Employment Support Worker
We have an excellent position available for an Employment Support Worker in Keele and this is a fixed term contract until 31 August 2022.
This role will require extensive travel in the Staffordshire/West Midlands area with promotional materials and presenting equipment, so please only apply if you are willing and able to do this.
Our client is a national charity working to transform the lives of disabled children & their families, enabling them to challenge the barriers they face throughout childhood by providing practical and emotional support.
As Employment Support Worker you will be responsible to the Associate Director of Children & Family Services and this is a unique opportunity based in a state of the art multi-award winning building, where you will join an ambitious charity with the role of transforming the lives of autistic young people age 16 to 25 supporting them into employment.
This is an opportunity to really make a difference to the lives of young people with autism and you will:
• Implement the plan reaching out to autistic young people to help them make the transition from education and further education to join the workforce.
• Work as part of the Service Delivery Team, in close collaboration with our client's autism service and their digital skills partner.
• Lead on creating applications to the employment support service, working with young people on a one to one basis using a person centred approach.
• Create an Employment Action Plan for each young person in collaboration with them and provide appropriate support and training to enable young people to secure and sustain paid employment in the digital skills industry.
• Use your skills in relating to prospective employees and employers, a leadership approach exemplified by innovation and creativity to passionately seek and drive employment opportunities.
In the role of Employment Support Worker, you will:
• Identify and attract suitable young people for supported employment.
• Compile a vocational profile which will establish the young person's skills and expectations and identify barriers and support needs.
• Develop an employment action plan for each young person, providing appropriate support and training to enable young people to secure and sustain paid employment.
• Identify suitable jobs within the relevant sectors through engagement with young people and employers.
• Organise work experience placements within agreed frameworks and monitor progress.
• Work with employers to develop employment opportunities through a range of initiatives.
• Manage and oversee budgets providing reports on income and expenditure, risk and return and financial projections.
To be successful for the role of Employment Support Worker, you will need the following:
• Negotiation, mediation, sales, marketing and data collection & recording skills.
• Vocational and workplace person centred assessment and planning skills.
• Networking and relationship building skills.
• Training and development skills.
• Able to identify the essential and critical components of potential job roles.
• Ability to ensure training and employment offered by employers match the skills and abilities of individual.
• General knowledge of employment law and equal opportunities legislation.
• Knowledge of education and further education sectors.
• Knowledge of transitions from education to work.
• Excellent organisational and planning skills, as well as close attention to detail.
• A can-do attitude, solutions focus and ability to inspire and motivate.
• Can work pragmatically and adapt to changing circumstances, displaying resilience.
• Confident in dealing with sensitive issues with tact, sensitivity and diplomacy.
Hours & Rewards
The Employment Support Worker role is a fixed term contract until 31 August 2022 and hours of work are 37.5 per week. There is a salary on offer of £26,000 per annum.
How to Apply
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All posts within our client's charity are subject to DBS checks, in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). This role is eligible for an Enhanced with barred lists DBS check.
You must have eligibility to work in the UK. Please note, only suitable applicants will be contacted. If your address and contact details are not on your CV, you will not be considered.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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