We are recruiting for a Keyworker to support disadvantaged and disengaged young people (aged 16-24) through education programmes on to 12-month sustained Education or Employment.
You will work as part of a team that supports NEET young people, many of whom may have complex needs. You will be the key worker for a caseload of young people, coordinating their access to services and facilitating their progress including essential educational attainment.
You will provide them with emotional support via Solution Focused Coaching (training will be provided), supporting them in their goals for the future, both personal and career-based, helping them find solutions so that they can make a successful transition into work, college or further training.
The role will involve interviews with young people interested in joining a course, assessing their emotional and educational needs and assessing their suitability for the course. You will be taking key responsibility for their attendance, welfare, safeguarding, educational progress and their positive progression at the end of their course.
You will hold weekly 121 sessions with each young person in your caseload to help them move forward in all areas. You will liaise with parents, carers and guardians and other supporting agencies.
A confident and friendly person with excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for engaging with young people aged 16-24 who are disadvantaged and disengaged. A knowledgeable and experienced professional who understands the wider networks and workings of the sector and builds strong relationships with external organisations. A people-person who empowers, equips and encourages young people to achieve the organisation’s mission by helping young people to set and achieve their own goals.
Someone who is able to support young people to reach their potential and who can stand alongside a young person as they navigate through difficult periods of time, with a knowledge of the barriers/challenges young people can face and the skills to help them come through.
You will be organised and efficient with time, resources and administration, capable of setting up and running systems that ensure all administrative demands are achieved.
Experience of working with young people with a range of learning, behavioural, emotional and social challenges.
Excellent awareness of disadvantaged NEET young people needs/concerns, and an ability to engage them.
Persistence, patience and empathy whilst challenging and supporting individuals with complex needs.
Able and experienced in supporting young people, via 121 coaching, facilitating group work and in classroom settings.
Knowledge of Employment IAG and experienced in tailored progression planning for vulnerable young people.
Able to deliver towards stretching targets whilst being creative, responsive and flexible, ability to think on feet.
Desirable - experienced in Solution Focused Coaching or holds teaching, youth work or coaching/mentoring qualifications.
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