The Career Management Service is part of Talking Therapies Southwark and supports people who are accessing therapy to improve their career management skills. The service is made up of a team of Career Coaches who can support you to find work or help you keep your job if you are experiencing difficulties at work.
The service has developed a model of supported employment called the Individual Career Management (ICM) model which tailors support to the needs of the individual and uses a range of tools to support you to make career decisions effectively and independently.
- Career guidance to explore individual work motivations and interests to identify a suitable job match
- Assistance to access training, education and volunteering
- Employability support: CV development, help with application forms, interview advice and job search support
- Career Management Workshops on topics such as Social Media for Job Search, Interview Skills and Disclosure
If you are off work sick, a Career Coach can liaise with your employer to recommend support needed to help you return to work. Career Coaches can also attend employer meetings and offer advice and support with grievances and tribunals, signposting you for specialist help in this area if needed. If you are in-work and feel your job is at risk, sign-posting information can be given and occasionally, a consultation may be offered where there is capacity in the service.
All clients referred who are unemployed and off-work sick will be offered a one hour consultation session. At the end of the consultation session you will either be offered between 1 – 6 sessions of career support or signposting information about suitable partner services in the borough. To make an application to the service, please speak to your therapist or the clinician carrying out your initial screening. For general information about the Career Management Service, please call 0203 228 3221.