EM016 – Employment Coach
Band 7: £21,225 – £23,785 per annum
37 hours per week (Fixed term until July 2022)
Closing Date – 29th April 2021
Do you have substantial experience of working with unemployed people to match them with suitable job vacancies and/or training opportunities? Do you have experience of providing 1:1 support and using action planning methods to enable individuals to achieve their goals?
Do you have experience of referring and supporting unemployed individuals to access other services? Do you have substantial ICT knowledge and experience of IT packages? Do you have experience of ensuring quality assurance in programme delivery to achieve targets?
Do you have experience of marketing and promoting programmes using a range of methods? Do you have experience of working with employers?
If so, the role of Employment Coach could be for you.
Changing Lives began in 1970, when four people set up Tyneside Cyrenians, offering food and shelter to people experiencing homelessness in the North East. Since then, services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.
Today our charity employs over 600 staff, has 400 volunteers and operates from Berwick to London giving people hope and aspiration that their lives can change. We listen carefully to the experiences of people with lived experience and 20% of staff at Changing Lives have previously used services.
At Changing Lives, we believe that everyone deserves a safe home, a rewarding job and a life free from addiction or abuse. We also believe that, given the right support, anyone can change their life for the better. By focusing on their strengths, potential and opportunities, we help over 14,000 people overcome their problems and live safe, successful, independent lives each year.
We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.
About the job
This is an agile working role partially home and office based, therefore you will require the ability to work effectively independently, and as a virtual team, under pressure to meet challenging deadlines.
As an Employment Coach you will manage a caseload of L!NKCD participants and provide them with 1:1 support, helping them overcome barriers to employment by signposting into existing and new services as well as supporting them to access job search, employment, training and self-employment. Working closely with participants, Employment Coaches will be responsible for supporting them through every stage of their journey, enabling participants to address their barriers and realise their career aspirations.
Employment Coaches will have experience of working in the welfare to work sector and have a good knowledge of County Durham and the voluntary and community sector. With excellent interpersonal skills, you will help participants become more confident and motivated to enable them to achieve their goals whilst at the same time ensuring a consistent and high quality service. As the majority of delivery will be delivered via outreach within the community, access to transport will be essential and you may need to work outside of normal hours when required to respond most effectively to participants needs
Apply for the job
Want to know more about this extremely exciting and rewarding opportunity? Download the full job description and application form from https://www.changing-lives.org.uk/careers/vacancies/
We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities.