Duration: 14 hrs per week
Type: Fixed contract – 12 months
Job ref: LTECJS-0220
About our work and values
Do you have passion for your work, a commitment to excellence and a desire to support some of the most vulnerable and excluded people in our communities? Could you support us to make positive lasting changes in people’s lives?
Providence Row works with more than a thousand homeless and vulnerably housed people a year in East London, offering an integrated service of crisis support, advice, recovery and learning and training programmes. Our aim is to ensure that people who are so often excluded from mainstream services gain the support and opportunities they need to create a safe, healthy and sustainable life away from the streets. Central to our work are our core values of Compassion, Respect, Inclusiveness, Empowerment and Justice. These inform the content, style and delivery of all our services.
Most people experiencing homelessness want to find work and be meaningfully occupied. At Providence Row, we believe that training, employment and volunteering are key to independent living and remain the most effective route out of homelessness. Through our Learning and Training Service we have an excellent track record of improving our clients’ employability and helping them to achieve their career and educational goals through accredited training schemes. The service also helps our clients to express themselves through a wide range of classes such as music, gardening, writing, photography and the provision of counselling. The role of Employment Coordinator plays a key role in the delivery of the Learning and Employment Service.
Your contribution to our work and values
Passionate about cooking, healthy –eating and developing people? Confident in supporting adults with complex needs to develop employable skills and identify community resources to aid their progression. Have experience of coaching and supporting others in a similar environment.
It is essential that you possess an NVQ level 3 in Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) or higher. You are able to demonstrate experience of employability work, knowledge of welfare to work sector and working within the homelessness sector or vulnerable adults setting.
With exceptional communication skills, you’ll competently be able to promote the service internally and externally. Have a good understanding of our client group, their different communities and their different needs in order to fulfil the outcomes of this role; organised and understand the importance of accurate record keeping.
Please be aware that as this role is a job share we are looking for candidates who understand the dynamics of working in a complementary and seamless way to ensure the continued delivery of a key role.
The closing date for applications is 4:00 pm on Friday, 6th March 2020.
Please visit our website for an application pack.
Providence Row is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales; company number 07452798 registered charity number 1140192.
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