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Job Vacancy: Halo Project Officer

Service Area: Learning Disabilities, Autism, Mental Health

Type of Contract: 1 year Fixed Term

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £21, 439.60 pro rata to hours worked

Responsible for: No management

Responsible to: Halo Project Coordinator

Website: https://www.hamara.org.uk 

Job Summary/Main purpose of the job:

To provide person centred and member led integrated packages of support & social care to Individuals with learning disabilities, Autism, and mental health and their families from and at Hamara by encouraging well-being and integration in the community, delivering planned sessions, supporting members to engage in meaningful and purposeful activities, attending medical appointments and accessing education and employment.

The post holder will work as part of a team maintaining a close relationship with staff, members, carers, colleagues and professional agencies in partnership with the member taking account of confidentiality, including data protection.

The post holder will be based at Hamara, providing the service within Hamara, and members own homes, and assisting the member to access the community.

Hamara operates a non-smoking policy; however, the post holder will have to visit customer’s homes where other people may smoke.

Responsibilities/Main Duties:

  • To support and enable members to be independent whilst promoting dignity and choice.
  • To deliver related support, social and personal care utilising a person-centred and member led approach to enable members to maximise their independence.
  • To plan and review member sessions.
    To prepare and deliver bespoke packages of care.
  • To support members when taking medication as specified in the support plan and ensure the maintenance of all necessary records are up to date and accurate.
  • To contribute and utilise support plans, activity and session plans, and risk assessments to promote independence and positive risk in a safe environment.
  • To take an active role and involve members in the ongoing service development of Learning Disability, Autism and Mental Health Services and facilitate advocacy.
  • To support individuals to liaise with housing providers where necessary.
  • To support individuals to access education, employment and health care.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of the importance of confidentiality and the needs and wishes of members as appropriate.
  • To demonstrate an awareness of the needs associated with vulnerable adults and different models which assist the fulfilment of their need.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of diversity issues within local communities.
  • To respect each member’s right to exercise choice and take control over their own lives.
  • Ability to understand and observe the Hamara Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • To carry out all duties having regard to an employee’s responsibility under the Hamara Health & Safety Policies.
  • Willingness to actively participate in training and development activities to ensure up to date knowledge and skills.

Organisational Requirements

General:

  • To support colleagues with any operational needs, as and when required.
  • To work outside of ordinary office hours, as required.
  • To complete any other reasonable duties, as required.
  • To respect and uphold Hamara’s written policies and procedures in place.
  • To attend any meetings, as required.
  • To commit to personal and professional development. This includes undertaking appropriate training where required, or requested to do so.
  • To commit to the ethos and values of Hamara.
    Satisfactory DBS Clearance

 

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this role, please click here – Apply Online

The closing date for this position is 30th November 2021.

Job Summary/Main purpose of the job:

To provide person centred and member led integrated packages of support & social care to Individuals with learning disabilities, Autism, and mental health and their families from and at Hamara by encouraging well-being and integration in the community, delivering planned sessions, supporting members to engage in meaningful and purposeful activities, attending medical appointments and accessing education and employment.

 

The post holder will work as part of a team maintaining a close relationship with staff, members, carers, colleagues and professional agencies in partnership with the member taking account of confidentiality, including data protection.

 

The post holder will be based at Hamara, providing the service within Hamara, and members own homes, and assisting the member to access the community.

 

Hamara operates a non-smoking policy; however, the post holder will have to visit customer’s homes where other people may smoke.

 

 

Responsibilities/Main Duties:

 

 

·         To promote wellbeing and safeguard adults from abuse and ensure all safeguarding concerns are reported to line management.

·         To support and enable members to be independent whilst promoting dignity and choice.

·         To deliver related support, social and personal care utilising a person-centred and member led approach to enable members to maximise their independence.

·         To plan and review member sessions.

·         To prepare and deliver bespoke packages of care.

·         To support members when taking medication as specified in the support plan and ensure the maintenance of all necessary records are up to date and accurate.

·         To contribute and utilise support plans, activity and session plans, and risk assessments to promote independence and positive risk in a safe environment.

·         To take an active role and involve members in the ongoing service development of Learning Disability, Autism and Mental Health Services and facilitate advocacy.

·         To support individuals to liaise with housing providers where necessary.

·         To support individuals to access education, employment and health care.

·         To demonstrate an understanding of the importance of confidentiality and the needs and wishes of members as appropriate.

·         To demonstrate an awareness of the needs associated with vulnerable adults and different models which assist the fulfilment of their need.

·         To demonstrate an understanding of diversity issues within local communities.

·         To respect each member’s right to exercise choice and take control over their own lives.

·         Ability to understand and observe the Hamara Equal Opportunities Policy.

·         To carry out all duties having regard to an employee’s responsibility under the Hamara Health & Safety Policies.

·         Willingness to actively participate in training and development activities to ensure up to date knowledge and skills.

Organisational Requirements

General:

 

•      To support colleagues with any operational needs, as and when required.

