Supported Employment Officer
Supported Employment Officer
GBP35,961 - GBP36,912 per annum (PO2)
Work Hours: 36 Hours per Week
Hackney is London's most diverse, dynamic borough. Reaching from the Square Mile to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, this is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in technology, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green spaces than any other inner London borough; some of the capital's finest schools; first class transport connections; excellent public services; and thriving arts, cultural and retail sectors. We seek people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth provides benefits for everyone and creates opportunities to transform the lives of residents.
We know that staff are key to our success and we are seeking people with ambition, creativity and commitment to our values to help us achieve the best for the people of Hackney.
This is multi-faceted role offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Supported Employment Officer, with leadership experience, to further develop their career in a dynamic new team, within Employment & Skills.
As Supported Employment Officer, your role will be to develop links with local organisations, employers, statutory and voluntary agencies to identify job opportunities for Hackney residents with adult social care needs and mental health conditions. You will also work closely with clinicians and care managers within the Community Locality Mental Health teams and Adult Social Care Teams, including undertaking a senior role within the staff team as directed by the team manager
You will need to have experience of managing and supervising staff, coupled with experience of securing competitive employment, within a target driven environment. Previous experience of working with people with mental health conditions, learning disabilities and autism is also required, along with an excellent working knowledge of the IPS/ Supported Employment models.
The post holder is also expected to maintain effective communication with stakeholders, to ensure referrals are processed timeously, whilst creatively leading a team of Supported Employment Advisors to achieve high performance.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you are passionate about improving lives and making a difference through supporting people into employment, this is the job for you.
Please contact Anna-Renee Paisley, should you require further information about the roles on .
It is essential that you attach a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
Closing Date: Sunday 26 November 2017 (22:59 hrs)
Interview Date(s): Wednesday 6 December 2017
The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome a diversity of talent to apply.