Supported Employment Co-ordinator

Location
Churchill House
Salary
£31,346 to £36,922 per annum
Posted
08 Sep 2021
Closes
03 Oct 2021
Job Ref
SOL000004080
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Hours:
37.0 Hours per Week

We have a new, exciting opportunity to join our team in Adult Care and Support as a Supported Employment Coordinator to assist and enable adults with disabilities and in receipt of social care services to reach their potential and gain paid employment.

You will be responsible for developing, leading and co-ordinating our approach, within a supportive wider team setting.

In this varied and highly rewarding role you will work closely with adult social care teams, day opportunities and employment support providers and partners to identify opportunities, organise and facilitate meaningful activities that will enhance employability and support the development of strengths-based plans for individuals, with the aim of achieving job readiness and ultimately employment.

Applicants must be enthusiastic and passionate about changing the lives of adults who have a learning disability through the promotion of wellbeing and choice, making a real difference and enabling them to increase their independence and have fulfilling lives.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • A relevant degree or professional qualification in a health/social care related field  or be able to demonstrate your extensive experience, training and specialist knowledge for this role.   If you are a registered professional, the post will support registration compliance and CPD to be undertaken.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of disability issues, including barriers to employment and opportunities for people for supported employment.
  • Experience of working with the strengths and abilities of people, and supporting their progress towards meaningful outcomes and goals.
  • Project management experience and organisational skills to deliver successful outcomes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to engage and develop positive relationships with a range of stakeholders.

In return, you will be part of a team where you will be highly valued, within a local authority that really understands and values the contribution of and positive difference Adult Social Care and Support can make to the lives of people across the borough and is a dynamic and supportive employer.

We also understand that our employees want to do more than just work, and we encourage good work-life balance by offering a flexible and agile working environment. We are working towards a model of one-day office-based and four days’ home working, but regular contact and support for staff remains a priority wherever they perform our work. This is further supplemented by an extensive well-being offer, as well as a range of other benefits including staff discounts and a career average pension scheme.

Whilst the post is full time, applications for part time working would be considered where opportunities for job-share presents itself.

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Peter Budge, Head of Service by email at peter.budge@solihull.gov.uk or phone 0121 709 7101 or Liam Perry, Team Manager liam.perry@solihull.gov.uk or phone 07795 497044.

Interviews will be held week commencing 11th October 2021 using a video conferencing platform.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required .

This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: DBS Enhanced Adults .

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Supporting documents
Job description and person specification

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