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Employment advisor

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa (plus HCAS)
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
The Employment Advisors programme is a 2 year initiative to make sure that people get timely access to health support for common mental health problems and integrated employment support so that they avoid long-term unemployment. The principle aim of the Employment Advisor Initiative is to create a culture of prevention and early intervention, to make sure that people get timely access to health support and suitable employment support so that they avoid long term unemployment. The integrated Employment Advisor service promotes the link between being in work and achieving improved health outcomes.

This role will involve working closely with Psychologists, CBT Therapists and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners who provide psychological therapies to people with common mental health problems. The post holders will support service users with common mental health problems to gain, return to or retain employment. The role will involve working directly with Jobcentre Plus, employers, trade unions and employment agencies to keep people in employment and secure employment opportunities.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for the implementation and management of the integration of a work retention service and a supported employment service in the Talking Therapies clinical team and other related community services.
  • Provide individually tailored information, advice and guidance (IAG) to help and support the service users to access and secure suitable employment opportunities.

  • About us

    COVID-19 Vaccination

    We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

    Probationary Period

    This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

    Starting with NELFT

    NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

    High Cost Area Supplement - London

    This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata).

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    Please see attached job description and person specification.

    Here at NELFT, embracing a Just and Compassionate Culture is our commitment to our colleagues and to our patients that we will support and promote a culture based on fairness, respect, honesty, and trust, ensuring that we have consistent leadership behaviours and styles across the Trust. Our vision is to create an engaging place to work in partnership, where we value diverse perspectives and work in an environment in which you feel valued, supported, understood, and developed. Our professional relationships are built on a foundation of mutual respect, trust and honesty. We are committed to welcoming and making everyone feel valued here at NELFT.

    We embrace continuous learning to improve patient outcomes and we provide outstanding professional development opportunities for our workforce. If you want to grow and progress your career with an organisation that values it's people, take the first step on an exciting career journey and join us today.

    The post holders will support the team of clinicians by offering a support service to individuals with common mental health problems to gain, return to or retain employment. The post holder will have a caseload of clients.
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    Person Specification

    experience of working in mental health as an employment advisor


    • previous experience of working in MH team

    Knowledge of relevant legislation


    • mentioning legislation

    Experience of working in a Team of EA


    • team work to achieve targets



    • working towards and meeting KPIs

    Employer details

    Employer name

    NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


    Redbridge Talking Therapies

    Manford Way


    IG7 4DF

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