Employer verified_user Futures Group
Salary £21,287 with 4 annual accruements up to £29,302 depending on successful appraisal of role.
Hours 33
Contract Permanent
Type Job
Role Impact Coach
Closing date 20/01/2020

Futures are recruiting for an outstanding Careers Coach to join our established team to mentor and progress unemployed young people aged 15-25 with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) into sustained opportunities.

Applicants will need to have experience of engaging and supporting young people who have faced multiple barriers. Some experience of progressing people into Employment Education and Training (EET) is desirable but not essential. The role combines careers guidance with the broader Preparation for Adulthood agenda including coaching of life skills and developing independence and aims to best equip our young people for success in their adult life.Applicants need to demonstrate a strong desire and commitment to help SEND young people (including those with behavioural and emotional needs) to navigate challenges and overcome barriers to achieve their goals. You will need to be resilient and proactive to secure engagement.

The role works to reduce NEET and sustain involvement in EET whilst growing work readiness with a cohort up to age 25 who were "Special Educational Needs (SEN) Support" Level at school. This will be working in an intense, high support approach, addressing bespoke holistic needs in line with the Preparation for Adulthood agenda. You will see your caseload regularly and work with them over a long period of time to improve their generally employability, continuing to support them for at least 6 months after they enter into a successful EET opportunity. You will be proactive in trying to source experiences and opportunities (voluntary and/or paid) with employers to support skill development in real life working environments. Some knowledge of systemic instruction would be useful. You will undertake regular assessments with the young people to inform plans for the work you need to do to best support them and this will involve working to improve soft outcomes such as, improving self-esteem, confidence, budgeting, looking at clothing for work, travel training, interview skills, CV preparation, careers guidance. Experience of working with Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) young people and knowledge of the Preparation for Adulthood Framework would be an advantage.

Futures are committed to investing in our staff to continue delivering high quality services to our customers and will fund a successful applicant to undertake Level 4 in Advice and Guidance if you do not already hold this.

Who Are We?

Join our team and help us make a difference to people's lives. At Futures we lead by example. People are at the heart of everything we do and we're determined to help the people we work with be the best they can be. We put people first when it comes to our workforce; a happy and motivated team is vital to us and most of our people have been with us for many years - so we like to think we're pretty good at taking care of them. It's good for you, it's great for us and even better for the people we support.

We support people and businesses to develop, grow and be the best they can be. Rated by Ofsted as Outstanding, all of our services are clear, enterprising and bespoke. We're leading a change in career support that focuses on the whole person not just the job applicant. There's more to life than just a career. So our mission is to be at the forefront of careers advice, skills and support that turn ambition into a successful career and fulfilling life. We're also showing employers a different way of being and doing. We know that success lies in a happy, motivated and skilled workforce, and so we're on a mission to transform teams and turnover.

What can we offer?

At Futures, our company-wide values: underpin who we are and what we do and it is essential that all colleagues share these.

  • Have passion
  • Do the right thing
  • Make a difference

Having these values means we work in a culture which is open to learning and improvement, leads by example, is passionate about making a difference.

Having a happy and motivated workforce is critical to our ongoing success. We genuinely care about our colleagues and offer a range of benefits and opportunities to support you in your role and grow in confidence. We will: help you develop in your role, support your career growth, promote positive health and well-being at work, and encourage a good work/life balance

Job Specification Requirements
The successful candidate will:

  • Have a passion and desire to make a difference to the lives of SEND young people
  • Be qualified to NVQ4 in a relevant field, i.e; coaching, youth work, education SEND,LDSS , Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) (If you do not have a Level 4 qualification in IAG you need to be willing to undertake one which Futures will fund).
  • Be able to demonstrate substantial recent experience of effectively working with and engaging young people 15 -24 ideally though not essentially to progress into EET
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience working with SEND young people
  • Be able to demonstrate using a variety of tools and methods of supporting young people Be able to plan, control and monitor own work and time, to set targets and standards whilst working under pressure
  • Have strong IT skills and knowledge.
  • Be able to efficiently travel to multiple locations in the locality in a day.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks prior and during employment.

Futures is supportive of job share working arrangements wherever possible. If this is something you are interested in we would encourage you to discuss this during the selection process.

'Futures Advice, Skills and Employment believe people's differences make us a stronger organisation'

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