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Employment Facilitator - Loughborough

Department:
Lifestyles & Work
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Nottingham
Salary Details:
£16,296 per annual pro rata + excellent benefits
Advertising End Date:
27 Jun 2019
Vacancy Type:
Temporary
Hours Per Week:
30
About Mencap
We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose. Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist. We want to make you feel inspired to reach your potential.  

 

Our work includes;

  • providing high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose
  • providing advice through our help lines and web sites
  • campaigning for the changes that people with a learning disability want
Job Advert

Are you interested and enthused by the idea of helping people with learning difficulties and disabilities to progress into paid work? If so, we would very much like to hear from you!

We are looking for an “Employment Facilitator” to work in the Loughborough area.

The project is funded through “Sport England” in partnership with a project supporting people to become fitter and healthier, and therefore more confident and able to think about moving into work. When they are at this stage they can move onto our Employment programme, “Employ Me”.

“Employ Me” offers a wide range of benefits, helping those with a learning disability to:

           Raise their aspirations
           Build skills and confidence
           Have a better understanding of employment
           Show employers what they can do
           Progress towards paid work

As a Facilitator you will have a caseload of clients with a learning disability. You will support them to progress towards work through individual programmes designed around their needs. You will support them to increase their work skills to enable them to gain and maintain paid jobs. 

They will attend work placements, and you will provide in work support in the form of one to one job coaching, as well as out of work support with accessing the community, libraries, Job Centres, travel training, creating CV’s, learning new skills, behaviour management, team work, as well as helping them to access other support agencies. Some of this may be delivered in small groups. 

You will attend caseload meetings to ensure that the people you support are progressing towards their work goals, and share learning and experiences with the wider team.

You will need the ability to work on your own initiative. Good interpersonal, problem solving and communication skills as well as the ability to work effectively with clients, employers, and other professionals is essential. The ability to maintain accurate and up to date records using IT based systems is also required. Ideally, you will have some experience in supporting people, and liaising with other professionals is liaising with employers and other professionals involved in the person we support’s life.

A full UK drivers licence and access to a car is essential.

Key skills and experiences:

           GCSE level C and above or equivalent in English and Maths is essential
           Knowledge of the benefit system is desirable but not essential
           Knowledge of Learning Disability is desirable.
           Knowledge of work related learning programmes is desirable
           Employer Engagement experience would be advantageous but not essential
           Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential
           Willingness to travel is essential
           Great team working skills are essential
           Must be flexible to changing working environments
           Willingness to undergo additional training as and when required

Benefits
As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.
 
  • 32 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • Service related sick pay when 6 month probation is completed
  • Pension contributions into NEST Scheme on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings
  • Death in service life cover for a nominated beneficiary under our life assurance scheme
  • Loans for debt consolidation, bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencapextras
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program
  • Access to award winning training and development
*T&C's apply based on contract