Employer verified_user The Futures Group
Salary £21,287 to £23,956
Hours 37
Contract Temporary - 6months
Type Job
Role IAPT Employment Adviser
Closing date 21/08/2019

We are inviting candidates to apply for an exciting opportunity within our employment team working alongside Insight Healthcare who are not-for-profit organisation providing NHS talking therapy services.

Insight Healthcare would like our knowledge and expertise in employment support to be integrated within their therapies team thereby providing their caseloads with valuable information, advice and guidance as well as in-work support.

The initiative will support more people to receive integrated psychological therapy and employment support in one place to remain in, return to and find work. The model assumes that empowering people by improving their employment prospects is an important part of treatment that can help maximize the benefits of psychological therapies that focus more directly on the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Therapists and Employment Advisers will work together to ensure that a personalized integrated package of care is available to all clients who choose to be supported in this way to remain in, get back to, and find work. As virtue of the integrated service model, it is possible for clients finishing a course of treatment to continue receiving employment support.

This is a fixed term contract for 6 months. There may be potential for extension dependent on additional funding being secured by Futures but this cannot be guaranteed.

Who Are We?

Our mission is to inspire people of all ages to achieve their potential and, in so doing, help reduce unemployment and support economic growth.

We are an Ofsted rated Outstanding social enterprise at the forefront of providing jobs and skills advice, training and apprenticeships to support young people and adults into work and training with reputable employers. We deliver projects and administer funding within local communities and operate the National Careers Service across the East Midlands and Eastern England. We are jointly owned by Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.

What can we offer?

At Futures, our company-wide values, underpin who we are and what we do and it is essential that all colleagues share these. Having these values means we work in a culture which is open to learning and improvement, leads by example, is passionate about making a difference and develops the potential of both colleagues and clients.

Having a happy and motivated workforce is critical to our ongoing success. We genuinely care about our colleagues and offer a range of benefits and opportunities to support you in your role and grow in confidence. We will: help you develop in your role, support your career growth, promote positive health and wellbeing at work, and encourage a good work/life balance

The successful candidate will:

  • Support adults aged 18+ accessing the Improving access to psychological therapies team (IAPT) to gain access to, remain in or re-enter employment
  • Deliver of all work focused and non-work focused interventions as required by the IAPT service users.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of the local labour market, local support and new initiatives, taking into account the needs of the team's clients to broker effective interventions, including specialist schemes to help with retaining or finding employment and brokering job vacancies.
  • Operate from a range of bases with a focus on delivery across Nottinghamshire County.

Futures are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks prior and during employment.

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