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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 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.


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.


RECOVERY WORKER (2 vacancies)†††

Ref: 15/01††††

Based in London Borough of Redbridge

Full time - 37.5 hrs per week (or 18.75 x 2 available as job share)

Part time - 22.25 hrs per week (flexible)

Salary: £ £22,627.79 p.a. (including London Weighting) full time and pro rata for part time

We require highly motivated person/s to work with a team of Recovery Workers to assist service users with mental health issues on a personalised basis to achieve their recovery and social inclusion goals. You will be required to jointly develop action plans, support people to achieve their goals and work through any setbacks they encounter. You will need to be able to motivate and empower people to consider their goals, take ownership and believe in their abilities. Being able to maintain professional boundaries is essential.

The nature of the role includes support with budgeting, managing their mental health, to develop life skills and to support service users into community opportunities. You will need to be able to manage a caseload, to achieve outcomes and to maintain client records and statistics (both paper and database based).

You will also be rota’d to support and develop drop-in services, community based activities and peer groups, therefore will need some experience in facilitating groups. You will need to be flexible in terms of work location and hours as you will work out in the community and may support out of hours community based groups and support individuals to access evening/weekend mainstream community opportunities.

CLOSING DATE 30th January 2015

Email completed applications to imagine@imaginementalhealth.org.uk quoting reference 15/01

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VOCATIONAL†††ADVISOR††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Based in London Borough of Sutton

REF: 15/02

One post, 18hours per week salary £10,860.96(including London weighting).††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

To assist people who have experienced mental health problems gain and retain employment, volunteering and vocational education. You will make links with community opportunities to access and create employment, volunteering and education opportunities and work in a person centred way to support service users to access the opportunities that meet their needs.

You will need experience of working in a vocational, or employment service, working with mental health, or other people related services, increasing choice & access and be committed to social inclusion.

The role of a Vocational Advisor is hugely satisfying and varied. The scope for creativity is excellent; networking and linking in with existing and new providers is essential, and the ability to work in a team and on your own initiative is vital.

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.

CLOSING DATE†† 30th January 2015

Email completed applicatons to imagine@imaginementalhealth.org.uk quoting ref 15/02

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