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Recruitment Procedure

Thank you for your interest in working for Imagine Independence.

If you wish to apply for one of the posts advertised, please note a job description, person specification,application form, and ex-offenders statementare available as download documents below.

All candidates should read the Ex-offenders statement and if relevant, complete and submit disclosures clearly marked "for the attention of I Brodie Browne".

When completing the application form you should pay particular attention to the points in the person specification; our short-listing procedure is based on how well candidates match these requirements. Please read the guidance notes on the application form carefully and note that we do not accept CVs.

The monitoring form is confidential and will be separated from your application before short-listing. By completing the monitoring form you will help us to monitor the effectiveness of our policy in attracting candidates from all sections of the community.

Completed applications can be emailed, direct to Head Office: imagine@imaginementalhealth.org.uk

or posted, to the named administrator identified in the job advertisement.

Imagine Independence is unable to respond to all unsuccessful applicants, Usually, successful applicants are contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date, if you have not heard from us in that timeframe your application should be considered unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates should complete the Employment Application Form in the DOWNLOADS section below.


Team Leader – Floating Support - Croydon Ref 14/33

6 Month Appointment (with the possibility for extension dependent on service development)

Full-time – 37.5 hrs p.w. – 24,906 p.a. (including London weighting)

We are looking for an experienced mental health floating support worker who has some management experience and is capable of developing a generic and mental health floating support in Croydon. You will be able to market the service to referrers, generating referrals and building a staff team as the service develops. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who enjoys setting up projects and developing services. You will also provide effective supervision to a team of front line staff and to ensure that service based activities and delegated administrative responsibilities are carried out. To further be part of any service rota/carry a case load as directed. You will need to be flexible and be able to work weekends and evenings when necessary

You will need to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

Ability to foster effective team working

Excellent communication skills

Positive ‘CAN DO’ attitude

Be committed to promoting and working in a socially inclusive manner.

The post will be based within the Croydon but post holders will be expected to work flexibly as and work at any site as required.

Knowledge of working with floating support services within mental health is desirable.

An Enhanced Disclosure will be required for this post.

For an application pack, please call 020 8253 7092 or email

pstannard@imaginementalhealth.org.uk

Please email your completed application form to:

pstannard@imaginementalhealth.org.uk

Closing date for applications 5pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

RELIEF SUPPORT WORKERS

LIVERPOOL - all areas

7.81 per hour, includes holiday pay, plus a sleep-in payment of 25 per night (where applicable).

We require a small team of ‘area based’ casual relief support workers to work on an ‘as and when required’ basis, to provide holiday and sickness cover in accommodation and floating support settings.

As part of a team, you would provide effective person-centred support to service users in their own homes and in the community. It is work that demands a wide variety of life experience, and either an experience of working with vulnerable people, in a paid or voluntary capacity or an understanding of how mental health issues may impact on individuals.

This is an ideal opportunity for the right individuals to gain experience of working within a national mental health organisation

The right candidate will have the following attributes

Have a positive ‘can do attitude’

Be sensitive to individuals needs

Have excellent communication skills

Be self motivated

All candidates must be available to work at short notice

A full induction programme will be provided.

Please note, we shortlist from information on the application form only

Please do not submit your CV.

Please email your application to imagine@imaginementalhealth.org.uk

An enhanced Criminal Record Bureau disclosure will be required for this post.

RELIEF SUPPORT WORKERS

Covering Merseyside Area as follows:

We require a small team of ‘area based’ casual relief support workers to work on an ‘as and when required’ basis, to provide holiday and sickness cover in accommodation and floating support settings.

As part of a team, you would provide effective person-centred support to service users in their own homes and in the community. It is work that demands a wide variety of life experience, and either an experience of working with vulnerable people, in a paid or voluntary capacity or an understanding of how mental health issues may impact on individuals.

Covering London Borough of Redbridge Area as follows:

Imagine require a small team of casual relief support workers to work on an ‘ as and when required basis’, to work in Mental health Drop Ins in Redbridge.

Full-Time – 37.50 hours per week (open to job-share)

We have an opportunity in our Head Office for a part-qualified/qualified accountant to manage our Finance Team. This postholder will be responsible for developing and maintaining effective financial reporting systems throughout the organisation.

