Job Coach Service
Support in the workplace can be customised to the individual needs of each client to provide the best support for them to fulfil their job role. We do this by ensuring the client and employer are fully supportive of this and are willing to work alongside us to create a support plan.
An initial assessment is done with the client to gain an understanding of their needs and wishes in order to support with achieving employment goals.
Our Job Coach Service is all about the client. We can support with:
- Coaching & Mentoring: Personalised guidance to help you shine in your role.
- Advice & Support: Navigate workplace challenges with confidence and expertise.
- Liaison Services: Bridging the gap between you and your employer for a harmonious work environment.
- Equitable Adjustments: Suggesting changes that enhance your productivity, happiness and overall well-being.
This supports with:
- Identifying strengths and challenges in employment
- Understanding the tasks that you are able to undertake independently without support
- Tasks where you require support and how the Job Coach can support and enable the client to do the tasks/what the Job Coach can do to enable the client to do the tasks.
We work within the government guidelines for Access to Work. Please visit the UK Government website here for full details
As part of Access to Work, you may be eligible for:
- a grant to help pay for practical support with your work
- support with managing your mental health at work
For these types of support, you must:
- have a physical or mental health condition or disability that means you need support to do your job or get to and from work
- be 16 or over
- be in paid work working 16hours or more a week (or be about to start or return to paid work in the next 12 weeks) This can be full or part-time work, whether permanent, casual or temporary.
- live and work (or be about to start or return to work) in England, Scotland or Wales – there’s a different system in Northern Ireland
You cannot get Access to Work if you live in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.
Your income and benefits
You can get support from Access to Work:
- however much you earn or have in savings
- at the same time as most benefits, as long as you work more than 1 hour a week
- If you’re getting Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
You can get Access to Work and ESA at the same time if you work less than 16 hours a week. There are rules about working while claiming ESA. Employment and Support Allowance (ESA): Working while you claim – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) You can ask your work coach for advice and support.
Exceptions to the above are where the customer:
- Is going for an interview, or
- Is starting a Work Trial, or
- Has a job to start, and will stop claiming when employment begins or
- Has a permitted work decision where AtW will consider in work support.
If you are in or about to start paid employment, you must confirm that you will be paid at least the National Living Wage and will be working 16hours or more a week.
WHAT WE DO
Living at Yateley
At Yateley, we can provide accommodation for adults with disabilities. There is a variety of residential housing units available and some of our residents have been living with us for over 30 years. You can either contact us directly or via a Social Worker to find out more about living at Yateley.
Working at Yateley
Our factory at Yateley provides a safe and friendly environment where adults with disabilities can work and be part of a team. We value all our employees and provide support and encouragement for people to reach their potential at work.
Our workshop at Yateley has specialised packing and cutting machines and we can provide shrink wrapping, packaging or light assembly services. Some of our projects have included bottling glue, packing hair products, assembling small motor parts or lighting components, labelling CDs and mailshots.
We can help adults with disabilities or health conditions to find work. We have a specialist team who can work with employers and clients to provide support for their individual needs. Clients must meet the criteria for eligibility to access the scheme.
Our charity shop is based on the High Street at Hartley Witney, all profits go to Yateley Industries. We welcome donations of clothes and household items, including books and games. Come along and shop or chat with us about volunteering opportunities.
Our Community Pantry is available to anyone who needs support with their weekly grocery shop. No referral is needed to become a member and pay a small weekly fee to receive at least 10 items of groceries, including fresh fruit and vegetables and some household items. The pantry is stocked by donations from local supermarkets and staffed by volunteers.