Salary: £24,000 - £26,000 per annum
Full time, Permanent
We are seeking a specialist Employment Adviser to work with unemployed jobseekers with health conditions or disabilities in Croydon to support them in finding and sustaining employment on the Work and Health Programme.
The role will involve meeting with jobseekers and identifying any challenges and barriers in finding sustainable employment. Some participants may have complex needs.
You will motivate your caseload of participants and support them with CV writing and job application process. You will build and maintain strong relationships with employers to identify employment opportunities.
Maintain an up-to-date working knowledge of the local labour market, training opportunities and relevant support agencies particularly health and wellbeing service providers.
Previous experience of working in a similar role in Welfare to Work or publicly funded services.
Able to demonstrate coaching or mentoring experience and persuasion/influencing skills.
You will have the ability to build rapport, show empathy and motivate people.
Experience of working in a performance target driven environment.
Willingness to travel locally (to meet with customers and employers).
Ideally hold NVQ in Advice and Guidance or Award in Education & Training.
Experience of facilitating and supporting participants with complex and/or multiple barriers (particularly health and social inclusion related) to success in an employability setting.