Employability Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,100 – £27,012 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 12th July 2020

  • Advertised from 24th June 2020
  • 17.5 hours per week. Maternity Leave Cover initially until 31.01.2021.


The Employability Support Worker will be responsible to the Dundee Services Manager and will work in collaboration with Dundee Pathway Consortium (DPC) partner organisations to provide employability services for single parents with disabilities and mental health conditions in Dundee

Key responsibilities include:

Case Management: Support single parents with disabilities and mental health conditions, using case management methods, to provide a continuum of consistent support on their employability pathway journey into sustained employment.

Families: Help eligible single parents to identify their future goals, assess motivation, develop personal development plans and help in their implementation through individual and group work.

Barriers: Identify barriers to employment and work with single parents with disabilities and mental health conditions to address those barriers.

Liaison:Building links with organisations and groups throughout Dundee, to identify eligible single parents interested in progressing towards employment.

Outreach & Engagement: Undertake activities in communities to actively reach eligible single parents as a basis to support their learning and development and engage them in action to support change within their lives.

Work/Vocational Activities & Training:Coordinate and deliver a range of activities to enable single parents with disabilities and mental health conditions to develop core knowledge and skills to increase their employability potential.

Job Matching: Refer job ready single parents to support within the consortium to help with job searching, interviews, securing and sustaining employment.

In Work Support:Provide single parents with disabilities and mental health conditions with continued support whilst in employment to help sustain their jobs.

Local services: Develop knowledge of services related to employment, training, education, childcare and other support. Develop an effective network of referral agencies to support clients' needs.

Signpost:single parents to services that will address their needs.

Money Advice:Liaise with money advice workers and the single parent helpline to offer better off calculations and access to debt counselling support.

Marketing: To implement the marketing and promotion strategy for the service.

Monitoring and Evaluation: Ensure effective recording, monitoring and evaluation procedures are implemented.

Other Relevant duties: This job description is a broad picture of the post at the date of preparation. It is not an exhaustive list of all possible duties and it is recognised that jobs change and evolve over time.

Essential Experience and Knowledge:

  • Qualification: A relevant professional qualification or an exceptionally good standard of education equivalent to HNC/HND, SVQ 3 or 4 combined with relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of issues affecting lone parents in Scotland
  • Knowledge of employability issues relevant to single parents
  • Experience of liaison and partnership working with other agencies
  • Knowledge and understanding of the roles of other voluntary and statutory agencies relevant to lone parent families.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • IT skills commensurate to the needs of the post
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Flexibility to meet the needs of the services
  • Satisfactory Disclosure check

Application notes

Application Form and Full Job Description available from the One Parent Families Scotland website: opfs.org.uk/get-involved/work-with-us

Completed applications should be returned to Email: kim.mcrae@opfs.org.uk by the closing date 5pm Sunday 12th July 2019.

OPFS aims to be a family friendly and equal opportunity employer and has IIP status and Living Wage Accreditation.