Employability Coach - Growing Places - Flintshire

Location Flintshire
Discipline: Care and Support
Job type: Fixed Term
Salary: £24,037.58 per annum
Contact name: Alexandra Badwi

Contact email: Alexandra.badwi@hft.org.uk
Job ref: 018983
Published: 26 days ago
Expiry date: 31 Jul 2024 23:59


Working Hours: 37 hours per week. Monday to Friday.

Find your place with us and help change lives.

We are one of the largest learning disability charities in the UK, supporting over 2,500 people through our friendly, supportive, creative and diverse teams.

About the role

As an Employability Coach at our horticultural service you’ll be supporting adults with mental health needs to live the best life possible, by supporting them to achieve goals and aspirations around paid employment. In this creative and rewarding role, you will enable people to develop and acquire relevant skills needed for the workplace, support them to gain work experience, and help them to find long term paid employment.  You will be helping to ensure that the people we support:

*           Have the opportunity to develop relevant skills for employment

*           Gain work experience in a large business

*           Increase their independence

*           Achieve their aspirations

*           Are empowered to make decisions and choices around their future employment

*           Are kept safe


About you

You will have a ‘Can Do’ attitude, be driven and enthusiastic about helping people with learning disabilities to meet their aspirations. You will have the ability to look for creative solutions to meet people's support needs in a way that respects their individuality. You will work be able to work well using your own initiative and in partnership with colleagues from partner organisations, and with Hft’s Work Options Manager.

As an Employability Coach you will usually work Mon-Fri during office hours, however you will need to be open to flexible working which may involve some occasional evening and weekend work.  A full UK driving licence, with access to your own vehicle, is essential for the role.

We offer

We offer a range of benefits and career development opportunities. We’ll give you a comprehensive induction, full training and support along the way. With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in our teams to ensure they have the specialist skills they need.

  • As a ‘Gold’ standard Investors in People accredited employer, we are committed to supporting colleague wellbeing as a priority. Within this, all Hft employees get access to the TELUS Health – the world’s biggest 24/7 colleague counselling and support service. It is completely free for all colleagues to use in complete confidence, whenever and however they want to access it
  • Generous annual leave of up to 33 days (25, plus 8 days statutory Bank holidays)
  • Apprenticeships - Earn whilst gaining a fully funded Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care
  • Access to award-winning training and development
  • Annual staff award scheme
  • A contributory pension scheme & life assurance
  • Free DBS Check

Find your place with us and change lives.

Job Description and Person Specification 



​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive sufficient applications.

Hft's usual terms and conditions apply. Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do. Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment.