Employment Guidance Officer - part-time

We are currently recruiting for an:

EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE OFFICER (part-time)

21 HOURS PER WEEK – MONTHLY RENEWABLE CONTRACT TO COVER CARER’S LEAVE

APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY BEING SOUGHT FROM EXPERIENCED AND QUALIFIED PRACTITIONERS FOR THE ROLE OF EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE OFFICER

The Employment Guidance Officer will work as part of a team providing employment guidance and support to long-term unemployed people with the primary focus to assist clients to become job focussed and progress into mainstream employment.  Where clients require additional supports, options such as education, training programmes and relevant Labour Market Interventions will be facilitated as part of a structured career plan.

Experienced candidates should have 5 years relevant experience in dealing with the long-term unemployed, ideally have a relevant qualification in the provision of employment guidance, be highly motivated in working with the long-term unemployed, with experience in achieving targets, job placements, multi-tasking and a proven track record in client progression. Candidates must have a full drivers licence and access to a car. 

The suitable candidate will be required to work on an individual and group basis with clients, and make presentations on services and supports for the unemployed.

The position is part-time with a salary scale of €28,438 to €47,717 [pro rata] consummate with relevant experience and qualifications. The contract will be run on a month to month basis. 

Application Process

Applications, marked Employment Guidance Officer, to be sent by email to:

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or by post to: Mary Molloy, Human Resources, Southside Partnership DLR, The Old Post Office, 7 Rock Hill, Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin.
Please include a cover letter (no more than 1 page) and an up-to-date CV (no more than 2 pages), including details of referees. Please note that referees will not be contacted without prior permission.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm on Friday 18th August 2017.

It is proposed to interview week beginning Monday 4th September 2017.

Southside Partnership DLR is an equal opportunities employer.

A panel of suitable candidates will be created and maintained for 6 months should any similar employment opportunities present in this period.
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Southside Partnership DLR is an equal opportunities employer

Job Description

Reporting to:   Manager, Southside Partnership Local Employment Service (SLES)

OVERALL FUNCTION:

The Employment Guidance Officer will provide quality guidance, mediation and support services to long-term unemployed people to enable them to access and progress into employment, education and training programmes, and also relevant Labour Market Interventions to support the needs of the long-term unemployed.

KEY TASKS:
 To deliver an appropriate range of Guidance Services to SLES clients including: employment and career guidance, together with the provision of relevant information.
 To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of services and undertake duties as requested by the Southside Partnership Local Employment Service Manager.
 To deliver Group Information Session Presentations to clients referred to the service under the “Pathways to Employment Programme”.
 To meet with clients of the Southside Partnership Local Employment Service and maintain a client caseload in keeping with the requirements of the Department of Social Protection.
 To document, record and maintain client interventions and meetings on the Client Services System in compliance with the requirements of the Department of Social Protection and also on the Local Employment Service Database. 
 To deliver on all aspects of the Pathways to Employment and Intreo process.
 To assist clients develop a career plan and link them to relevant progression routes to achieve job placement. To link clients to job vacancies.
 To support clients in the development of a career plan.
 To assist clients in the development of a high quality and relevant CV.
 To identify training and education programmes relevant to the clients potential and career plan.
 To liaise with employers to identify job placement opportunities.
 To identify barriers to employment for long-term unemployed and other client groups.
 To operate effective client referral procedures both internally and externally.
 To maintain accurate records which contribute to monitoring, research, client tracking and client feedback within the boundaries of confidentiality.
 To contribute to the identification of gaps in education, training or funding provision and methods of delivery which could influence change.
 To represent SLES at conferences as requested.

                                                                                                                      

 

 

Community Employment Supervisor Vacancy

COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SUPERVISOR VACANCY

We are now recruiting for the position of Community Employment Supervisor.

This is a full-time position, 39 hours per week (excluding time off for lunch periods). The salary scale is based on the Department of Social Protection (DSP) rate for the role commencing at €639.61 gross per week. Holidays and other terms and conditions are in line with DSP Community Employment operational guidelines.

Duties:

The Community Employment Supervisor will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Partnership Integrated Community Employment Scheme (PICES) and ensuring that PICES activities support the overall strategic vision, objectives and programmes of Southside Partnership.

Key responsibilities will include:
• Supervision and Human Resource responsibilities for all aspects of the scheme.
• Establishing the staffing needs of community groups, recruitment/selection of CE staff to meet these needs, drawing up job descriptions and specifications, advertising positions, interviewing and conducting      reference checks.
• Liaising with Host Groups on all aspects of staff manpower planning and staff development.
• Organising external work experience for staff where relevant.
• Maintenance of all staff records, including contracts, timesheets and leave records.
• Dealing with grievance and disciplinary issues.
• Identifying training needs and establishing a training plan/personal action plan for all who engage with the scheme, researching and scheduling appropriate training courses, reviewing training etc.
• Maintenance/updating of all project related files, digital and hard copy, including Individual Learner Plans for participants.
• Preparing routine reports for Southside Partnership DLR and DSP.
• Maintenance of wages, materials and training records and administration of relevant budgets.
• Production of PICES newsletter to disseminate information to staff as appropriate.
• Liaising closely with other staff within Southside Partnership to identify potential candidates for participation on PICES, e.g. Tús, LES etc., and identifying potential progression support routes for those leaving the scheme e.g. LES, JobClub, enterprise, training, etc.

