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Employment Coach - Support Employment Service

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.


£22,884.00 FTE



Job-Share/Part Time

29.6 hours per week (4 days) • Job Share considered.


14/04/2021 at 23:59



Vacancy Description

Please note this is not an RBWM role. RBWM are advertising this on behalf of Optalis.

Do you have what it takes to engage with, encourage and support people with additional needs/challenging behaviour to achieve sustained employment that meets their aspirations and goals? Then join Optalis as an Employment Coach and you could soon be playing a key role in the most successful supported employment service in Berkshire.

With over 20 years’ experience, the Optalis Supported Employment Service (SES) helps individuals achieve their goals and aspirations of employment, travelling independently, volunteering, work experience and education. We have over 100 employer contacts and a high track record of achieving successful employment outcomes for our clients – and we need your help.

As an Employment Coach, we will rely on you to support clients to obtain paid work, work experience, volunteering, and education courses. You will also be providing travel training/transport when required. And, when it comes to building relationships with local employers to ensure each client is fully supported throughout their course, again, we’ll count on you.

To join us, you’ll need a good level of education (possibly an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent), a can-do approach, lots of empathy and initiative and experience of working with people with additional needs/challenging behaviour. You’ll also need a real desire to make a real difference to people’s lives. A proven ability to work independently, promote a positive attitude and prioritise your own workload is essential too. What’s more, because you’ll be dealing with a variety of people, including employers, education and supported housing providers, Social Service professionals, carers, disability groups and parents, excellent written and verbal communication skills are also required.

If you have what it takes to join us, we’ll reward you with competitive rates of pay, a generous mile mileage allowance (you’ll need a current driving licence and use of a car).

To find out more please contact Donna Morgans (0118) 977 8632 or email: recruitment@optalis.org

To apply online please visit www.optalis.org, and follow the working with us tab.

Closing date: Wednesday 14 April 2021

Optalis is a local authority trading company owned by and delivering adult social care in both The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and Wokingham Borough Council. Our Extra Care Services are designed to provide care and support for older adults, some living with dementia, in their own home.

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