Job Coach (United Response)

Salary: £19,674.80 per annum PRO RATA
Post: 30 hours per week – 12 Months Fixed Term Contract
Location: Manchester

Are you passionate about supporting people with learning difficulties?

Do you believe that everyone should have the opportunity to work and build a career they can be proud of?

If you answered yes to these questions then you should apply for the role of Job Coach with United Response. Here at United Response we champion the rights of disabled people to live, work, socialise and participate in the community, free of discrimination and unnecessary boundaries.

As a Job Coach you will be an integral part of our Manchester based Supported Employment team responsible for:

  • Supporting people with learning disabilities and mental health conditions find sustainable employment
  • Assessing the needs of service users including any training required
  • Liaising with family members, other agencies and potential employers
  • Managing a busy case load
  • Building links with local employers to facilitate the getting in to work process
  • Providing post-placement support to both employers and employees
  • Managing the expectations of all parties

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team that makes a massive difference to people’s lives. To be a successful Job Coach you must be passionate, well organised and resilient. You should also be a confident communicator with a good level of IT literacy, a full driving licence would be beneficial as would previous experience of supported employment or business development.

This role will see you based within the college, working alongside the students, but also tasked with engaging with local employers sourcing work experience placements, for college students with additional needs and supporting students in the short term work experience placements. 

Working hours will be made up of a variety shifts, which may include some weekends so flexibility will be required.

In return for your dedication as a Job Coach you will receive:

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

Successful applicants will be subject to a full DBS check.