•      To work outside of ordinary office hours, as required. 

•      To complete any other reasonable duties, as required.

•      To respect and uphold Hamara’s written policies and procedures in place.   To attend any meetings, as required. 

•      To commit to personal and professional development. This includes undertaking appropriate training where required, or requested to do so. 

•      To commit to the ethos and values of Hamara.  

•      Satisfactory DBS Clearance

 

Equal Opportunities:

Hamara is an equal opportunities employer. Hamara is committed to promoting anti discriminatory practices within the society, the organisation and in the promotion of its services to the community. Hamara expects all employees to understand, comply with and to promote its policies in their work and to challenge prejudice and discrimination issues, as appropriate, and undertake any appropriate training. 

 

Safeguarding:

Hamara is committed to ensuring the safeguarding and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults, and all applicants and staff will be required to demonstrate understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice. 

Criteria

Requirements

Assessment

 

Experience

·         Previous 1 year minimum of paid experience of working with adults with Learning Disabilities, Autism, Mental Health

·         Of working as part of a team.

·         Of using person centred and member led approaches.

·         Of communicating with individuals using a variety of methods including nonverbal and visual communication.

 

 

R + I + AF

Specialist

Knowledge/ Skills   

 

·         Ability to communicate and present varied information in the most appropriate formats using IT programmes such as; Word, Excel, Email, Microsoft Teams and Publisher, and pass information effectively, accurately and concisely between various stakeholders.

·         Ability to work in a supportive and enabling manner that focuses on supporting individuals to achieve their goals by delivering person and member led support.

·         Ability to use person-centred and member led approaches and contribute to and monitor support plans, session plans and risk assessments.

·         Ability to support members with activities to develop life skills, soft skills and appropriate routes into education and employment.

·         Ability to report and record members progress through creating member led aims and objectives.

·         Ability to manage key worker responsibilities.

·         Ability to deal with challenging situations appropriately.

·         Ability to work well as part of a team and to have the ability and initiative to work alone.

·         Ability to work with and take in to account the needs of the members from diverse, multi-cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.

·         Ability to work flexibly.

 

R + I + AF

 

 

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R = Reference, I = Interview, AF = Application Form and AS = Assessment

 

Qualifications

 

 

 

Relevant qualifications QCF/NVQ level 2 or equivalent

 

Maths and English C grade or level 2 functional skills qualification

 

 

I + AF

 

I + AF

 

 

 

 

Interpersonal Skills

 

 

Ability to organise, prioritise and work to deadlines.

The ability to work in a team and to use own initiative when working alone

I + AF

 

Other job related requirements

 

 

 

Willingness to undertake any training necessary  Willingness to work flexible hours where required.

 

I + AF

I + AF

 

 

 

 

Job Vacancy: Halo 1 x Support Worker

Service Area: Halo

Hours: 14 hours per week

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Website: https://www.hamara.org.uk 

Job Description

A new and exciting opportunity has come up in Hamaras’ Halo project supporting adults with Learning Disabilities and Autism/ Aspergers and Hidden Disabilities.

We are seeking 1 x support worker who is motivated to progress and undertake a new challenge by joining our individual support service and group activities? We want people with a commitment to supporting people to increase their skills, become more independent, and live their lives the way they choose.

The successful candidate will support a female adult with a learning disability 2 days per week to group activities and for 1-1 support to enable her to go shopping, go to restaurants and access education and medical appointments.

The role is 14 hours per week Monday and Wednesday.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this role, please click here – Apply Online

The closing date for this position is 30th November 2021.

Job Summary/Main purpose of the job:

 

To support and enable clients to be independent whilst promoting dignity and choice. 

 

Delivering related support, social and prompting personal care to the client, ensuring that a person centred approach is used so that the clients can maximise their independence.  Support Workers will support the client by promoting the use of leisure and educational facilities and employment and volunteering activities in the local community.

 

The role will involve producing support plans and keeping up to date with the client’s family and care provider e.g. Leeds City Council.  Accurate record keeping will be essential.

 

 

 

 

Responsibilities/Main Duties:

 

·         To support & enable clients to be independent whilst promoting dignity and choice.

·         To deliver related support, social and personal care utilising a person centred approach to enable clients to maximise their independence.

·         To prepare and deliver bespoke packages of Care

·         To support clients when taking medication as specified in the support plan and ensure the maintenance of all necessary records are up to date and accurate.

·         To contribute and utilise support plans and person centred risk assessments to promote independence in a safe environment.

·         To take an active role and involve clients in the on-going service development of Learning Disability Services and facilitate advocacy.

·         To promote wellbeing and safeguard adults from abuse and ensure all safeguarding concerns are reported to line management.

·         To respect the confidential nature of the work and ensure that clients and carers are aware of the Hamara policies relating to the customer’s access to files and to work within the appropriate information sharing protocol.

·         To promote the use of leisure and educational facilities and employment and volunteering activities in the local community.

