London, Greater London
£25,000 - £27,000 (depending on experience)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Prospectus are pleased to be partnering with The Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) a charity dedicated to providing a range of vital services and support to blind or visually impaired children and their families nationwide. They are currently recruiting for an Employment and Community Support Worker to join their team, delivering a range of community-based interventions and employment services for vision impaired children and young people to achieve independence and resilience.

The main purpose of this role is to design, plan and deliver activities for vision impaired young people, including employability services, delivered on both a one to one and group basis. Your role will include recruiting for all activities, working closely with RSBC's engagement team and externally with a range of bodies (including disability organisations, local authorities, schools, and colleges) to foster partnerships and recruitment opportunities. You will also lead on and develop RSBC's female-led Sisterhood group, facilitating visually impaired females with a safe space to connect each month. You will maximise opportunities for the young people, will carry out regular reviews in order to determine their development needs, and will track their progress towards achievement of their goals and job readiness.

To be considered for this position, you will have experience of developing and supporting people back in to work or training, and will have significant experience of supporting a variety of vulnerable people. You will have a proven track record of assisting clients to overcome barriers to employment to ensure that outcomes are sustainable, and will have experience of delivering a person-centered approach. The ability to liaise with a wide range of stakeholders including partnering organisations, employers and community organisations is essential for this role, as is the ability to deliver presentations. An NVQ Level 3 in Information, Advice and Guidance is also essential for this role.


This is a challenging, yet rewarding opportunity to positively contribute to empowering visually impaired children and young people to reach their full potential. Please apply with a Word Copy of your CV. Further information will be provided to the shortlisted candidates.


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Posted on: 04 October 2021
Closed date: 20 October 2021
Job ref: hq00179461
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker