Young Peoples Specialist Coach

Stonewater Ltd
£21,269 per annum
30 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Young People’s Specialist Coach
Dorset Young People’s Project
£21,269 pa (40 hours pw)

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic service? Stonewater are developing young people’s services in Dorchester to improve outcomes and opportunities for young people. If you could share our enthusiasm and commitment, we’d love you to join us.

Stonewater is looking for someone with passion, and drive to join our dedicated team. Our Young People’s Services provide supported accommodation for young people between the ages of 16 and 21.

While customers are with us, they will get all the support and help they need to gain skills, training and employment opportunities - and more importantly, the confidence to make a life for themselves. If you could share our enthusiasm and commitment we’d love you to join us.

As a Young People’s Specialist Coach, you will play an active role, in providing a high quality support service and nurturing talent in our young people. Other responsibilities for the role include, but are not limited to, creating learning plans, arranging regular formal coaching/support sessions, and encouraging residents to develop skills, confidence and self belief which will ultimately help them in their transition to independent living.

You should have previous experience of working with young people, with an understanding of support planning and assessing risk. Ideally this should be complemented with knowledge of homelessness and of housing and benefits advice. A positive demeanour and high level of personal integrity are required as you demonstrate a supportive approach towards vulnerable young people, with an understanding of their complex needs.

You will need experience and understanding of the GROW model of coaching or be willing to undertake the required training provided. You would also have an understanding of the challenges to young people who may be at risk of or experiencing homelessness, complemented by a working knowledge of housing and benefits. You’ll need to be able to work flexibly, taking part in providing an ‘On Call’ service, working occasional evenings, weekends, bank holidays and potentially some sleep-in cover. The position may require some driving to other schemes in Dorset, so you should have a valid driving licence and ideally use of your own car.

The role involves working with vulnerable young people and adults and as such Stonewater will require appropriate background checks, via the Disclosure and Barring Service and references.

In return, we can offer:

  • 26 days’ annual leave (plus an entitlement for bank holidays)
  • Comprehensive training and development opportunities
  • Staff helpline offering independent, confidential information, counselling and support
  • Holiday trading, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme
For more details and to download an application form, please visit our website via the Apply button.

Closing date: 3 December 2017

Stonewater supports equality of opportunity and continually works towards developing an increasingly diverse workforce. We welcome all applications.

Stonewater is a Charitable Industrial and Provident Society No. 20558R.

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