·         To facilitate clients on outings, trips and holidays.

·         To attend and participate in reviews, meetings, training and supervision as required.

·         To work flexibly as part of a team.

·         To accurately complete all necessary documentation, records and reports as necessary and determined by the Hamara procedures.

·         Adherence to the General Social Care Council (GSCC) code of conduct, Code of Practice, Hamara Code of Conduct on Confidentiality and the Date Protection Act 1998.

·         To liaise and communicate with relatives, carers, neighbours, neighbourhood schemes, professionals and other agencies.

·         To proactively respect and take into account all cultural, religious, personal and social needs.

·         To maintain systems which support the service.

·         To ensure appropriate records are kept regarding members & any other matters concerning service delivery

·         To complete, file and communicate relevant and accurate records on members

·         To report to the Halo Project Co-ordinator, or in their absence the Designated Manager from Hamara.

·         To ensure effective operation of a petty cash system

·         To maintain effective communication & information systems within the service

·         To undertake any other appropriate duties as may be required by Hamara

·         Driver essential and must have own vehicle and business insurance.

 

Organisational Requirements

General:

 

·         To support colleagues with any operational needs, as and when required.

·         To work outside of ordinary office hours, as required.

·         To complete any other reasonable duties, as required.

·         To respect and uphold Hamara’s written policies and procedures in place.

·         To attend any meetings, as required.

·         To commit to personal and professional development. This includes undertaking appropriate training where required, or requested to do so.

·         To commit to the ethos and values of Hamara.  

·         Satisfactory DBS Clearance

 

Equal Opportunities:

Hamara is an equal opportunities employer. Hamara is committed to promoting anti-discriminatory practices within the society, the organisation and in the promotion of its services to the community. Hamara expects all employees to understand, comply with and to promote its policies in their work and to challenge prejudice and discrimination issues, as appropriate, and undertake any appropriate training.

Safeguarding:

Hamara is committed to ensuring the safeguarding and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults, and all applicants and staff will be required to demonstrate understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice.

 

Criteria

Requirements

Assessment

R = Reference, I = Interview, AF = Application Form and AS = Assessment

 

 

Experience

·         Experience of working with individuals who have learning disabilities

·         Experience of providing care within the care profession

·         Experience of supporting and enabling vulnerable adults to be independent whilst promoting dignity and choice.

·         Experience of carrying out risk assessments for vulnerable individuals

 

 

 

Specialist Knowledge/ Skills  

  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with vulnerable adults
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding procedures in particular vulnerable adults
  • Knowledge of the General Social Care Council code of conduct

·         Ability to produce clear and concise reports and care plans and keep up to date records

 

 

 

Qualifications

·         NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care or above

 

 

 

Interpersonal Skills

·         Good communication skills both written and verbal, the ability to communicate with clients, members of the public, suppliers, stakeholders and staff appropriately

·         Ability to work as part of a team

·         Ability to remain calm and composed when faced with challenging situations

 

 

Other job related requirements

·         Ability to demonstrate a commitment to Equality and Diversity.

·         Flexibility in the hours worked – may be required to work evenings and weekends

·         Knowledge of current issues related to third sector.

 

 

 

 

 

Job Vacancy: Volunteer Development Worker

Service Area: Voluntary

Type of Contract: 6 Months Fixed Term Contract

Hours: 37 hours per week (5 days a week)

Salary: £21,658 pro rata 

Responsible for: Volunteers

Responsible to: Operations Manager

Website: https://www.hamara.org.uk 

Purpose of Post

Hamara HLC are currently recruiting for a full-time Volunteer Development Worker. The Volunteer Development Worker will be central to managing all aspects of Hamara’s voluntary activities and ensuring that volunteers benefit as much as possible from their time at Hamara. The successful candidate will provide a highly personalised and flexible approach which will enable our volunteers to develop their personal and employability skills and progress onto further training or full-time employment.

The role of Volunteer Development Worker is highly varied and will involve a variety of duties, including:

• Recruiting and inducting new volunteers
• Marketing and publicising the project
• Delivering outreach work in the local community
• Recognising and assessing the volunteers’ specific personal skills, needs, and aspirations and matching them with the appropriate projects
• Managing and coordinating volunteers’ activities
• Providing ongoing personalised support and training, including delivering workshops

Candidates must have:

• Experience of recruiting and managing volunteers
• The ability to organise, prioritise, and work to deadlines
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of people
• Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner both on the telephone and in a face to face environment
• Good attention to detail

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this role, please click here – Apply Online

The closing date for this position is 30th November 2021.

Job Summary/Main purpose of the job:

The Volunteer Development Worker will be responsible for managing all aspects of volunteering at Hamara. The post holder will recruit, induct, and oversee the training and development of volunteers and assign them to the projects best suited to their skills and abilities. In addition, the post holder will oversee the day-to-day assignments and activities of volunteers. 

