We are looking for a diligent and enthusiastic Employability Worker to work as part of a multi-agency team, where you will support parents of children under 5 to find the right job and training opportunities. You will work with partners and community organisations to encourage the use of employability services.
The role is an integral part of the Integrated Early Years Service's Employability Team based between Regent’s Park Children’s Centre, where you’ll be responsible for offering one to one support and workshops to improve parents' confidence and pre-employment skills. This will include supporting parents with interview skills, practice writing a CV or application forms and accessing work placement opportunities, in addition to this, you’ll also refer parents for advice on childcare and welfare benefits.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS
To be considered for this post it is essential that possess an NVQ level 3 in IAG or higher. You should be able to demonstrate experience of employability work, knowledge of welfare to work sector and of working within an early years setting and/or with parents. With exceptional communication skills, you’ll competently be able to promote the service internally and externally.
It is essential that you have a good understanding of our customers, their different communities and their different needs in order to fulfil the outcomes of this role, as is an understanding of the importance of accurate record keeping, both electronic and hard copy.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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Closing dates for applications: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Interviews to be held: TBC
Please quote reference: 1800012J