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Employment Adviser (Primary Mental Health Service) - part time 30 hours per week (4 days a week)
Solent Mind

Job Description

Do you want to work for an established and respected local Mental Health Charity?

Solent Mind is the largest third sector provider of mental health services in the Hampshire region offering a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support.

Working in partnership with Solent NHS Trust we deliver the Portsmouth Support & Recovery Service.

We are currently recruiting for an Employment Adviser (Primary Mental Health Service), Portsmouth Support & Recovery Service – ref: eapsrjul18

Part Time - 30 hours per week (4 days a week)

Salary:  £21,512 - £23,166 pro rata per annum

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent skills and knowledge within both employment and mental health.

Based within Adult Mental Health and IAPT (Improved Access to Psychological Therapies) Services in Portsmouth, you will advise and assist people with Primary (Mild to Moderate) mental health difficulties to obtain paid employment in the first instance. You will also help people into voluntary work, further training, education, community groups, amongst other areas.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with a caseload of people with mild, moderate, severe and enduring mental health issues engaging with the Adult Mental Health service and Talking Change IAPT service to help them obtain employment, or increase employability.
  • Providing skill-based interventions, information and practical support to help people receiving primary and secondary mental health services retain employment

If you can work both empathetically and objectively with clients and their employers, in a variety of differently focused teams providing high quality employment support this could be the role for you….

Previous experience of working in an employment and mental health setting is essential, together with an understanding of the employment needs of people with mental health conditions.  Excellent communication skills are required.

For more information on this role please go to the job vacancy page on the Solent Mind website

Closing date for completed applications is Before: 12.00pm (Midday) Thursday 19 July 2018

Interview date – Week commencing Monday 6 August 2018

Please note, we do not accept CVs & we do not accept applications from recruitment agencies

Solent Mind welcomes applications from all the communities in which we work.  

Appointments are made on merit.

Charity registered number 1081116

Registered with Limited Liability in England and Wales No:  4004500

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