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Career Development Professional - SEND & Vulnerable Students (Fixed term until July 2022)

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Contract:Vision Business Support Services, Fixed Term

Salary:£24,832 per annum

Closing date:28/07/2021

Start date:TBC

The purpose of this role is to contribute to the work of the Careers and Employability Team. The team support the teaching and learning process by delivering a professional and impartial service that aims to help individuals to make informed and considered decisions about their education, training and employment options. The service aims to promote the value of learning and empower individuals to reach their targets, be aware of labour market information and aspire to new challenges to support progression.

The ideal candidate will have a real empathy and ability to communicate with all students in particular our most vulnerable including students with identified needs and disabilities, those who have experience of local authority care, students who may have a social worker and those from disadvantaged or traumatic backgrounds. Our aspiration for these students is that they not achieve in line with their peers but progress into meaningful and successful destinations. It is important therefore that the post holder is ambitious for the future of our vulnerable students and champions their ability to progress and succeed.

Contribute to the development and delivery of an effective Careers programme and achievement of the Gatsby Benchmarks, the candidate needs to be suitably qualified to provide in-depth careers and employability related information, advice, and guidance to students, prospective students and community clients and build links with tutors, other support services within the college, the local authority, employers, external providers, to support with information advice and guidance activities.

The candidate may be expected to attend annual reviews for students with EHC plans with a focus on adulthood and employment, informed by good careers guidance. Differentiating careers guidance for SEND learners, based on high aspirations and a personal approach. Providing guidance interviews whenever a significant study or career choice is being made.

It is essential that the person appointed has the ability to build positive relationships, and effectively utilise excellent communication & organisational skills and adopts professional values and adheres to the (CDI) Career Development Institute’s Code of Ethics.

The standard hours of work are between 8.30am to 5pm but candidates must be flexible to work outside of these hours to cover events such as open evenings, early morning or evening careers appointments and external events when required to do so.

You will be expected to embrace and embed the college’s values; Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, High Expectations, Responsibility.