Mencap are recruiting for a full time (37.5 hours per week) Job Coach to join our Lifestyle & Work team, working around the Kingston and Richmond area as part of the delivery of our Supported Internship Programme.
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Our programme offers a wide range of benefits, helping young people with learning disabilities:
· To raise their aspirations
· Build skills and confidence
· Have a better understanding of employment
· Show employers what they can do
· Progress towards paid work, voluntary work or further education
As a Job Coach you will be working with learners individually and in groups (online and face-to-face) to put their individual learning plans into action. These activities will include supporting learners to develop skills in the workplace, job search activities and travel training. You will play a large role in taking learners into paid employment.
The Job Coach will need the ability to work on your own initiative. Good interpersonal, problem solving and communication skills as well as the ability to work effectively with learners, employers and parents/carers are essential. The ability to maintain accurate and up to date records using IT based systems is also required.
(Please see the Job Description and Personal Specification for a more extensive list of responsibilities, experiences and key skills required for this role).
The Job Coach will be required to find and liaise with Employers to offer work experience placements with the possibility of paid employment in some instances. Working with a variety of employers and their teams supporting their understanding of reasonable adjustments/ buddying opportunities and potential carving of roles to enable our students to learn and sustain tasks and requirements of the positions independently.
Job Coaching is a large part of this role, enabling students to learn roles & tasks within the workplace environment, building their skills and confidence to become independent, for some this may require Travel training. Application and claims to Access to work will be required as well as ensuring the safety of our students and completion of all required H&S paperwork.
All candidates offered an interview for this role will need to provide evidence of their GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent) at interview stage.
If you feel that this role is for you, please apply with a full and up to date CV that demonstrates how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the Person Specification and why you want to work for Mencap. Alternatively you can apply by making a short video (no longer than 5 Minutes) explaining your skills and knowledge. For information on how to send this to us please call Kirsty on (phone number removed).
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