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Supported Employment Job Coach (2 posts)

Job information
Salary £9.25 per hour
Organisation Aspire Living
Location Aspire Living, Herefordshire
Hours 21 hours per week (per post)
Term/duration Fixed Term: January 2019 – September 2019
Closing date 3.43 pm on 1 April 2019

Job details

Job Title:                Supported Employment Job Coach (2 posts)

Reports to:             Better Days Manager/Community Operations Manager

Salary:                    £9.25 per hour

Hours:                     21 hours per week (per post)

                                  Fixed Term: January 2019 – September 2019

Location:                Aspire Living, Herefordshire

 

Benefits package

29 days holiday inclusive of annual leave

Pension

Company sick pay

Paid DBS check

Paid training

Paid travel time

                             

The Job Coaches will contribute to the overall success of the BBO partnership with Landau across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford/Wrekin. The successful candidate will work under the Project Officer and be responsible for the direct programme delivery for Aspire Living. 

You will work directly with our Project Officer to ensure you understand the requirements of the project.

The Job Coaches will work as part of the supported employment team assisting people with a learning disability to develop employability skills, qualifications, seek and gain meaningful employment, along with providing support for employees and employers within the workplace.

The successful applicant will be passionate about tackling the obstacles people with a learning disability face in finding and remaining in meaningful employment. You will be able to work alone and as part of a dynamic team working alongside a range of stakeholders including businesses, training providers, job seekers, their parents and carers and partner organisations.

The Job Coach position will need to be flexible including potential weekend work to support people to attend social/ educational or employment events if this has been identified in the individual learner plan.

 

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • To encourage and empower people to express preferences and make informed choices about training, working experience and employment.

  • To support individuals to assess their skills and development needs and identify learning outcomes including CV writing, travel training and confidence.

  • Provide interview technique and mock interview training to equip each individual with skills for interviews.

  • Sourcing vacancies to match job seekers needs

  • To support individuals to job interviews, work placement, paid work and training. This may also include supporting individuals in going shopping to help them buy the items they require to be ready for the job.

  • Supporting job seekers to apply for bus/train passes.

  • Liaise with outside agencies as required including colleges and training providers/recruitment agencies/employers.

  • To support job seekers to secure employment opportunities

  • To assist the people to become orientated to the workplace through induction and support.

  • To liaise with employers over any matters affecting the individual in the workplace.

  • To liaise and work with a range of other professionals and organisations to monitor progression and work based outcomes.

  • Address and reinforce employment related issues – Health and Safety, presentation, work relationships, and other practicalities of the workplace

  • Promote contacts with natural support (work colleagues) to enable people to become fully involved member of the work force.

  • With each person design the pathway, including milestones, for withdrawal of routine coaching

  • To able to lone work or as part of a team.

  • To ensure all system updates and paperwork are completed accurately and to agreed timescales

  • Networking and liaison with employers and potential employers/placement opportunities.


 

Person Specification - Knowledge, Skills & Experience

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following specific attributes.

  • A flexible person centred approach to supporting people with a learning disability considering or entering employment and have the ability to adapt to multiple settings and environment.

  • Ability to support, encourage and coach people within a work setting to complete employment tasks.

  • Ability to teach and coach people new skills in an employment setting, both learners, employers and potential work colleagues.

  • A knowledge and understanding of risk assessments and an understanding of health and safety in the work place.

  • Ability to support people to develop travel skills.

  • Ability to support people, including those with limited speech, to communicate their needs and make their choices known.

  • A commitment to working in a manner which promotes diversity and equality ensuring that everyone is treated with respect and dignity and no one experiences discrimination.

  • Must have the ability to motivate self and others with excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Driving is essential for this role with a willingness to travel within our delivery area.

  • Full, clean driving licence (Car Owner) essential

  • Must be willing to work towards undertaking training in TSI and other relevant qualifications.

  • Good IT Skills required including, Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

  • Ability to manage time and organise caseloads whilst working to strict targets

For more information contact

CVs to Sue.bucknell@aspireliving.org.uk or for more information please contact us on 01432 269406


Hoople Ltd is working on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.