Employment Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,990
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th August 2022


  • Advertised from 22nd July 2022
  • Temporary. Driver.

Role

ENABLE Works is a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation, committed to our mission of championing inclusion and diversity within Scotland’s workforce.

An exciting opportunity has come up for an Employment Coordinator to join our team delivering our award winning Stepping Up programme.

Do you want to work with a team who make a real positive impact on the lives of people all across Scotland? What are you waiting for?!

Job Purpose

Your role as an ENABLE Works Employment Coordinator will be to support people who have learning disabilities to make progress towards and achieve employment.

You will work closely with a group of people who have learning disabilities each year, profiling their skills and jointly planning activity that will enable them to achieve their work goals and become independent, active members of their community.

Working on our Stepping Up schools programme across Edinburgh, you will be responsible for developing positive relationships with the programme participants, their circles of support, our local school partners and other professional support services. You will also deliver a remote virtual service to Western Isles schools and be expected to travel to those schools on a quarterly basis to provide in person sessions also.

You will work closely with local schools and strategic partners, including employers, funders and other stakeholders, developing professional relationships that will offer a diverse range of experiences and opportunities.

Working with individuals on a one to one basis, and also in groups, you will support them to explore opportunities that will allow them to become independent, active members of their community and have a successful transition out of school on to a positive destination.

You will be given a work plan to achieve in order that programme participants are receiving a quality service and we are achieving the expectations of funders and stakeholders.

Our team work to performance targets each year, to ensure that the programme participants are receiving a quality service and we are achieving targets set out by our funders.

You will be an important member of the wider ENABLE Works team, supporting departmental objectives through delivery of support but also through positive collaboration and innovation within your team to support our strategic, societal goals.

Main Duties and Accountabilities

Providing high quality support:

  • Regular and accurate profiling of skills and recording of participant activity
  • Active case management to ensure person-centred success
  • Delivering support with fidelity to the individual project model
  • Delivery of structured training to individuals and groups of participants
  • Remote delivery of virtual programme to some island schools
  • Travel to island schools to deliver impactful workshops and 121 support on a quarterly basis
  • Maintaining positive relationships with participants and their circles of support to ensure inclusive success
  • Managing professional relationships with stakeholders and employers to create opportunities for participants

Delivering high quality support:

  • Keeping accurate and up-to-date records ready for audit
  • Recording and gathering project information in line with project timescales and work plan
  • Handling and storing project information in line with ENABLE Scotland’s data protection policy
  • Reporting accurately on project activity when requested and in line with project timescales

Meeting performance expectations:

  • Active case management to ensure participants are achieving success
  • Meeting and exceeding individual project expectations
  • Innovating and collaborating across your team to support wider ENABLE Works performance

Contribution to strategy:

  • Sharing best practice and opportunities with ENABLE Works colleagues
  • Positive and flexible response to changes in work plans
  • Collaborative approach to team and departmental delivery
  • Managing your time/caseload efficiently in order to respond to additional duties as required
  • Supporting the training and marking of accredited staff training
  • Representing ENABLE Works and ENABLE Scotland with an understanding of departmental and organisational strategies

About You

Person Specification

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

Knowledge and Understanding

  • A commitment to support people with learning disabilities to get the jobs they want
  • Understanding of employability services and methodologies
  • Knowledge of the local area and it’s community assets

Skills/abilities

  • Ability to profile skills and aspirations of people with learning disabilities
  • Ability to innovate and plan so people with learning disabilities can achieve goals
  • Ability to partner and negotiate with stakeholders
  • Professional presentation and personality
  • Self-management skills and the ability to meet duties effectively
  • IT literacy
  • Ability to deliver engaging virtual sessions to remote partners
  • Proactive and collaborative approach to team work
  • Commitment to personal and professional development
  • Full clean driving license and access to a car

Experience

  • Experience of achieving success through innovation
  • Experience of working in a performance-focussed team
  • Experience of delivering learning
  • Experience of meeting/exceeding demanding compliance requirements

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

Qualifications

  • PDA in Supported Employment

Knowledge and Understanding

  • Knowledge of other employability and supported employment programmes
  • Knowledge of skills and employment services for disabled people
  • Understanding of relevant policy and legislation

Experience

  • Experience of delivering other employability and supported employment programmes.
  • Experience of working with people who have multiple and/or complex barriers and supporting them into paid employment

About Us

At ENABLE Scotland we believe in developing all our staff and we provide an extensive learning programme together with in-house career development opportunities.

We also have an excellent range of staff benefits on offer including but not limited to:

  • Health cash plans providing a wide range of health benefits to help people cover the cost of their everyday health care.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loans

Starting a career with ENABLE Scotland is the first step towards making a real difference in our award-winning charity’s mission to help create an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.

ENABLE Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and our recruitment, selection and assessment process is based entirely on values, skills and competencies required of the specific roles.

Application notes

To find out more and to apply, please visit our website.