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Employment Coordinator - Manchester

Posted 14 August by Mencap Ended

We have a fantastic opportunity for a self-motivated and creative individual to join our passionate and dynamic team based in Manchester as an Employment Coordinator. You will be joining us on a fixed term contract for 12 months.

In this role you will support people with a learning disability to develop vocational skills and experience and to access and maintain paid employment. Ideally you will have experience of working with employers to secure opportunities for both paid employment and work experience and will be confident working towards targeted outcomes. The ability to meet contractual needs and targets, maintain accurate and up to date records using IT based systems is also essential.

You will provide practical support to individuals to achieve the goals identified in their agreed plan. You will provide both one on one and group support in a variety of settings providing training, support and mentoring to the individual.

Key Responsibilities:

• Job Coaching

• Travel Training

• Interview support / Training

• Employer engagement

• Liaising with Support Workers & Carers

Our mission is to change society`s attitudes, influence people who shape policy and practice, and to empower and directly support more individuals to lead fulfilled lives. Our big plan is divided into the below five priorities. These are the areas of life we want to have the biggest impact on, the areas where there is the most need to see change for the better.

The Mencap values: Inclusive, Trustworthy, Caring, Challenging & Positive

Key skills & Experiences:

• Experience supporting people is highly desirable but not essential.

• Knowledge of Learning Disability would be advantageous.

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills is essential.

• Great team working skills.

• Must be flexible to changing working environments.

• Willingness to undergo additional training as and when required.

This is a fantastic opportunity to positively help people with a learning disability and challenge attitudes towards learning disability as a whole.

A UK driving licence and access to a car are essential for this role.

Does this sound like you …?

If the answer is yes, then we would love to hear from you today!!

Please click the "Apply" button to submit an application and take the next step to becoming part of the Mencap family … Good Luck!!

Please ensure you provide us with a FULL CV along with a covering letter for your application to be considered.

Interviews for this position will take place

If you would like more informationin regards to this role; please contact Paul Vicario,Locality Manager on:

Please quote job reference: 9667

Reference: 33068064

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