Senior Practitioner

Job Title:  Senior Practitioner Ref: SPES-0619 Salary: Grade E £31,434- £34,128 ILW  incl 6.5% employer contributory  pension scheme Hours: 37.5 […]

Job Title:  Senior Practitioner

Ref: SPES-0619
Salary: Grade E £31,434- £34,128 ILW  incl 6.5% employer contributory  pension scheme
Hours: 37.5 per week
Location:  Southwark
Number of posts: 1
Contract Type:  Permanent
Closing Date:  Midnight 23rd June 2019
Interview Date: TBC

Thames Reach believes that everyone should have a decent home, build supportive relationship and lead fulfilling lives. Employment and skills support is integral to Thames Reach’s services as it gives people the opportunity to move away from the risk of homelessness. As a Senior Practitioner in the team you will manage key and high profile projects and develop our employment and skills offer.

About the Role

You will lead the Skills Programme which supports people to improve their literacy, numeracy and digital skills.   The Programme includes a range of activities from informal Reading Aloud groups, to accredited digital courses run in partnership with City Lit College.  Thames Reach’s Skills Programme has been running for five years; now is a good opportunity to review and develop the programme.

In addition you will:

-Recruit and train reading buddies and reading group volunteers

-Promote employment and skills across Thames Reach services

-Manage employment and skills projects within the team

-Supervise and support staff

-Complete the monitoring and reporting for projects to commissioners

-Develop partnerships with external organisations to enhance the work of the Employment & Skills team

-Ensure the team effectively record their work and that performance information is accurate

A teaching qualification(PGCE or DTLLS) is desirable but not essential.

As well as a great working environment we also offer:

-Support you to develop your knowledge and skills and advance in your career.

-Involve you in development of services and resolving rough sleeping.

-Offer a generous contributory pension scheme, tuition aid and a wide range of training courses and opportunities.

-Give you 29 days holiday and 8 paid bank holidays.

-Flexible working arrangements

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 an informal discussion about the role, contact Michael Buckley on 020 3617 6070
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