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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.


Mental Health Recovery Worker - Wigan Independent Living Service Ref: 15/11

1x 18.75 hours per week Salary: 8,886.93 per annum

We are looking for an experienced individual to support a caseload of 11 clients (part-time) in our Wigan Social Inclusion and Independent Living Service. The successful candidate will be required to offer support in the following areas:

Managing peoples mental health issues

Improving physical health

Improving positive life skills

Expanding friendships and taking part in community activities

Housing related support

The post will be based in Wigan Investment Centre, Waterside Drive, Wigan WN3 5BA and will be managed by the Day Services Manager. You will need to be flexible and available to work some evening/weekend work (limited).

An Enhanced Disclosure will be required for this post.

Job details and application form should be downloaded from the useful downloads list below:

Please email your completed application form to:

imagine@imaginementalhealth.org.uk

Deadline for applications to be received is 5pm Monday 04 May 2015

Interviews are currently scheduled to take place at Wigan Investment Centre on week beginning 11 May 2015 although this may be subject to change

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.


Sutton Wellbeing Hub Partners

Do you have a passion for helping people get the right support at the right time?

Are you committed to wellbeing, recovery and social inclusion for people experiencing emotional distress?

The Sutton Wellbeing Hub partners are delighted to announce the new wellbeing service to be delivered in the heart of the community in Sutton. The service will open on 1st July as an integral part of the new Primary Care Mental Health service delivered by South West London St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust.

Led by Imagine the Wellbeing Hub Partners consist of Age UK Sutton, Off the Record and Sutton Carers Centre. Between them the partners have experience and expertise in the provision of a wide range of supportive and socially inclusive services; linking people into community opportunities in Sutton and providing user led and recovery focused services. We are recruiting a team of Wellbeing Navigators.

WELLBEING NAVIGATOR

Based in London Borough of Sutton

Full time including evening & Saturday am work (exact hours to be confirmed); Salary 24,500 a year

The role of the navigator is to work with individuals who have a range of needs including social isolation, long term health conditions, anxiety and/or depression to access a wide range of services and community based resources. The Navigator’s will be based in the new high street Wellbeing Hub in Sutton but will also work across the borough and be part of a multi-disciplinary team, ensuring a co-ordinated approach to support. A flexible working approach is required, as well as team working, self management skills and outreach working.

The successful postholders will have skills in assessing and developing person centred support plans, ensuring people have timely access to community or clinical provision that best meet their needs; have the ability to motivate, empower, increase choice and promote independence; network with existing and new providers and have experience in social inclusion, mental health (or people related) work

The scope, for creativity is excellent, you will develop bespoke activities through one of the specialisms:

Employed by Imagine (Posts 1-5)

1. Peer Support (Ref: WB/Peer) Using lived experience to inspire individuals with mental health issues with regards to wellbeing & recovery, enabling peer groups and user involvement

2. Hard to reach groups (Ref: WB/HTR) Awareness/engagement activities with BME, LGBT, ex offenders and other hard to reach groups

3. Vocational (Ref: WB/Voc) Liaising with employers, adult colleges, Job Centre to engage with people struggling with stress and wellbeing issues

4. Community(Ref: WB/Com) Engaging with leisure, sports and community organisations/resources – promoting holistic wellbeing and increasing opportunities that enhance wellbeing

5. Volunteer engagement (Ref: WB/VE) Mentor individuals who may struggle to engage with community and vocational activities

6. Employed by Off The Record (Ref: WB/OTR) Awareness/engagement activities for young people including outreach work in colleges, youth clubs, through social media

7. Employed by Sutton Carers Centre (Ref: WB/SCC) Supporting the roles and wellbeing of unpaid family and friend carers, as well as the people they care for, through whole-family recovery approaches

8. Employed by Age UK Sutton (Ref: WB/AUK) Awareness/engagement activities for older people including wellbeing support and strategies

We are committed to having a staff team that is representative of our client group, and welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds including those who have personal experience of using and/or caring for someone who has used mental health services, people who have disabilities and people from minority ethnic backgrounds.

Terms and conditions vary slightly according to the employing organisation

Email completed applications forms to; pstannard@imaginementalhealth.org.uk

Post completed application forms to;

Imagine, FAO Pat Stannard, CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon, CR0 2TB

When submitting applications, please clearly state the job reference number relating to the post for which you are applying.

CLOSING DATE 27th April 2015, 12pm

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted w/c 27th April 2015, interviews will w/c 4th and/or 11th May

Wellbeing Hub partners are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults and children, and expects all staff to share this commitment. These posts are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS and other appropriate checks.

Taking women’s mental health in a whole new direction

Would you like to work at a high intensity women’s service assisting women to regain skills and confidence in a service underpinned by Social Inclusion which is based on the Hope and Recovery model? The scheme caters for women with complex mental health needs who may have a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder or be recovering from serious trauma with attendant risk and/or offending behaviours.

Although this service is gender specific Male applicants are welcome for this team leader post.

Team Leader 12 month temporary contract REF: 15/12

37.5 Hours per week as part of rota

Salary 30,603 p.a. plus out of hours payment

Based in Salford, Manchester

In your role as team leader you will have a real opportunity to contribute and develop this service for women. You will have direct line management responsibility for a team of Support Workers. This is a great opportunity to be involved in everything from training your team to ensuring that support plans genuinely reflect the individual wishes of each woman in the service. To be considered for this post you will need substantial experience of working with women, proven experience of managing staff, a background in the mental health field and a relevant qualification eg DipSW, RMN or equivalent.

An enhanced DBS will be required together with a commitment towards promoting independence and social inclusion is essential. Our benefits include a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension scheme and career development opportunities.

View Job details and application form online at www.imaginementalhealth.org.uk send completed application forms back to admincrosby@imaginementalhealth.org.uk

Please quote relevant reference number.

Closing date for applications is: Monday 27th April 12.00pm.

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

EMPLOYMENT CO-ORDINATOR/ADVISOR Ref: 15/13

23,230 per annum

Full time – 37.5 hours per week

Based in Carlisle

Imagine currently provide an Employment Service for people with disabilities (mental health, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory disabilities) across Cumbria.

This contract is for employment preparation e.g. supporting people to be ‘job ready’ for referral to the ‘Work Programme’ and ‘Work Choice’. However the majority of service users are supported into employment.

The role includes:

Developing and expanding the service across Carlisle, Barrow, Copeland and Allerdale

Managing a small team of Employment Advisors

Delivering direct employment support

Supporting volunteers and students on placement.

An Enhanced DBS Check is required for this post.

Completed application forms to be returned to imagine@imaginementalhealth.org.uk

Closing date/time for applications: 5pm Friday 08 May 2015

Interviews are currently scheduled to take place Tuesday 19 May 2015 in Carlisle however this date is subject to potential change.

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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