Employment, Training, Education & Leisure (ETEL) Lead
Closing date: 24 April 2018 at 11.30pm
This is an exciting opportunity - We’re looking for a proactive individual with experience of working with vulnerable people to join us as an ETEL Lead and provide a service that will enable clients to sustain their accommodation and thrive in their community.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Our Birmingham Hub receives referrals from a range of sources including Birmingham City Council, other support agencies, as well as our other in house services and by service users themselves. Our model includes a worker who focuses on co-ordinating and running service user involvement activities, events and meetings within our hub/service. This includes exploring options around employment, training, education and leisure and helping to facilitate access to these opportunities. The aim is to build up clients’ skills and confidence to deal with the challenges of independent living.
You will need to:
- Have and understanding of homelessness and housing legislation
- Establish links within the community and encourage and maintain positive partnerships to enhance service user opportunities
- Develop a programme of activities to prepare and support clients to achieve their potential through participation, training, education and employment. Each programme will need be tailored to clients’ needs, and will range from small steps to independence to larger educational and employment opportunities
- Organise and run group work sessions and accompany individual clients to other agencies and services focused on ETEL opportunities will be important too. The majority of the work will be face-to-face, but will also involve telephone contact and letter writing as appropriate.
- Take a creative approach to developing feedback to improve Hub services using Microsoft Office applications
- Report, monitor evaluate this service.
To succeed, we are looking for a passionate, enthusiastic & committed individual who can:
- Develop service user involvement across the Hub
- Create effective links with community partners, service users and our staff team
- Develop service user led initiatives
- Work collaboratively.
Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.