Caseworker - London (Journey 2 Work programme)

The Journey to Work project is a DWP/ESF project to support economically inactive and long-term unemployed participants (over 50’s) move towards and into sustainable employment. This is done using a personalised circle of support approach and a range of innovative interventions. It will also include support in the workplace if required.

Area: London

Responsible to: Contract Manager

Role Summary: A performance driven role in an exciting and developing industry, the engagement officer will utilise all their skills and innovation identify and engage new partners for the ecircle of support. Maintain relationships with referral agents (including JCP, Local Councils and other statutory and non-statutory agencies) to ensure maximum levels of referral to the provision. The Employment Service Lead must be adaptable to change and working towards continuous improvement in quality and performance. This calls for good team work and flexibility. The attainment of personal and team targets is essential in the role.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

-To market and sell Kennedy Scott’s services effectively and professionally to source new referrals across the contract area.

-Ensure referrals are reaching agreed targets and undertake initial eligibility checks for new participants on the project

-To demonstrate a detailed local knowledge and awareness of local labour market developments in order to pro-actively market opportunities to participants and meet the needs of the employer

-To demonstrate a detailed knowledge and awareness of local community organisations in order to pro-actively market opportunities to participants and meet the needs of participants on the project

-Developing good relationships with the participants and their Caseworker, to understand the participants job needs and preferences

-Build and maintain relationships with referral and partner organisations to support participants through the programme

-Maintain relationships with Supply chain partners and eCircle of support providers

-Deliver interview training and mock sessions to aid the participant in their journey

-Smart and effective case load management

-Varied field work and outreach working

-Perform other related duties as required

Person Specification

Essential

-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to build good working relationships with all employees, participants and employers

-Experience in working with people over 50 to overcome their barriers and into employment

-Flexibility and adaptability to change

-Highly motivated individual

-Confident in; Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Email

-Achieved or working towards the ERS L2 qualification

-Experience/training in Health and Safety in the workplace

-Knowledge of Safeguarding Processes

Desirable

-Experience of working on a Government funded provision

Personal Qualities

-A passion for supporting our participants in overcoming their barriers and reaching their potential

-A belief and determination in making a difference

Kennedy Scott is a Disability Confident Employer actively looking to attract and recruit disabled people. We are committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process, a flexible approach to the assessment of applicants and to making reasonable adjustments when required. Kennedy Scott will also guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job.

To apply for the above post please complete our application form and return to recruitment@kennedyscott.co.uk. Alternatively you can post it to Kennedy Scott, Enterprise House, Beeson’s Yard, Bury Lane, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 1DS.

Please note that we are happy to accept CV’s, however, you must complete this short form with your CV to be included for shortlisting, please click here to download.

Should you have any difficulty completing an application form, please contact Helen Rule our Executive Assistant: recruitment@kennedyscott.co.uk or call us on 01923 712817 to discuss alternative options.

As a Disability Confident Employer, Kennedy Scott guarantees to interview all applicants who disclose a disability and meet the essential requirements for that position. Those who wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, can find the Person Specification shortlisting criteria in the Job Description. Reasonable adjustments for interviews can also be requested as part of the application process.

When recruiting new members of staff, Kennedy Scott always seeks to ensure that the best candidate is chosen for each job and aim to meet all recruitment obligations under The Equality Act 2010. Our equal opportunities monitoring form is confidential and voluntary, but helps us to monitor and encourage equality and diversity.


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