Trainee NEET Adviser
Trainee NEET Adviser
Based in Coventry, with Placements within Warwickshire
Full time, fixed term position expected to end in July 2018
Salary GBP17,500 pa
To provide impartial information, advice and guidance to young people who are NEET to enable them to re-engage in positive outcomes and meet targets and priorities.
This work will take place primarily in community settings, using a range of partner premises to engage with young people. Although the role has a particular emphasis on young people who are NEET, there may also be a range of specific needs (e.g. Looked After, Leaving Care, Offenders, Teenage Parent).
- Responsible for ensuring young people who are at risk of NEET or who are NEET are re-engaged into employment, education or training to meet targets by developing effective professional relationships with NEET priority group young people and providing information, advice, guidance, ongoing case load support and other activities to them, ensuring they remain in or progress into education, employment or training.
- Responsible for identifying and assessing young people's presenting and actual needs, specifically strengths and barriers which impact on their progression into education, employment and training.
- Responsible for supporting young people to decide on a course of action to maximise their progression in education, employment and training and assisting them, their parents/carers and partner organisations to ensure these plans are implemented and reviewed.
- Responsible for advocating on behalf of young people, supporting them to develop self-advocacy skills, and facilitate the referral of young people to relevant opportunities and services.
- Experience of engaging and working with young people who have specific vulnerabilities (e.g. NEET, Looked After, Leaving Care, Offenders, young people with a statement of Special Educational Needs and Persistent Absence), and moving them in to positive outcomes.
- Experience of, interviewing young people and undertaking assessment of young people's needs and identifying courses of action.
- Experience of negotiating with and influencing partner organisations to secure services and support for young people, including making referrals on behalf of young people to relevant opportunities and services.
- Experience of accurately recording status and outcomes and entering information onto a database.
- Be able to work flexibly on occasions to meet the needs of the role, including some evening and weekend work.
"Prospects is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, valuing diversity and eliminating discrimination, as a core value. We are determined that the principles of equality and diversity will underpin all our activities. We welcome applications from every section of the community, particularly from people with disabilities who are underrepresented in the Company."