Do you have what it takes to provide specialist 1-1 support to young people with additional needs/challenging behaviour that will enable them to achieve their aspirations and goals? Then join Optalis as an ACE Employment Coach and you could soon be motivating and supporting students into work experience and employment while working for the most successful supported employment service in Berkshire.
Ace@Optalis is our ground breaking course, which provides specialist training, coaching and support to enable students to make the transition from college into a work environment. As an ACE Employment Coach, your role will be to provide job coaching and support our students to reach their employment goals and aspirations. That means developing session plans, facilitating group sessions, providing 1-1 coaching to encourage and motivate each student. It also means supporting them throughout their work experience placements, employment and liaising with employers to secure paid employment.
Commercially aware and customer-focused, you will have a flexible, can-do approach and lots of empathy and initiative. You will also have experience of working with people with additional needs/challenging behaviour and a real desire to make a real difference to young people’s lives. A proven ability to work independently and prioritise your own workload is essential too, as are excellent written and verbal communication skills, a flair for problem solving and the confidence to liaise with a variety of stakeholders.
If you have what it takes to join us, we’ll reward you with competitive rates of pay, a generous mileage allowance (you’ll need a current driving licence and daily use of a car).
To find out more please contact Donna Morgans on (0118) 977 8632 or email: employmentservice @optalis.org
Optalis is a local authority trading company owned by and delivering adult social care in both The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and Wokingham Borough Council.