With our aim of volunteering acting as a pathway to further training or employment, the post holder will therefore play a crucial role in the personal and professional development of volunteers – many of whom come from a wide range of backgrounds and may be facing personal, cultural, or other barriers. As such, the post holder will be flexible in their approach and able to adapt to the volunteer’s own individual needs.

 

Responsibilities/Main Duties:

The Volunteer Development Worker will be responsible for overseeing the daily activities of volunteers and their personal development. The main tasks and responsibilities are as follows:

·         Assessing and matching volunteers with projects suited to their skills, needs, and aspirations

·         Recruiting Volunteers

·         Marketing and publicising the project

·         Delivering outreach work In the community

·         Supervising and supporting volunteers

·         Maintaining volunteer records and files

·         Negotiating volunteer timetables and activities

·         Conducting volunteer orientations and collecting volunteer feedback which will then be used to inform improvements to the programme

·         Providing ongoing training and development for the individual volunteers and the team

·         Liaising with families where required

·         Deliver a weekly workshop to develop employability skills, which will include team work, completing a CV, applying for paid employment, preparing for interviews, and developing personal presentation skills such as personal hygiene and interview appropriate clothing.

·         Delivering appropriate and impartial information, advice and guidance.

·         Managing the transition of the volunteers into further training or paid employment by supporting them to search online for opportunities and completing applications.

·         Liaise with partner organizations which will include adult learning providers, employers, referring agencies and DWP.

Organisational Requirements

General:

 

·         To support colleagues with any operational needs, as and when required.

·         To work outside of ordinary office hours, as required.

·         To complete any other reasonable duties, as required.

·         To respect and uphold Hamara’s written policies and procedures in place.

·         To attend any meetings, as required.

·         To commit to personal and professional development. This includes undertaking appropriate training where required, or requested to do so.

·         To commit to the ethos and values of Hamara. 

·         Satisfactory DBS Clearance

 

Equal Opportunities:

Hamara is an equal opportunities employer. Hamara is committed to promoting anti-discriminatory practices within the society, the organisation and in the promotion of its services to the community. Hamara expects all employees to understand, comply with and to promote its policies in their work and to challenge prejudice and discrimination issues, as appropriate, and undertake any appropriate training.

Safeguarding:

Hamara is committed to ensuring the safeguarding and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults, and all applicants and staff will be required to demonstrate understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice.

Criteria

Requirements

Assessment

R = Reference, I = Interview, AF = Application Form and AS = Assessment

Experience

·         Experience of supervising or managing volunteers

·         Experience of working in a general office or administrative environment

 

I + AF

I + AF

I + AF

I + AF

Specialist Knowledge/ Skills  

 

·         Knowledge of how to use standard office equipment such as photocopies and printers

·         Knowledge of operating IT systems including Microsoft packages

 

I + AF

 

I + AF

Qualifications

·         A* – C in GSCE English or equivalent

 

AF + physical evidence

Interpersonal Skills

 

·         Ability to organise, prioritise and work to deadlines.

·         Able to communicate in a clear and concise manner both on the telephone and in a face to face environment

·         Able to communicate effectively and accurately both verbally and in writing

·         Ability to complete work to the required standards of accuracy and presentation

·         Able to follow set procedures

·         Able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of people

·         Ability to work on own initiative

 

I + AF

I + AF

 

I + AF

I + AF

 

I + AF

I + AF

 

 

I + AF

 

Other job related requirements

·         Willingness to undertake any training necessary

·         Willingness to be flexible in approach and adjust where necessary

I + AF

I + AF

I + AF

 

Job Vacancy: Benefit & Advice/ Support Worker

Service Area: Voluntary

Type of Contract: 6 months Fixed Term Contract

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (flexibility in the hours worked will be expected of the post holder, including availability at evenings and weekends).

Salary: £21,658 pro-rata

Responsible for: No line management responsibility

Responsible to: Project Coordinator

Website: https://www.hamara.org.uk 

Purpose of Post

• To empower our service users and support them to improve their confidence and capability, including in relation to finance.
• To advise on welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment, immigration and discrimination.
• To provide advice to service users from a number of different ethnicities.
• Offer bespoke services for people with mental health problems, refugees and asylum seekers and service users currently out of work and don’t have access to public funds.
• Provide mental health advocacy services and establish partnerships and referral pathways.
• Aim for excellence and support in our goal to be among the best advice services in the city, and one of the leading voluntary and community organisations in Leeds. We campaign for change to social policy to improve the well-being of the people and communities we support.

Candidates must have:

• one or more of financial confidence support and interventions, and/or welfare benefits, debt , housing, employment, immigration, discrimination and public law
• Advice giving processes and systems
• Knowledge and understanding of community participation and engagement.
• Proven knowledge and understanding of health and well-being, economic development, financial inclusion and community cohesion.
• Sound knowledge and understanding of databases and the ability to develop and maintain people and contacts database.
• Sound knowledge, understanding and appreciation of barriers and challenges faced by differing communities and marginalised groups.
• Awareness and understanding of current political, social and economic challenges faced by community organisations currently.
• Knowledge of third sector organisations within the locality;
• Excellent communication skills both written and verbal;

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this role, please click here – Apply Online

The closing date for this position is 30th November 2021.

