FareShare Merseyside and North Wales – Employability Coach

Term: 18 months
Hours: 35 hours
Salary: £21,000 – £24,000
Location: Speke

The employment coach role will form part of a project team with the FareShare warehouse trainer. The project team will be responsible to deliver all aspects of the project. The employment coach will deliver the employment support element and also, jointly with the warehouse trainer, deliver the wellbeing element of the project.

We are looking for someone dynamic and engaging, with excellent communication and employment mentoring skills, as well as a commitment to delivering a high quality service in line with our mission and core values.

In addition to working with the warehouse trainer you will work closely with the team at FareShare Merseyside and be supported by the FareShare Employability Team.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities of the role:

  • Effectively maintain a caseload of trainees ensuring their attendance at regular one to one support,
    group sessions and other programme activities
  • Complete induction interviews and create Individual Development Plans for each trainee
  • Offer appropriate information, advice and guidance to help overcome their barriers to employment,
    including signposting to relevant support agencies and partners
  • Devise and monitor the trainee’s job search plan and set SMART targets at each review stage
  • Support trainees to prepare for and sustain employment once secured
  • Ensure that detailed participant records are maintained
  • Deliver employability coaching and other relevant training as required
  • Achieve job outcome targets to meet the overall project target for employment
  • Ensure that job outcome evidence requirements are met
  • Account manage the long term relationships and to create new effective relationships with the local
    business community, public, community and voluntary sector organisations
  • Provide support to employers who offer employment opportunities to trainees
  • Motivate trainees, to ensure continual engagement
  • Attend team meetings with FareShare Merseyside and the FareShare Employability Team
  • Complete paperwork and to ensure that trainee files are maintained
  • Adopt a coaching/motivational interviewing approach to supporting trainees
  • Work with trainees holistically and encourage, support and enable them to achieve defined
    employment and wellbeing goals
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the local labour market and sector developments

Other aims for the post:

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of issues, trends, policy developments and legislation relating to the role
  • Take part in any training course relevant to the post
  • Work in accordance with the Equality and Diversity, Health & Safety and safeguarding policies
  • Undertake any additional tasks as reasonably required by post holder’s line manager
  • Work within and promote the values, promises and policies and procedures laid down by FareShare and be involved in the development and review of policies and procedures as required
  • Attend supervision and appraisal meetings as specified by the post holder’s line manager
  • Represent FareShare and promote employability to other regional centres and FareShare partners

To apply visit the FareShare website.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 1 December 2020.

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