Job Coach - Building Better Opportunities
Location: Apex Park, Worcester, WR4 9FN
Basis: Full Time
Work pattern: Monday to Friday
Type: Fixed Term Contract to December 2022
Fusion, an innovative Worcestershire consortium, have been successful in securing additional funding from the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund to continue delivery of the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme across the County.
As a Fusion partner, and to support our success, we are seeking to appoint an experienced, motivated, and enthusiastic person to be a Building Better Opportunities Job Coach. You will work with Citizen and the wider BBO team to provide employment support to BBO participants.
Working with people furthest from the labour market; you will hold information, advice and guidance qualifications, understand the UK Welfare to Work Programme, and have the ability to motivate and mentor participants who are facing social and economic barriers to sustained employment. You will also be required to increase the number of employment opportunities with potential employers and negotiate with them to offer work experience and interview opportunities for participants. Success will be measured in part by the number of participants you help secure and sustain paid employment.
The successful candidate will be expected to manage their own caseload, have a positive attitude and be an effective communicator with participants, external partners and local
The local BBO programme has been shaped by the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, and the Job Coach post is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community fund.
This is a challenging post and will require you to be innovative. You will be part of a dedicated team that provides a high-quality service and an organisation that is committed to valuing and supporting its employees and the local community.
Due to the nature of this work, an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for successful applicants.
One of the UK's most trusted social housing providers, Citizen owns and manages 30,000 homes across the West Midlands for diverse communities, from urban tower blocks to rural villages and towns. We provide more than just a home; we provide homes that are a foundation for life. We believe opportunities for training and employment are part of this. Based in our Worcester office, the Building Better Opportunities Job Coach will work alongside and collaborate with a range of housing professionals, to help us to deliver on our holistic approach to housing.
Closing date: 21 October 2021
Interview date: 25 October 2021