Job Summary/Main purpose of the job:

·         The main purpose is to empower our service users and support them to improve their confidence and capability, including in relation to finance.

·         To advise on welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment, immigration and discrimination.

·         To provide advice to service users from a number of different ethnicities.

·         Offer bespoke services for people with mental health problems, refugees and asylum seekers and service users currently out of work and don’t have access to public funds.

·         Provide mental health advocacy services and establish partnerships and referral pathways.

·         Aim for excellence and support in our goal to be among the best advice services in the city, and one of the leading voluntary and community organisations in Leeds. We campaign for change to social policy to improve the well-being of the people and communities we support.

 

 

 

Responsibilities/Main Duties:

Working Relations:

Internal:        

The appointed person will work closely with the Co-ordinator and the Community Connectors.  S/he will report directly to the Co-ordinator and will provide regular updates on delivery.

External:      

The post holder will work collaboratively with staff from LCC and the Third Sector, developing close working relationships with relevant statutory agencies.

Main Tasks:

·         Our advice workers, working alongside volunteer advisers, are responsible for providing generalist and specialist advice to clients, including advice about financial confidence, welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment, immigration, discrimination and other areas of public and social welfare law.

·         Advice workers seek to support and empower clients to address their needs, and provide tailored casework when this is needed.

·         Advice workers provide advice that is accessible by all clients, taking full account of clients’ communication and other needs.

·         Advice workers are also, subject to their skills, experience and where necessary accreditation, responsible for providing specialist advice to clients.

·         Advice workers provide services in a wide range of settings, including our own offices, those of partner agencies and client’s homes.

·         Advice workers also, subject to their skills and experience, provide support to the provision of our advice services.

·         Advice workers are required to undertake all their duties in accordance to Hamara’s policies and procedures, utilising national and local sources of information and guidance.

·         To liaise with local agencies to ensure appropriate referral mechanisms are in place.

·         To work jointly with colleagues in health, social care, education and others as necessary, where this adds value to the activities and outcomes.

·         Contribute to setting up and running effective administrative, monitoring and evaluation systems.

·         To encourage the involvement of local people in the co-production of and evaluating their impact.

·         Complete Monitoring activity and evaluation documents with the support of the Co-ordinator.

·         Provide regular progress reports to the Co-ordinator.

Organisational Requirements

General:

 

·         To support colleagues with any operational needs, as and when required.

·         To work outside of ordinary office hours, as required.

·         To complete any other reasonable duties, as required.

·         To respect and uphold Hamara’s written policies and procedures in place.

·         To attend any meetings, as required.

·         To commit to personal and professional development. This includes undertaking appropriate training where required, or requested to do so.

·         To commit to the ethos and values of Hamara.  

·         Satisfactory DBS Clearance

 

Equal Opportunities:

Hamara is an equal opportunities employer. Hamara is committed to promoting anti-discriminatory practices within the society, the organisation and in the promotion of its services to the community. Hamara expects all employees to understand, comply with and to promote its policies in their work and to challenge prejudice and discrimination issues, as appropriate, and undertake any appropriate training.

Safeguarding:

Hamara is committed to ensuring the safeguarding and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults, and all applicants and staff will be required to demonstrate understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice.

Criteria

Requirements

Assessment

R = Reference, I = Interview, AF = Application Form and AS = Assessment

Experience

·         Experience of building relationships with a wide range of communities and stakeholders.

·         Experience of building and maintaining relationships whilst maintaining professional boundaries.

·         Experience of outreach work in deprived communities.

·         Experience of working in a community setting to tackle a health inequality.

I + AF

 

I + AF

 

I + AF

I + AF

Specialist Knowledge/ Skills  

·         one or more of financial confidence support and interventions, and/or welfare benefits, debt , housing, employment, immigration, discrimination and public law

·         Advice giving processes and systems

·         Knowledge and understanding of community participation and engagement.

·         Proven knowledge and understanding of health and well-being, economic development, financial inclusion and community cohesion.

·         Sound knowledge and understanding of databases and the ability to develop and maintain people and contacts database.

·         Sound knowledge, understanding and appreciation of barriers and challenges faced by differing communities and marginalised groups.

·         Awareness and understanding of current political, social and economic challenges faced by community organisations currently.

I + AF

 

 

I + AF

I + AF

 

I + AF

 

I + AF

 

I + AF

 

 

I + AF

Qualifications

·         Educated to degree level or equivalent.

