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IMAGINE INDEPENDENCE JOB PAGE

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 statement†are 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.


IMAGINE is a mental health charity, well known for providing a socially inclusive service called ‘Mainstream’, which has achieved national recognition.

Do you have an interest in people with mental health problems making the most of the mainstream community? Imagine’s Croydon services provide a wide range of supportive and socially inclusive services including linking people into mainstream vocational and community opportunities, providing user led day services and recovery focused services.

MENTOR ASSISTANT†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ref: 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 DOWNLOAD the JOB DESCRIPTION & PER SPECIFICATION documents below BEGINNING WITH THE CODE “CRO2” or email pstannard@imaginementalhealth.org.ukquoting job reference number.

CLOSING DATE ††5pm Friday 8th August 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.

Imagine aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. Registered Charity No. 1010203

IMAGINE is a mental health charity, well known for providing a socially inclusive service called ‘Mainstream’, which has achieved national recognition.

Do you have an interest in people with mental health problems making the most of the mainstream community? Imagine’s Croydon services provide a wide range of supportive and socially inclusive services including linking people into mainstream vocational and community opportunities, providing user led day services and recovery focused services.

INCLUSION WORKER†††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ref: 14/14

Based in London Borough of Croydon – 24 hours per week, flexible

Salary: £14,481 p.a. (includes London weighting)

To work with members of the Imagine Croydon Drop-ins to support and further establish the self-support service. Support the members to have their own voice in the planning, running and monitoring of their service. You will also provide key work support to service users to explore & review service and progression needs.

You will be committed to service user choice, social inclusion and empowerment. You will have experience of direct mental health and/or service user involvement either paid or unpaid and be able to support service users and volunteers on a 1:1 or group basis.

Our benefits include contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and career development opportunities. To apply and download an application pack please DOWNLOAD the JOB DESCRIPTION & PERSON SPECIFICATION documents below BEGINNING WITH THE REFERENCE “1414” or email pstannard@imaginementalhealth.org.ukquoting job reference number.

CLOSING DATE†† 5pm Friday 8th August2014. Please email completed application forms to pstannard@imaginementalhealth.org.ukor 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.

Imagine aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. Registered Charity No. 1010203


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.

Your role will include encouraging and supporting service users to take on roles within the service; providing advice and guidance; key holding; managing petty cash; supporting service users to shop and organise snacks and hot drinks; responding to service user individual needs.

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.†An enhanced DBS will be required for this post.†††

Recruitment Procedure

Thank you for your interest in working for Imagine.†† If you wish to apply for one of the posts advertised please note a job description, person specification,† application form, and ex-offenders statement†are 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 CV’s.

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 are 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.

ALL DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTS ARE INDEXED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

Imagine aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. Registered Charity No. 1010203

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