Careers Adviser/Guidance Worker
Based in South Oxhey, South West Hertfordshire
Are you passionate about improving people’s life chances and help move them on in their lives? Can you advise people on how to improve their skills and get a better job? Do you want to work with people who are committed to the Social Justice agenda?
If so, then come and join our award-winning team and lead our Advice and Guidance work with clients in South West Hertfordshire.
Careers Advice/Guidance Worker
ASCEND has long experience in providing high quality advice and guidance to our clients. We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic self-starter with strong interpersonal and communication skills, able to work successfully in a small team. You will be a good listener who is sensitive to people’s development needs and able to work with clients of varying skill levels. You will have experience of guidance work and be willing to work towards a level 4 or above qualification in Information, Advice and Guidance. You will share ASCEND’s values, our commitment to social justice and our empathetic and person-centered approach to our clients.
The role involves supporting clients to make career action plans and helping them to gain the skills they need to access opportunities. It will involve close liaison with ASCEND’s Training Coordinator and Client Mentor. The adviser will be responsible for overseeing the ‘Back to Work’ programme, for one-to-one advice with clients and for managing Job Clubs within the local community
The role is for 21 hours per week for twelve months in the first instance. Under the COVID restrictions most staff members are working online most of the time. However, once the restrictions allow we envisage a return to face-to-face working with clients.
To apply: Please send your CV to our CEO, Christine Wyard who will send you an application form. For any further information, please view our website or contact Christine.
Closing Date: 21 December 2020
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