We are looking for an excited and passionate Employ Me Caseworker to work across Birmingham and the West Midlands on our Employ Me Services. Our programme offers a wide range of benefits, helping people with learning disabilities:
To raise their aspirations
Build skills and confidence
Have a better understanding of employment
Show employers what they can do
Progress towards paid work, voluntary work or further education
You will directly supporting SEND learners, working collaboratively with, and generating referrals from, educational providers, Job Centre Plus and support agencies.
You will work with learners individually and in groups (online and face to face) to agree and develop plans and activities which will take them closer to paid employment.
You will need the ability to work on your own initiative, good interpersonal, problem solving and communication skills as well as the ability to work effectively with learners, employers, educational professionals and parents/carers is essential. The ability to maintain accurate and up to date records using IT based systems is also required.
This is a full time post (37.5 hours a week) funded until Sept 2022. The role will work from an office address with some travel to other locations within Birmingham required.
At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us. Together we are Mencap!
All candidates offered an interview for this role will need to provide evidence of their GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent) at interview stage or prior to interview stage.
(Please see the Job Description and Personal Specification for a more extensive list of responsibilities, experiences and key skills required for this role).
Job ID : 22539
Mencap is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.