Work Advisor Supported Employment (IPSPC)
£36,138 - £38,607 pa 1x (Fixed Term 12 months)
Our Newham Work has received grant funding from the Department for Work and Pensions that will help us to provide additional targeted employment support for residents with a mental or physical health condition or disability. We are now seeking to recruit an additional Employment advisor who has empathy, can engage with their co-workers and are able to collaborate with their team to achieve goals. They are flexible, willing to change and can adapt to different roles. We are looking for individuals with a demonstrable track record of placing people with pan disabilities into employment. This position will suit a self-starter, who is able to use their own initiative, whilst also implementing evidence based employment models, such as IPS/ Supported Employment.
The employment advisor will manage a caseload of specifically identified candidates with a mental or physical health condition or disability using the IPS model in primary care settings. Employment Support Officers will facilitate, develop and maintain excellent working relationships with employers and broker jobs for people with mental health conditions and health and social care needs attending Our Newham Work and closely guide and support them into successful employment.
We are looking for individuals with a demonstrable track record of placing people into employment.We are now seeking to recruit additional Work Advisors. This role will focus on engaging with residents with disabilities to secure education, employment or training by working in partnership with education providers, employers and training agencies to increase the skills level in the Borough and to enhance well-being and dignity.
This position will suit a self-starter, who is able to use their own initiative, whilst also implementing evidence based employment models, such as IPS/ Supported Employment. The post holder is expected to work closely with the Adult Social Care team and other stakeholders, to ensure referrals are processed timeously to maximise the number of Newham residents with health and social care needs obtaining a positive employment outcome.
Please contact Joseph Kunyeda, should you require further information about the roles on
0203 373 4948 or 07815613474 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 26/11/2023
Newham has launched its Community Wealth Building strategy, underpinned by the principles of economic, social and environmental justice; so that long-term prosperity, well-being and fairness for all our residents in the Borough is achieved. As well as attracting growth and investment into the borough, the Council’s Community Wealth Building (CWB) strategy will help unleash the potential of residents, businesses and the voluntary sector because they are the source of wealth and talent that will drive a fairer and more prosperous Newham.
The CWB strategy will help the Council tackle injustices residents face with an unrelenting focus on poverty in the Borough, as well as addressing racial and gendered disparities that exists.
The introduction of Towards a Better Newham: Recovery and Reorientation Strategy places the health, happiness and well-being of residents as central to our aspirations for Newham.
Our Newham Work
Our Newham Work is Newham Council’s Community Wealth Building hub, providing outreach and access for all residents, linking them to opportunities in a more locally focused, mutually beneficial economy.
This post is based in Stratford but you can be required to work at any LBN site within the borough.
This is multi-faceted role offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced Specialist Employment Advisor to further develop their career in a dynamic and high-performing team within Our Newham Work.
IMPORTANT: If you are an LBN member of staff and applying for this role as a secondment you should note that secondments are subject to the agreement of your current employing service. Please ensure that you inform your line manager of your intention to apply for the post in the first instance.
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