Employment Response North West: Job Coach

Job Title: Job Coach

Employment Response North West (ERNW) delivers a Supported Employment Service for job seekers with disabilities and mental health difficulties throughout Sligo, Leitrim, and Donegal. ERNW is recruiting a full time Job Coach to cover Sligo Town and North Leitrim area, base in our Sligo Office. The role of the Job Coach is to support Clients to source and maintain employment, and liaise with employers, agencies, and Government Departments.

Applications are invited for a Fixed Term Contract, subject to funding through the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection.

Essential Skills Requirements

  • 3rd Level or equivalent (HR/Business/Social Care/Supported Employment)
  • At least 3 Years work experience in a Business/HR/Social Care/Supported Employment/related environment
  • A high level of commitment, flexibility, sales & marketing skills.
  • Excellent Communication Skills written and verbal, tailored to a variety of audiences. Ability to build relationships/network with employers and businesses
  • Liaising with employers, negotiating terms and conditions of employment, and providing guidance for clients while job sourcing on their behalf.
  • An ability to demonstrate an understanding of the barriers experienced by people with disabilities when looking for employment is essential.
  • Mentoring clients to help them become integrated and independent in the workplace.
  • Experience of working with people with disabilities is desirable, however the ability to communicate with job seekers with disabilities and employers is essential.
  • Conscientious and professional
  • Computer Literacy (Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, and Excel)
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills and boundary management abilities.
  • Team oriented, able to take direction and work to company standards and procedures. Can effectively manage time to meet deadlines while maintaining high standards
  • Full Driving License and own transport

Desirable Skills Requirements

  • Knowledge of the Employers in the area would be an advantage.
  • Experience of working with people with disabilities.
  • Experience of working with / supporting people with disabilities who have experienced unemployment and/or mental health issues.
  • Original and astute thinking that leads to decisive action to secure and sustain employment opportunities for job seekers.
  • Emotional intelligence with ability to self-reflect.

For Job Description, person specification, Roles and Responsibilities contact:
Phil Brennan phil@employmentresponse.ie

Short listing will apply for this position. Proposed Interview date 12th November 2020. Panel will be formed for future vacancies. Salary €30,502 per annum.

Applications by emailing an up to date C.V. and Cover Letter on or before 3.00pm Friday 30th October 2020 to: phil@employmentresponse.ie

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
16th Oct, 2020
Sligo / North West
Expiry Date
30th Oct, 2020