Employment Specialist - Mental Health

CMD Recruitment
£22,000 per annum
08 Sep 2017
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Employment Specialist - NEETS with Mental Health Support Needs

Full time - Contract until July 2018

Birmingham area

£22,000 to £23,000

CMD Recuitment are delighted to be working with this charity, who engage with people experiencing mental health problems. They are looking to recruit an Employment Specialist/Adviser to work with "NEETS" who have Mental Health Support Needs.

The Employment Specialist will offer one-to-one specialist support to young people and young adults aged 15 - 29 to engage in voluntary work, help with confidence and self-esteem building, training leading to qualifications, employability skills, work experience placements and help with health & wellbeing recovery.

You will work closely with employer engagement/education and training structures and Employment Development Workers elewhere in the network of YPP providers and in general to manage the transition into employment. You will also support a young person's progression using a mix of holistic support, challenge and mentoring techniques, keeping a focus on achieving sustainable employment and/or training/education at all times.

The successful candidate will possess a robust knowledge and experience of employability and employer focussed job support.

You will:

  • Be able to demonstrate and role model essential employability behaviours and experiences in motivating others
  • Possess a robust knowledge of employment related and wider social and economic issues and barriers that young people face in accessing employment and experience in addressing these effectively
  • Have a sound knowledge of partner agencies that support young people in the local area
  • Possess and maintain an understanding of DWP processes and requirements that some young people are likely to be subject to

The successful candidate should possess a minimum of an NVQ Level 3/Level 4 in Advice & Guidance (or be working towards Level 4)

Experience of working with people on the whole spectrum of mental ill health is desirable as well as working with adults and young people.

Appropriate DBS checks will be required for each Specialist Intervention Worker.

This charity is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from people with disabilities. They are committed to the employment and career development of people with disabilities. To demonstrate their commitment, they use the Disability Symbol and the Disability Confident Symbol. As a symbol user, they guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the post as detailed on the person specification.

Please contact Lesley Price for more information and a confidential conversation if you're interested in this role.

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