Supported Employment Advisor, Open to flexible working
Supported Employment Advisor
Fixed Term / Secondment for 12 Months - Full Time
£33,759 - £34,986 per annum SO2 (effective from 1st April 2019)
Hackney is London's most diverse, dynamic borough. Reaching from the Square Mile to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, this is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in technology, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green spaces than any other inner London borough; some of the capital's finest schools; first class transport connections; excellent public services; and thriving arts, cultural and retail sectors. We seek people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth provides benefits for everyone and creates opportunities to transform the lives of residents.
We know that staff are key to our success and we are seeking people with ambition, creativity and commitment to our values to help us achieve the best for the people of Hackney.
This is multi-faceted role offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced Supported Employment Advisor to further develop their career in a dynamic new team, within Employment & Skills. Successful applicants will support people with mental health conditions and health and social care needs, to gain and sustain paid employment. Supported Employment Advisors will facilitate, develop and maintain excellent working relationships with employers and broker job opportunities for the client group; closely guiding and supporting them into successful employment.
We are looking for individuals with a demonstrable track record of placing people into paid employment. This position will suit a self-starter, who is able to use their own initiative, whilst also implementing evidence based employment models, such as IPS/ Supported Employment.
You will need to have substantial in-depth experience of supporting people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions, to gain and sustain paid or self-employment, in an employment focused environment.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you are passionate about improving lives and making a difference through supporting people into employment, this is the job for you.
Please contact Chetna Chudasama, should you require further information about the roles on 0208 356 7320.
It is essential that you attach a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
Closing Date: Sunday 24 February 2019 (22:59 hrs)
We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome a diversity of talent to apply.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.