Job Coach - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

  • Job Reference: SWR2878
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2021
  • Recruiter: United Response
  • Location: York
  • Salary: £22,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Plus excellent benefits
  • Sector: Administration, Healthcare & Medical, Charity
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Job Coach – United Response are looking for a Job Coach to join our amazing Supported Employment Team on a 12-month FTC basis!

Who we are

United Response is a leading national charity providing support to young people and adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. We believe in championing the right of disabled people to live, work, socialise and participate in the community, free of discrimination and unnecessary boundaries.

Making it happen - your role

We are looking to recruit a Job Coach at our York City Centre supported employment service which supports individuals into employment across several locations. As a job coach you will be required to support people with learning disabilities, autism, and mental health needs into paid employment and/or voluntary positions and work experience.

You will be flexible and creative in supporting individuals to access employment and be able to identify and overcome barriers to employment that the people we support face.

What we need from you

To be a great Job Coach, you don’t necessarily need to come from a social care background but if you have a keen interest in making a difference and engaging with people and you are patient, empathetic and a good communicator then we would like to hear from you. You will also need good IT and self-management skills and a flexible approach. You will also have the ability to market individuals or services, understand the supported employment process and basic knowledge of social enterprises.

As the Job Coach you MUST be able to travel as you will be coaching a PWS in a 12-month work placement based outside of York, close to Knaresborough however you will also need to be flexible to support others in the York area. We offer both formal and on the job training, and our national specialists are on hand to provide expert advice and support in best practice, inclusion, quality and health and safety, providing exceptional support and making a difference to people’s lives. You will be fully inducted working alongside experienced colleagues.

What's in it for you:

  • Working 30 hours per week.
  • 20 days paid annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays, pro rata for part time), which increases after 3 and 5 years’ service.
  • Pension Contribution.
  • The opportunity to be part of our UR Stars Recognition Scheme.
  • Access to free occupational health, physiotherapy, counselling, and advice services.
  • Fully paid training and access to nationally recognised qualifications.
  • Travel to work scheme (season ticket loan).
  • Access to an online shopping platform with discounts from over 3,500 retailers.

Keeping you safe

In these extraordinary times we know that the safety of our staff and the people we support is vital - this is why we are doing everything we can to ensure that everyone connected with United Response is confident that they are working and living in COVID secure conditions.

We provide full PPE and ensure that you are confident in using it plus we offer vaccines to all United Response employees.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

If you have the relevant skills and experience and would like to apply, please forward an up-to-date CV as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

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