Part Time – 28 – 35.75 hours (TBD)
Salary – £25,717 FTE
Term –18 months with option to extend depending on funding
For over 24 years, Into Work has been helping disabled people and people with long-term health conditions find, build and maintain great jobs. We work towards a world where disabled people and people with long-term health conditions have equal opportunity to take up employment and receive fair treatment in work.
Sustainable employment for disabled people is at the heart of Into Work’s mission. For some people employment can feel like a dream and not a realistic prospect. To acknowledge this, Into Work has added wellbeing support to our Supported Employment Service offer. This additional intervention helps encourage people to take those first steps towards making sustainable employment a reality.
Wellbeing+ aims to help people build their confidence, capacity, and coping strategies, before, during and at the end of their supported employment journey with us.
The project has been running successfully since March 2021 and Into Work are keen to keep developing it as part of our overall service offer.
Wellbeing+ will also help build capacity of Into Work’s employment services by developing stronger links and pathways to health and community agencies which potential current service users will benefit from.
Our Wellbeing+ group of volunteers have been integral in the design of this project they support each other, and all have lived experience.
Overall Purpose of the Job
Continuing the development and delivery of the Wellbeing+ project across all Into Work’s services and working in collaboration with our Wellbeing+ team of people to co-produce and develop the project. As the interest in this project evolves additional projects may need supported and facilitated.
Offering facilitated group and 1:1 sessions to disabled people experiencing a range of barriers to work such as anxiety, depression, or other mental health conditions, trauma, debt, poverty, isolation, family and other social relationships.
You will develop and build on existing pathways to encourage appropriate referrals and to signpost or refer people to external interventions or specialist services when required. The emphasis to date on this project has been providing 1-1 support but we want to move the agenda to supporting people to come to groups.
Using your knowledge of wellbeing interventions and considering how these can support a person’s employability journey, you will work closely with Into Work colleagues to offer potential progression routes.
An adaptable and flexible communication style is vital, as is knowledge and understanding of barriers to work faced by disabled people. We need someone who is focused and can drive this project forward and who understands why people looking for employment may need wellbeing intervention.
You will need to be able to support the emotional journey that people with complex barriers experience during their initial steps towards work, using a holistic person- centred approach that doesn’t advocate any particular therapeutic inputs.
Experience and understanding of poor mental health would be advantageous in this role.
The remuneration package will include a competitive salary, 6.8 weeks annual leave inclusive of holidays (pro rated for part time), flexible working opportunities, and a generous contributory pension scheme.
The closing date for completed applications is 12 September.
Interviews will take place on 21st September in person at our head office.
For any questions about this role, please email email@example.com or phone us on 0131 475 2600.
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