37.5 hours a week
Are you passionate about learning and employment as a transformational experience for vulnerable adults? We’re looking for a dynamic and innovative individual to join the new Reading Recovery College.
St Mungo’s Recovery Colleges are supportive education environments, underpinned by a recovery service ethos for people with experience of homelessness, mental health issues and substance misuse. It’s an exciting time to join our Recovery College programme, as the new college in Reading is the first phase in our plan to expand this successful provision nationwide.
The Recovery College will provide a programme of learning and support to build confidence and skills in order to progress into employment. We want to ensure that each person that comes through our door gets the support and skills to sustain their recovery and to rebuild their lives.
Courses within the college will be run by a mixture of staff and volunteers; many of whom have experience of recovery themselves. There will be a focus on community engagement and a dedicated volunteer programme supporting all aspects of this.
As the Progression Coach you will be responsible for:
Initial and ongoing point of contact for clients participating at the Recovery College
Providing high-quality, individualised coaching, enabling all clients to achieve personal learning, training and employment goals
Overseeing referrals and signposting of clients to internal and external provision and services
Maintaining positive and effective relationships with volunteers, community groups, service providers and local employers
To succeed, you will have:
Experience of providing personalised advice, coaching and support to individuals facing homelessness or other forms of social exclusion
Experience of managing a client caseload, keeping meticulous paper and electronic records
Ability to achieve and maintain high quality standards in the delivery of support to a vulnerable client group.
In return, we offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. We are also committed to providing our staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities in support of their personal and professional development.
Closing date: 10.00am, 8 July 2019
Interview and Assessment date: 18 July 2019
At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are in the top 50 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2019, we are also proud to have been awarded Personnel Today’s 2018 Diversity and Inclusion (Public Sector) award and we are a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities that we live and work within, we encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.