Work Placement Support Worker

Curo Group
20 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Work Placement Support Worker
Bath and North East Somerset
£23,500 per annum

Up to 1 year fixed term contract (maternity cover)
37 hours per week

Do you want to WOW customers and join a forward thinking social housing company who want to invest and develop in a career that grows with you? Our Work Wise team is looking for a positive and dynamic person to join their high performing team.

This is a great role working in partnership with Bath College to provide and support employability opportunities on new construction developments.

Curo have been ranked in the top 50 in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to work for in the whole of the UK. We are one of the largest landlords in the South West, with a diverse portfolio of affordable and market rented homes.

What you'll be doing

You’ll lead our established Accredited Work Placement Programme to help customers who are experiencing barriers to employment to access work placements and training opportunities and move into employment.

You’ll build and maintain effective relationships with internal Curo colleagues, external referral partners and local employers to deliver to programme. A key target will be to help customers who are accessing Curo’s other support services to start an accredited work placement and then progress into further training, jobs or apprenticeship opportunities whilst recording outcomes and reporting against KPI’s.

As you will be out and about visiting participants, employers and other organisations a drivers licence and access to transport to travel around the local area is essential.

More about you

You’ll be enthusiastic and confident with strong influencing skills and a passion for helping people find work and training opportunities.

You’ll have experience of developing, coaching and mentoring a wide range of individuals based on their needs.

You will have an understanding and knowledge of the barriers people face when looking for work, whilst being approachable and caring, with the ability to motivate people to achieve their goals.

You’ll love building effective working relationships where you work proactively with colleagues across Curo embedding an understanding of the work placement programme. You will also have experience of delivering projects in partnership with external organisations.

You should combine excellent, IT, communication and negotiation skills with a diplomatic approach and the ability to relate to a diverse range of people. You will be highly organised with a methodical approach allowing you to work independently and accurately under pressure along with the ability to prioritise.

At the same time you will demonstrate resilience and the desire to work in an interesting environment where no day is ever the same!

When and where you'll be doing it

You will be able to work flexibly, Monday to Friday, based on our customers’ needs. You will be responsible for organizing your own workload and setting your diary appointments.

You’ll be based in BANES and the surrounding areas, out and about in the community.

What will you get in return?

We think you’ll have a job that makes you feel good about what you’re doing – you will make a difference to our customers’ lives every day.

You’ll get:

* Additional day annual leave on your birthday

* 26 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays) rising to 29 after 3 years’ service

* Opportunity to earn additional performance related pay

* Company Pension contribution of up to 10%

* Flexible Benefits including health care, gym membership, additional holiday purchase

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