Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind is a highly regarded local charity, helping people to be mentally healthy and working together with those experiencing mental health problems and dementia to improve their quality of life. With an annual turnover of £6M, over 150 staff and 200 volunteers, we are one of the largest charities in the Mind network
The IPS (Individual Placement and Support)Employment Service helps people living with mental health issues to find paid employment and financial independence. As part of the NHS England initiative to expand access to evidenced-based Individual Placement and Support (IPS) services, we are delighted to be growing our team in Greenwich. We are currently seeking a full time Senior IPS Employment Specialist (Team Leader) to work alongside the Community Mental Health Team within Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.
More information about the service can be found in this video: Individual Placement Support - Employment Specialist
As a Senior Employment Specialist (Team Leader), you will supervise a team of 5 Employment Specialists, providing training, caseload management, supervision, support with employer engagement, observing appointments and reporting to the Service Manager. You will also spend time building productive relationships with employers to identify and negotiate job opportunities in the hidden labour market.
The ability to network in the local community and build strong relationships is essential for this role. You will need a good understanding of the barriers faced by people with disabilities and/or mental health conditions, and a passion to work collaboratively to make a real impact in transforming someone’s life.
Successful applicants will be expected to undergo an Enhanced Level Disclosure and Barring Service check
BLG Mind offers flexibility for hybrid working (some days at home and some in the office) where this supports staff wellbeing and fits with the needs of clients and the charity. As a people-focused organisation, we expect all staff to spend regular time at their work base as part of these arrangements.
We recognise the importance of having a diverse and inclusive work force, and would therefore particularly welcome applications from the following, currently under-represented, groups:
- People from culturally diverse communities
- Young people
- Disabled people
- People with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities
BLG Mind is committed to meeting the reasonable adjustments of disabled people, and always welcomes applications from people with lived experience of mental health problems.
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