work closely with clinical teams, providing a coordinated approach that always remains client led. You will also be in working to targets whilst maintaining a high-quality service.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, part of the working week will be carried out from home initially using telephone and videoconference software to complete appointments.
Please click apply to send your CV and CV cover letter (please add the cover form to the end of your CV when uploading). Candidates need to clearly outline how they meet the person specification points in their cover letter.
Staff benefits include an employer contribution to a personal or workplace pension equivalent to 6% of gross salary. 30 days annual leave plus paid public holidays.
Working Well Trust is an equal opportunities and confident about disabilities employer (two ticks).
Application deadline: 29th September 2020 9am
Telephone screening: Week commencing 5th October 2020
Interviews: Week commencing 12th October 2020
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.