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Employment Support worker - Support Employment Service

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


£19,000 FTE



Part Time

18.5 hours per week (2.5 days).


25/04/2021 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 Support Worker 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 Support Worker, we will rely on you to Job Coach our clients within paid work, work experience and volunteering roles. You will also be providing travel training/transport when required.

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

For further information about this role and to apply on line please use: www.optalis.org and follow the working with us tab.

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.

This vacancy is now closed