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Make Your Move

MYM Recruitment are recruiting for an Employment Officer role for an award-winning social enterprise that deliver services across Northern Ireland supporting people with disabilities, autism and neurodiverse conditions into jobs with a future.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Mentor and support participants throughout their individual journey towards employment, providing person-centered support to help them achieve their goals. This will include organising job clubs, sourcing work placements, support with job searching, applications and interviews to gain paid and voluntary jobs.
  • Support participants to achieve their learning goals through motivation and encouragement to participate in training and soft skills sessions.
  • Ensure effective induction of participants, carrying out initial and formative assessments and completion of quarterly Outcome Star reviews and associated action plans.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with a network of employers to secure employment opportunities for participants.
  • Develop links with potential referral agencies for future participants eg. Job Centres, Schools, Colleges.
  • Represent and promote NOW Group in the relevant geographical areas through development of links with statutory agencies/local community networks and appropriate stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the achievement of targets within the Organisational Scorecard and NOW Group’s strategic objectives.
  • Promote the NOW Group brand and tell our story through social media engagement, attending events, use of marketing materials and other key communication tools.
  • Take part in regular quality audits to ensure compliance with organisational and funder guidelines.
  • Comply fully with NOW Group’s ‘Organisational Approach to Safeguarding.

This job description is not definitive and may be subject to review as the duties and responsibilities determine.

Essential Criteria:

  • A full current driving licence and access to a car. Consideration will be given to alternative travelling proposals in respect of applicants with a disability who cannot hold a licence.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable – hours are flexible and may involve evening and weekend work as required.
  • Minimum level 2 qualification in English and Maths.
  • Minimum of one year’s paid experience of working with either:
  • Participants with learning disabilities/difficulties
  • Experience assisting individuals into work
  • Experience of liaising with employers
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Excellent communication skills and public speaking/presentation skills.
  • Clear understanding and articulation of the principles of supported employment.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Foundation Diploma in Supported Employment.
  • Proven track record of securing employment for people with barriers to learning.
  • Experience of building local networks.

Shortlisting will be based on the evidence that you supply on your application form to satisfactorily demonstrate how, and to what extent, you meet the above criteria. The shortlisting panel will not make assumptions as to your circumstances, qualifications, and experience.


Job Contact:

To express your interest in this job email your CV and cover letter/note in Word format only highlighting your suitability for the role and how you feel you meet the essential criteria to team@mymrecruitment.com. Please also include the Job Reference number and the Job Title.

Additional Information

  • If a closing date has been given by the hiring client, then we will list this clearly with the text of all jobs advertised.
  • Specific closing dates for all jobs can be found and verified on our website which is updated daily.
  • Our clients reserve the right to enhance the short-listing criteria where and when this is deemed necessary.
  • Candidates who do not meet the essential criteria for this role may be contacted in the future to discuss other roles.
  • Sending your C.V. to us is initially an expression of interest in a role not a direct application, suitable applicants will be contacted to discuss further prior to their C.V. being released.
  • We act as both an Employment Agency and as an Employment Business and as a company operate under strict 'best practice' policies and procedures governed by both the NRF and REC of which we are corporate members.

Equality & Diversity

As an organisation we are continually committed to equality and we value diversity. We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds.

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