DMCS – Employment Support Worker London based 6 months fixed term contract

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We are looking for people to work with our employment team to support Deaf people who are furthest from the labour market, working intensively with individuals, offering exceptional levels of advice, guidance and practical support to overcome barriers and move towards and into sustainable volunteering, education, training or employment. We are seeking customer-focused and target-driven individual to assist and motivate clients to overcome barriers to employment. You will hold IAG level 2 or above and have experience in delivering a structured environment.

Your responsibilities will include outreach work to encourage clients to join our provision, working with individuals on CV writing, interview skills, applications and job-search techniques, undertaking assessments, designing and monitoring individual action plans and delivering training. As a team player, you will offer excellent customer service, organizational and time management skills. You will independently source and secure other employment opportunities with employers and actively broker clients into these roles. iDeaf – London Deaf Information Service is a Deaf-led and Deaf-run organisation, where we concentrate on improving the standard of living, the health and well being and develop skills for better job prospects for Deaf people throughout London and beyond. We now have staff located in East London, Victoria, Greenwich, London Bridge, Peterborough, and Brighton this provides ease of access to Deaf people from all over London and beyond.

This role specialises in supporting service users in obtaining and continuing in employment. The Employment Support Worker will identify employment opportunities for people with disabilities or the long-term unemployed by contacting employers, finding out about job openings and trying to match them up with service users whose skills and abilities they have assessed. You will also assist people that have been referred from the JobCentre, Peabody, and others under DMCS Employment Service Management delegate.

You may also help with practical matters such as conducting an online or paper-based Universal Job Profile to determine possible career choices, preparing CVs and coaching in interview skills. In addition, they assess any support service users may need in carrying out their job ? such as special equipment, adaptations. Employment Support Workers might also provide clients with extra support in every-day domestic tasks such as paying rent and bills as these have a significant impact on employment success.

Employment support staff also work with employers, helping ease the transition into the workplace and / or helping create individual training programmes, if required. They may arrange training for service users before putting them forward for work. Part of the job involves regular communication with local employers to keep up-to-date with opportunities, and putting forward the idea of employing someone who is long-term unemployed (but perhaps newly retrained) or with a disability.Responsibilities: Making sure all client information is updated

iDeaf - Deaf Multilingual Community Support / London Deaf Information Service
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