Troubled Families Employment Advisor
Fixed Term / Secondment contract until March 2020 - Full Time
£30,012 - £31,764 per annum (SO1)
Hackney Council is looking for someone to help families experiencing barriers to find sustainable employment. This is an important role within a flagship project that will have a direct impact on the life opportunities of some of our most vulnerable residents. As an Employment Adviser in our Troubled Families team, you will be working directly with families that have complex needs. Using a family support approach, you will be helping our residents find sustained employment.
Your work will be part of our flagship Hackney Works scheme. Day to day you will be working with residents of all abilities – providing coaching, support, creating action plans and identifying training needs. Above all, this is a tailored service designed to address individual needs, enabling residents to overcome barriers and develop skills to support job readiness.
You should have worked in a similar employability support role. You will need to be used to caseload management, be able to prioritise your work be used to working within a target driven environment. You should also have experience of assisting to build professional partnerships, which strengthen the pathways to employment for the families and individuals on your caseload.
To be able to perform well in this role, you need an interest in the wider family agenda. You should understand the issues faced by the families you will work with, and be keen to find ways to help them overcome any barriers to work. Ideally you will bring experience of working with vulnerable groups and have a passion for helping get the best for people who need us most.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please visit our website to apply.
It is essential that you attach a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
We are passionate about equal opportunities, welcoming a diversity of talent and those interested in flexible working.
Closing date: Thursday 13 September 2018 (22:59 hrs)