Employability Coach - Harrogate

Employability Coach - Harrogate

Hft | Harrogate, HG1 1, GB

Posted 14 days ago

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Contract - Permanent, 37.5 hours per week
Location - Project Hospital, Yorkshire
Find your place with us and help change lives.
We are one of the largest learning disability charities in the UK, supporting over 2,500 people through our friendly, supportive, creative and diverse teams.
About the role
As an Employability Coach at Hft you'll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible, by supporting them to achieve goals and aspirations around paid employment. In this creative and rewarding role, you will enable people to develop and acquire relevant skills needed for the workplace, support them to gain work experience, and help them to find long term paid employment. You will provide innovative and high quality support during three on-site work placements for each person you are supporting. You will be helping to ensure that the people we support:
Have the opportunity to develop relevant skills for employment
Gain work experience in a large business
Increase their independence
Achieve their aspirations
Are empowered to make decisions and choices around their future employment
Are kept safe
About you
You will have a 'Can Do' attitude, be driven and enthusiastic about helping people with learning disabilities to meet their aspirations. You will have the ability to look for creative solutions to meet people's support needs in a way that respects their individuality. You will work be able to work well using your own initiative and in partnership with colleagues from partner organisations, and with Hft's Work Options Manager.
As an Employability Coach at Project SEARCH, you will usually work Mon-Fri during office hours, however you will need to be open to flexible working which may involve some occasional evening and weekend work.
What we offer
We offer a range of benefits and career development opportunities. We'll give you a comprehensive induction, full training and support along the way. With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in our teams to ensure they have the specialist skills they need.
Access to the Hft Plus benefits package, which includes a great number of discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out; but also an Employee Assistance Programme, with telephone and face-to-face support options
Access to award winning training and development - Hft is one of only four charities to have achieved the Skills for Care 'Centre of Excellence' provider status
Annual staff award scheme - The Fusion Awards, and peer recognition through our GEM awards programme
25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) (pro rata for part time staff)
A contributory pension scheme & life assurance
Free DBS Check
Join us and help us change lives.
Hft's usual terms and conditions apply.
Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do.
Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment.
Shortlisting for this role will take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once suitable candidates have been appointed.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £21,136.00 per year