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Application Deadline
31 January 2024

Contract type
Fixed term contract until March 2024

Hours
37.5 hours per week

Salary
£31,491 per year including inner London weighting

Where
Newham

Mind in Tower Hamlets, Newham and Redbridge – employment specialist

As an employment specialist, you'll make a positive difference to our racialised diverse communities across the borough of Newham by supporting the delivery of Newham individual placement and support (IPS) service. The service aims to support people with mental health conditions to secure and retain sustainable paid employment. 

What you'll do

In this role you'll:

  • Deliver the IPS approach
  • Work directly with all relevant stakeholders 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 assessing each person’s employment needs
  • Offer education and support to employers 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 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 skills with the ability to communicate with others

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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