Job Coach (United Response)

Salary: £17,000 - £20,000
Post: Permanent – Full Time
Location: Manchester

We have a really exciting opportunity for two job coaches to support people with disabilities in realising their aspirations to participate in work related activities, and facilitate individuals’ progression into paid work, through volunteering, education and training, work experience and other routes.

United Response is a leading national charity. This role will see you supporting 3-4 learners, on a supported internship programme aged 17+, who are in their final year at college, to access the world of work through a placement year at one of our two host sites. You will be based on site, with our learners, so you will be an integral part of their journey and a key support for them.


Making it happen - Your Role

This role is extremely rewarding and varied. You will have the responsibility of supporting the interns through a place and train model, throughout the academic year (Sept – August). You will be responsible for ensuring their learning is relevant to the roles they are undertaking and be able to recognise where adjustments may need to be made. The aim of the internship is to secure paid employment for your cohort at the end of the academic year, so with this in mind, you will be responsible for liaising across multi-disciplinary sites, as well as participating in various meetings with various stakeholders. 


About you

We are looking for individuals who have a passion and enthusiasm for employability skills and training. We are looking for two experienced individuals to support our interns to realise their aspirations in work related activities. You will be a confident communicator, have a good knowledge of the world of work, be experienced in dealing with stakeholders at different levels, be a good communicator and be able to support our interns in their journey at work.


Rewards and benefits

In return for your passion and commitment, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 20 days paid annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays , pro rata for part time) , which increases after 3 and 5 years’ service
  • pension contribution
  • Childcare vouchers
  • 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


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Closing date: 30 June 2021