Catch-22 - Careers Coach - Liverpool

Submitted by Jamesersa on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 14:37

Salary: £25,000 - £26,500 pa
Contract: Full time 37 hours per week permanent contract.
Interviews will be held on a rolling basis so please submit your application as soon as possible.
Start Date: 11th October 2021
Location: Moorgate Rd N, Liverpool, UK

Company Description

Catch22 exists to help build a society where everyone has a good place to live, good people around them, and a fulfilling purpose. We call these our '3Ps'.

Catch22 supports people through education, employment, mental health and emotional support and social care services. We reach out to people in their communities and help them get the support they need. Last year we supported over 110,000 people across England and Wales to lead better lives.

We achieve this in two ways. First, we improve lives on the frontline through delivery of public services. Secondly, we use our knowledge to change 'the system', to fix the complex web that can trap and disempower those it was set up to help. With the heart of a charity and the mindset of a business, we are uniquely placed to deliver on this challenging agenda.

The Catch22 Employability division provides skills and employability provision on a range of programmes, both public and corporate funded. We pride ourselves on supporting the most disadvantaged in society to improve their prospects resulting in improved social mobility and sustainable positive change.

Job Description

You are likely to be working on a national programme to empower and support young people at risk of serious violence to be able to access employment-related opportunities and help them develop the skills they need to make a successful transition into work. 

The programme seeks to achieve three key outcomes: a reduction in risk factors and increase in protective factors for serious violence; demonstrable progress in the distance travelled towards employment; and improvements in overall physical and mental well-being. 

You will be an experienced Careers Coach/Youth Worker who understands and actively seeks to work with this cohort, meet young people at their point of need, and build achievable and aspirational plans with and for them. Due to the nature of this role, knowledge and experience of the issues vulnerable young people with complex needs face is essential. Career Coaches will also require a strong level of local knowledge and connection, so they have the necessary local credibility and cultural competence to hit the ground running with referral and delivery partners.

We seek a diverse workforce and therefore are open to a range of backgrounds and experience however seek an individual who is proactive, organised and resilient to deal with the varying demands of the role.

To be considered, you must be available to start 11th October 2021 - Interviews will be held on a rolling basis so please submit your application as soon as possible.

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You will be working in a national team to ensure the project successfully engages young people with multiple and complex barriers to engagement.

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Passion to support young people in achieving their goals and experience of successfully engaging young people with multiple and complex barriers to engagement
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with referral partners, training providers and employers
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Approachable, adaptable and supportive to the range of stakeholders involved in this programme.
  •  Ability to develop strong rapport
  • Ability to positively challenge mind-sets

What you get:

We have high aspirations for all young people and we will take an approach built on care, including for our staff. You will receive an in-depth training package that includes:

  • Institute of Employability Professionals Industry Induction Level 2
  • Trauma Awareness Training
  • Regular supervisions and support from a Welfare & Support Officer
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