About the role
Learning Disability Services are seeking a skilled, motivated, enthusiastic, and committed individual to join us as part of the management team in leading our new supported employment service ‘Steps to Work’.
As part of the management team, you will support the Employment Coordinator and Service Manager to develop best practice, leading a team of Job Coaches so that people with learning disabilities and autism can access employment, where they are supported to fulfil their employment aspirations and achieve social and economic inclusion. In addition to the right core values, you will bring experience of leading and supervising staff, along with good communication and organisational skills of yourself and others
As Team Leader, you will lead on Employer Engagement, you will be responsible for managing a designated service area that focusses on job seeking and sourcing long term employment including paid / unpaid work.
The post holder will be involved in developing a range of work (paid and unpaid) and work experience opportunities across East Sussex and within the County Council for people with learning disabilities and autism.
The service will have supported employment targets and you will be instrumental in supporting the service to achieve these.
Networking to create new learning and work placement opportunities for the people we support will also be key to this role, including liaising with the DWP and having knowledge of DWP procedures and benefits.
Within this role you will be responsible for supporting the Employment Coordinator in promoting a culture that is based on respect and dignity. You will bring with you a commitment to providing excellent support, continuous learning, and reflection, along with an ethos of working together in an efficient and creative way as part of your proven track record. You will also be key in supporting the service to maintain high standards within a Supported Employment Quality Assurance Framework.
The role is diverse and rewarding. You will receive excellent training opportunities and support through induction and supervision as part of our commitment to you. This role is managing a county wide service and will involve frequent travelling around East Sussex and at short notice. Being a car driver and having access to a vehicle for work is essential to this role. Applicants will need to demonstrate how they can meet the travel requirements as part of the shortlisting criteria.
To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above. When completing your application be sure to address how you meet all the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests.
Interviews will take place in person on the 9 October 2023. If you are unavailable on this date let us know and we may be able to schedule an alternative date to interview you.
For an informal discussion, please contact Rebecca Morris-Smith, Employment Coordinator on 07564 047 759 or Helen Futcher, Practice Manager on 07974003693
We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.