Mental Health Employment Adviser


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Job Category
Community Mental Health
£22,259.00 -£27,410.00 per annum
Closing date
Contract type
Total hours per week


You’re the person who can help individuals access the right help at the right time. Employment Advisers will understand their communities and the wide range of services available within them. They are passionate about getting it right, able communicators and focused on using their experience to connect people with the help they need in their own communities. Working daily with clients, employers and service providers Employment Advisers are focused on making sure a person’s journey to employment and better wellbeing is as easy as possible. Brokering existing services, liaising with primary and secondary health care professionals, checking in on progress and making sure we can evidence the outcomes of the service are all important facets of the job – a job that makes a real difference in the lives of people. This role is perfect for individuals who have experience either in the employment advice field or as practitioners within a community mental health and/or wellbeing setting, but who are open to additional training and support. In all cases, a practical understanding of primary and secondary care, coupled with the ability to champion and embrace change would be helpful. The successful candidate will have a solution focussed approach, be highly organised and be able to deliver to agreed service specifications and outcomes.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Work with individuals and employers in a co-ordinated approach so that a client can reach sustainable employment.
  2. To monitor and maintain a caseload of clients by developing appropriate referral sources for new clients. Conducting assessments and producing individual personal development plans. To enable clients to achieve paid employment, community based training or work placements.
  3. To produce client CV’s and support in completion of applications for employment.
  4. To develop and provide vocational guidance to individuals, assisting with identifying their key strengths and appropriate career direction.
  5. Ensure an on-going focus on prevention of poor wellbeing through Making Every Contact Count (MECC) linking with public health prevention activity.
  6. Undertake or participate in regular case conferences with partner organisations, support services and/or other team members to ensure a client journey is smooth and consistent.
  7. Be fully responsible for all tasks related to the allocated client’s journey including maintaining effective and efficient administrative procedures producing appropriate records and reports, including the updating of client details on the relevant case management system.
  8. Ensure achievement against service delivery KPIs and individual performance measures and programme outcomes. 
  9. Provide a quality service that meets 5 Ways to Wellbeing, contractual requirements and related thinking within the mental health sector as well as organisational quality standards.
  10. To encourage client feedback and user involvement as directed through a coproduction framework and forums.
  11. To build relationships and liaise regularly with GP surgeries, DWP, CMHT and other referral organisations by attending relevant meetings and network events when required.
  12. To develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of the local provision, employment provision of relevant companies and opportunities pertaining to work and client progression.