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Caseworker (Pathway Coach) - West Yorkshire



Posted 1 week ago

Make a difference in people's lives as a Caseworker at Beam, a high-growth tech startup with a social mission.


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£28000 - £33000

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Hybrid remote (Wakefield)

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Expires at anytime

Beam is a dynamic startup at the intersection of technology and social impact, transforming the lives of disadvantaged individuals. We’re a rapidly growing company recognized for innovation and inclusivity, and we're looking for a compassionate and driven Caseworker to join our Pathway Coach team. If you're excited about tackling social challenges and creating real-world change, Beam offers a culture of diversity, continuous learning, and meaningful work.

  • Develop tailored action plans for housing and employment stability.
  • Empower members using AI technology and caseworker skills to achieve their goals.
  • Meet tangible targets to make a measurable difference in members' lives.
  • Utilize advanced tech tools for efficiency in support efforts.
  • Engage in both remote and on-site member support, including some travel.
  • Apply problem-solving to navigate unique barriers to progress.
  • Passion for overcoming complex challenges and a drive to innovate.
  • Compassion, superior communication skills, and a positive attitude.
  • Adaptability in a fast-paced environment and a multitasking prowess.
  • Respect for data-driven decisions and a creative mindset.
  • Welsh and Ukrainian language skills are a bonus, as is estate agent experience.
  • Initial 30-minute video interview.
  • Timed scenario-based tasks.
  • Role-play with team members.
  • Final interview with founders.

Join a unique company that combines the excitement of working in a high-growth tech startup with the fulfilment of creating life-changing social impact

At Beam, you get to do work that really matters. We’re solving the world’s toughest social problems. And we’re growing fast 🚀

About the role

We’re looking for a Caseworker (or ‘Pathway Coach’) to transform the lives of disadvantaged people by supporting them into stable jobs and homes.

You’ll be joining a team of values-driven and creative Caseworkers while being individually responsible for supporting a caseload of people referred to Beam - our “members”. This role will support our West Yorkshire region caseload and will have a flexible hybrid working pattern between members locations, home and trips to London.

After an immersive training period, you’ll help our members to picture a brighter future before guiding them through concrete steps to achieve their goals.

As a Caseworker at Beam, you will have the opportunity to support people into independence - this could be through securing a stable job, home or by helping them build on critical skills like IT, self-confidence and more. Casework generally involves supporting people into a job or a home - sometimes both! - and you may find yourself transitioning between these two vital roles, all the while leveraging your strengths and building innovative solutions to better support our members every step of the way.

🎥 Check out 'A day in the life' of a Caseworker on Instagram here and here!

In this role, you’ll be

  • Crafting personalised action plans - to support people into stable homes and jobs

  • Supporting vulnerable individuals - using our AI-powered caseworker technology and your excellent caseworker skills to empower members to reach their goals.

  • Working towards targets - ensuring measurable progress and impact in the lives of our members through job starts, secured homes and more.

  • Harnessing technology to amplify your impact - Homelessness is on the rise and we’re supporting more people than ever before - you’ll learn to harness platforms like G-Suite and AI tools to increase efficiencies and ultimately better support your members.

  • Running remote and in-person meetings - you’ll often be supporting your members in-person which might require some travel (up to several times per week)

  • Wearing your problem-solving hat - the people we support have unique barriers and you’ll regularly research and find creative ways to overcome them and hunt down the best opportunities for progression.

As a job hunter, you’ll be

  • Crafting personalised action plans - to support individuals in preparing for, securing, and sustaining employment.
  • Delivering 5-star training - framing compelling CVs, helping members prepare for interviews, using the latest technology to search for opportunities, and rebuilding the confidence needed to succeed.
  • Owning the relationships with a small network of local employers - ensuring they are aware of members we support, and regularly collaborating to source job opportunities for our members.
  • Confident at advocating for members' needs - this could be pitching your member as a suitable employee to companies and more.

As a house hunter, you’ll be

  • Building your own network of local landlords - to secure affordable and suitable housing for our members.
  • Negotiating tenancy agreements - between landlords and members, always ensuring strict compliance with legal requirements at every step of the way.
  • Providing comprehensive support during the lettings journey - This involves providing continuous advice from the initial inquiry to move-in stage, and covers elements like searching for properties online, organising viewings, supporting with applications and educating members about their rights as tenants.
  • Championing your members’ housing needs - with stakeholders and landlords, always ensuring they are granted safe, accessible and stable rented homes.

Estate agent experience is a cherry on top - right now, we’re on the lookout for experience in the private housing sector!

You are

  • Determined - changing lives is not easy and you’re someone who loves hard challenges

  • Compassionate - you’ll need to be equipped with strong listening skills, genuine compassion and a super positive attitude to support members navigating very challenging times/

  • Confident and have strong communication skills - you’ll set boundaries and clearly communicate with a diverse group of people from members and landlords to internal stakeholders and our government partners.

  • Adaptable and resilient - you’re someone who’s energised by ever-changing and fast-paced environments/

  • An ‘ideas person’ - changing lives is not easy and you’re someone who loves hard challenge driven to find new and better ways of doing things/

  • Experienced multi-tasker - you’ll need to be comfortable managing numerous cases simultaneously, ensuring progress for each individual.

  • Respect for data-driven decision-making - alongside your humanity, you’ll appreciate the importance of acting on data

Extra languages are a cherry on top - right now, we’re on the lookout for Welsh and Ukrainian speakers!

Sound like you? Perhaps you don’t feel you tick every box - that’s OK, we encourage those who feel 70% confident with the role, to please hit ‘Apply’, especially if you’re excited about helping kickstart a new era of opportunity for those left behind!

About Beam

We’re a team of over 130 working from our beautiful coworking space in Shoreditch and from home. We’ve picked up an armful of awards for our work (including one from our former Queen!) We’re one of the 10 hottest startups in London, according to WIRED magazine and one of LinkedIn’s Top 15 UK Startups for 2022. We’re also proud to be rated a top company to work for Escape the City, Tempo and The Dots.

We’re committed to hiring diversely and inclusively. You don’t need a degree to work here and we love to hear from global majority candidates and/or those who’ve experienced social disadvantage. 53% of the people we support are from global majority backgrounds and 17% have disabilities. We believe we serve these people best when we’re a diverse and inclusive team.

Our benefits

  • Starting salary of £28k with growth potential in role to £33K - highly competitive for tech for good and social impact

  • EMI-qualifying share options

  • On-demand therapy, coaching, classes & content - powered by Oliva

  • Annual company retreat

  • 1:1 workplace coaching with More Happi

  • Regular team talks from leading UK tech entrepreneurs

  • Free subscription to Calm meditation app

  • Discounted bike and accessories with Cyclescheme

  • Discounted tech products with Techscheme

  • Generous Holiday - 28 days per year + bank holidays

  • £200 Wellbeing (WellBeam) Budget

  • Your own financial well-being coach, through Bippit

Application process

We have a four-stage interview process, giving you plenty of time to learn about Beam while we get to know you:

  1. 30-minute video call with a member of the talent team

  2. Timed scenario-based tasks, giving you a better sense of the role

  3. Role-play discussions with members of the team

  4. Final interview with one or both of our Founders

Please note:

  • We are accepting rolling applications for this role, with no fixed close date

  • We have a 6-month wait period before you can re-apply for this role

  • Unfortunately, we are unable to provide visa sponsorship to candidates


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