Employment and Skills Advisor (NEET)
Please note this is a fixed term contract for 12 months.
For those who do not meet all the requirements of the role at start, the salary will be £30,906 and the candidate will be supported to meet the full requirements in the role.
Essex is a diverse county with some of the highest levels of deprivation in the country through to highly affluent communities, which gives us a wide variance in life expectancy and quality. In support of the delivery of Inclusive Economic Growth, ECC's work on the skills system will aid increased employment rates in higher quality roles for Essex residents, demonstrate the benefits of Essex's strategic location to large employers and enable increased quality of life and wellbeing for residents. Supporting young people requiring impartial advice and guidance to progress into post 16 opportunities into appropriate employment, education, training and vocational opportunities. Possessing an IAG Qualification, Dip CG, QCG or NVQ 4 LDDS and a proven track record of progressing young people into education, training and employment opportunities. A broad understanding of the issues affecting young people, opportunities for learning and the services provided by partner agencies is essential. Service/Functional Accountabilities
- Responsible for assisting young people to overcome barriers to learning and employment through a self-referral process. Providing impartial careers information and guidance, supportive of person centred career planning, i.e. CV writing, job applications, interview techniques, delivery of group work sessions and large scale presentations. Responsible for managing individual caseloads and maintaining accuracy of individual client records, in conjunction DfE guidance.Discharge the Council's statutory responsibility to engage with all under 18 benefit claimants for DWP registration and child benefit registrations with HMRC.
Knowledge Skills and Experience
- Possesses an IAG Qualification, Dip CG, QCG or (minimum NVQ 4) level preferably working towards level 6 LDDS, or equivalent by experience. Evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in relevant professional area.Advanced communication skills and solution focused approach to identify and understand the needs of hard to reach young people, with the ability to coach and instil confidence, resilience and life skills.Proven track record of progressing young people into education, training and employment opportunities.A broad understanding of the issues affecting young people, opportunities for learning and the services provided by partner organisations. Maintains currency with labour market information and developments within education.