Working Well Trust is a mental health and employment charity in London. All of our projects share the aim of improving the lives of people with mental health support needs, learning disabilities and/or complex issues through training and employment. This role will be working with clients who have mental health support needs, wanting to gain paid employment.
We are recruiting for a Senior Employment Specialist to join our IPS Team in Enfield. You will be supporting a caseload of clients, and have line management responsibilities within the team.
Full time: 35 hours per week - this role will be based onsite/in the community 4 days per week and work from home 1 day.
You will work with clients (managing a caseload) who have mental health support needs, to assist them in securing sustainable paid employment in line with their preferences. You will deliver the IPS approach (for which training will be given); providing person centred support and guidance to clients, whilst building positive relationships with local employers to enable clients to move into suitable employment. More information about IPS can be found at.
You will support the Enfield IPS Team Lead, provide cover during leave, and take on some line management responsibilities within the team.
You will work closely with clinical teams, the DWP and local agencies, providing a coordinated approach that always remains client led. You will also be working to targets whilst maintaining a high-quality service.
Experience of line management duties is not essential, and more important is experience of supporting clients in line with IPS. We welcome applications from people with lived experience of mental health, either personally or through a close contact.
You need to have a desire to support people to achieve their employment goals, and the ability to multitask and manage your workload effectively. Good organisation skills are essential for this role, in addition to an interest in mental health, and the role it plays in the workplace. The successful candidate will need to become comfortable in approaching employers, persuading them to use our service, working with them to recruit our clients to fill vacancies and sustain employment.
How To Apply
To apply please head over to the job listing on Charity Jobs which you can find here
The listing also includes a more in-depth job description so please do consult that before applying.