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Application Deadline
20 November 2023

Contract type
Fixed term until March 2024 (possibility of extension)

37.5 hours per week

£31,491 per year (includes inner London weighting)


Mind in Tower Hamlets, Newham and Redbridge – employment specialist x 2

As an Employment Specialist, you will make a positive difference to our racialised, diverse communities by supporting the delivery of the Newham Individual Placement & Support (IPS) service. The service aims to support people with mental health conditions to secure and retain sustainable paid employment. The postholders will be directly employed by Mind in Tower Hamlets, Newham and Redbridge but work under an honorary contract from East London Foundation Trust. 

What you'll do

In this role you'll:

  • Deliver the Individual Placement and Support service, for which training will be given
  • Work directly with all relevant stakeholders, aiming to enable the majority of the service users on the caseload to gain and retain paid employment
  • Meet regularly with NHS staff to co-ordinate and integrate employment support into mental health treatment
  • Prepare individuals for a return to work through vocational profiling/assessment and action planning
  • Undertake job development activities to secure employment opportunities for service users
  • Provide education and support to employers, as agreed with the individual, which may include negotiating adjustments, return to work strategy and ongoing contact with the employer to ensure job retention

About you

We're looking for someone with:

  • Experience of working within recruitment, welfare to work or an IPS programme, or similar relevant role
  • Experience of working towards challenging targets
  • Experience of opening up job opportunities with a range of employers
  • Understanding of the issues facing people with mental health problems seeking employment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication  

How to apply

For more information about the role, and the benefits of working for us, click apply now at the top of this page. This will take you through to the Mind in Tower Hamlets, Newham and Redbridge website.

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