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Camden has seen a significant rise in youth unemployment, disproportionately effecting young people with SEND and is investing more in employment support to ensure that young people with Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) can access good work that enables them to live secure, sustainable and happy lives. This role will be key in supporting employment and community inclusion pathways
Managing a targeted caseload of young people with SEND who have an EHC Plan, who have been identified through close working relationships with SEN, Schools, Colleges, and Social Care, to deliver a coordinated approach to support and secure employment.
Effectively supporting young people with SEND as they transition from education to employment by assisting and enabling them to access employment, training and other related opportunities whilst maintaining high customer service standards.
Working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders to develop relationships and local employment opportunities; to build confidence and resilience in Camden young people seeking paid work; remove barriers and enable young people with SEND to access and sustain employment.
This role will involve working collaboratively with the SEND Employment Officer, SEN Manager and Senior SEN officers to identify the potential SEND cohort to undertake new employment pathway opportunities within the community.
In this role you will identify and work directly with employers to develop and grow employment, social enterprise, apprenticeship and supported internship opportunities for young people with SEND who have an EHC Plan
You will thrive to build relationships and work with local partners, including schools and colleges, to ensure that young people with SEND have a relevant vocational profile, skills and readiness for employment and are able to access local opportunities.
You will have the ability to co-ordinate individual action plans owned by the young person and developed with their support network. Attending network review meetings to ensure the plan is actioned, updated and effective in achieving desired outcomes.
You will ensure accurate data recording and reporting to ensure this supports demonstrating successful impact and identifies trends/gaps for future work.
You will assist in the application for Access to Work where required.
You will support the SEND Employment Officer to deliver briefings, meetings, written/online materials and events with partners, parent/carers, professionals and young people that will contribute to raising the participation levels in schools.