Employability Support Worker – Part Time (24.5 hours per week)

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Location:Glasgow
Category: Other
Type: Temporary
Salary:£26,071 - £28,974 (pro-rata)

Govanhill Community Development Trust

Govanhill Community Development Trust works for the social, economic and environmental regeneration of Govanhill.  We do this through the provision of affordable local workspaces and a broad programme of community development activity.

 

We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Govanhill Housing Association – a community-controlled Registered Social Landlord operating within the Govanhill and Merrylee areas of Glasgow.  The Association owns and manages around 2,800 homes and provides a Factoring Service to a further 1,400 private owners. It has a substantial Development, Major Repairs and Planned Maintenance Programme and delivers wider regeneration activity in partnership with Govanhill Community Development Trust.

We are seeking an Employability Support Worker to join our Enterprise and Employability Team and work alongside our Employability Worker and other GCDT and Govanhill Housing Association colleagues.  The worker will work as part of a wider team to remove barriers to employment and access jobs and training.  Specifically, they will be tasked with:

·        Meeting the needs of/addressing barriers to employment of a caseload of local individuals

·        Working with our Employability Worker to develop and implement individual action plans with programmes of personal development, training, counselling and confidence building.

·        Assisting individuals with job search, CV building, job applications, interview techniques and action planning.

·        Working closely with colleagues to ensure support packages can be implemented for local people to improve their education, health, housing, awareness of services and social connections.

·        Making effective use of language and advocacy skills to help facilitate effective engagement between service users and colleagues within local organisations, GCDT and Govanhill Housing Association’s Welfare Rights, Tenancy Services and other teams as required.

 

The new postholder will join an established team of skilled community workers within GCDT and Govanhill Housing Association.  Many of those work collectively to support local Romanian and Slovakian Roma people and it is expected that the postholder will work with a number of Roma residents to build their skills and employability.   Knowledge of Slovakian, Czech or Romanian would therefore be very helpful.  You will ideally have experience of managing a caseload of individuals and families with a range of needs.  Experience of community work and supporting individuals and families to tackle poverty would be useful.  Prior experience of organising training, employer engagement and community engagement activities would also be beneficial. 

This is a challenging role where the postholder will have the chance to develop their skills in employability support while helping others to move closer to jobs and training.  We’d love to hear from you if you think you can help us.  In addition to a competitive salary we also offer a range of additional employee benefits.

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