Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
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Due to service expansion, we are currently looking for an Employment Advisor for our Talking Therapies Team. If you have experience in mental health and/or vocational/employment advice, come along and join us in Talking Therapies where you will make a real difference!
You will support service users with common mental health problems to gain, return to or retain employment. The role will require a basic understanding of the work of external organisations such asJob Centre Plus, trade unions, and employment agencies, to guide clients in accessing support that is suitable to their circumstances. There may be occasions when some joint working will be required.
You'll need to use your skills and experience in holding a caseload to support and empower our clients to achieve their goals and aspirations, focusing on their employment journey. You will be working in a motivated, supportive environment, helping people experiencing low mood and/or anxiety with practical employment matters.
We have a full-time or part-time opportunity to be based in Bracknell. Although we currently conduct most of our work virtually from home, you will be required to come to your base occasionally for team meetings, training or for other service-related reasons as necessary.You may also need to see some clients face to face so you will need flexibility to travel on occasion.
Main duties of the job
- Hold a caseload of clients
- Support clients to find work, stay in work, or return to work after sick leave
- Offer support via telephone, video calls (Teams), emails, and face-to-face as needed
- Offer varied and tailored support to individuals, using tools and resources to empower clients to resolve practical employment issues
- Research national and local sources of employment support and guidance, adding to the team's bank of resources
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.
We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer. We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.
Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
- Caring for and about you is our top priority
- Committed to providing good quality, safe services
- Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions
We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.
Benefits of working for us include:
- Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
- 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
- Generous NHS pension scheme
- Excellent learning and career development opportunities
- 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
- Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
- Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
- Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
- Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
- Free parking across Trust sites
The must haves for this role:
- Experience in mental health and/or vocational/employment advice
- Effective written and oral communication skills
- Able to prioritise and plan own caseload
- An empathetic and compassionate approach when working with people with low mood and/or anxiety
If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.
We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Katherine McKenzie on 0300 365 2000 (option 2) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org wholl be delighted to help.
We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.
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