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Work Coach

Salary: £18,000- £24,000 per annum dependent on experience

Contract based hours of work: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week.

Location: DHA’s offices and project locations

Closing Date: Friday 24th November 2017

Interview Date: Tuesday 28th November 2017

Closing Date: 24/11/2017

Direct Help and Advice is a well-established East Midlands based charity which provides specialist legal advice services, training and volunteer activities, skills building and associated services which help vulnerable people with Training and Advice.

As a committed and motivated individual can you help us deliver our Links to Work programme?

Your primary role will be working on Links to Work, where you will work directly with unemployed and economically inactive participants by effectively delivering a holistic, personalised support service, which empowers participants with the self-belief, skills, motivation and confidence to enable them to progress into employment. The successful candidate will provide job search support, facilitate a range of Employability and Personal Development Interventions, via 1:1 and group based learning and development sessions. You will provide participants with comprehensive Initial Diagnostic Assessments, plan and deliver action plans, evaluate and measure their progress and impart guidance, knowledge and mentoring to get people into work. You will play a pivotal role in helping individuals to overcome their fears and barriers and to develop their employability skills and move them into work.

The successful candidate will:
- Hold or be willing to work towards a recognised Information, Advice & Guidance (IAG) qualification (minimum of Level 3 or above)
- Hold or willing to work towards a recognised Adult Teaching/Training qualification e.g. Level 3 Award in Education & Training (PTLLS), Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS), Level 4 Award in Education & Training (CTLLS), Diploma in Education & Training (DET), Certificate in Education (Cert Ed)
- Have previous experience of coaching, supporting and placing unemployed/ economically inactive people with multiple & complex needs into employment, self-employment or FE/Training
- Have previous experience of effective case management of disadvantaged participants, including the delivery of 1:1’s, IAG, diagnostics, action planning, reviewing progress and implementing appropriate Employability & Jobsearch techniques
- Have the ability to negotiate and agree ‘SMART’ objectives with participants, experienced in giving constructive feedback and able to positively transform negative behaviours
- Have knowledge and understanding of the Local Labour Market, Sector Skills Gaps, local Employment & Skills provision, Specialist Support Networks, and Education & Training providers
- Have a full driving licence with access to a vehicle

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to arrive no later than the closing date to:
•, or
• In an envelope marked confidential to Human Resources, Direct Help & Advice, Phoenix Street, Derby, DE1 2ER

Supporting Documentation

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Work Coach - Job Description (.docx file)


836,000 unemployed for > 12 months

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