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Advanced Job Retention Skills

Following on from the successful Two Day Course in Job Retention Case Manager skills, this one day advanced skills class has been designed to meet the needs of those who are working in job retention services, and are wishing to enrich their skills and knowledge yet further, in order to help them to meet the challenges of how best to support clients in the post-recession workplace.

This course will be invaluable for IAPT Employment Support workers, Employment Advisors in secondary care mental health services and in voluntary sector services.

"Thank you so much for a fantastic course, loads of really useful info so we can use to support our clients"

"Always inspiring how passionate you all are, and will pass this on to my colleagues"

"I think the course was bang on, really appreciate how easy it was to ask questions "

Please click here to download the Advanced Job Retention Skills Training Course Outline

Trainer Biographies

Roger Butterworth, Lorraine Looker and Dave Costello were the authors of the Job Retention Practitioner’s Handbook (Mind 2011). They are all seasoned practitioners in Job Retention.

Roger developed and co-ordinated award winning vocational services in Avon, and led a successful pilot in GP based mental health job retention, supported by the NHS Executive and the DWP. Roger has trained over 2000 people from over 30 Health Trusts and voluntary organisations. He is an associate of the Centre for Mental Health, and Chair of the London Job Retention Network.

Lorraine works as a job retention advisor for City and Hackney Mind and has helped over 500 people retain their employment. She was a key member of the Social Exclusion Unit, Mental Health Service Users’ Taskforce 2005-9, and contributed to ‘Representing and Supporting Members with Mental Health Problems – a guide for trade union reps’, produced by the TUC and Disability Rights Commission.

Dave has been an Occupational Therapist for 25 years. He was the lead clinician in the Avon Job Retention pilot, and co-delivers national training in the subject with Roger. He has worked in both the private and public sector in job retention and vocational rehabilitation, and was most recently an Employment Support worker in an IAPT service in South Gloucestershire.

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