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Health and Wellbeing Advisor

Norwich/South East/Home Counties (location to be confirmed)- £28,350 to £38,350
West London - £29,700 – £39,700

Who are we?

Shaw Trust is a progressive charity on an exciting journey to help five times more people over the next five years. For over 30 years we have supported disabled and disadvantaged people to make positive changes to their lives through training and employment, and our ambitious plans need the right people to help us transform many more lives, in many more ways.

What we do is exciting, fulfilling and diverse and it’s about to get even better. As well as employment services, we work with kids in schools, help offenders in prisons and empower people to take part in activities that many of us would take for granted.

Working with us gives you far more benefits than a standard package; it gives you the chance to help turn someone’s life around.

What we need?

This is an exciting opportunity to join Shaw Trust as we roll out a new team of qualified and experienced Health and Wellbeing Advisors across Norwich, Cambridge, Peterborough, Essex (inc. Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock). Kent (inc Medway), Hertfordshire and West London. This is as a result of Shaw Trust successfully winning the DWP Work and Health contracts across Central, Home Counties and West London Regions. These contracts look to help people with disabilities, long term unemployment and disadvantages find and sustain work, whilst integrating with local community and health services to ensure co-ordinated, holistic support.

The role

Health and Wellbeing Advisors will use a range of low intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) based interventions, to support our participants in a practical way to gain employment through better management and self-management of their physical and/or mental health and wellbeing needs.

Working with front line staff, Health &Wellbeing Advisors will provide assistance to:

  • Look at the health and wellbeing needs of their caseloads.
  • Ensure people are connected to the right services for their needs, allowing them to move into employment.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to participants with complex needs.
  • Provide In-person, virtual engagement and 3-way case conferencing.

Signpost to other agencies are common parts of the role and you'll need to work closely with other healthcare professionals, and engage local health/social care services to promote integration

In addition:

  • Attend multidisciplinary meetings where required.
  • Undertake clinical supervision on a regular basis, in-line with relevant professional guidelines and policies.
  • Keep accurate records of client activity and use these in decision making.

Applicants looking for part-time hours will also be considered. Please ensure you make it clear how many hours/days you would like to work within your application.

Are you right for the job?

  • Are you an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist registered with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)?
  • Are you:
    • A Physiotherapist with psycho-social experience, registered with the HCPC.
    • An Occupational Therapist, registered with HCPC.
    • A counsellor/psychotherapist registered as an accredited practitioner with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
    • Mental Health Nurse, registered with NMC.
    • Clinical psychologist, registered with HCPC.

The Trust offers excellent benefits and development opportunities.

For further information and to apply online, please visit
https://eu1.advorto.com/ShawTrust/Search.aspx

Shaw Trust is committed to safeguarding. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS. Shaw Trust is a registered charity: 287785.