Careers Advisor

Careers Advisor
  • £90 - £110 per day
  • Long-Term
  • Brent, London, England NW9 0JY Brent London South Holland NW9 0JY
Job Ref: HBCTV02
Sector: Special Education
Date Added: 24 November 2020

An Outstanding satellite provision for young people with complex needs in Kingsbury is currently seeking a part-time careers advisor to inspire their young people achieve their full potential.

This supportive yet ambitious provision is part of a neighbouring, well-respected special needs school that supports students with severe and profound needs aged from 3 to 19. Situated within a mainstream high school, the provision focuses on enabling students with higher levels of cognitive ability to play an active role in their community, and, where appropriate, to prepare them to enter the world of work.

The role is offered on a part-time basis to work Mondays and Tuesdays. Initially on a rolling agency contract, there is a strong possibility of transfer to a permanent contract in the long term.

Key duties will include:

  • interviewing students one-to-one or in small groups to discuss career or education options;
  • identifying skills gaps and how to deal with them;
  • helping students to draw up action plans for employment, education and training and supporting them to achieve these goals;
  • researching careers, options and support organisations to meet students needs;
  • advising students on how to source relevant training courses or qualifications and what funding might be available;
  • providing advice on CV, applications, job hunting and interview techniques;
  • running small group sessions or larger presentations on all aspects of careers work and topics related to personal development;
  • helping students and families to understand the current job market;
  • liaising and negotiating with other organisations on behalf of students;
  • using IT for administrative tasks, such as recording interactions with and tracking student;
  • using computer-aided guidance packages, skills assessment tools, career planners, psychometric tests and personal inventories;
  • writing careers literature or sourcing information products from elsewhere for use within the service;
  • planning and organising careers fairs and conventions;
  • keeping up to date with labour market information, legislation, and professional and academic developments by visiting employers, training providers and training events run by educational and professional bodies;
  • managing a caseload of students.

Alongside these typical job description roles for school careers advisor, a number of challenges are unique to the SEN environment. These will typically involve greater communication with parents/carers who may be anxious about future pathways for their children and not knowing what is available to them. This role of advocacy will be further extended to parents who may also have special needs requirements. In either case there will be greater need for communication with the young person in terms of including their own choices, likes and dislikes for futures. The advisor will need to write reports on each transition student (average 15 per year) including the best placements for them as well as their own choices. These reports need to be communicated between home and school.

The advisor will need to be fully proficient in a range of communication strategies including the use of PECS in order to work independently with students and their families in the most efficient manner.

The advisor will work closely with the local authority to help secure the best placement, having knowledge about and facilitating if necessary funding and transport.

To be considered, please apply with your CV ASAP - it would be great to hear from you!

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We ensure the highest levels of compliance are met and maintained, allowing us to work with some of the best Primary, Secondary and SEND Schools in London and the Home Counties.

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  • Your personal online lounge where you can update your availability for work
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Professional support from our expert team of consultants
  • Continued support through all placements via a dedicated consultant
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All quoted rates are inclusive of 12.07% holiday pay.

Important Notice: In order for you to be successful in applying for the above position you should be eligible to work in the UK, or hold a relevant work visa. Safeguarding, quality and integrity are at the heart of what we do. During the application process you are required to:

- Attend an interview in person;

- Give details for us to complete Reference checks;

- Provide an Enhanced DBS disclosure

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within education. We have a policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, we encourage you to please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you. Career Teachers is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.

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