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Employment & Training Consultant (Substance Misuse)

Birmingham, United Kingdom, £ £ 25502.00-25502.00 Annual Annual, Contract


Our client, a charity helping clients who are, or have suffered with substance misuse issues to get into education or training as part of their recovery.

* 37 hours per week

* 12-month fixed term contract

* £25502 p/a

* NVQ Level 4 or equivalent

* Based within Birmingham substance misuse services

* Supporting people in recovery form addiction to find work

* Prior experience of careers advice and guidance essential

* Previous experience of working with vulnerable adults / people with multiple barriers to employment preferred

Role profile

Through the delivery of a range of guidance and training services for customers in treatment, contribute to individuals\' progression into employment, training and education.

Work as part of a team to co-ordinate and deliver advice, guidance and training interventions that meet the needs of customers in treatment services in order to support the achievement of skills (including certification) and progression to employment, training and education.

Establish and deliver both one to one and group activities as part of customer interventions (including initial assessments, inductions and job search sessions)

Contribute to making contact and establishing relationships with new customers and assist them to understand the benefits of Work Solutions\' services and to ensure customers are always made aware of their JSA or ESA agreement when attending appointments.

Deliver one to one interventions at induction and assessment and subsequent follow up appointments in order to:

* identify individual learning needs;

* plan training and other interventions for each client;

* develop interaction with clients;

* enable customers to access and use information;

* record discussions and training sessions and co-ordinate further activity with client;

* provide support for the client in implementing future courses of action;

* deliver further interventions with client as required, assisting clients to decide on options for meeting their needs and provide support for clients in planning a course of action;

* prepare and develop resources to support learning

* facilitate learning in groups that improves employability and progression through presentations and activities;

* Job-match and job-broker into employment opportunities.

Seek ways to continuously improve service and own performance and report to Manager on this.

Networking, marketing and promotion of service to partner organisations and customers.

Update MI systems as required.

Carry out associated administration work including report writing, collecting and analysing management information, evaluating service delivery and audit and review of records.

Customers include:

* People in treatment services for alcohol or drug dependency, substance misuse treatment providers (e.g. CRI, Addiction etc.), HMP Prison Services, National Probation Service and Community Rehabilitation Company, Employers, education and training providers and specialist support agencies and colleagues within the organization

Essential Skills:

NVQ level 4 in Advice & Guidance, or equivalent and be willing to work towards appropriate qualifications as required.

Key Skills:

Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills.

Ability to work in a target driven environment, with a focus on the successful achievement of outcomes for customers in treatment.

High level guidance skills, with the ability to deliver one-to-one and group sessions to at least Grade 2 standard.


Working with customers in treatment for substance misuse and/ or disaffected and marginalized from mainstream services, training, guidance, advice & counselling environments.


Knowledge in relation to the issues affecting people in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.

Treatment and health providers, National Probation Services, HM Prison environments of training, education & employment opportunities locally & nationally and of training and guidance National Standards and techniques.

Personal Style:

A warm, approachable empathetic style and the ability to establish a rapport and build relationships with customers in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction.

Ability to understand, demonstrate and apply MGC values: Make a positive difference, Stronger together, Empower people, Do the right thing, Build on success

Job Details

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
£ £ 25502.00-25502.00 Annual Annual