Job Responsibilities of an adult guidance workers
Adult guidance workers may work with individuals or groups in a variety of settings.
Job duties of an adult guidance workers:
*Providing clients with information and advice in person, via email or telephone on the options open to them;
*Managing a caseload, which is often comprised of a particular client group;
*Using short drop-in interviews, an extended interview or a series of face-to-face interviews requiring a high level of counselling skills to help clients interpret information and choose the most appropriate course of action;
*Designing and delivering group sessions aimed at building employability skills;
*Using a variety of assessment tools, such as ability or personality tests, computer-based interest guides or skills inventories and diagnostic tools, to help clients identify, clarify and assess their needs;
*Building up and maintaining knowledge of information resources on education, training and work in order to signpost clients to the information they need;
*Organising local jobs fairs and maintaining job boards;
*Collecting, updating and producing information on local opportunities or in a particular employment sector;
*Offering a range of other support to clients, such as supported use of ICT facilities, to enable them to identify and take up opportunities;
*Referring clients to other agencies, such as government agencies, learning and training providers or specialist organisations, and advocating on their behalf where necessary;
*Liaising closely with welfare, finance and careers services;
*Undertaking outreach work, such as visiting community groups to talk about learning opportunities;
*Planning, coordinating and attending events and fairs to market opportunities to prospective students;
*Securing, carrying out and monitoring contracts, such as the National Careers Service;
*Meeting targets and reporting to funders - some contracts are paid on outcome rather than the activities delivered;
*Bidding for additional funding and projects, followed by writing contracts and reports;
*Developing and maintaining a network of contacts with other providers of IAG, joining relevant professional associations where possible;
*Undertaking administrative tasks, such as setting up and maintaining client records, conducting audits, recording statistical data and producing management reports;
*Working towards and maintaining accreditation with quality frameworks such as the Matrix Standard or Investors in People;
*Working with local further and higher education institutions on initiatives designed to widen participation, such as 'taster' or funded courses.
Qualifications required of an adult guidance worker
This area of work is open to graduates qualified in all subject areas.
Postgraduate training in counselling, teaching or social work is also helpful.
Skills required of an adult guidance worker
*Communication and interpersonal skills;
*The ability to establish a rapport and work with clients from a range of backgrounds;
*Assertiveness and the ability to remain calm under pressure;
*Presentation and facilitation skills;
*Listening and questioning skills;
*The ability to work well as part of a team, but also to work independently, using your initiative;
*Organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively;
*Ability to meet targets and deadlines;
*Administrative skills including writing reports, maintaining accurate records and using IT;
*The capacity to research and manage large amounts of information;
*Commitment to the principles and practice of equality and diversity.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should forward their ,CVs name, qualifications, post applying for to the HR : cv. Bluesea @gmail.com OR their mobile number in the message box or mobile number stated on this advert. Not abiding to this advice will lead to total disqualification. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted