I am an experienced careers guidance practitioner with a Level 6 qualification in careers guidance and development. I have good listening and questioning skills and the ability to develop good working relationship with a wide range of people. I am hardworking and astute in practice. I am organised and have good time-management skills. I am confident in my abilities and I am particularly IT literate. I am always keen to learn and continually develop my skills.
- Excellent communication skills
- Work well in a team and alone
- Analysing information and writing reports
- Event planning and outreach work
- Reliable and punctual.
Jan 2011 to Present | Castle Vale Community Housing Association
Employment Support Worker | CEIAG Practitioner
I started this employment as a reach out worker with my main duties to make local residents aware of the services that we offer at our community building – the sanctuary. We then developed the Employment support programme where we provide labour market information to clients and help with CV production, job search, completing application forms and support with confident building and interview techniques. Duties also include:
- Talking to people about their abilities, interests and achievements
- Exploring learning and work opportunities
- Helping pupils make decisions and plans of action
- Giving support to overcome barriers
- Developing relationships with employers, colleges, universities and training providers
- Keeping up to date with occupational and labour market information
- Giving talks, updating records and meeting targets.
I have also designed, developed and delivered employability skills programmes such as ‘destination work’. Since 2015, I have worked within schools delivering their CEIAG programmes.
2009 – 2010 | Come:Unity Arts at BVSC
- Source local art projects for volunteers
- Register volunteers to work on various art projects
- Liaise with artiste to identify what they need from volunteers
- Complete general administrative duties.
2007 – 2008 | UPS, Tamworth Birmingham
- Unload parcels from vehicles using safe working methods
- Accurately load parcels on vehicles and ensured maximum use of space and secured loads correctly handled packages to avoid damage
- Prioritised “guaranteed service” parcels and separated them as appropriate
- Electronic scanning of all parcels using a handheld scanner
- Complied with Health and Safety regulations to ensure safe working practice and environment.
Education and Training
2014 – 2015 | Coventry University
- OCR Level 6, Career Guidance and Development
2013 | Train the Trainer
- Continuous Professional Development
2012 – 2013 | Connexions
- QCF Level 4 in Career Information Advice and Guidance