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- Contract type
- 670 days ago
Job Title: Employment, Training and Education (ETE) Worker
Salary: £20,013 - £27,593 per annum
Closing Date: Sunday 16th December 2012
Please note that due to the Christmas holiday period, successful shortlisted candidates will be contacted in the New Year with interview details.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POST IS ON A FIXED TERM CONTRACT FOR 12 MONTHS.
This role will work as part of the Partnership `Training and Development House Project` to prepare and support service users whilst they are engaged within this project, and to access and sustain Employment, Training and Educational (ETE) opportunities.
1. Prepare service users for joining the house project through a range of one to one and group based interventions.
2. Process referrals and provide an assessment of suitability for individuals (who may be at any point in recovering from drug and / or alcohol use) to take part in the House Project.
3. Overseeing the service users working on the House Project
4. Supporting service users to remain engaged before, during and after the building project.
5. Process referrals and provide an assessment of individual ETE needs of clients in accessing mainstream ETE provision - both work related (e.g. lack of skills or recent work experience) and non-work related issues (e.g. debt, homelessness, disabilities and health concerns including those linked to drug and alcohol misuse, family relationships, etc).
6. Motivate and support clients to engage in and sustain appropriate ETE interventions.
7. Contribute to the ongoing design and delivery of a comprehensive ETE programme that provides individual and group activities consisting of motivational techniques, support, advice, guidance, soft skills and job search skills that overcome barriers to employment.
8. Carry an individual caseload and provide one-to-one and group support to clients.
9. To work flexibly across the county of Bedfordshire, including weekend and evening work.
10. Refer clients to services appropriate to their needs at the time including treatment, mentoring support, Progress2Work, Jobcentre Plus, New Deal, voluntary work and community based employment, training or educational opportunities.
11. Develop a network of contacts and resources and maintain an up to date `map` of relevant agencies including criminal justice, drug treatment, resettlement, employment, training and local centres of education from basic skills to further education.
12. Provide support, aftercare and relapse prevention services to clients, once they have entered the job market.
13. Maintain effective links with mainstream education, training and employment services that can provide opportunities to clients.
14. To work closely with relevant agencies to actively promote service user involvement in substance misuse related service provision
15. Be responsible for maintaining client records to the required standard, and other administrative procedures required to operate the service.
16. Maintain information for monitoring purposes, and contribute to the preparation of reports on the aims, objectives and performance of the project.
17. To attend identified meetings in accordance with the role, in relation to both voluntary and statutory agencies.
18. To provide regular support and encouragement to service users to enable them to participate in service user involvement and decision making processes.
19. To present the work of the Project, and report back at relevant partnership/multi agency meetings, alongside service users and /or management where applicable.
20. To take personal responsibility to keep working knowledge up to date, and reflect and evaluate on personal values in accordance with the development of your practice.
21. To be actively aware of possible significant risks in the workplace and know how to identify and deal with appropriat