Progessions Worker (ETE - Education, Training and Employability)

Organisation: 
Spitalfields Crypt Trust (SCT)
Location: 
Shoreditch
Contract type: 
Permanent
Hours: 
37.5
Salary: 
26,000
Deadline for applications: 
Sunday, 24 February 2019 - 11:59pm

Our Progression Worker will manage a caseload of service users who want to explore ETE opportunities. The support offered will be tailored to each service users needs to help them achieve their potential.

For SCT, Progression is about empowering individuals in recovery to grow in confidence, and to recognise the potential we see in them from the very start. We aim to assist and support service users of SCT’s Training and Development Centre to explore further Education, Training and Employment opportunities both internally and externally to SCT. 

Role and Responsibilities:

  1. Identify service users who are ready to move on to further Education, Training and Employment opportunities.
  • Liaise with managers, particularly the Training and Development Manager to identify service users who are getting ready to move on to Progression.
  • Forge strong relationships with SCT’s social enterprises as businesses to establish clear volunteering and trainee pathways for service users.
  • Identify individual needs by conducting needs assessment, setting goals and evaluating progress.
  • Ensure that each service user has a progression plan appropriate to his/her particular needs. Follow these up with a review.
  • Ensure that plans for students to move on are appropriate and that all necessary support is given.
  • Promote the work of SCT to external partners.

      2.  Providing Information, Advice and Guidance around ETE opportunities for each service user.

  • Provide information, initial advice and guidance on opportunities in employment, voluntary work and further education.
  • Refer people to appropriate work placements, volunteering experiences, apprenticeship schemes, colleges and other programmes outside SCT.
  • Establish and maintain the above partnerships with all relevant ETE providers to ensure we offer a wide variety of opportunities to offer all service users. Identify external services and referral agencies and promote the work of SCT.
  • Support service users with referrals and applications to ETE opportunities.

     3.   Providing Information, Advice and Guidance around ETE opportunities for each service user.

  • Provide information, initial advice and guidance on opportunities in employment, voluntary work and further education.
  • Refer people to appropriate work placements, volunteering experiences, apprenticeship schemes, colleges and other programmes outside SCT.
  • Establish and maintain the above partnerships with all relevant ETE providers to ensure we offer a wide variety of opportunities to offer all service users. Identify external services and referral agencies and promote the work of SCT.
  • Support service users with referrals and applications to ETE opportunities.
  • Maintain excellent records of activities, outcomes and feedback including monitoring outputs.
  • Input relevant data onto our M&E database to track service user progress.
  • Identify success stories of target service users who have overcome significant barriers to succeed in learning and work.
  • Work with colleagues to celebrate success stories (e.g. via celebration events, publications, etc.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities, staff development opportunities, sharing of good practice, and self-evaluation.
  • Work alongside our Fundraising Team to prepare funding reports for donors.

      4. Providing ongoing support to Progression Alumni

  • Providing regular check in calls/meetings to service users who have accessed support within the last 12 months.
  • Signposting to other relevant services needed to maintain their recovery.
  • Developing a yearly Progression Alumni event to celebrate service users achievements and ensure contact is maintained with Alumni’s.

      5. General

Ethos

  • To ensure compliance with SCT’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • To ensure compliance with all statutory and legal obligations, such as data protection law.

Environment

  • To ensure a safe and secure environment for service users, free, in particular, from alcohol and drugs, and from abusive behaviour and exploitation.
  • Finance and Budgeting
  • To operate within agreed budgets, and to comply with SCT’s financial control procedures.

Subordinate

  • To comply with the Line Manager’s reporting requirements.
  • To undertake other tasks as delegated from time to time by your Line Manager in the best interests of the overall work of SCT.

Person Specification

Essential

Skills and Knowledge

  • A working knowledge of welfare benefits and experience of supporting service users to maximise their income.
  • An understanding of addiction and recovery
  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to relate to a wide range of people from the long-term
  • unemployed to corporate volunteers
  • A working knowledge of welfare benefits and experience of supporting service users to maximise their income.

Experience 

  • Good networking skills and the ability to broker new working relationships with ETE providers.
  • An ability to work on your own initiative. 
  • Proven organisational skills
  • Experience of database maintenance and monitoring and evaluation.

Cultural Indicators

Delivering Results

  • Delivers great outcomes through our vision and strategy, effectively planning and meeting targets.
  • Makes effective, data-driven decisions.

Role Model / Leading by Example

  • Is an inspiring role model for others, building trust and living our Vision / Mission and principles and delivering our services accordingly.

Continual Improvements

  • Consistently seeks to improve how we do things to achieve and Embraces change and innovation.

Effective Communication

  • Communicates clearly, effectively and honestly. Listens to others and adapts communication to suit them.

One Team

  • Works with others as one team, actively collaborating to achieve a shared vision. Building relationships across SCT, sharing information and expertise.

To note, if selected for interview you must be available on Friday 1st March 2019, SCT will contact you by Tuesday 26th February if your application is successful.

 

 

 

 

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