Candidates must have:
• Minimum 3 years’ relevant supervisory experience
• A major 3rd level qualification (NFQ Level 6 or higher) (Minor/component awards at Level 6 or higher are insufficient)
• A knowledge of barriers facing the long-term unemployed and an understanding of the principles relating to community development and social inclusion
• Own transport with full clean driving licence

Garda vetting will also be required for this position.

Application Process

Applications, marked CE Supervisor Vacancy, to be sent by email to:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or by post to:

Mary Molloy, Human Resources, Southside Partnership DLR, The Old Post Office, 7 Rock Hill, Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin.
Please include a cover letter (no more than 1 page) and an up-to-date CV (no more than 2 pages), including details of referees. Please note that referees will not be contacted without prior permission.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm on Friday 18th August 2017.
It is proposed to interview week beginning Monday 4th September 2017.

Southside Partnership DLR is an equal opportunities employer.

A panel of suitable candidates will be created and maintained for 6 months should any similar employment opportunities present in this period.

                                 

 

Community Employment Supervisor Job Description

Post:              Community Employment Supervisor (PICES)
Location:      Southside Partnership Offices, Blackrock / Monkstown, Co. Dublin

Job Description

Management of the Partnership Integrated Community Employment Scheme (PICES) on behalf of the sponsor – Southside Partnership DLR (SSP)

Administration & Finance

- Maintenance of all files relating to the project
- Maintenance of resources within the PICES office
- Preparing routine reports for SSP and DSP
- Submission of Project Plan to DSP (on behalf of Sponsor)
- Obtaining quotes as appropriate from suppliers
- Processing cheque requisitions and payment of invoices
- Submission of wages instruction to accounts department each week and processing as required
- Submission of materials and wages claims to DSP
- Maintenance of wages, materials and training accounts/proper recording of same
- Regular review of systems/policies & procedures within the project and implementation of changes as required and approved
- Production of PICES newsletter to disseminate information to staff
- Ordering materials for PICES and staff members where relevant

Human Resources Management

- Manpower planning: recruitment & selection of staff onto the PICES project (establishing staffing needs of community groups, drawing up job descriptions and specifications, advertising positions, interviewing, selection and reference checking.)
- Induction training of all new staff onto the project
- Assessment and submission of extension proposals to DSP for relevant staff members
- Implementation of exit strategy for staff leaving the project and connecting them with the relevant supports, e.g. Local Employment Services (LES), DSP, educational supports, arranging work experience with local employers etc.
- Liaising with host groups on all aspects of staff manpower planning and staff development
- Training & development of staff on the project: Identifying training needs and establishing a training plan for each staff member, researching and scheduling appropriate training courses, reviewing training. Arranging group training as appropriate.
- Maintenance of DSP Individual Learner Plan system and SSP Personal Action Plans
- Organising internal/external work experience for staff on PICES where relevant
- Maintenance of all staff records, including contracts, timesheets and leave records
- Undertaking annual staff performance and participation appraisals
- Dealing with grievance and disciplinary issues
- Keeping up to date on all aspects of employment law
- Keeping up to date on Health & Safety legislation and ensuring that all staff are provided with relevant training and resources

Support to PICES staff
- Provision of relevant information to PICES staff
- Develop an understanding of the background to the needs of the staff
- Visit PICES staff on-site and conduct one-to-one meetings on a regular basis
- Provide support and information to participants regarding social welfare entitlements and employment/educational supports available
- Provide development and progression support to all staff members
- Encourage the progression of staff into further employment/training and provide CV & Interview support and training as necessary
- Treat all participant information in a confidential manner

General
- To provide positive progression options for all who engage with PICES including unsuccessful and successful applicants by creating Personal Action Plans / Individual Learner Plans as appropriate
- To ensure all who engage with PICES are fully aware of the range of supports available both through the wider Partnership organisation and other support agencies and groups in the local area
- To work closely with other staff within Southside Partnership to identify potential candidates for participation on PICES e.g. Tús, LES etc. along with identifying potential progression support routes for those leaving e.g. LES, JobClub, enterprise, training etc.
- To attend relevant DSP/SSP workshops and training as requested
- To provide support & guidance to host groups in relation to project development as required
- To apply the principles of equality to all aspects of work
- To adhere to the policies and procedures of the Southside Partnership DLR
- To support Partnership activities including data recording systems (IRIS/Salesforce/ILP), report writing, promotion etc.
- To ensure that PICES activities support the overall strategic vision of Southside Partnership in line with our Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme funding stream
- To operate within the guidelines of Community Employment as determined by DSP
- Other duties as may be reasonably requested by Southside Partnership management to help ensure the efficient and effective running of the organization.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will possess the following:

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Good administration skills including a comprehensive working knowledge for Microsoft Office package or similar
- Hold a Major 3rd level qualification (NFQ Level 6 or higher) (Minor/component awards at Level 6 or higher are insufficient)
- Have a minimum of 3-years relevant supervisory experience
- Have a working knowledge and understanding of the principles of community development and social inclusion
- Be familiar with the issues faced by the unemployed when re-entering the workplace

This position also requires:

Own transport with full clean driving license, Garda vetting and a minimum of 2 relevant references.

Terms & Conditions: Commensurate with DSP funding guidelines for CE. Salary scale commencing at €639.61 gross per week.