Job Role: Specialist Support Worker
Age of Opportunity: Opening new doors for the over 50’s
Based in Blackpool, covering the Fylde Coast, Preston & North Lancs
1 post: 18 hours per week (Part time)
Salary: £20,779 per annum pro rata
URPotential CIC is one of the thematic partners for the Age of Opportunity project funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund. We are one year into an exciting three year project, led by Selnet, in collaboration with a number of community partners, to engage with and support people aged 50+ move towards and back into employment in Lancashire.
We are looking to recruit a highly motivated specialist support worker experienced in supporting unemployed and at times vulnerable adults and meeting targets, with sound assessment skills to deliver this work. The support worker will carry a caseload working across 2 thematic areas: volunteering & employability. They will be required to provide specialist support to each participant, working in very close partnership with theme leads and accessing in most cases pre-completed personal development plans to adapt and review. Providing in most cases end of support that includes working to improve wellbeing, accessing employment opportunities and offering volunteer brokerage for participants to consider options to improve their employment prospects.
Pension: new employees will be enrolled onto URPotential’s company pension scheme
Travel: Travelling expenses will be paid for all journeys required for work, excluding travel from home to base. Current rates are 45p per mile for first 10,000 miles per year and 25p per mile thereafter.
The nature of the post will require travel across the area. A full driving licence, appropriate insurance cover and use of a car is essential.
Closing date for completed applications: Thursday 29th February at 12 noon with interviews to be held Tuesday 6th March 2018.
Job pack available at: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01253 344398
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