Careers Adviser

Maze 8 Group
£23444 - £25769/annum
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a qualified Careers Adviser for the Midlands area.

The emphasis on duties may vary depending on the work location and the individual agreements with institutions but relate broadly to the delivery of contracts for the provision of careers information advice and guidance in schools/ colleges.

Typical duties may include:

Providing one – to- one - careers information, advice and guidance to young people in secondary schools and in the community
Producing Careers Action Plans and recording information in line with school requirements
Organising and delivering small and large group sessions/activities on a range of topics for example:

Option choice at each key transition stage
Career choice
Labour market information
Further and higher education opportunities
Collapsed timetable days
Supporting careers education / work related learning in the institution
Organising and delivering collapsed timetable / large events in the institution in collaboration with other staff
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with institution staff and other professionals working with the institution to exchange information and observe agreed protocols on referrals
Making use of ICT in undertaking the duties of the role and as required in the course of his/her employment
Actively promote equality and diversity, recognise and actively challenge stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination ensuring that these principles permeate all working practices
Undertake appropriate self-assessment and training to enhance the Careers Adviser role
Attending parent’s evenings to provide Careers IAG to young people and support their parents/ carers.

Any other duties appropriate to the level of the post

Personal Specification:

One of the following qualifications:
Diploma in Careers Guidance (Parts 1 &2)
Qualification in Careers Guidance (QCG)
Level 6 Diploma in Advice and Guidance

Demonstrate an understanding of the requirement of working with young people in a professional capacity
Experience of working with young people in secondary schools/ colleges
Able to communicate effectively with individuals and groups using a variety of media
Able to organise work targets and manage conflicting pressures and deadlines
Demonstrate an understanding and active commitment to equality and diversity
Commitment to continuous professional development
Ability to use ICT (Minimum requirement is an ability to use Word and follow instructions for the inputting and retrieval of information from a database)
Able to work flexibly including working across a number of institutions and attending parents’ evenings and other events in schools
Take responsibility for planning their own work, ability to work independently while part of a team
Commitment to quality improvement and innovation
Able to establish effective interpersonal relationships with a range of people e.g. teachers, parents and young people
Able to deliver against contract requirements