Employment Guidance Officer - part-time

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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)


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.

 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.