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Philip Southcote School
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Employment Caseworker

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We have an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to help develop the work aspirations and skills of young people with SEND in Surrey.  We have an Employ Me Caseworker role to work in partnership with education providers in Surrey to deliver a Pre-Internship programme as part of Mencap’s Employ Me team. This role is full-time, fixed term 12 month contract. Our programme offers a wide range of benefits, helping young people with SEND to:

  • Raise aspirations
  • Build skills and confidence
  • Have a better understanding of employment
  • Demonstrate what they can offer an employer
  • Progress towards Supported Internship
  • Progress towards paid work


Working directly within Philip Southcote School in Surrey, the Employ Me Caseworker will work collaboratively with the education provider to develop their learners for transition onto a Supported Internship programme or into work. The support is intended to add value and enhance the chances of positive progression and ultimately of securing paid employment in the long-term for young people.


At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do. We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us. Together we are Mencap!

You will take a lead in Employer Engagement to create fun and engaging ways for young people to improve their understanding of job roles and sectors, including work tasters and work experience.


You will need the ability to work on your own initiative. Good interpersonal, problem solving and communication skills as well as the ability to work effectively with learners, employers, teaching professionals, parents/carers. The ability to maintain accurate and up to date records using IT based systems is also required. Ideally, you will have employer engagement and marketing experience - as an important aspect of the role is creating work opportunities for the people we support.


(Please see the Job Description and Personal Specification for a more extensive list of responsibilities, experiences and key skills required for this role).


All candidates offered an interview for this role will need to provide evidence of their A-C GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent) at interview stage. 


This role will close on 30th September and interviews will commence shortly after.

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