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Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
07/03/2021 23:59
£23,541 - £27,041
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Employment Location:
An approved location
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Job details 

Closing date:
7 Mar

Further information

Children and Young Peoples Services - Progression & Learning - DurhamEnable

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/21/82

Job Coach x 6 posts – full time – initially until December 2023.

The service will rely on flexible approaches to working to meet the needs of our customers. This will include a blended approach to community, office and home-based work. Flexibility in working hours may be required within the team to deliver a personalised approach to our work.

We would like to announce an exciting new Supported Employment Service coming to County Durham namely - “DurhamEnable”. Our aim is to support individuals with disabilities and mental ill health progress into and remain in paid work opportunities.
We are seeking to appoint a number of Job Coaches to create a diverse and inclusive team who can demonstrate resilient qualities and hold high aspirations for people with disabilities and mental ill health. We welcome applicants who have experience from a range of organisations, with transferable skill sets as well as a strong underlying set of social values and core beliefs.

As a successful candidate:
• You will use a mixture of recognisable and creative strategies to engage and progress County Durham residents with disabilities and mental ill health on their journey towards paid work.
• You will manage a small caseload, to ensure a personalised 1:1 offer of support is in place.
• You will raise employer’s awareness of the positive contribution people with a disability and or a mental health condition can make to the workforce by directly engaging with employers and local communities.

Overall, we are looking for Job Coaches who have the drive and enthusiasm to engage and support both our County Durham residents and potential employers. The goal being to create and build excellent working relationships, allowing individuals with disabilities and mental ill health to reach their full potential.

A full list of duties and responsibilities can be found in the attached job description and person specification.

Salary: Grade 7 with corresponding salaries £23,541 - £27,041.

Job Location: An approved team location, but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Successful applicants for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

For further information about the post please contact: Stuart Cannon, stuart.cannon@durham.gov.uk or 07795 446536.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held virtually via Teams on 16th and 17th March 2021.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact Payroll & Employee Services on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

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