AF + physical evidence

Interpersonal Skills

·         A personal commitment to and enthusiasm for Hamara HLC’s purpose and values

·         Excellent at building internal and external relationships

·         Organised approach, able to manage own time effectively and work under own initiative

·         Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

·         Excellent attention to detail

·         Excellent ICT skills and familiarity with MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

·         Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills

·         Enthusiastic, flexible and friendly, with a ‘can do’ attitude

·         To be trustworthy and honest.

I + AF

 

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I + AF

 

Other job related requirements

·         Willingness to undertake any training necessary

·         Willingness to work flexible hours where required.

·         This is a multi-site role so the candidate needs to be able to work across two sites that are a mile apart

 

I + AF

I + AF

I + AF

 

Job Vacancy: Employment Officer (Connected)

Type of Contract: 12 Months fixed-Term

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: £21,658 per annum

Responsible for: No line management responsibility

Responsible to: Operations Manager

Website: https://www.hamara.org.uk 

Purpose of Post

The role will aim to connect workless families with employment support within the CLLD area and support people who face the most difficult challenges and barriers to work. The Employment Officer will provide individuals with confidence building, taster sessions and volunteering opportunities so that they can prepare effectively for work.

The Employment Officer will focus on a package of tailored support to address worklessness of unemployed disadvantaged individuals. The project will engage with the individual, identify and address barriers to work, using a range of specialist support/provision to move the participant into sustained work at the earliest opportunity.

Candidates must have: 

  • Have extensive knowledge of employment issues, the local labour market and local specialist training provision
  • Have experience of mentoring and advocacy to gain the trust of Participants and tailor professional advice to meet participants needs and personal circumstances
  • Have experience of understanding and influencing participants’ motivation and attitudes, in particular confidence and self-esteem which includes interactive group sessions that allow peer support
  • Experience and proven track record of achieving in output and outcome based targets
  • Experience of financial management to support participants with budgeting and debt advice including applying for financial support e.g. Housing benefits, Working Tax Credit, Council Tax benefit etc.
  • Experience of supporting Participants to develop modern job search skills which includes using IT to search and apply for work, setting up Universal Jobmatch account, completing online application forms and seeking social media to seek work
  • Experience of providing in work support which meets the needs of the Participants to help them sustain employment
  • Experience of using IT systems for record keeping and data inputting
  • Experience of working intensively with vulnerable people in need on a one to one basis
  • Experience of working with Unemployed people from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience of working on ones’ own initiative and within a team

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this role, please click here – Apply Online

The closing date for this position is Friday 10th December 2021 at 12.00pm

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Main Purpose of the Job:

 

Community Led Local Development (CLLD) is a method of funding the delivery of employment and skills within South Leeds and this post is supported by European Social Fund (ESF). 

 

The project aims to connect workless families with employment support in the CLLD area.  Our aim is to support people who face the most difficult challenges and barriers to work. The project will provide individuals with confidence building, taster sessions and volunteering opportunities so that they can prepare effectively for work.

 

This Project will focus on a package of tailored support to address worklessness of unemployed disadvantaged individuals. The project will engage with the individual, identify and address barriers to work, using a range of specialist support/provision to move the participant into sustained work at the earliest opportunity.

 

 

Working Relations:

 

Internal – The appointed person will work closely with other team members working on the same project and with the wider multi-disciplinary Teams based at Hamara. S/he will report directly to the Operations Director.

External – the post holder will be expected work with and develop sustainable partnership with existing local provision and organisations that are active in offering support to unemployed individuals such as housing, Neighbourhood management, health, debt management, Job Centre Plus, Colleges, employers, DWP etc. These partnerships are expected to span the public, private, voluntary and community sectors and include commercial employment agencies.

 

Main responsibilities

 

 

  1. To develop and maintain working partnerships with a range of statutory, private, public, commercial employment and voluntary agencies

 

  1. To liaise with partners to identify individuals and target groups and to establish appropriate referral mechanisms

 

  1. To undertake a range of outreach activities via community venues, home visits, and through other channels to recruit unemployed people to the project

 

  1. To identify and address the barriers and the needs of unemployed people and undertake initial engagement,

 

  1. To develop individual action plans and interventions to support unemployed people into work placement opportunities and to meet sustainable employment targets

 

  1. To mentor and support individuals to encourage attendance on the programme

 

  1. To broker access to a range of other existing services and specialist provision e.g. literacy and numeracy, vocational and workplace skills training

 

  1. Assist Participants to explore employment options

 

  1. Support Participants to develop modern job search skills which includes using IT to search and apply for work, setting up a Universal Job match account, completing online application forms and using social media to seek work

 

  1. To identify and signpost individuals to employability training – communication skills, self-presentation, time keeping, attitudes/behaviours at work, team building, working relationships, work related literacy and numeracy support

 

  1. To identify and signpost individuals to vocational training as appropriate to employer requirements, such as Food Hygiene Certificate, Health and Safety etc.

