CPO Employability Mentor (Temporary)

£12.45 - £13.59 per hour
10 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017
Role Profile TEMPORARY UNTIL 31ST MARCH 2018 ROLE DEFINITION To provide mentoring support to encourage service users subject to Community Payback Orders to progress into education, employment or training, within the context of the Council's Strategic Plan to improve outcomes for service users. This role is solely involved in Structural Funds activity through European Social Funding. KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Corporate Responsibilities To undertake individual role in line with the Council's Strategic Priorities and in compliance with the Council's corporate policies and procedures. To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below. Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities Engage with Criminal Justice service users subject to an Unpaid Work Requirement to promote paths into employment Provide mentoring support to encourage clients to progress into education, employment or training and provide advice to service users. Advocate of behalf of service users to make the most use of employability services available in the area. Undertake individual needs assessments and develop individual action plans that will set goals for services users to progress toward employment, training or education. Identify appropriate pathways and resources to skills development. Liaise appropriately with colleagues and a range of agencies, particularly employability and skills and financial inclusion services. Maintain accurate administrative records in accordance with procedures for relevant information systems and work plans are within agreed funding parameters. Organise and facilitate review meetings between service users and agencies. Contribute fully at team meetings in accordance with team working and service development. Escort service users to resources as directed. Produce reports on outcomes using infographics on key performance indicators ESSENTIAL / DESIRABLE CRITERIA Essential Desirable Evidence Education and Qualifications HNC Social Care or SVQ Level 3 Social Care or equivalent qualification HNC Social Care AND SVQ Level 3 Social Care or equivalent qualifications Application Form Interview Experience Experience of working with relevant service user group Experience in a mentoring role Experience in the formal assessment of service users Application Form References Interview Specialist Knowledge A working knowledge of the needs of service users Experience of Employability Services Proficiency in employability, job search and career development techniques and tools. Familiarity with education and skills development providers Knowledge of assessment and review processes Knowledge of relevant legislation Knowledge of the Care First System Application Form Interview Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate) Skills and Abilities Effective verbal and written communication skills IT and information systems skills Organisational skills Ability to meet deadlines Ability to work under pressure Ability to work as part of a team Ability to work on own initiative Ability to network effectively, build and foster relationships with other agencies Application Form References Interview Other Ability to travel throughout North Ayrshire Application Form Interview Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate) Staff Values & Behaviours North Ayrshire Council uses behavioural based approach throughout the recruitment process. Our staff values of Focus, Passion & Inspiration will be explored for this vacancy. Further information on how to complete behaviour based application form questions is available on the Council's website . Value Behaviours Focus. We put our customers first We understand the bigger picture Provide excellent customer services Meet and where possible exceed the expectations of internal and external customers. Understand the performance levels and standards required within our own role and strive to achieve and where possible exceed these. Know how the work we do fits into the overall performance of the Council. Passion. We take pride in the jobs we do We are ambitious for our community Take ownership of our own actions and performance. Reflect on the work we do and consider how it could be improved. Have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and their communities. Push the boundaries to help our customers and communities realise their potential. Inspiration. We all look for better ways to deliver our services We achieve the best results together Find new ways to deliver improvements, efficiencies and value for money. Embrace change with enthusiasm and creative ideas. Work together and creatively produce the best outcomes for our customers and communities. Plan all activities with the end goal in mind. PVG (Adults) This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by North Ayrshire Council. Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant PVG check (£59 or £18), which will be deducted in instalments from your wages following commencement of employment. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk . For further details on North Ayrshire Council's policy please visit http://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/resident/jobs-and-training/pre-employment-checks.aspx . References For your information if this post requires references you will be notified of further details if you are successful in gaining an interview. Not providing relevant references when requested may delay the outcome of the interview process Job Location This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/75339067