Job overview

We are looking for a dynamic and highly motivated Employment Advisor (known internally as Employment Specialist) to join our Employment Support service.

The role will include providing supported employment to people affected by homelessness and helping them to address and overcome barriers to gain paid work based on their preferences.

Role

We are looking for a dynamic and highly motivated Employment Advisor (known internally as Employment Specialist) to join our Employment Support service.

The role will include providing supported employment to people affected by homelessness and helping them to address and overcome barriers to gain paid work based on their preferences.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare clients for employment through a vocational assessment of each individual’s strengths and employment needs and then actively support them to achieve their employment goals.
  • Promote the benefits of gaining and sustaining employment within St Mungo’s services and with referring partners, and raise expectations around the ability of clients to access paid employment.
  • Work closely with keyworkers and others involved in the support of the client to ensure that clients receive appropriate support from everyone involved in their care during the return to work process.
  • Broker relationships and jobs with employers to enable clients to secure employment.
  • Provide advice and support to employers, as agreed with the individual, which may include negotiating adjustments and on-going contact with supervisors to ensure job retention.

The person

  • Experience of brokering job opportunities for clients who have experienced homelessness or other associated barriers.
  • An understanding of the barriers that clients with experience of homelessness and other associated barriers face in accessing employment.
  • Experience of carrying out comprehensive assessment of clients’ employment and support needs.
  • Experience of developing relationships with a range of stakeholders to increase client opportunities, for example with training providers or employers.