You will lead a small team to deliver all of our finance functions, including financial and management accounts, payroll, banking and purchase and sales ledger, liaising with service commissioners.

Imagine is a provider of accommodation-based services and you will need to work with the housing team to monitor rent and landlord accounts under our housing management agreements.

Ideally you will have experience of working in a charity finance function and have an understanding of the financial and operational challenges facing the mental health sector.

If you have a positive ‘can do’ attitude and a commitment to promoting and working in a socially inclusive manner then we want to hear from you.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact our Assistant Director for Financial Services, Paul Edwards, on 0151 709 2366.

Closing date for all applications is noon, Monday, 17 November 2014

ADMINISTRATOR – Full Time REF 14/34

Salary: 16,862.37 p.a. 37.5 hrs per week

Position based in Liverpool

We are looking for a suitably experienced person to provide secretarial and administrative support for managers working in Liverpool Outreach, Sefton Outreach, Knowsley Floating Support and to provide personnel to the Assistant Director of Accommodation.

Applicants must be qualified to NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration or equivalent and should possess GCSE English at ‘C’ grade or above. ECDL qualification would be advantageous. The post will involve working closely with the Team Leaders and will require excellent IT and communication skills. The ability to work independently, good organisational skills and flexibility are essential. An awareness of mental health, inequality and social inclusion would be an advantage.

Our benefits include a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension scheme and career development opportunities.

An Enhanced Disclosure will be required for this post.

Closing date for all applications is Monday 1st December at 5pm

Please forward completed application forms to Alison Mayes, Imagine Independence, 25 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ or Email amayes@imaginementalhealth.org.uk quoting reference number 14/34

Taking women’s mental health in a whole new direction

We have support worker positions available based in Salford, Manchester M30.

Posts are open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine

Occupational qualification under the Equality Act 2010

Support Workers • Ref: 14/35

• 16,531.74 pa • 37.5 hrs pw as part of rota including days, waking nights & weekends

Working as part of a team, you’ll help to provide a range of support services to women who have been recently discharged from secure services and help ensure that service users are empowered wherever possible to make decisions and take control over their lives. A commitment towards promoting independence and social inclusion is essential. Experience of working with women in a supported housing or community mental health setting is desirable. QCF/NVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care or the commitment to work towards it would be an advantage.

Our service users request that applicants are easy to talk to, listen well, enjoy cooking and going to the gym and non-judgemental.

An Enhanced disclosure and POVA check is required for this post.

Our benefits for the posts include attractive holiday entitlement, pension scheme, supervision, personal development and training opportunities.

An Enhanced disclosure is required for this post. Closing Date 12th December 2014 at 4pm.

Return applications to sdix@imaginementalhealth.org.uk

We are recruiting for the following positions across the Merseyside area

Support Workers Accommodation Services Based in Liverpool Ref: 14/36

37.5 Hours per week, Salary 15,267.28 per annum additional 25 sleep in allowance.

(2 post 37.5 hours) and 1 part time post 18.75 hours. Salary 7,633.63 per annum.

Temporary Support Worker Outreach Service Based in Liverpool

Covering maternity cover, 9 month contract Ref: 14/37

37.5 Hours per week, Salary 15,267.28 per annum

Support Worker Outreach Service Based in Sefton Ref: 14/38

37.5 Hours per week, Salary 15,267.28 per annum

We are looking to recruit individuals with a positive ‘can do’ attitude and a flexible approach to work.

As part of a team you will provide effective person-centred support to service users in their own homes, in the community and in their recovery.

It is work that demands a wide variety of life experience, good communication skills and experience of working with vulnerable people, either in a paid or voluntary capacity.

Experience of work with service user with alcohol and substance misuse would be an advantage.

An enhanced Disclosure will be required for this post. A commitment towards promoting independence and social inclusion is essential. Our benefits include a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension scheme and career development opportunities.

Please email your completed application form to:

imagine@imaginementalhealth.org.uk

Please quote individual reference numbers for the post(s) you wish to apply for and indicate if you wish to apply for the part time post.

Please note that we do not accept CVs

Closing date for applications Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Interviews will take place Friday 12th December 2014

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