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BOSS Learning and Employment Mentor (Bridgend & RCT)

Contract:
Contract
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Administration / Office Work, Charity / Not for Profit, Education / Teaching, Nursing / Social Care
Region:
South Wales
Location:
Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taff
Salary description:
£21, 422 per annum
Posted:
26/10/2018
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
The Wallich
Job Ref:
817LEM


BOSS Learning and Emplyment Mentor (Bridgend & RCT)

Reports To: BOSS Project Manager

Term: Fixed Term until September 2019

Based At: Bridgend & RCT

Salary: £21, 422 per annum

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm with flexibility

Closing Date: 29 Oct 2018 12:00PM

Introduction

This role will be subject to a Basic DBS disclosure and Prison Security Clearance.

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Project Description

Project Information

BOSS (Building Opportunities, Skills & Success) is a BIG Lottery funded project set up to work with the Welsh prison population to support ex-offenders into work and reduce reoffending by providing pre and post release entrepreneurship & employability training and transitional resettlement support. BOSS will also provide opportunities to gain work based, industry standard qualifications in readiness for employment. The project will work with those with an offending background, currently excluded from mainstream employment opportunities. Participants will be supported with the skills to set up enterprise in order to gain attainable and sustainable career choices.

Purpose of Role

Purpose of Role

The post holder will support the team to deliver a prison based learning programme of pre-employment soft skills and entrepreneurship training. The post holder will support prison leavers during their transition into the community and to gain employment or self-employment. The post holder will work with corporate employer partners and work alongside the prison service. This role falls within the Participation & Progression Team supporting the implementation of the Involvement, Learning & Volunteering Strategy.

Person Profile

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of welfare to work and the benefit system
  • Knowledge of services available to assist long term unemployed and working age claimants into work
  • Knowledge and understanding of legal frameworks in which The Wallich works, (e.g. POVA, Child Protection, Mental Health Act, Health & Safety at Work Act, Misuse of Drugs Act).

Experience & Qualification

  • Hold a PTTLS qualification or be willing to achieve
  • Experience of assessing and managing risk
  • Experience of working with individuals with complex needs, in particular those involved in the Criminal Justice System
  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults on a one to one and group basis
  • Experience of delivering workshops and training sessions
  • Experience of cross sector working
  • Experience of using database systems to monitor outcomes

Personal Qualities & Competencies

  • Ability to form positive working relationships with members of the team and the wider organisation.
  • An understanding of the barriers that prison leavers and ex-offenders face during resettlement and when seeking employment.
  • Ability to understand and work within professional boundaries.
  • Able to manage conflict and effectively deal with challenging situations.
  • Ability to gather and provide appropriate information and data.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Competent using Microsoft Word, Excel and MS Outlook to an intermediate level.
  • Flexible and able to meet the changing needs of the service

Other 

  • Driving licence and own vehicle is essential for this role
  • Ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable but not essential.

Interview date: 7th November 2018

All Wallich staff are required to attend a 5 day induction at the commencement of their employment.

To apply, please visit our website by clicking here or the “Apply Now” button below

Company Description

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Personal Development:

We place an emphasis on personal development for staff at all levels throughout the charity. Our in-house training programme offers a wide range of courses which you will be encouraged to attend to support you to develop whilst working for us. You may also be asked to attend external or vocational learning opportunities as appropriate.

Closing Date:
30/10/2018

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