Employment Consultant (EA) Kingston upon Thames

Employment Consultant (EA) Kingston upon Thames

Salary: £27,000 (36 hours) Fixed term contract until March 2020

Balance is a social enterprise operating across South West London, predominantly in Kingston upon Thames. We provide a variety of social care services to vulnerable people in the borough helping them live a more independent and enriched life.

We are looking for a motivated and experienced individual who has excellent organisational skills and a great work ethic to work on our Health Team as part of a 3 year Individual Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) employment programme.

The IAPT Employment Advisors Programme is a 3 year initiative to ensure that people get timely access to health support for common mental health problems and integrated employment support so that they avoid long-term unemployment. The principle aim of the IAPT Employment Advisor Initiative is to create a culture of prevention and early intervention, to make sure that people get timely access to health support and suitable employment support so that they avoid long term unemployment. The integrated Employment Advisor service promotes the link between being in work and achieving improved health outcomes.

This role will involve working closely with Psychologists, CBT Therapists and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners who provide psychological therapies to people with common mental health problems. The post holder will be supporting service users with common mental health problems to gain, return to or retain employment. The role will involve working directly with Jobcentre Plus, employers, trade unions and employment agencies to keep people in employment and secure employment opportunities.

Balance is a not for profit social enterprise, we have strong links with local GPs, primary and secondary mental health services and voluntary sector providers. The post holder will be based at our offices at Yourhealthcare, Hollyfield Road, Surbiton KT5 9AL.

Interviews dates to be confirmed.

Balance is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

To view the job description and person specification for this post please click here EA_Job_Description EA Competency Framework  EA Competency Framework

To apply please send your CV with attached covering letter to info@balance-cic.com by Friday 1st February 11.59pm.

Interview date – to be confirmed