Employment Link Officer
Ambition Coventry is part-funded by the European Social Fund and supported under the Youth Employment Initiative.
Ambition Coventry is an established programme that has been extended to run until December 2020. It is set up to ensure young people in Coventry get the best start in life through high quality support into job opportunities.
Do you believe that young people experiencing mental health difficulties should have the same employment opportunities as other members of society? If the answer is yes, then please read on.
The Employment and Wellbeing Service have joined forces with “Improving Access to Psychological Therapies” (IAPT) Service which is delivered by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust and Coventry and Warwickshire Mind to develop an exciing partnership with the aim of increasing employment opportunities for young people experiencing common mental health difficulties in Coventry.
Working with young people with mental health difficulties, health professionals and employers you will be responsible for carrying out employment focused assessments and then working with the young person to create a clear plan of action which will enable the individual to move closer to and into employment.
You will be responsible for sourcing and then working with employers to develop good quality sustainable employment opportunities which match the employment aspirations of the people you are supporting. You will also ensure that individuals and employers receive the appropriate support and guidance to succeed, linking with other professionals and services where appropriate.
You will need to be excellent at developing strong relationships, an effective communicator able to work with a wide range of people and crucially have the skills and ability to negotiate with employers across a wide range of sectors.
A key part of this role involves working with young people, families, professionals and employers to raise awareness and challenge the stigma and prejudices which prevents so many people from achieving their potential. You will need to have good self-management skills, flexibility and the ability to meet challenging but highly rewarding targets.
If you are dynamic, able to use your initiative and believe that you have the drive and skills to be able to make a real difference to the lives of young people experiencing mental health difficulties then we want to hear from you.
Please be aware the three behavioural questions in the application form will be the core of your application assessment for each of the posts. Therefore, please answer with as much information as possible
19 hours per week - funded till December 2020
Interview and Shortlisting Date
Shortlisting Wednesday 19th September 2018
Interview date Monday 1st October 2018
In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, childcare vouchers, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.
We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers
Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including Spam/Junk) and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.
This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.
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