The City of York Council, York Learning Community Education department needs an appropriately qualified, motivated and experienced person to work face to face on a target based, outcome focused Activity Hub project supporting offenders serving their sentences in the community to achieve their learning and work goals.
This vacancy is available as a secondment opportunity for internal candidates. Permission must be sought form your current line manager before applying for a secondment opportunity
Expected end date (if known): 31.10.2023 but there is scope for extension
The post holder will carry out one to one information, advice and guidance and deliver group sessions which engage specific hard to reach client groups, enabling engagement and progression to community and welfare services, further learning and voluntary or paid work.
The post holder must have understanding and empathy to be able to engage with clients with complex needs including; current and past offending behaviour, basic skills development, mental health, housing, and addiction issues. You must also have ability to network and liaise with appropriate partner organisations to develop and facilitate fully client-centred support networks.
A sound knowledge of the employability issues offenders face in securing and staying in work; participating in learning, and engaging with community services is fundamental to the post- as is evidence and experience of working to targets and gaining evidence for outcomes.
Strong inter-personal skills; creative thinking, and excellent recording and administration skills will be needed to meet specific project requirements- including the ability and aptitude to use specialist ICT based management systems.
This post will require being based in the York Activity Hub with some time travelling to Scarborough Activity Hub when required. For candidates that are Scarborough based we could reverse this arrangement.
City of York Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The postholder will have access to secure government sites or email. In order to use these systems, the Cabinet Office requires the HR Team to carry out Baseline Personnel Standard Security (BPSS) checks.
As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C2: Can express him/herself spontaneously at length with a natural conversational flow, avoiding or backtracking around any difficulty so smoothly that the person with whom they are conversing is hardly aware of it.
Please apply online or for further details please contact our 24hr recruitment line on (01904) 554262 or e-mail: email@example.com quoting reference number CCOM003351
The Council is committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.
For further information or an informal discussion please contact Colette Gray (Strategic Manager for York Learning) at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01904 554277 / 07812 986555
Closing date: Tuesday 16 August 2022 at 12 midnight
Interview date: Week commencing Wednesday 23 August 2022
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