Bradford, West Yorkshire
£23,100 per year
Contract, 12 Month Fixed Term Contract, Full-time
Job description

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Supported Employment Team, to support individuals in Bradford with a Learning or Physical Disability, Mental Health or Autism on their individual journey to securing volunteering/employment opportunities, to achieve their dreams and aspirations. This is a very rewarding role and a chance to be part of a new project in Bradford. If you are ready to be part of the exciting journey, apply now!

Who we are

United Response is a leading national charity providing support to young people and adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. We believe in championing the right of disabled people to live, work, socialise and participate in the community, free of discrimination and unnecessary boundaries.

Making it happen - your Role

You will be required to support people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs into paid employment and/or voluntary positions and work experience. You will be flexible and creative in supporting individuals to access employment and be able to identify and overcome barriers to employment that the people we support face. You should have experience of working with individuals with a range of disabilities, with the ability to effectively communicate and work in a person-centred way, to meet unique needs. You will have positive conversations, using an holistic and person centred approach. By really getting to know an individual, as an Job Coach, you will be able to identify creative and meaningful ways to provide support, enabling individuals to work as independently as possible and sustain employment. Your role will also require you to approach and build relationships with businesses to secure work placements, work trials and ultimately long term job opportunities. You will have the opportunity to work from our local area office in Bradford and working from home options are also available. The role will also involve some travel to Leeds to support supported employment project development in this area.

What we need from you

To be a great Job Coach, you don’t necessarily need to come from a social care background but if you have a keen interest in making a difference and engaging with people and you are patient, empathetic and a good communicator then we would like to hear from you. You will also need good IT and self-management skills and a flexible approach. You will also have the ability to market individuals or services, have an understanding of the supported employment process and basic knowledge of social enterprises. Travel is a must,  as you will be job coaching individuals in and around the City of Bradford, alongside meeting employers across the city. Working as part of the wider Supported Employment Team, specialists are on hand to provide expert advice and support in best practice, inclusion, quality and health and safety, providing exceptional support and making a difference to people’s lives. You will be fully inducted working alongside experienced colleagues.

What's in it for you:

  • 20 days paid annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays, pro rata for part time), which increases after 3 and 5 years’ service
  • Pension Contribution
  • The opportunity to be part of our UR Stars Recognition Scheme
  • Access to free occupational health, physiotherapy, counselling and advice services
  • Fully paid training and access to nationally recognised qualifications
  • Travel to work scheme (season ticket loan)
  • Access to an online shopping platform with discounts from over 3,500 retailers

Keeping you safe

In these extraordinary times we know that the safety of our staff and the people we support is vital - this is why we are doing everything we can to ensure that everyone connected with United Response is confident that they are working and living in COVID secure conditions.

We provide full PPE and ensure that you are confident in using it plus we offer vaccines to all United Response employees.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check

Refreshed on: 16 November 2021
Closed date: 01 December 2021
Job ref: UNIT119366
Tags: Social Care/Development, Social Work

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