New vacancy: Employment Advisor

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Initial contract until 31st March 2020

Full Time

£27,540 per annum

Central London

We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to become part of an innovative mental health and employment service in West London.

The charities SMART (St Mary Abbots Rehabilitation and Training ) and Jobs In Mind have been commissioned by West London Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS) to deliver an integrated mental health employment pathway covering Kensington & Chelsea and the Queens Park and Paddington areas.

This service is a prominent part of the wider, emerging ‘Community Living Well’ service.  It operates with the principle of ‘No Wrong Door’; a single, portable assessment process and support plan that is personalised and travels with the individual.  It will be based on need, not diagnosis.

We are looking for an experienced Employment Advisor.   Based at various locations in Kensington & Chelsea, the successful candidate will be expected to support adults with mental health needs in choosing, getting and keeping opportunities in employment, vocational training, further education or voluntary work. They will also support people with mental health needs who need to retain their employment.   A further feature of the role will be to provide people with severe mental health problems with a structured holistic support service in keeping with the individual placement and support (IPS) model.

The successful candidates will:

  • Have worked with people who have mental health needs/emotional difficulties, preferably in an employment setting
  • Be experienced in negotiating with professionals at all levels

We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of mental ill health as a user of services or as carer.

How to apply

For further details of how to apply for this exciting opportunity please download an Application Pack and Form using the links below:

Job description

Application form

Please send your completed application form to helen.little9@nhs.net

Closing date for receipt of applications: 26th November 2018.

Interviews will be held at Violet Melchett Centre, Flood Walk, London SW3 5RR on 4th December 2018.

Feedback: In the interests of economy we will only notify those candidates who are shortlisted. Unfortunately we are not able to give feedback to candidates not shortlisted.

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