SEND Employment Pathway Support Officer job with Camden London Borough Council

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Camden has seen a significant increase in youth unemployment, disproportionately affecting young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and is investing more in employment supports to ensure that young people with special educational needs and a disability (SEND) can access a good job that allows them to live a safe, sustainable and independent life. This role will be essential to support employment and community inclusion journeys.

The role

Work within the Camden SEND Employment Team to support the increase in the number of 16-24 year olds with SEND in education for the transition to an employment path, e.g. supported internships, internships, inclusive learning and paid employment.

Establish effective relationships with local partners, education providers, employers, training providers and Camden services to support changes in work practices that have a positive impact on the transition and destination of young people to employment.

Support progression planning, career profile orientation, as well as support the SEND employment manager and SEND employment coordinator to raise the profile of supported internships / apprenticeships / jobs as a positive destination for young people after 16 years.

This role requires working collaboratively with SEN staff to identify the potential SEND cohort to undertake new employment development opportunities within the community and support liaison with youth, college, employers and colleagues.

In this role, you will support building relationships with local partners, including schools and colleges, to verify that young people with SEND who have an EHC plan, have a professional profile, skills and preparation for the relevant jobs and are able to access local opportunities.

You will have to coordinate the individual action plans / professional profiles held by the young person and developed with his support network following an annual review.

You will work with schools, colleges, youth, including those at risk of not in education, employment or training (NEET) and their parents / guardians to actively encourage career paths as a post destination. 16, through group work, one-on-one coaching, attending promotional events and working with employers, including promoting supported internship, internship and inclusive apprenticeship programs in Camden.

You will participate in the preparation and presentation of information sessions, meetings, written / online materials and events with partners, parents / guardians, professionals and young people who will help increase levels of participation in schools.

About you

To be considered for this position, you must possess and be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Up-to-date knowledge of government policy on internships, apprenticeships, internships, career education and information advice and guidance.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a proven ability to use creative and flexible methods to present information to a wide range of audiences.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience supporting multi-stakeholder partnerships that support the skills development of a young, client-focused and results-oriented.
  • You will have the opportunity to give advice and guidance to help develop the knowledge and skills of team members and experience with ICT systems, especially Microsoft Office packages to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of Level 3 in IAG or equivalent by experience, working with young people with SEND and a good understanding of their needs, who may have difficulty accessing employment opportunities.

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Work for Camden

We are ready to welcome your ideas, your points of view and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine the way we support people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll enjoy many benefits and join a flexible working employer. Click on HERE to see all the details of our benefits.

Additional information

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To apply for this position, please follow the “Apply” link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application, you will need to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria stated in the job profile under the “About You” section.

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Camden is committed to making our recruiting practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible to everyone. This includes adjustments or changes for people with disabilities, people with neurodiverse, or people with long-term health issues. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternate format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post at 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG