If someone has struggled with their mental health, they can feel cut off from others and excluded from the workplace. IPS (Individual Placement & Support) services help people to re-enter the workforce by focusing on their individual goals and preferences and supporting them on their employment journey. They also engage with employers to help them better understand and be accepting of people with mental health needs and to ensure successful outcomes.
You will support people in our Live Well Kent & Medway employment service which help people to regain their confidence, find and sustain employment. This will involve managing a caseload of people with mental health conditions who see the importance of this work as part of their recovery journey. You will also be able to offer support to ensure that the placement is sustainable.
You will have experience of working in an employment service and be confident in engaging and motivating others. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work well with a wide range of individuals including clients, employers, and staff from statutory and voluntary organisations.
The role requires:
-Good communication skills.
-Experience of working in recruitment or employment services.
-Experience of developing employer relationships.
-Knowledge of employability services and the benefits systems
-A full driving licence and access to a car (subject to the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and Equality Act 2010).
Interview date: 8th February 2022
Contract: Fixed Term until March 2023
Working Pattern: 9am to 5pm workdays with some flexibility required
About Porchlight: Porchlight is a charity supporting people who are homeless, vulnerable and isolated. At Porchlight, we are passionate about helping vulnerable people to reach their full potential. We strive for a fairer society where vulnerable people find stability, the most excluded are included, and where homelessness and poverty are things of the past.
Employee Benefits: As a member of the Porchlight team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
-Free life insurance
-Flexible working hours
-25 days holiday per year (increasing to 30 days after 5 years service) pro rata
-Porchlight pension scheme (contributions matched up to 7%)
-Access to an Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aider's
-Enhanced sick and family leave pay.