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Employment Advisor

  • Location

    Morden

  • Sector:

    Human Resources

  • Job type:

    Contracts

  • Salary:

    £16.80 - £20.92 per hour + PAYE/Umbrella

  • Job ref:

    5188164_1633512666

  • Published:

    12 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 months +

  • Start date:

    01-10-2021

  • Expiry date:

    05-11-2021

A 6 months+ opportunity for an Employment Advisor has arisen with the local authorities in Morden.

Our clients team identify paid employment opportunities for adults with a learning disability in Merton, by liaising directly with local employers as well as agencies, such as Jobcentre Plus. This role is to lead the team and to work directly with customers and to strengthen existing links while developing new relationships with stakeholders.

The role is to liaise with relevant voluntary/charitable/private sector employment services, as appropriate to place individuals in work or work related activities including volunteer placements and to develop links across the Council and its partners to create employment opportunities and internships.

The team seeks opportunities for joint working with other agencies, local colleges and vocational trainers and identify suitable grants and funding opportunities, and to explore all relevant funding/training programmes which arise from central Government or local initiatives. Key local stakeholders will be Merton Adult Learning, Merton Connect, Chamber of Commerce, local employers and Merton Mencap.

Skills and Experience:

  • knowledge and experience of supporting people with specialist requirements to gain employment.
  • knowledge of DWP procedures and benefits, as well as knowledge of schemes and grants available to support people into work.
  • Have the vision and ability to help design a pathway into employment for people with a learning disability and other support needs.
  • Understand and promote the rights of people with a learning disability in living an independent life and participating fully in society.

Hours of work are 9am till 5pm, 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

To apply please send your CV or email for more information.

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