South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth London boroughs, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including specialised services such as national deaf adults and CAMHS inpatients and OCD.
We are committed to providing high quality integrated health and social care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’ however we aim to be ‘outstanding’.
We are seeking to employ an experienced highly motivated, dynamic, Employment Specialist who has significant experience in helping individuals to stay in work or find employment based on evidenced based practice. It is desirable that applicants have experience of working with people who have mental health issues. Previous experience of working in an IAPT service would be an advantage but not essential.
The successful post holder will be expected to work flexibly in accordance with the extended service hours for Merton Uplift.
- The post holders will have a manageable caseload and will offer a support service to individuals with common mental health problems to gain, return to or retain their employment based on evidenced based practice.
- The role will involve working directly with Jobcentre Plus, employers, trade unions and employment agencies to keep people in employment and secure employment opportunities. You will also support them in making decisions about their current and future career plans.
- We are seeking to employ highly motivated, dynamic individuals who have significant experience in helping individuals to stay in work or find employment. It is desirable that applicants have experience of working with people who have mental health issues.
- We are seeking individuals who relish the opportunity to work with diverse communities and contribute to positive community development in mental health. We are particularly excited about the opportunity to develop culturally sensitive services, and have a strong track record in innovative practice.
- Educated to degree level or Customer service NVQ level 3 minimum or equivalent.
- RSA Ii / III and Evidence of further study in vocational training, careers advice, job
retention and presenteeism or equivalent experience gained through work in the field.
- Experience of working with people who have experienced mental health problems within
health, social services, the voluntary sector or mainstream educational services.
- Experience of providing vocational/employment support.
The above list of responsibilities and personal criteria is not exhaustive please see the job description and personal specification for more detail.