Intervention Worker / Adviser

Recruiter
Specialist Recruitment Services UK Ltd
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£20,000pa to £23,000pa
Posted
15 Apr 2017
Closes
14 May 2017
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
As an expanding professional Careers and Recruitment consultancy, SRS UK Ltd are currently seeking an Intervention Worker / Adviser to join us at a time of growth for the business.

The role will be based remotely, with you working on an outreach basis, across a number of different locations including Jobcentres, Libraries, Welfare to Work Providers, and other community based organisations in the Birmingham area. Your role will involve the delivery of a high profile multi agency backed program supporting NEETS to progress their careers, through learning and employment opportunities.

The Role:

To deliver intensive work focussed pre-employment and appropriate post-employment holistic pastoral support and mentoring support to disadvantaged NEET, inactive and unemployed young people.

To work effectively within and in partnership with other agencies and services to deliver a joined up service to support young people into employment.

To support a young person's progression using a mix of holistic support, challenge and mentoring techniques, keeping a focus on achieving sustainable employment and/or training/education at all times.

To work closely with employer engagement/education and training structures and Employment Development Workers elsewhere in the network of providers and in general in order to manage the transition into employment.

Duties / Responsibilities:

1. Establish and maintain a positive and on-going supportive relationship with a caseload of young people
2. Deliver an intensive employment focussed offer, addressing barriers to work and supporting them into sustainable employment or training.
3. Provide flexible and client focussed holistic support, challenging and mentoring each young person to achieve their goals.
4. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with partners in order to deliver positive outcomes.
5. Record client progress and gather monitoring information for self and managerial review to support the effectiveness of the service.

Experience & Qualifications:

* Possess a robust knowledge and experience of employability and employer focussed job support
* Able to demonstrate and role model essential employability behaviours and experience in motivating others
* Possess a robust knowledge of employment related and wider social and economic issues and barriers that young people face in accessing employment and experience in addressing these effectively
* A sound knowledge of partner agencies that support young people in the local area i.e. Central Birmingham
* Knowledge of and an understanding of DWP processes and requirements that some young people are likely to be subject to
* Experience in supporting young people on a one-to-one basis. Demonstrable ability to appropriately apply mentoring and coaching techniques within a solution led approach to the worker/participant relationship.
* Experience is valued as much accredited qualifications within these roles. However, as a guide we would expect as a minimum that Intervention Workers will demonstrate the capacity to operate at a level commensurate with specific Coach /Mentor NVQ level 3 accreditation and /or Information, Advice and Guidance NVQ level 4 accreditation
* Appropriate DBS checks will be undertaken for each Intervention worker as part of the job offer process.

A full UK driving licence and ownership of a car is essential, due to the role requiring travel to different delivery locations in Birmingham, and to travel to our Head Office based in Rugby, Warwickshire for team meetings.

We feel that this is an excellent opportunity for somebody looking to work with a growing and up and coming company within this sector who have had previous success in delivering support programs to some of the most disadvantaged in society due to our high quality client centred approach.

To find out more please feel free to contact:

Simon Dean - Director - Specialist Recruitment Services UK Ltd

Specialist Recruitment Services UK Ltd is committed to equal opportunities and abides by the REC code of professional practice, and Matrix standard for information, advice & guidance services.