Well-being Works will be a new project which will aim to help people build their confidence, capacity, and coping strategies, before, during and at the end of their supported employment journey with us.
Well-being Works will build the overall capacity of Into Work’s employment services by developing stronger links and pathways to health and community agencies that potential and current service users will benefit from.
Overall Purpose of the Job
To develop, co-produce and deliver our new Well-being Works Project with disabled people and people with long term health conditions. Offer group and 1:1 well-being sessions with supported employment service users experiencing a range of issues (including anxiety and mental health difficulties, trauma, housing, debt, poverty, isolation, family and other social relationships).
To support the participants of the project you will develop and build on existing pathways to encourage appropriate referrals in to Into Work and to signpost or refer service users to appropriate interventions or specialist services as and when required. You will work closely with Into Work supported employment colleagues to build on existing knowledge, skills, and experience and to offer potential progression routes towards employment through volunteering, improving physical and mental health and mindfulness exercises.
Excellent communication skills are vital, as is knowledge and understanding of barriers faced by disabled people and people with long-term health conditions. We need someone who is focused, methodical, and driven, who can work effectively on their own as well as with a team to develop and deliver this new project.
The remuneration package will include a competitive salary, 6.8 weeks annual leave inclusive of holidays, flexible working opportunities, and a generous contributory pension scheme.
Please note due to COVID-19 restrictions, the recruitment process will be carried out entirely online. Applicants must have internet access from a safe location. If shortlisted for interview, we will utilise video conferencing for the interview process. We would expect that the successful applicant would likely be working from home initially, however once COVID restrictions are eased and we return to a regular working environment, you will be based at our offices at Norton Park in Edinburgh.
For over 20 years, Into Work has been helping disabled people and people with long-term health conditions find, build and maintain great jobs. We work towards a world where disabled people and people with long-term health conditions have equal opportunity to take up employment and receive fair treatment in work. For more info, visit intowork.org.uk
For further information and to apply go to: intowork.org.uk/vacancy/wellbeing-coach
The closing date for completed applications is: Monday 18th January 2021 at 9am.
Interviews will take place on: 21st and 22nd January 2021