Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 26 September 2021
Interview date: to be confirmed
For an informal discussion, please contact Helen Futcher, Practice Manager on 01323 464470.
About the role
We believe that employment is a priority for people with a learning disability and autism, to access and retain open employment, with support.
We are seeking Job Coaches to support adults with a learning disability and autism to achieve their employment goals working within our supported employment service ‘Steps to Work’.
As a Job Coach you will be at the forefront of the service, delivering direct support to people with learning disabilities and or autism to enable them to access and retain employment. You will bring experience, skill, motivation, enthusiasm and commitment to a newly forming service and become a valued member of the team.
Our ‘Steps to Work’ supported employment service will focus on either skill building, where as a Job Coach you will be supporting clients with their learning by delivering work experience opportunities and training leading to qualifications for clients AND / OR job seeking and supporting clients into employment be it paid or unpaid work and engaging with employers for sustainable employment.
In the current climate it can be challenging but ultimately rewarding. You would bring a resilient and creative approach to supporting clients to achieve their employment goals.
Within our current portfolio of work experience and training opportunities we have a car valet service in Lewes and Eastbourne and a Café in Uckfield. You will be involved in delivering these as standalone businesses, alongside clients so that they build their skills and gain relevant work experience with your support, so that they can move into employment.
You will be key within the service to develop a range of work experience and work (paid and unpaid) opportunities across East Sussex and within the County Council for people with learning disabilities and autism and as a Job Coach you will be involved in the support clients need, tracking their progress to ensure their employment outcomes are achieved.
Maintaining people in their employment will also be part of this role so that clients are supported with sustainable employment, therefore being able to negotiate and work with employers will be key so that people can be supported to fulfil their employment aspirations and achieve social and economic inclusion.
In addition to the right core values you will bring experience in this area along with good communication and organisational skills. You will receive excellent training opportunities and support through induction and supervision as part of our commitment to you.
This role is being part of a county wide service and will involve frequent travelling around East Sussex and at short notice. Being a car driver and having access to a vehicle for work is essential to this role. Applicants will need to demonstrate how they can meet the travel requirements as part of the shortlisting criteria.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.