• Vocational Rehabilitation Caseworker

    Location UK-Manchester
    Posted Date 2 days ago(1/14/2019 9:51 AM)
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    Maximus People Services employ real people with a remarkable passion to make a difference. How you behave and get things done is easily as important as your skills and capabilities and we want applicants who buy into our values and want to be part of a global business, in return we offer fantastic learning and development opportunities at every stage of your career.
    We care for each other and promote a positive workplace where everyone feels valued. We know that a strong work/ life balance is important and we offer all kinds of flexible working opportunities; whether it’s to do with your disability, health or lifestyle choices we will support you to achieve the right balance. So if you're interested in flexible working opportunities, talk to us during the hiring process and we'll see what we can do.

    Job Summary

    To support the delivery of exemplary case management, supporting participants referred to WWEH throughout their end-to-end journey on the programme, delivered in accordance with professional standards and best-practice vocational rehabilitation approaches.

    Essential Job Duties

    • Experience of working with multiple stakeholders, particularly employers, to arrange Return to Work plans and facilitate safe, sustainable reintegration to the workplace
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt to a wide range of communication and learning styles
    • Strong interpersonal skills (e.g. listening, questioning, building relationships, motivation and demonstrating initiative)
    • Influencing skills to promote commitment and action to improve teamwork
    • Strong written communication skills with the ability to produce clear, accurate reports, statistics and documentation
    • Customer and outcome focused and solutions-based approach.
    • Planning, problem-solving and organisational skills.
    To support the delivery of exemplary case management and support of participants referred to WWEH, delivered in accordance with professional standards and best practice. Including:
    • Undertaking the Biopsychosocial Assessment with participants;
    • Producing high-quality bespoke Return to Work Plans (RtWP) and return to work advice;
    • Undertaking regular (at least monthly) reviews with participants and updating their RtWP;
    • Delivery of non-clinical interventions with participants (e.g. resilience training, CV writing);
    • Onward referrals to interventions in the GM eco-system (e.g. substance misuse support) and Expert Practitioner network (e.g. Physio) as required by the RtWPs.

    Education and Experience Requirements

    Strong understanding skills / qualifications or experience of the development and implementation of return to work strategies, vocational rehabilitation and support mechanisms.
    Have skills / qualifications or experience of understanding and providing support to people with a wide range of health conditions and/or disabilities.
    Evidence of CPD to ensure the delivery of most recent and up-to-date / researched vocational rehabilitation services and support, to the correct quality standard.
    Minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at C or above including English Language and Maths or equivalent experience
    Some VRCs will also hold or be eligible for membership of the VRA; have an excellent understanding of Employment Law, the DDA, Health & Safety legislation and requirements, and experience of conducting diagnostic interviews.

    EEO Statement

    MAXIMUS is committed to developing, maintaining and supporting a culture of equality and diversity in employment in which our employees as well as candidates for employment are treated equitably. We understand that a diverse workforce adds to our competitive advantage; and as such, we aim to ensure that job applicants do not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be justifiable. Advertisements for posts will include sufficiently clear and accurate information to enable potential applicants to assess their own suitability for the post.

    Where reasonable, MAXIMUS will review and consider adjustments for those applicants who express a requirement for them during the recruitment process.


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