Lead Worker- Tackling Multiple Disadvantage
Job Title: Lead Worker – Tackling Multiple Disadvantage
Service: Tackling Multiple Disadvantage
Salary: £29,010,-£30,900 per annum incl ILW and 6.5% non contributory pension
Hours: 37.5 per week
Location: North, East, West London & The Employment Academy
Number of posts: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract (until 31st December 2019)
Closing Date: 5th November 2018
Interview Date: TBC
Thames Reach is a London- based charity helping homeless and vulnerable people to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Our vision is to end street homelessness.
Tackling Multiple Disadvantage is a specialist employability project for people with multiple and complex needs, including people who are homeless. Led by Crisis, the project is delivered in partnership with Thames Reach, St Mungo’s and Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest’ and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF).
Thames Reach is seeking to employ a lead support worker who is committed to supporting people with a history of homelessness into employment. The post will work as part of Thames Reach’s Employment Team and will primarily be based in Brent, Greenwich and Thames Reach’s Employment Academy in Camberwell.
The post-holder will:
• Recruit clients to the project from homelessness services
• Support them into training, volunteering and employment
• Support clients to overcome barriers they face in moving into employment
• Take a lead on the project, supporting the support workers in their practise.
• Develop a network of employer partners with a focus on LLW employers
• Support clients to produce high – quality CVs, job applications and develop interview skills, including running 1-1 sessions and workshops
• Enable clients to sustain employment and build a career through liaising with employers, advocating for clients, assessing skills needs, and signposting to CPD courses
• Take an inclusive approach to supporting clients
• Organise and deliver an annual jobs fair at Thames Reach’s Employment Academy in Camberwell
• Take an active role in initiating/feeding into internal and external briefings, research and policy reviews
The successful candidate will have experience of supporting vulnerable people into work and of working in partnership with voluntary, statutory and private sector organisations in delivering objectives and achieving targets.
Thames Reach is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect and celebrate diversity. We welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history of homelessness, sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation or religious belief.
For further information, please contact Michael Buckley on 020 3617 6070
Please download the application pack and return to firstname.lastname@example.org