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Job Coach

£19,000 - £21,000
United Response

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Job Coach

Location: Truro, Cornwall

Salary: £19,000 - £21,000 per year plus excellent benefits (inc Car Allowance £1,53.42)

Job Types:37.5 hours per week, FTC 1 Year

We are looking for a Job Coach to join our team based in Truro, Cornwall, working on the Ambitions project. Ambitions is funded through ESF with match funding from EAN (council) and Transitions funded partnership project managed by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), led by CSW Group Limited

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, based from our Truro office, within our supported employment service who can engage with young people and meet the project outcomes.

  • To support a sustainable integration into the labour market of young people 15 – 24 years old, in particular those not in employment, education or training, including young people at risk of social exclusion and young people from marginalised communities.

You will do this by supporting them to overcome their personal barriers in a person centred way. Interventions on their journey could include confidence building, CV writing, job searching and interview skills. Pathways you could choose to support the goals of the young people could include travel training, voluntary work, work experience and job trials.

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, have an understanding of the supported employment process and basic knowledge of social enterprises. 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.

The benefits

In return for your passion and commitment, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

20 days paid annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays, pro rata for part time), which increases after 3 and 5 years service

  • 20 days paid annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata for part time), which increases after 3 and 5 years service
  • Pension contribution
  • Childcare vouchers
  • 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

Plus the chance to make a positive difference to someone’s life every day - which is the biggest perk of all!

So what are you waiting for? Apply now! We look forward to receiving your application.

Due to the nature of the funding for this role the successful candidate's pre-employment checks will be in line with the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standards.

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