Job Coach (Zero Hours)

  • Job Reference: 00054359-1
  • Date Posted: 7 January 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Salary: £10.46 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

Pluss, part of Seetec Pluss and the Seetec group, is an award-winning Community Interest Company that supports thousands of people each year to achieve a career and fulfil their true potential. Our employment operations help jobseekers who need the most specialist support to find work. Our enterprise operations run alongside to create direct employment opportunities in a wide range of job roles.
We are looking for a motivated Job Coach who enjoys delivering practical hands-on training to people with learning disabilities as part of a friendly and supportive team. The Learning Disability Training Team trains people with learning disabilities for work. We work in a person-centred way and help our service users to identify their skills, aspirations and support needs. You will work with a group of people to develop skills for work, teamwork and communication skills. You will identify training and development opportunities through practical work activities which are positive, valued and varied for our customers. This role is varied and there could be opportunities to work in our recycling, packing, craft, woodwork and gardening areas to deliver training to small groups of people with learning disabilities whilst coordinating a range of activities. Any skills in these areas would be welcomed.
We work with a wide range of people with disabilities. We create a positive and fun working environment whilst maintaining very high levels of health and safety and professional standards. It is important that you can work as part of a team, but also work on your own initiative. A positive attitude to working with people with disabilities is essential. Clear, respectful communication is required. We also promote health awareness, independent living skills and progression opportunities and self-advocacy for all of our customers.
This is a very varied role, working with a great group of people with learning disabilities undertaking gardening and other developmental activities, as part of a friendly team.
This is a zero hours post so there are no guaranteed hours, as this role covers for staff sickness or holidays.
Key Responsibilities
* Deliver hands-on work skills training through practical work. Helping individuals develop general skills for work and developing skills for independence.
* Work with customers to identify their skills, strengths, support needs and employment preferences.
* To organise a small team to do practical activities to a good standard. To maximise the training benefit to people with learning disabilities of all activities.
* To ensure that the working environment is positive and pleasant for customers. Work in a person-centred way. Motivate, communicate and listen to customers. Problem-solve issues and communicate issues to Manager.
* Plan with customers their next development steps, based on an assessment of need and their Pluss Pathway to Work.
* Provide practical support to help them achieve their targets. Job match the customers with tasks that need undertaking.
Skills and Experience
Essential
* Experience of working with people with disabilities or disadvantages, in particular those with a learning disability.
* Proven track record re good communication and teamwork skills
* Experience of identifying training needs and delivering training and support.
Desirable
* A qualification in Care, Training or equivalent experience
* A full driving license and a willingness to drive a crew cab van
Additional Information
Salary: £10.46 per hour
Location: Plymouth
Hours: This is a zero hours post so there are no guaranteed hours, as this role covers for staff sickness or holidays.
Closing Date: 20 January 2022
In light of Covid-19 Interviews will be undertaken via Microsoft Teams
Benefits: 25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays + Birthday Day off, Pension, Competitive Salary, optional discounted Medical and Health Cash Plans, Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Eye Care Scheme, access to a wide range of local and national discounts.
Pluss is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share and uphold this commitment in conjunction with the requirements of the Prevent Duty and the positive promotion of modern British values.
Dependent on the role applying to you may be required to process a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS/DS) check. Seetec support the recruitment of ex- offenders and will not discriminate in any way. Our full policy statement of “Ex-Offenders” can be found on our website under ”About us”.
Pluss is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity