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ESA Job Coach job in Pontefract

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Job Ref:  DE01198
Employer:  Interserve
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Yorkshire
City:  Pontefract
19/10/2016 00:07
Hourly Rate Bands N/A Salaried/Hourly-Paid Salaried

Job purpose
This role will involve working with customers on the Work Programme who are claiming Employment Support Allowance (ESA). You will be required to support ESA customers into sustainable employment, which will include identifying and addressing customers' individual barriers in relation to health, lifestyle, motivation and resilience. The Job Coach will be supported by using a network of qualified practitioners, internal and external assessment tools and a wider framework of support mechanisms. By using a blended approach to support customers throughout the programme, you will be required to move your caseload into long term sustainable employment.

Knowledge skills & experience
We are looking for caring, motivating and supporting candidates who have the passion, drive and enthusiasm for making a positive impact whilst working closely with job seekers throughout their journey, with the following experience as a minimum:
  • Relevant NVQ Level 2: Information, Advice and Guidance or equivalent
  • Experience of working in the Welfare to Work Sector or an understanding of Work Programme
  • Awareness of Mental and Physical Health needs
  • Awareness of Two Tick Employers
  • Knowledge of ESA related benefits and associated funding streams
  • Understanding of assessment and training tools
  • Knowledge of in-work benefits
  • Strong organisational and communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Experience within a Job Coach role, coaching and mentoring customers to achieve sustained employment
  • Experience of screening, matching and sourcing recruitment opportunities
  • Experience of understanding Employability Programme contracts and associated KPIs

Working for us, you'll need to be a people person and you will be representing and promoting of our values. Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with Interserve Learning & Employment will be subject to a satisfactory check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
We are committed to providing services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity. We also offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants with a disability who meet our minimum selection criteria.

About the company
Interserve Learning & Employment has a strong position in the education, skills and employability markets, with a significant share of the Work Programme and delivery across the country as one of the largest private sector suppliers of Apprenticeships.

Our ever-expanding team, of over 800 dedicated people, provides tailored support to help individuals in a range of situations: including young people leaving school and looking for the first step in their career, people in work who need help to progress through in-work training, people who have an illness which has prevented them from completing their journey into employment, and people who are ex-offenders wanting to turn their lives around, get back to work and re-join society. Whatever challenges someone faces, when they come to us, they receive flexible support to make sure they get the right help for them.
Working for Interserve Learning & Employment comes with a variety of benefits (equating to £1300 - £2400 per annum) such as:
• Mileage (40p per mile)
• Company Pension Scheme
• Healthcare Scheme
• Enhanced Maternity & Paternity Pay
• Childcare Vouchers
• MyInterserve Perks (saving employees up to £1000 per annum!)
• Sharesave/Share Incentive Plan Schemes
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Life Assurance
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