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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

MENTOR ASSISTANT Ref: 14/32 (CRO/2)

Based in London Borough of Croydon – 22.5 hours per week, flexible

Salary: 12,482.62 p.a. (includes London weighting)

To help support our new pilot mentoring service and provide assistance to the Mentor Co-ordinator. This will involve dealing with initial referrals, on-going client contacts and queries. You will be reporting to the Mentor Co-ordinator.

This role entails supporting people with mental health issues in their recovery and independence. It will include assistance with the recruitment and training volunteers to carry out the role of mentoring people. The role will require a very motivated, enthusiastic and highly organised person.

We are committed to having a staff team that is representative of our client group, and welcome applications from people who have personal experience of using or having used mental health

services, are disabled and/or from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Our benefits include contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and career development opportunities. To apply and download an application pack please go onto website

www.imaginementalhealth.org.uk or email pstannard@imaginementalhealth.org.uk quoting job reference number.

CLOSING DATE 5pm Friday 24th October 2014. Please email completed application forms to pstannard@imaginementalhealth.org.uk or if by post to

Imagine

FAO Pat Stannard

CVA Resource Centre

82 London Road

Croydon

CR0 2TB

An enhanced DBS will be required for this post

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.


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.

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