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Employment Caseworker - Bristol

Department:
Lifestyles & Work
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Bristol
Salary Details:
£24,480 per annum Pro-rata + excellent benefits
02 Feb 2021
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
24
About Mencap

We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose. Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist. We want to make you feel inspired to reach your potential.

Our work includes; 

  • providing high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose
  • providing advice through our help lines and web sites
  • campaigning for the changes that people with a learning disability want
Job Advert
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and self-motivated individual to join our 3 Ships programmes within the Lifestyle and Work team.

 

The 3 Ships are Mencap’s education based programmes, that support people with a learning disability to move closer to the job market and gain employment. The 3 Ships programmes are Supported Internships, Traineeships and Apprenticeships.

At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us. Together we are Mencap!

We currently have the following positions available:

  • Caseworker (Supported Internships) – 24 hours – based in Bristol- Covering Bristol, South Gloucestershire & BANES

The Caseworker role is central to the delivery of our supported internship programmes. You will be responsible for supporting a caseload of learners by providing end to end, individualised support.

You will work closely with Tutors to ensure that learners complete all elements of the programme and progress towards their individual learning outcomes.

You will have a person-centred approach, strong organisation skills and the ability to engage with employers to negotiate good quality work experience placements. You will provide one-to-one job coaching in the workplace to support learners to develop the employability skills which will lead them to the outcome of a paid job.

Essential key skills and requirements:

  • Experience of supporting people
  • Driving licence and access to a car
  • Experience of delivering against targets
  • Knowledge of safe working practices
  • Knowledge of sector
  • A-C/9-4 GCSE English and maths (or equivalent)
  • Good ICT skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Effective record keeping and reporting

(Please see the ‘role profile’ for a more extensive list of responsibilities, experiences and key skills required for this role and the full Job Description and Personal Specification)

All candidates offered an interview for this role will need to provide evidence of their GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent) at interview stage or prior to interview stage.

 

At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us. Together we are Mencap!

This role will close on 2nd Feb and interviews will commence shortly after the close date on Microsoft Teams.

JOB ID 20805
Benefits

As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.

  • 32 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • Service related sick pay when 6 month probation is completed
  • Eligibility to join Mencap Pension Plan where Mencap matches contributions up to 5% on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings. If you don’t join the Plan you start, you will be auto-enrolled after three months with us.
  • Membership of Mencap Pension Plan to include up to 3 times salary death in service live cover AND Income Protection of 50% salary to be triggered at 26 weeks of long term sickness
  • Loans for debt consolidation, bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencap Extras
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program
  • Access to award winning training and development

*T&C's apply based on contract