Fife Employment Access Trust
Fife Employment Access Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC022263

FEAT's vision is to enable and support individuals reach their full positive mental well-being in a culture where there is no stigma. We have developed a range of user-led mental health and employability services which are innovative, responsive and effective. Our work is underpinned by core values of focusing on ability; delivering innovative, high quality services and involving service users and partners in the design, planning and delivery. We support young people and adults with moderate to severe and/or enduring mental health problems, providing employability programmes and support to people with mental health conditions, empowering them to better manage their conditions and develop soft skills to prepare for, enter and sustain paid work, or access other meaningful activities like volunteering and further education. We deliver mindfulness courses to primary and secondary school pupils (as well as parents and teachers) to develop young people’s resilience to life events and stresses

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FEAT's vision is to enable and support individuals to reach their full positive mental well-being in a culture where there is no stigma. As well as being an Equal Opportunities employer, FEAT are a Disability Confident employer and encourage applications from all members of the community including disabled applicants.

FEAT have a vacancy for an Employment Supervisor to use the IPS approach, working with Fife Health & Social Care Partnership and with clients with complex mental health conditions across Fife. This innovative project which started in April 2015 has secured further funding from Opportunities Fife and the European Social Investment Fund. Working directly with all relevant stakeholders: the individual, NHS Fife, Fife Council, GPs, employers, colleges, Job Centre Plus and Occupational Health to enable individuals to gain and sustain employment.

This specific role involves managing the day to day running of the project and staff team as well as proactively managing a small caseload of individuals who have experienced complex mental health problems who are unemployed and/or currently off work. You will deliver the IPS evidence-based model of vocational rehabilitation for people with complex mental health problems.

As Employment Supervisor you will be used to collaborative working and will have some experience managing people. You will be an excellent organiser and should be prepared to track project outcomes and write brief reports for managers/funders as required. You will enjoy presenting to partners and employers as well as building and maintaining relationships with a view to securing job outcomes and signposting FEAT training opportunities.

The Employment Supervisor could come from an employability, management or mental health background. You will undertake to agree to and practise in line with FEAT’s professional guidelines. You will be experienced delivering a range of employability and vocational skills, mainly on an individual basis but occasionally to groups, to clients with complex mental health conditions. The Employment Supervisor will support the Strategic Clinical Lead to achieve project outcomes and help shape future innovations.

Due to the current COVID situation we are working virtually with our base at Silverburn Park it is anticipated that we will continue to work within our client’s communities across Fife. FEAT are working closely with government guidelines as restrictions are eased. As well as traveling throughout Fife, you are also expected to carry out a proportion of work in NHS inpatient/outpatient settings across Fife, with patients on a one to one basis.

Successful candidates will be part of enthusiastic dynamic teams offering an inclusive, non-judgmental approach to support, and empower people to flourish by managing their mental health for life.

Post 100% funded by the European Social and Investment Fund

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Employment Specialist – Fife Individual Placement & Support

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,056
  • Fife - with remote working options available
  • Closing 23rd July 2021

FEAT is seeking an Employment Specialist to use the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach, working in partnership with Fife Health & Social Care and with clients with complex and enduring mental health conditions across Fife. IPS is a proven way of helping people, who have had mental ill health, back to work.

The successful candidate will proactively manage a caseload of individuals who are unemployed and/or currently off work. You will deliver the IPS evidence-based model of vocational rehabilitation for people with complex and enduring mental health problems. Working directly with all relevant stakeholders: the individual, NHS Fife, Fife Council, GPs, employers, colleges, Job Centre Plus and Occupational Health to enable individuals to gain and retain employment.

For this period of funding, the role will mainly be done virtually, with collaborative technology being used to ensure that a minimum of 65% of your time is spent working with clients, employers or referrers. Although working remotely, there is an expectation of occasional essential travel for face-to-face engagements within Fife. You will undertake to agree to and practise in line with FEAT’s professional guidelines and will be part of an enthusiastic dynamic team offering an inclusive, non-judgmental approach to support and empower people to flourish by managing their mental health for life.

FEAT require all client-facing staff hold, or have a commitment to holding, professional registration as a Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) through attainment of the NIDMAR qualification. There is an opportunity to complete this requirement through funded training and subsidised membership, once in post (subject to availability, terms and conditions).

FEAT are an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident employer and encourage applications from all members of the community including disabled applicants. We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group, but, as members of ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented in our organisation we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

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