Walking With The Wounded – IPS Employment Advisor

***THIS JOB VACANCY HAS NOW CLOSED***

Location: Hybrid of homeworking and office working; Forces Support Hub 20-21 Borough Rd North Shields NE29 6LL, with expected travel across Tyne and Wear.

Salary: £25,000

Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours (e.g. 9-5, half hour unpaid break)

Contract Type: Permanent

Company benefits:         

  • 5% Employer Pension Contribution
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Bike 2 Work Scheme

Walking With The Wounded supports those who have served in the Armed Forces and their families.  We specialise in developing pathways into employment with organisations who recognise and value the unique skills and qualities of our ex-service personnel.

For this role, half of your caseload will be received from the Veterans Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service, Cumbria Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Trust. The remaining half of your caseload will be received from the community and some from partner organisations.

It is recognised that secure and appropriate employment is a key factor for improved mental health, therefore, you will form part of that individual’s wider support team in providing the specialist employment support element. You will be expected to work closely with referring partners, meeting regularly to feedback on the progress with individual service users. You will also need to work with local employers; developing a bank of employers who are willing to explore supporting your clients, securing work placement opportunities, identifying any necessary training, sourcing competitive roles and, where this is successful, providing in-work support to both employer and employee to ensure a smooth transition.

In return, we will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop your skills in a supportive, inclusive environment.  Training will be provided, and we encourage our staff to develop their own personal and professional skills.

If you are an employment advisor with an understanding of working with more complex clients, we would like to hear from you. We are also open to applications from those who are newer to IPS. You should fully appreciate the patience, resilience and self-motivation that are required to support a dispersed and diverse caseload of complex individuals. The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently, particularly in managing time and caseload, whilst recognising that they are one crucial element of a wider team of support who will need to work collaboratively to get the best outcome for clients. Experience of working with veterans would be beneficial although not essential, and knowledge and experience of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) method of working would be welcomed.

In this role no two days are the same and every day will bring new challenges whilst you empower ex-service personnel to regain their independence, thrive and contribute in our communities.

For an informal discussion please contact Tommy Watson on 07741 872 278

You can read more about WWTW on our website www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk 

Apply by completing and submitting our short application with a supporting CV.

It is important you read through WWTW key values, the Job Description and Person Specification prior to completing and submitting your completed application with a supporting CV and cover letter, all documents can be accessed here.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 10 March 2022.  Please submit your application early to avoid disappointment as the advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

To assist with planning Interviews will be held in person on Thursday 17 March 2022.

WWTW is an equal opportunities employer. WWTW is an employer committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and wellbeing of its staff.

Apply here.

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