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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/09/2022.

Employment and Education Advisor

Job Reference: 301-GF-22-151281

Thurrock, Essex.
£22,549 - £31,534 +HCLA

Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).

We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive services realising all the benefits a modern national NHS organisation can bring. To do this, we need a well trained and supported workforce and place significant investment in training and development opportunities. We have market-leading opportunities and terms and conditions.

We are proud to have dedicated, passionate and professional staff across our services. We employ a broad spectrum of roles to ensure we meet the needs of those we work with. This includes Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Allied Health Professionals, Psycho-social Workers, Peer Mentors and Volunteers.

There has never been a better time to join Inclusion (and the Trust); take a look at our Benefits Leaflet to see what else we can offer you.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.


Created in 2002, is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).

Employment and Education Advisor ARMS Service (Thurrock, Essex)

Band 4 - rising to band 5 after training (approx 6 months).

We are seeking an enthusiastic , skilled and experienced person to join a brand new ARMS service across Essex.

This is a pan Essex , multi provider service model .Offering support to clients aged 14 to 35 who are deemed at risk of developing psychosis . We also offer support elements for the family and carers of clients with the aim of creating an environment which defers, delays or prevents clients from developing more severe mental health issues.

You may be someone who has gained experience from supporting people with mental health issues into employment or training - you may have worked specifically with younger people transitioning from youth to adult services or a more traditional role with adults seeking employment.

Eitherway, you will have a real enthusiasm and drive to support people into work and training combined with a calm and sensitive approach to the needs of this client group.

We expect you will have some knowledge of health service systems and in particular , experience of working in a busy mental health service that always aims to meet clients needs with respect , care , attention to detail and humanity.

We require someone who has a calm and methodical approach and who can be flexible - working on your own as well as in a team , as the situation demands.

The ARMS (At Risk Mental State) service is aimed at contacting clients who are deemed at higher risk of developing mental health issues and the possibility of them going on to develop psychosis in the future. The focus is a preventative information,intervention and empowerment model - so you can see, employment and education would be central to this.

Inclusion has a well - established IPS service in Thurrock which currently works in partnership with and is embedded in the EIP and secondary services. Therefore we envisage colleagues will be collaborating quite closely in supporting this new role and the new service.

This is an exceptional opportunity for the right person to join us at the beginning of developing and implementing this Essex wide service.

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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and operates a no smoking at work policy.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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