Employment Advisor

Posted 2 weeks ago by Unity Works

Greenwich, Greater London, United Kingdom

Unity Works has an exciting opportunity available for a Employment Advisor to join our team in Greenwich. You will join us on a full time, fixed term contract. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £28,998 per annum.

Dynamic? Effective? Creative?

Passionate about supporting people with a learning disability to develop their career goals, employability skills and achieve their full potential.

We are looking for you!

At Unity Works, our vision is an inclusive world where people with a learning disability who want to work, can work. Delivered in partnership with Volunteer Centre Greenwich, Greenwich Mencap and the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Work Train Greenwich supports adults with a learning disability to find opportunities for paid work, work experience or voluntary roles.

The Employment Advisor Role:

You will work closely with our pan-London supported employment team and work together in developing relationships with a range of stakeholders including employers, job brokerage teams, job centres, local community groups and our partners in Greenwich. Employment Advisors support individuals to develop a career pathway and overcome barriers; equipping and enabling individuals to gain employment and offering personalised support from:

  • Managing caseload of people with learning disability/autism to develop their career goals and employability skills.
  • Supporting with applications, interviews and in-work support.
  • Engaging employers to increase awareness of the benefits of employing people with a learning disability.
  • Negotiating reasonable adjustments in the workplace

Why Us?

Unity Works is a small team with a big heart. Our staff utilise their dedication, expertise, and backgrounds to tackle the obstacles faced by individuals with a learning disability, ensuring that they have access to equal opportunities for securing and maintaining fulfilling employment. Our work is hugely rewarding and fulfilling.

We prioritise work-life balance, offering family friendly policies and flexible working hours. We provide various mental health and well-being support options, ensuring the holistic care of our staff team. From annual leave to birthdays off, pension schemes, retail and health discount schemes (such as Blue Light Care, cashback schemes, cycle2work) supporting our staff to excel in their role is crucial. Access to a range of development & training opportunities to further progress your career.

Why You?

We are looking for people committed to improving the lives of adults with a learning disability and autistic adults using a flexible, innovative, and person-centred approach to support people to develop a career path and gain employment. You will understand the needs of people with a learning disability in relation to securing and keeping employment and working towards targets. You will have the energy to engage with people, build productive working relationships and empower people to reach their potential.

You will have the ability to provide advice, guidance and employment support to people with a learning disability or have experience providing the above to other vulnerable groups

You will be able to analyse and relate individual’s needs to match to jobs and to think creatively in order to overcome barriers. You will self-motivate to work independently to meet targets and prioritise workload effectively.

You will be proactive in establishing local labour market and network knowledge.

Unity Works understands the collective impact a diverse and inclusive team can bring.

That is why we welcome applicants from all cultures, background, and experiences. As a disability confident leader, we support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the governments Access to Work scheme. This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. For purposes of this act, you must declare any convictions or cautions that you have received, including these that would otherwise be spent. This role is subject to a relevant DBS check should you be offered the position.

If you have a passion for making a difference to peoples lives, consider a career as a Employment Advisor with Thera Group, please click "apply" now - we would like to hear from you 

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer sponsorships for international applicants, or candidates currently working in the UK on a sponsored visa as we are unable to assist with renewal upon expiry. 

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