Employment Specialist

Main area
Admin
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
363-TH3656
Town
Pritchard’s Road Centre, Marian Place
Salary
£26,289 per annum
Closing
29/05/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


 

 

East London Foundation Trust and Working Well Trust are working in partnership to expand the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) service in Tower Hamlets, as part of the NHS England IPS Grow initiative.

 

We would like to recruit three Employment Specialists to join an established team of advisors.

 

Employment Specialists work with clients to identify their employment needs and then actively support them to achieve their employment goals, engaging employers directly to secure jobs.  We focus on people’s strengths and potential, working with clients who want to find work regardless of their experience level and background.  We work to IPS principles but experience of this employment support model is not essential as long as you share our belief that everyone who wants to be work should be supported to do so.

Ideally the successful candidate will have a strong track record of employer engagement, possibly from a marketing or recruitment background.  You must be comfortable in approaching employers, persuading them to use our service, working with them to recruit our clients to fill vacancies and sustain employment. 

You will be based within a mental health team, providing a coordinated recovery approach that always remains client led.  You will also be in working to targets whilst maintaining a high-quality service.

Please click apply to send your CV and cover letter, please look at the attached job description and person specification to make sure your cover letter addresses the essential requirements for this post. 

 

The deadline for applications is 9am on Tuesday 29 May 2018.  We may bring the closing date forward if we receive sufficient quality applications before that date so please apply early.

 

Staff benefits include an employer contribution to a personal or workplace pension equivalent to 6% of gross salary.  30 days annual leave plus paid public holidays. 

 

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Helen Forster; helen@wwtrust.co.uk; 07740 948406 

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
0207 655 4127