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Life Skills Coach

Location: Bolton
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £17,255 per annum following successful completion of 6 month probationary period
Reference: 18/08

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Life Skills Coach within our newly commissioned service which is at the heart of Bolton’s locality plan. Building on the strengths of individuals, families, partner agencies and communities Adullam aims to deliver a flexible and innovative asset based approach to reduce and prevent homelessness in Bolton, improving outcomes for all.

To be successful in this role as a Life Skills Coach you will have a basic knowledge and understanding of the needs of the client group; a working knowledge of substance misuse, offending behaviour and homelessness relating to mental health; welfare benefits, housing options, other mental health service and safeguarding procedures in Bolton & how to apply them.

A full list of responsibilities can be found on the role profile and person specification but you will also have sound written and verbal communication skills and a commitment to achieve positive outcomes; proven IT skills together with great organisational and time management abilities.

If you’re the kind of person who can relate to our values of “integrity and fairness, valuing the individual and striving for excellence” and can help others to help themselves, you’ll gain a great deal from working with us. In return we offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; starting salary of £16,392 rising to £17,255 after successful probation period; 33 days’ holiday (including bank holidays) rising to 38 after service; 2 additional days’ holiday per year available based on attendance; Westfield Heath Cash Plan; Death in service policy; pension scheme; enhanced sick pay, maternity pay and paternity pay and child care vouchers.

As a values based organisation all employees contribute to the maintenance and development of our values, culture and ethos by articulating and demonstrating them to build a staff culture where every person feels empowered and valued. We have recently been re-awarded the Investors in People Silver award. Adullam was formed in 1972 and we are a not for profit organisation working in the community with vulnerable and excluded people from a diverse range of backgrounds providing support through a variety of high quality housing, support and advice services.

As an Equal Opportunities Association, we prefer to shortlist from completed application forms.  However, we will accept CVs only if accompanied with a detailed covering letter stating how you meet the role criteria.

The closing date is 9am, Wednesday 28th March 2018
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an assessment centre on 6th April and interviews will be held 10th April 2018

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check

At Adullam we celebrate diversity and offer opportunities for all – the only difference we see is the difference you can make.

Adullam Homes Housing Association Limited is a charitable Community Benefit Society registered with the Financial Conduct Authority   Register Number 20853R