SEND Employment Pathway Support Officer (Job Ref: 210000NE)
Starting salary: £24,086 (£24,086 - £25,969)
Job Level: Level 1, Zone 3
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Fixed Term 18 months
Closing date: Sunday 12 December 2021
Interviews to be held: Monday 20 December 2021
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion
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Camden has seen a significant rise in youth unemployment, disproportionately effecting young people with Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) and is investing more in employment support to ensure that young people with Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) can access good work that enables them to live secure, sustainable and independent lives. This role will be key in supporting employment and community inclusion pathways.
To work as part of Camden SEND Employment team to support the increase in number of 16 - 24 year olds with SEND in education to transition into an employment pathway e.g. Supported Internships, Traineeships, Inclusive Apprenticeships and paid employment.
Building effective relationships with local partners, education providers, employers, training providers and Camden services to support changes in work practices that have a positive impact on young peoples’ transition and destination into employment.
To provide support for progression planning, vocational profile guidance as well as support the SEND Employment Officer and SEND Employment Coordinator to raise the profile of supported internships/apprenticeships/employment as a positive post 16 destination for young people.
This role requires working collaboratively with SEN staff to identify the potential SEND cohort to undertake new employment pathway opportunities within the community and support the liaison with young people, college, employers and colleagues.
In this role you will support building relationships with local partners, including schools and colleges, to check that young people with SEND who have an EHC Plan, have a relevant vocational profile, skills and readiness for employment and are able to access local opportunities.
You will be required to co-ordinate individual action plans/vocational profiles owned by the young person and developed with their support network following an Annual Review.
You will work with schools, colleges, young people, including those at risk of not being in education, employment or training (NEET) and their parents/carers to actively encourage employment pathways as a post 16 destination, through group work, individualised support, attending promotional events and working with employers including promotion of Supported Internship programmes, Traineeships and Inclusive Apprenticeships in Camden.
You will assist in the preparation and delivery of briefings, meetings, written/online materials and events with partners, parent/carers, professionals and young people that will contribute to raising the participation levels in schools.
To be considered for this post, you should possess, and be able to demonstrate, the following:
Up to date knowledge of Government policy for Supported Internships, Apprenticeships, Traineeships, Careers Education, and Information Advice and Guidance.
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, with proven ability to use creative and flexible methods of presenting information to a wide variety of audiences.
The ideal candidate will have experience of supporting multi-stakeholder partnerships that support a young person’s skills development and customer focussed and outcome orientated.
You will have the ability to give advice and guidance to help develop the knowledge and skills of team members and experience of ICT systems, particularly Microsoft Office packages to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of level 3 in IAG or equivalent by experience, working with young people with SEND and a good understanding of their needs, who may have challenges accessing employment opportunities.
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