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Job Coach - Adult Education

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It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 

 

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About the team we are recruiting to

The Employment & Skills Service is part of Coventry City Council.  We work with a range of delivery partners to provide a wide portfolio of top quality support to Coventry residents of all ages who are looking for work.  We work with partners across the city and our Employer Hub actively works with local employers to generate opportunities for local people. 

Our friendly and welcoming Job Shop is situated in Coventry City Centre. We are here to support all Coventry residents to search for employment, training, apprenticeships and work placements.  People can explore a wide range of local vacancies that are updated daily and access training opportunities.  

We also provide ground-breaking specialist support for local residents who face multiple and sometimes complex barriers that make it hard for them to find a job.  The Job Shop and our exciting range of specialist employment support programmes are among the very best support available in the UK 

What is the job role?

Supported by the European Social Fund 2014-2020

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Employment and Skills Service and be part of our Adult Education provision through the Connect2 ESF-funded programme.  This initiative was set up to ensure Coventry residents receive high-quality and personalised support, enabling them to move closer to and into good quality employment.

This role involves working with individuals, ensuring that customers participating in Adult Education receive support to develop their skills to secure work.  You will support learners alongside their courses to secure good quality employment through tailormade action plans and reviews.

This role involves working with adults and vulnerable individuals who have varying kinds of disabilities including learning disabilities.

The role involves

  • Working efficiently with delivery staff and Managers within Adult Education to Identify people who would like support through Connect2 in order to reach their employment aspirations through personalised action planning and 1:1 support.
  • Maintaining and completing accurate records to meet ESF requirements, checking eligibility evidence and supporting management to ensure that ESF targets and a quality customer journey is achieved.

Working across the various Adult Education sites in the city, you will be working with individuals currently undertaking a learning qualification through the Adult Education Service.

You will be responsible for carrying out 1:1 support through a blended approached of centre visits and virtual appointments with each learner to identify opportunities into employment or a positive destination.  

You will carry out focused assessments and create a clear plan of action which will enable the individual to move closer to and into education/training or good quality and sustainable employment.

Your role will involve accessing suitable resources, partners and support agencies, as individuals can face barriers in reaching their career aspirations or employment. 

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Previous applicants need not re-apply.


 

Who are we looking for?

You will need to be excellent at developing positive working relationships, an effective communicator, able to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds including BAME, disability, mental health and crucially have the  ability to listen, understand and go that extra mile in supporting each individual for a positive outcome.

Flexibility is key as the role is peripatetic and will require access to individuals through learning centres and also through virtual platforms, so experience co-ordinating and adapting service delivery is required in order to effectively manage a mixed diverse caseload in conjunction with an education timetable.

Confidence using IT and platforms to communicate with customers, colleagues and partners throughout the role is essential.  The role will require working autonomously so a high level of  discipline along with time management and effective organisational skill is necessary.

You must be able to manage data, accurately complete auditable documents for intranet and funding streams for the achievement of performance related targets. 

Must be passionate about supporting individuals into work or education/training, be adaptable and hold excellent people skills. 

If you are dynamic, creative, able to use your initiative and believe that you have the drive and skills to be able to make a real difference to the residents of Coventry, then we want to hear from you.

This is a 37 hour per week fixed term contract until March 2023. However, we hope to secure additional funding to extend the post beyond this date. 

You will be employed by Coventry City Council as a Job Coach and will be working on the Connect2 ESF Programme which is part funded by the European Social Fund.  This post will require DBS clearance.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date(s): TBA

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!

There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.

We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.

Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

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