Employability / Step Ahead Project Worker

Job title:           Employability / Step Ahead Project Worker

Reporting to:     Employability / Step Ahead Lead Worker

Location:          48-52 Allcock Street, Birmingham B9 4DY

Hours:             35 hours per week

Contract:          Twelve month fixed term contract

Salary:               £26,918

Closing Date: 8.00am Monday 24th January 2022

 

Overall purpose of job:

SIFA Fireside works with people who typically, although not exclusively, face issues such as homelessness, poverty, substance misuse, mental ill health, social isolation or learning disabilities. The Employment Workers will work with clients to identify their support needs and employment aspirations and then actively support them to achieve their goals through access to wider and specialist support services, relevant training opportunities, work placements, job coaching e.g. CV writing and interview practice, and ultimately, sustainable employment.

The successful candidate will be an effective leader who shares our values and commitment to supporting people with complex needs find meaningful employment. They must be comfortable working with a range of partners including training providers and employers.

Key tasks:

To contribute to the promotion of the service assisting the service lead worker in building strong professional networks with local organisations and agencies such as the DWP and Job Centres, specialist support providers and employers.

  1. To support the service lead worker in the development of effective and professional relationships with a range of employers and organisations able to provide suitable meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities for clients. Where appropriate to work closely with the SIFA Fireside Fundraising team to access established corporate partners and support the ongoing development of existing employability projects.
  2. To work closely with the SIFA Fireside Financial Inclusion and Housing Lead to address issues such as affordability and money management and to ensure that accommodation is not put at risk by finding employment.
  3. To work closely with the SIFA Fireside Financial Inclusion and Housing Lead to address issues such as affordability and money management and to ensure that accommodation is not put at risk by finding employment.

To apply please send your completed application form to recruitment@sifafireside.co.uk

SIFA Fireside is committed to ensuring its staff are reflective of the community we represent and we welcome applications from individuals who have lived experience of the issues our clients face.

For an informal discussion, please contact Malgorzata Chojnowska on 0121-7661700 or email malgorzatachojnowska@sifafireside.co.uk

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