Ashton Community Trust's Employability & Family Support Programmes

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Are you an employer, interested in receiving a 6 month wage subsidy for providing employment opportunities and are able to offer sustainable employment to the employee at the end of the 6 months?

Benefits to you as employer:

• Opportunity to consider something new that will help reduce your costs at a time of economic decline for Businesses.

• Access to job ready clients, who are matched to your job specification

• Receive an attractive wage subsidy for clients you employ on 24 or 30 hour weekly contracts, based on the highest rate of minimum wage, (£6.31) therefore helping you to reduce your wage bill for the first 6 months

• We will manage the employee and the recruitment process including the employee’s salary for the 6 month period.

• We will hold regular reviews with the employee and the employer to ensure the arrangement is working effectively for both partners involved.

Interested or simply want to find out more contact us on 028 9074 2255 or email: Lorraine Black NBW Co-ordinator Lorraine.black@ashtoncentre.com Donnchadh Murphy Employer/Client Facing Support Worker Donnchadh.murphy@ashtoncentre.com

 

Family First Programme

Community Family Support profile:

The family will: Live in North Belfast. Have a child or children between the ages of 14 and 18. Additionally, eligible families will have another family member that is unemployed – this may be a parent or an older sibling living at the same address!

Or

The family will:

Live in North Belfast. Be a parent aged between 16 and 24, and not in employment, education or training.

The Community Family Support Programme is an initiative designed to help families make life changing decisions to enhance and improve their everyday lives.

The programme supports families through developing their capacity to reach their full potential. The initiative also aims to prevent young people falling into the not in education, employment or training category and help other young people who find themselves in this situation to re-engage with education, training or employment.

During the 26 week programme families receive support from a professionally qualified family support worker to address the health, social, economic, educational, employment and training issues that impact on their daily lives. The family support worker will engage and consult with parents of children and young people to promote early intervention and high quality parenting to identify solutions to address their specific needs.

The support provided on the programme is directly matched to the expressed needs of the families participating and may include help with:

• Parenting and life skills, • Encouraging better relationships within families, childcare, role models and caring responsibilities • Improving children’s attendance and performance at school. • Encouraging young people to take a positive direction in life and reach their full potential. Motivating young people to enter education, employment and training. • Healthy living. • Stress management • Prevention of alcohol or drug misuse and help in overcoming current misuse. • Money management • Benefit advice • Reducing isolation • Support with domestic abuse • Housing issues • Support with behavioural issues. • Improving self confidence, motivation. • Accessing suitable education, employment and training opportunities. • Developing skills to find work, creating a CV, job-searching and preparation for job interviews Contact Jeanette Burns at jeanette.burns@ashtoncentre.com Or alternatively 02890 742255

 

LEMIS PROGRAM

Are you unemployed and wanting help to find work?

Then help is available with:

• Improving Employment Skills, • CV’s, Job search, • Application Forms • Interview Techniques

At a location closest to you

Free training available, some of this training includes: CSR, Welding, SIA Security training, Forklift, Retail, Childcare, Computer training and more. For more details contact Arlene on 02890 742255 or email arlene@ashtoncentre.com

Are you aged 18-24? Are you not in Education,Employment or Training?

Then help is available with:

• Improving Employment Skills, • CV’s, Job search, • Application Forms • Interview Techniques

Free training available, some of this training includes:

CSR, SIA Security training, Forklift, Retail, Childcare, Computer training and more. For more details contact Arlene on 02890 742255 or email arlene@ashtoncentre.com