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Employment Advisor – Wellbeing Service

Great Yarmouth

Between £20000-£30000 Per Year

Full Time

Norfolk and Waveney Mind

Closing Date: 15/05/24


Employment Advisor – Wellbeing Service

Please note – Driver’s license and access to a vehicle are essential for this role.

Full-Time – 37.5 Hours per week

Salary – £28,389 per annum

Location Coverage
This is a hybrid role, where you will be meeting clients out in the community to offer them support with employment. We have 1 vacancy for this role covering Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.

What is an Employment Advisor?
An Employment Advisors role is part of an employment advice service, situated within IAPT, working closely with people with common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression and their clinicians. Advisors support clients to gain, return to or retain employment.

The successful candidate will support clients to gain, return to or retain employment using goal-focused and person-centered support. The role will involve working directly with Jobcentre Plus, employers and other support services to keep people in employment and secure employment opportunities.

The successful candidate will be highly organised and be able to work autonomously with a creative and collaborative approach.

Who are we looking for?
You will need to be supportive and empathetic with great communication and listening skills. Also, the ability to initiate and develop relationships with individuals and be able to engage employers using a variety of methods such as; via phone or face-to-face in the community, alongside having excellent time management and organisational skills.

We are actively interested in individuals who have experience in roles in at least one of the following areas; coaching, mentoring, recruitment, training, human resources, pastoral support, management, mental health, education. 

We welcome applications from all experience levels and backgrounds, you do not need experience in the mental health sector to apply. What you will need is the ability to motivate and build relationships with clients, strong organisational skills, the confidence to communicate and engage with a range of employers and stakeholders and a fundamental belief that anyone who wants to work can work.

Finally, you will be passionate, self-motivated, and ready to make a difference to the lives of the clients you are working with.

Why work for Norfolk and Waveney Mind?
This is an exciting time to join Mind and become part of the partnership with the Norfolk & Suffolk Mental Health Foundation Trust delivering services within the provision of the Norfolk and Waveney Wellbeing Service. The service is commissioned to help people over 16 with mild to moderate mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

We have an exceptional staff benefits package which includes: an attractive pension scheme, online discount portal, financial advice, and health & wellbeing program. Furthermore, you’re in-work fuel costs are covered at 45p per mile and your parking costs can be claimed back. You will also have an excellent annual leave entitlement of 26 days rising up to 29 days per year, plus bank holidays.

We encourage all interested/suitable to apply, but should you wish to have a friendly and informal chat about the role before applying, please call: Andrew Riley on: 07852 590790. Alternatively, please email the team leads on SEA@nsft.nhs.uk

Closing Date Wednesday 15th May

Interview Date W.C 20th May
We may close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.