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Engagement & Support Worker

Location: East and Central Kent Contract: Permanent, Full or Part-time (min. 3 days/22.2 hrs per week) Salary: £23,225 to £28,319 pro rata (depending on experience) Closing Date: 10th October 2022

CXK is a leading charity that empowers young people and adults to build the skills and confidence they need to move into sustainable education, employment or training.  Each year we make a difference to more than 300,000 people across the South of England.

We are delighted to be recruiting two dynamic and creative Engagement and Support Workers to deliver our programmes for unemployed young people and adults across East and Central Kent.

The roles will deliver 121 and group support creatively and with impact, in a range of community settings, supporting beneficiaries to be ready to move into, and sustain employment, education, training, traineeships, or an apprenticeship.

The successful applicants will also be skilled in working with partner organisations to identify referrals into the programmes and onward pathways once the programmes have ended.

We will consider applications for both full time and part time roles.

Main Responsibilities

  • Deliver appropriate information, advice, and guidance, and mentoring to unemployed young people and adults that enables development of their personal, social and employability skills.
  • Deliver mentoring and training sessions, including unaccredited / accredited learning and workshops that can be offered in a blended way using face to face as well as online content.
  • To work creatively and in a person-centred way, in a group or 121 setting.
  • Identify the additional support needs of young people and adults and work with appropriate providers to ensure this is available to them.
  • Support work placements and other community opportunities and be confident working in detached and outreach settings.

Please click here for the full job description and person specification.

In return for your skills and experience, you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • An annual salary of £23,225 – £28,319 pro rata (depending on experience)
  • 28-31 days holiday, plus bank holidays pro rata
  • Defined contribution pension scheme (matched by CXK up to 10% depending on length of service)
  • Death in service life assurance policy (3 x annual salary)
  • Flexible working
  • Generous sick leave benefits
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Comprehensive training and development programmes
  • Mental health first aiders
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Interest free parking permit loans
  • Health Assured – Employee Assistance programme

To apply for this role all you need to do is download, complete and upload the CXK application form.  Please note that CVs alone will not be considered. 

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 10th October 2022

**Please note that we reserve the right close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.  Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as soon as possible**

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