Navigators (Project Worker)
Darlington and Stockton
£18,289 to £22,386 per annum
Our client has an exciting new £8.8 million programme jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund until July 2019. Working in partnership with 27 voluntary and community sector delivery partners who are specialists in employment, financial and digital inclusion and volunteering, our client will support 2500 long-term unemployed people into or towards employment.
As a navigator, you will manage a caseload of participants and provide 1:1 support, helping them overcome barriers to employment and/or training. Responsible for comprehensive assessment and action planning of participants to assess motivation, and barriers to employment. Working closely with participants and referring into the partnership, navigators will be responsible for supporting them through every stage of their journey, addressing barriers preventing engagement and introducing activities to support progression.
The ideal candidate for the Navigators role will portray the following skills and attributes:
- Knowledge and understanding of the barriers to unemployment, training, and education
- Experience of working in communities and engaging workless participants
- Dynamic approach to employer engagement
- Effective time management and organisational skills and the ability to manage competing work demands
- Proven ability of building trusting relationships with workless participants and innovative approaches to help retain them on the project inspire people to reach their goal
- Computer literate and experience of working with databases to provide timely reports
- Flexible approach with the ability to work evenings and weekends where required
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to develop effective relationships with all stakeholders
- Willing to carry out extensive travel across the operational area
- Knowledge of Information Governance and the regulations surrounding data confidentiality
- NVQ Level 4 (or equivalent) in Information, Advice and Guidance
- Knowledge of the Tees Valley area and local VCS services
- Specialist knowledge of challenges faced by one or more of the following groups: people with health conditions, BME, substance misuse, homelessness, offending.
If you feel you are suitable for the Navigators role, please apply now!
The closing date for completed applications is noon on 14th March 2018.
Interviews for these posts will take place on Friday 23rd March 2018.
Project Worker, Navigator, Lead Project Worker, Project Support Workers, Wellbeing Navigator