Job Coach at Sixteen Cooperative

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• Starting salary: £22,330.00 (£24,351.85 after training) Pay award pending
• Contract: Fixed Term 6 months. Start date May 24 to end October 24. Possible extension subject to funding.
• Hours: 37.5 hours per week
• Location: Bristol and surrounding area

Would you like to be involved in work that really changes people’s lives?

If the answer is yes, now could be your opportunity as exciting roles are now available with Sixteen Co-operative Ltd. We are recruiting new Job coaches to join our dynamic, caring and growing social enterprise based in Bristol

The Company
Sixteen is an award-winning social enterprise based in Bristol. Our team pf employment specialists support people with learning disabilities, autistic people and others who identify as neuro-divergent to find employment.

We believe everyone can work given the right support.
As we expand our capacity in Bristol and surrounding areas, we are keen to recruit individuals who share our passion, interest and enthusiasm for this work.

The Role:
Supporting people in work is extremely rewarding and we are looking for people who can rise to the challenges of this job. You need to be resourceful, confident, able to communicate well and happy to try new things. You’ll be confident with IT, an excellent team player though able to work independently when needed. Of course, it helps if you have a sense of humour.
A day in the life of a job coach may start with you coaching someone working in a supermarket, then liaising with employers to explore job vacancies, applying for a job and then meeting with a job seeker to work through their route into work. This is not an office-based job, so you must enjoy meeting new people and learning new skills.
The tasks include in this position a wide spectrum of activities which may be:

• Discovery
• Vocational profiling
• Job searching
• On-job coaching
• Employer engagement
• Family liaising
• Interview support
• Retention support
• Delivery of training programmes (on-line and face to face)
• Access to work

We understand that few people will join us with previous experience of employment support work, so Sixteen has a comprehensive Job Coach Development Programme.
See career progression below.

You will join a friendly, supportive and committed team. We offer a pension scheme and flexible working policy to all employees. Sixteen has a commitment to training and on-going development of our employees.
• Competitive rates of pay
• Spinal point pay scale
• 28 days holiday (pro rata) with additional ‘long service’ leave entitlement
• Pension
• Flexible working policies
• Regular training and supervision
• A real say in the development of the organisation

Career progression:
Career progression is very important to Sixteen and five of our seven programme seniors have progressed through from a job coach position.
On joining us you would be supported through our Job Coach Development training programme which typically lasts about a year and leads to Band 2 job coach status and a salary increase. Sixteen, also recognises the importance of continued professional development for all team members, so support and training continues and will include access to internal and external training. See our job pack for more information

Before applying, please visit our website for the job pack and more information about Sixteen.
Please send a CV and a cover letter to by 9am Monday 25th March 24.
Your cover letter should include ‘Why I would make a great Job Coach.’
Please mark the email subject box: Job coach application March 24