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Community Employment Mentor

Closing date: 26/01/2021

Reference: REQ102618

37 hours / Fixed-Term

22,183 - 24,012 *

Aberaeron

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are looking to recruit a Mentor to join our Employability Support team on a full time, fixed term basis.

You will be required to provide intensive one to one mentoring to participants to help them identify and take practical steps to overcome barriers preventing them taking up identified training and employment.

On a day to day basis you will:   

  • manage the recruitment, retention, training and development of participants, building positive relationships and developing effective processes to identify and overcome barriers as a pathway to employment as set out in the relevant guidance;
  • support participants during their period on the project and provide in-work benefits advice to assist them to move into sustainable employment;
  • work with participants who may have complex barriers (eg mental ill health, Learning difficulties, physical disabilities, sensory impairments, substance misuse or criminal convictions) on a 1:1 basis in various locations around the county to provide support with training, volunteer opportunities, work experience and paid employment.

We are looking to recruit an individual with:

  • experience of employment projects and working with unemployed people;
  • a thorough and up to date knowledge of employment and benefit issues and an understanding of welfare reform and the implications for participants;
  • knowledge of related services provided by the statutory and voluntary sector.

In addition to the above, we require an individual with a degree of fluency in the Welsh language. A successful applicant without the required Welsh language skill will be fully supported to reach the desired standard within two years of appointment.

In exchange for your skills and commitment, we will offer you a range of employee benefits including flexible hours scheme, competitive annual leave allowance and a generous pension contribution scheme.  More information about our wide-range of employee benefits can be found here.

In addition, we are committed to developing our people and will not only provide support to enable you to quickly and confidently take ownership of this role’s key areas of responsibility but in addition, we are committed to supporting your development in order that you can progress your career with us. 

Job Description and Person Specification

Should you wish require any further information about this role please contact: Denise Owen on Denise.owen@Ceredigion.gov.uk.

Note:  We reserve the right to amend the application closing date.

Safeguarding adults at risk is a key priority for us. We aim to support adults at risk to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We acknowledge that adults at risk have a right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Porth Cymorth Cynnar – Community Wellbeing and Learning

We provide early help, prevention and intervention services to a range of groups and individuals across the County. Our aim is to identify need and offer support before issues and concerns become too great and more formal intervention is needed. Our key functions include:

  • Lifelong Learning and Skills
  • Leisure & Wellbeing
  • Youth Support Services
  • Early Help Services
  • Support and Intervention Services
  • Behaviour Support Services
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