 

  1. To source as required, modular Provision for the Participant or group sessions to help Participants overcome barriers e.g. managing your condition in order to access employment, help with substance misuse or alcohol abuse, managing mental health issues. This can be in the form of guidance counselling, or a specific course, dependent on the need of the Participant

 

  1. To enable Participants to gain experience of work by arranging voluntary work opportunities with employers and providing advice and support to the Participant

 

  1. To discuss opportunities for self-employment and referral to enterprise start-up programmes

 

  1. To assist with the promotion and marketing of the project through promotional activities, developing publicity material and use of internet and social media

 

  1. To effectively manage a caseload of clients and prioritise workload to meet project outcomes

 

  1. To represent the project and attend relevant meetings, as and when requested by the Manager

 

  1. To maintain accurate and up to date records of work undertaken and to upload data on a secure system

 

  1. To develop effective monitoring and evaluation systems and produce reports to the manager the funder and other stakeholders as may be required

 

  1. To undertake such training and professional development opportunities as may arise from time to time.

 

  1. To undertake other duties which are appropriate to the nature and grade of the post as required by the line manager from time to time.

 

Criteria

 

Applicants must have previous experience of working with individuals requiring bespoke support to address worklessness and the knowledge to develop the skills base of the target group.

 

Qualifications

 

Information, Advice and Guidance to at least Level 3 or equivalent

 

Experience

 

  1. Have extensive knowledge of employment issues, the local labour market and local specialist training provision

 

  1. Have experience of mentoring and advocacy to gain the trust of Participants and tailor professional advice to meet participants needs and personal circumstances

 

  1. Have experience of understanding and influencing participants’ motivation and attitudes, in particular confidence and self-esteem which includes interactive group sessions that allow peer support

 

  1. Experience and proven track record of achieving in output and outcome based targets

 

  1. Experience of financial management to support participants with budgeting and debt advice including applying for financial support e.g. Housing benefits, Working Tax Credit, Council Tax benefit etc.

 

  1. Experience of supporting Participants to develop modern job search skills which includes using IT to search and apply for work, setting up Universal Jobmatch account, completing online application forms and seeking social media to seek work

 

  1. Experience of providing in work support which meets the needs of the Participants to help them sustain employment

 

  1. Experience of using IT systems for record keeping and data inputting

 

  1. Experience of working intensively with vulnerable people in need on a one to one basis

 

  1. Experience of working with Unemployed people from diverse backgrounds  

  

  1. Experience of working on ones’ own initiative and within a team

 

 

Skills/Knowledge

 

  1. Have specialist skills and knowledge of specific barriers to work to enable help to unemployed individuals

 

  1. Ability to develop multi agency partnerships and work with colleagues from other agencies, organisations and employers

     

  1. Good communication skills, including evaluative recording, compiling planning documents, report writing an  competent, in the use of Information technology

 

  1. Ability to plan well in advance on basis of needs

                         

  1. Ability to develop relationships with unemployed people which gains their trust and confidence and to encourage individual to complete the programme

 

  1. Ability to work under pressure in a demanding voluntary sector organisation

 

  1. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

 

  1. Ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines

 

  1. Ability to produce clear and concise reports.

 

  1. Ability to keep up to date and accurate records and data inputting as may be required by the funders

 

  1. Ability to develop monitoring and evaluation processes

 

  1. Working knowledge of policies and procedures

 

 

Attitudes and Values

 

  1. Commitment to personal and professional development

 

  1. Commitment to equal opportunities and to work in an anti-discriminatory, and anti-oppressive manner

 

  1. Commitment to working in the best interests of the project target group

 

  1. Prepared to attend internal/external meetings as may be appropriate to the project

 

  1. Commitment to working in partnership with other organisations, agencies and employers

 

  1. Able to demonstrate flexibility

 

  1. Innovative and creative approach to developing solutions and problem solving

 

  1. Prepared to travel and have own transport

 

  1. Commitment to safeguarding and the welfare of adults

 

Job Vacancy: Freelance Classroom Teacher

Place of Work: Hamara Healthy Living Centre

Hours: 4 Teaching Hours per week (Saturdays only)

Salary: £11.60 – £14.00 per hour

Responsible to: Project Coordinator

Website: https://www.hamara.org.uk 

Working relations

Internal:
-Project Coordinator
-Other Teaching Staff
-Volunteers

External:
-Hamara Management Committee
-Operations manager

Purpose of Post

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding professional to teach a KS1 curriculum or KS2 English, Maths or Science curriculum at our out of school provision so that it continues to provide support in core area of underachievement in the BME community where our supplementary school is situated.

To work professionally within a team of staff and volunteers in order to secure high quality teaching, effective use of resources and improved standards of learning and achievement for all students. 

The successful candidate will have excellent inter-personal skills and a relentless focus on strategies to sustain the highest quality of teaching and learning.

Applicants should be practitioners who have some classroom experience and who have already demonstrated effective team working characteristics.   The successful candidate will work as part of and be supported by an experienced team of dedicated professionals, each committed to working together to benefit students and their families.

