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Social Inclusion and Community Programs
Galway City partnership

“The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme(SICAP) is co-funded by the Irish Government, through the department of Rural and Community Development, and the European Union through the European Social Fund Plus under the Employment, Inclusion, Skills, and Training (EIST) Programme 2021-2027”
“Tá an Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) cómhaoinithe ag Rialtas na hÉireann, tríd An Roinn Forbartha Tuaithe agus Pobail, agus An tAontas Eorpach tríd an European Social Fund Plus faoin Employment, Inclusion, Skills, and Training (EIST) Programme 2021 – 2027.”

Mentor

WorkAbility: Inclusive Pathways to Employment Programme

The aim of Galway City Partnership’s Inclusive Pathways to Employment programme is to enhance and broaden the training and employment progression options available for people with disabilities and to empower employers to provide meaningful work opportunities to people with disabilities.  We are now expanding our team and wish to recruit for the post of Mentor

 The ideal candidate will:

  • meet with participants on a one-to-one basis to develop a person-centred plan that identifies their skills, abilities and interests and to set goals based on their desired outcomes
  • build an effective relationship with participants, providing a safe space in which they can talk about their particular issues around employability
  • listen to and help participants to identify and address barriers to their employability
  • arrange bespoke training and supports to aid personal development for individuals and also accredited or industry certified training for groups of participants
  • keep effective written records of meetings using the forms provided and undertake relevant evaluations

This position is based in Galway City

This is an initial fixed term contract until December 31st, 2028, subject to funding

35 hours per week – flexible/hybrid working within office hours of 9-5, Monday-Friday.

27.5 days annual leave

Apply with a CV and Cover Letter outlining your relevant experience to recruitment@gcp.ie clearly identifying the role you are applying for in the subject field.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday, 15th July 2024

 

Mentor Job Description

WorkAbility: Inclusive Pathways to Employment Programme

The aim of the project is to enhance and broaden the training and employment progression options available for people with disabilities and to empower employers to provide meaningful work opportunities to people with disabilities.

The Project aims to improve the employability prospects of the target group by linking training to work; improving motivation, building confidence through the provision of certified and non-certified job related training and the sourcing of work placement.

The project aims to support employers both private and public sector employers to feel more confident in the employment of people with disabilities through the provision of information and training on supports and subsidies, HR advice and guidance, support with Easy Read versions of policies and also the provision of in-house training for employees of the organization to support the smooth integration of the person of the disability into the workforce, acknowledging the ability of the person with disability and promoting awareness and accommodation measures within the workforce.

This Project will focus on securing meaningful employment and work placements for people with disabilities supported by appropriate training to enhance their job readiness through a collaborative system amongst the project partners

Main Objective

Under the direction of the Coordinator provide mentoring support to participants to aid them in moving closer to meaningful employment.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities
  • To meet with participants on a one to one basis
  • To support the development of a person centred plan
  • To support the participation to identify their skills, abilities and interests and to set goals based on their desired outcomes
  • To employ tools such as the Wheel of Life to use as a means of gauging progress with participants
  • To provide a safe space in which participant can talk about a particular issue around employability
  • To build an effective short term relationship with a participant
  • To listen to and help participants to identify and address barriers to their employability
  • To offer perspective, drawing on own experience in applying for and working in roles in industry
  • To work with the participant and to set and monitor agreed goals in line with the participants employability
  • To keep effective written records of meetings using the forms provided and undertake relevant evaluations
  • To arrange bespoke one to one training and supports in confidence building, soft skills development and independent living supports amongst others based on the needs identified in the person centred plan
  • To arrange accredited or industry certified training for groups of participants or sign post individuals to existing training taking place within GCP or partner organisations
  • To support participants to engage in work preparedness training such as CV, and Interview Skills Workshops and training and mock interviews
  • To support participants to apply for jobs and prepare for interviews
  • To act as a resource to both the new employee and employer for 3 months post transition into work
Other Responsibilities:
  • Work with due regard for GCP’s core values and objectives
  • Ensure the effective implementation of and adherence to all GCP policies and procedures
  • Participate in GCP Performance Management and Appraisal process, and agree short, medium and long term goals with the Coordinator and Head of Employment Supports
  • Identify your learning and development needs in conjunction with the Coordinator
  • Share best practice and achievements, and actively seek opportunities to present outcomes and case studies.

 

Galway City Partnership is an equal opportunities employer

      This project is co-funded by the Government of Ireland, through the Department of Social Protection, and the European Union.

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