Working under the direction of the Welfare to Work and Health Services Manager, the post holder will co-ordinate and lead on the Supported Internship programme and all work related to supporting young people and employers participating in the programme. A key focus will be to ensure the team provides the appropriate support to employees with a disability or learning difficulty and help employees acclimatise to their work environment and, in partnership with the tutor, provide support within the learning environment. The post holder will be required to develop and manage systems and processes to meet funding/audit requirements. Day to day line management of the Supported Internship Job Coaches to meet contractual outputs and results.
The successful candidate will co-ordinate partnership working with stakeholders and existing networks including parents, schools, colleges and post 16 providers that can help create and deliver supported internships to increase the number of young people with special education needs (SEND) moving into paid employment within the borough. Work with service users and employers as necessary to enable potential beneficiaries to take make appropriate choices and encourage participation and engagement.
Day to day line management of Supported Internship Coaches that will undertake effective job matching and preparing individuals for interview or assessment, including one-to-one and group sessions such as pre-screening sessions with interns and provide travel training where appropriate. Ensure ongoing development needs are identified and actioned.
To promote understanding of the Supported Internship programme to ensure that employers and partner organisations understand what is required to employ a diverse workforce. Plan and co-ordinate awareness sessions to overcome equality and diversity, inclusion and employment. Raise awareness of the Disability Confident scheme with locale employers. Ensure effective promotion of the service to generate suitable referrals to make the programme a success.
To co-ordinate liaison between Supported Internship Coaches, Adult Learning and Skills Tutors, providing a link between the employer’s needs and the training, with particular attention to any literacy, numeracy, physical and emotional needs and develop and maintain effective working relationships with local employers in order to engage and secure sufficient and realistic employment opportunities for the interns.
In return you will receive:
- Competitive Salary of £31,099 - £33,820
- A full training and development package. You will be actively supported and encouraged to build on your skills and knowledge to maximise the opportunities that working for the Council has to offer.
- Annual leave entitlement varies according to length of service and ranges from 25 days to 33 days per year, in addition to eight bank holidays.
- Access to a generous pension scheme (Local Government Pension Scheme, administered by Cheshire Pension Fund). For full details, see cheshirepensionfund.org.uk
- A range of additional staff benefits including car lease scheme, Child Care Vouchers and discounts at a number of local/national businesses.
- Free parking
To apply: Application packs available online at https://webapp.halton.gov.uk/JobVac/
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Lynsey Carr 0151 511 7547 or Stephanie Bartlett 0151 511 6794.
Interviews will be held on DATE(S) w/c 16th October 2023
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs. Please fully complete the on-line application form.