Candidates must have:

  • A relevant qualification/s or experience of working in a similar environment.
  • Willingness to attend training to develop professionally.
  • Working with children aged 5-11years
  • Ability to inspire and motivate students
  • Good ICT skills
  • Good written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to keep records, monitor and review work
  • Experience of working on ones’ own initiative and within a team
  • Genuine interest in children
  • Able to form good working relationships with colleagues
  • Able to cope with pressure
  • Prepared to do far more for far less reward

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this role, please click here – Apply Online

The closing date for this position is Friday 10th December 2021 at 12.00pm

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Purpose of the Role:

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding professional to teach a KS1 curriculum or KS2 English, Maths or Science curriculum at our out of school provision so that it continues to provide support in core area of underachievement in the BME community where our supplementary school is situated.

To work professionally within a team of staff and volunteers in order to secure high quality teaching, effective use of resources and improved standards of learning and achievement for all students. 

The successful candidate will have excellent inter-personal skills and a relentless focus on strategies to sustain the highest quality of teaching and learning.

Applicants should be practitioners who have some classroom experience and who have already demonstrated effective team working characteristics.   The successful candidate will work as part of and be supported by an experienced team of dedicated professionals, each committed to working together to benefit students and their families.

 

 

 

Main Duties:

Teaching and Leading Student Learning

 

  • Ensure curriculum coverage, continuity and progression for all students through clearly written and regularly reviewed schemes of work. 

.     To ensure the teaching of your curriculum area will engage the pupils and provide an interactive approach to learning.

.     Monitor achievements in the classroom through regular assessment on pupil progress.

 

Planning and Setting Expectations/Student Achievement

.     To develop and improve schemes of work and lesson plans for the teaching of your subject area that will engage the pupils.  

 

.     Plan the academic year of teaching to incorporate staff meetings, pupil registration, pupil assessments, holidays, play schemes, outings, parents evenings and reward days.

  • Ensure that all students are valued equally, and be accountable for the progress in your curriculum area for the entire ability range.

 

Assessment and Evaluation

 

  • Conform to and implement practices for assessing recording and reporting on student achievement as outlined by management.

.     Keep records and provide reports on student achievement.

Relationship with Parents and the Wider Community

 

  • Establish effective communication with parents.
  • Establish effective relationships with parents to provide feedback and report on pupil attainment and progress.   

Manage Own Performance and Professional Development

 

  • Keep abreast of new curriculum thinking, developments in teaching and learning practice, and examination syllabuses.
  • Be aware of developments at KS1 & 2.

.     Attend required training eg. Safeguarding (mandatory) and professional development training to enhance skills.

Managing and Developing Professional Relationships

 

  • Implement the schools existing behaviour management strategies and support other colleagues in their management of student behaviour.
  • Take on responsibilities from delegated tasks e.g lunch time supervision, recognising and utilising the need to work collaboratively within the school.
  • Sustain motivation and commitment; promote enthusiasm, creativity and a collective pride in the success of the school.  

Managing Resources

 

.     Contribute to the upkeep and maintenance of school equipment.

  • Advise coordinator of resources needed for the school curriculum area you teach.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use and organisation of learning resources.
  • Use existing accommodation to create an effective and stimulating environment for the teaching and learning of your subject area.

Strategic Teamwork in the School Improvement Plan

.     Read the staff handbook and make yourself familiar with school policies regarding safeguarding children.

  • Implement policies and practices that reflect the school’s commitment to high achievement.

 

Working/ special conditions:

 

HSS operates an Equal Opportunities Policy and all staff are expected to be aware of their responsibilities arising from it.

 

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

 

The working week will include some irregular and unsociable hours in order to meet the needs of the role.

 

Attributes

Required

Preferred

Identified by

Personal

·         Strong drive and energy

·         Lively nature

·         Able to work within a team

·         Good sense of humour

·         Commitment to meeting the needs of BME Children

·         Evidence of effective organisational and communication skills

·         Willingness to run and be involved in extra-curricular activities

Application

Interview

 

Qualifications

·         A relevant qualifications or a experience of working in a similar environment

·         Willingness to attend training to develop professionally

 

·         Qualified teacher status

 

Application

Interview

 

 

Experience

·         Working with children aged 5-11years

·         Working within a team

 

·         Developing schemes of work and lesson plans

·         Success at teaching

 

Application

Interview

 

Knowledge

·         Child protection issues and practice

·         Requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 and 2

 

·         School organisation

·         Classroom strategies

·         Strategies for raising achievement

Application

Interview

 

Skills

·         Flexible and able to use own initiative

·         Ability to inspire and motivate students

·         Good ICT skills

·         Good written and spoken communication skills

·         Ability to keep records, monitor and review work

 

·         Creative thinking

·         Ability to communicate with parents in Urdu/Punjabi or other

Application

Interview

 

Character

·         Genuine interest in children

·         Able to form good working relationships with colleagues

·         Able to cope with pressure

·         Prepared to do far more for far less reward

·         Well organised

 

Application

Interview