Job Coach

Employer
MacIntyre
Location
Milton Keynes, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
10 Oct 2020

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Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
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Do you have experience working with young people who have learning difficulties and disabilities? Do you care that these young people have fewer employment opportunities? Are you up for a challenge?

Did you know that less than 6% of people in the UK with a learning disability have a paid job? And opportunities are likely to be even fewer because of greater general unemployment. That's where you come in!

Our No Limits division provides education for young people who have a learning disability and/or autism, and do not find it easy to access mainstream education. As young people approach the end of their education, many of them are hoping to gain employment.

Working closely with learners, their parents, local employers and Colleges, you will prepare and support them for employment opportunities and independent living.

You'll develop relationships with local employers, making suggestions for work experience, and match young people with appropriate placements.

You'll coach young people to develop their skills in researching and applying for jobs.

About you

In addition to experience supporting people with learning disabilities, you will need the Level 3 Award in Education and Training or be willing to study to gain the qualification.

You'll be confident using technology, be well-organised and able to keep complex records.

Of course you'll need great communcation and networking skills, be able to empathise with both learners and with potential employers who may not have the knowledge to understand how they can step forward and provide new opportunities for young people.

You'll need to be a driver with you own transport.

This is a 52 week position working 22.5 hours, over 3 days a week.

Training and benefits

MacIntyre provides a full induction and ongoing training, including the opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications, free of charge.

Our benefits include:
  • Six weeks' annual leave (including public holidays)
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
  • MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
  • Cashplan which provides money back on core health treatments such as optical, dental, physiotherapy, chiropody
  • MacIntyre Rewards Scheme
  • MacIntyre pays for your DBS check

Part-time positions are pro rata.

Next Steps

If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click on the Apply button on the MacIntyre website, complete some brief details and upload your CV. If you would prefer to complete a manual application form, you can download one from the attachments on our website advert.

Please note: we reserve the right to close this advert early if we have received a sufficient number of applications, so don't delay, apply today.

Safer Recruitment Statement

MacIntyre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Therefore we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate checks prior to joining.

Registered Charity No. 250840.
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