Hillside Clubhouse supports people with mental health issues into employment and to retain employment. Our Camden Work and Wellbeing service works to the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Model in secondary care and an adapted IPS model in primary care and Jobcentre Plus.
The overall aim of this service is to support people with severe and common mental health problems to achieve paid, competitive employment in a fulfilling, sustainable way by deploying the evidence based IPS Model:
- To support significant numbers of people with mental health needs into sustained employment
- To evidence the impact on people’s wellbeing of all service users
- To provide employment advice to care co-ordinators, employers and other interested stakeholders
- To challenge low expectations and stigma related to mental health and raise awareness about employability of people with long term mental health problems
- To provide directly or through partner agencies careers advice and accurate benefits advice to enable people to make informed decisions about taking up and keeping employment
- To act as a key link or ‘bridge’ between mental health services and employers
- Knowledge and experience of developing and supporting people into mainstream employment and supporting sustainment and/or job retention
- Good written and oral communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills including enthusiasm, motivation and positive disposition
- Ability and knowledge of working effectively with people with mental health problems, other disabilities or vulnerable adults including understanding of work implications (e.g loss of confidence, fear of failure etc)
The above list of responsibilities and personal criteria is not exhaustive please see the job description and personal specification for more detail.