Life Skills Coach
Salary: £17,255 following successful 6-month probationary period
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
A leading supported housing provider has an exciting opportunity for a Life Skills Coach within their newly commissioned service which is at the heart of Bolton's locality plan. Building on the strengths of individuals, families, partner agencies and communities they aim to deliver a flexible and innovative asset-based approach to reduce and prevent homelessness in Bolton, improving outcomes for all.
To be successful in this role as a Life Skills Coach you will have a basic knowledge and understanding of the needs of the client group; a working knowledge of substance misuse, offending behaviour and homelessness relating to mental health; welfare benefits, housing options, other mental health service and safeguarding procedures in Bolton & how to apply them.
For this Life Skills Coach role, you will have sound written and verbal communication skills and a commitment to achieve positive outcomes; proven IT skills together with great organisational and time management abilities.
If you're the kind of person who can relate to the organisation's values of "integrity and fairness, valuing the individual and striving for excellence" and can help others to help themselves, you'll gain a great deal from this role. In return, you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; starting salary of £16,392 rising to £17,255 after successful probation period; 33 days' holiday (including bank holidays) rising to 38 after service; 2 additional days' holiday per year available based on attendance; Westfield Health Cash Plan; Death in service policy; pension scheme; enhanced sick pay, maternity pay and paternity pay and child care vouchers.
As a values-based organisation, all employees contribute to the maintenance and development of values, culture and ethos by articulating and demonstrating them to build a staff culture where every person feels empowered and valued. They have recently been re-awarded the Investors in People Silver award. Formed in 1972, they are a not for profit organisation working in the community with vulnerable and excluded people from a diverse range of backgrounds providing support through a variety of high-quality housing, support and advice services.
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check
Closing date: 9 am, Wednesday 28th March 2018
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an assessment centre on 6th April and interviews will be held 10th April 2018
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