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Kickstart Employability Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,795
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 5th May 2021


  • Advertised from 23rd April 2021

Role

Reports to: Kickstart Team Leader

Location: RTW Delivery Centres & Outreach venues throughout North Lanarkshire (Initially Working from home)

Contracted Hours: Full Time 35 hours per week

Contract Duration: Post is to cover Maternity Leave and Funded to December 2021 with a possibility of extension

Last year has been more than a drop in the ocean. However, at Routes to Work, we believe in the power of people and the transformative effect we have. Do you fancy taking a dip in the ocean?

About us

Routes to Work Limited (RTW) is a registered Charity and a strategic partner within North Lanarkshire’s Working, the North Lanarkshire Partnership’s Employability Service. At RTW, we deliver employment support services and skills development to economically disadvantaged residents of North Lanarkshire who require our support to access and sustain work and make improvements in their lives.

What’s new?

We have been successful in securing funding to deliver a range of services for young people under the Scottish Youth Guarantee and are delighted to be helping this disproportionately affected group as part of the economic recovery. We are looking for team members to help us deliver on the Scottish Youth Guarantee services as well as supporting the other programmes at Routes to Work that continue to be crucial to ensure that North Lanarkshire and its’ residents are able to avail themselves of the labour market opportunities that will occur once the economic recovery starts.

About you

Candidates must have a drive and passion to improve the lives of North Lanarkshire residents. You must demonstrate that you can be resourceful; resilient; self-motivated and are completely client-centric.

About the job

You will work with Kickstart employers to ensure an integrated programme of support is provided to Kick Start participants to maximise the benefit of their participation on the programme. To provide a job broker & development service for all Kickstart participants to ensure that their temporary employment opportunity is improving their longer-term employability prospects and personal development opportunities are being provided to maximise their chances of moving into sustainable employment.

Main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • To establish & develop positive & effective working relationships with Kick Start employers and participants.
  • To provide a high-quality initial assessment of client skills, qualifications, experience and barriers to employment within an agreed framework with a view to identifying an effective six-month development plan.
  • To make referrals as required to specialist agencies to deal with client barriers such as motivation, social issues, debt & money advice, housing issues as identified.
  • To provide a range of individual support sessions on an incremental basis to all Kick Start participants to support their personal development and transition into more sustainable employment.
  • To promote and job match Kick Start participants to suitable vacancies for sustainable employment.
  • Review client progress by conducting regular action plan review & updating participant records, as necessary.
  • To ensure accurate and up-to-date records are maintained on individual clients via the Management Information Database to ensure accurate reporting of individual & company achievements and claiming of outcomes can be made.
  • To achieve engage targets in line with Kick Start service level agreement.

The post being recruited for are to support the following programme.

Kickstart

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

RTW is acting as a Gateway Organisation for a number of Third Sector organisations in North Lanarkshire who wish to take part in the scheme and we will be providing the employability wrap around support for those successful Kickstart participants as well as the participants of small businesses that have accessed the Kickstart scheme through North Lanarkshire Council who are also a Gateway Organisation.

All posts are subject to membership of the PVG scheme.

Application notes

To apply you must download the relevant information by clicking on the link below

kickstart employability support worker - Routes to Work

Contained within the link will be information offering further guidance to apply and the following documents;

  • Expression of Interest
  • Job Description
  • Person Specification
  • Application Form
  • Job Applicant Data Policy

Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 5th May 2021 by 12 noon.

Routes to Work Ltd is committed to the principles of Equal Opportunities, please contact us if you require any adaptions for the recruitment process.