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Closing Date

Employment Support Officer, (‘#WorkItOut’ Project), fixed term until 31st December 2020, (ESO.WIO.R2.01)

Employment Support Officer

We invite applicants for the positions of:

Employment Support Officer, (‘#WorkItOut’ Project), fixed term until 31st December 2020

(Ref:  ESO.WIO.R2.01)

£19,867 per annum, 37 ½ hours per week, Derry/Londonderry

First Housing Aid & Support Services supports individuals and families who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.

The aim of the #WorkItOut Project, which has been funded for 3 years by the Big Lottery Fund under the Empowering Young People programme, is to give young people the ability to cope with challenges in their lives.  We are in the final year of the project.

The Employment Support Officer will deliver an employment programme to hard to reach young people whilst working in partnership with Business in the Community.

The successful candidate will be expected to support young people that are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless to develop employability skills to enable employment opportunities.

Minimum Criteria (a Full Job Description and Personnel Specification is available with an application pack)

  • A minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Maths
  • A Relevant level 3 Qualification in careers/ essential skills/ employability areas
  • A current driving licence with access to a car. (Can be waived in the case of applicant whose disability prohibits driving, but who is able to organise suitable alternative arrangements).
  • Two years proven track record of working within a training/educational setting, working with young people with complex social issues
  • IT skills

Closing date for completed applications is:  Friday, 21st February 2020 at 12 noon.

It should be noted that criteria for this post might be enhanced to facilitate short listing.

First Housing operates a child protection and vulnerable adults policy.  AccessNI checks will be carried out before an appointment can be confirmed.  This position is subject to compulsory registration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Download application pack here