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Job Coach

Location
Royal Leamington Spa, UK
College
Warwickshire College Group
Hours
Full Time, Term Time
Salary
£18,278 pro rata, per annum
Posted
10th August 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
Expires
22nd September 2022 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Permanent
Job ID
1262872
Job Reference
EL10387
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
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Background to the Post

Warwickshire College are looking to appoint an experienced practitioner to help provide high-quality and effective job coaching, enabling students with SEN to be successful in their work placements as part of an internship programme.

The person would work with the Head of Supported Learning and the team to meet the needs of Supported Interns that are recruited as part of a programme offer in Supported Learning.

The post holder will be required to work with the teams and to ensure that the Intern is supported both in college and at their work placements.

The person appointed will support the interns, manage their day to day work placements, seek out new opportunities in conjunction with the work experience coordinator, support the intern at college one day per week, with delivery and assessment of the employability enable them to apply for any associated supporting finance such as Access to Work through the DWP and assist with application, interview and future employment opportunities.


Position in the Organisation

The person appointed will report to the Head of Department for Supported Learning Warwickshire


Why Work With Us?

Imagine working for an employer that has a positive impact on the lives of thousands of students every year. That could be you.

We offer careers in teaching, educational support and pastoral care and brilliant opportunities within our professional Corporate and Commercial Services departments. The opportunities here are almost endless and can be full time, term time only, part time.

We are one of the largest higher and further education colleges in the country with just under 15,000 students and around 1,300 staff. That’s a lot of people and people are our key to success.

WCG has a comprehensive staff training program, offering leadership training for those wanting to progress and an employee health and wellbeing programme to support our staff when they need it most.


Place of Work: Royal Leamington Spa College

Our Royal Leamington Spa campus delivers various specialisms from Hair & Beauty to Games Art & Design. As well as these courses we also have an onsite Bistro where some of our students complete their catering courses. We offer a broad range of career opportunities including teaching and support roles.


Essential Attainments:

  • GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics, or Level 2 equivalent qualification.
  • Willingness to acquire appropriate qualifications in Training in Systematic Instruction (TSI).
  • Experience of working/ teaching/supporting with young people.
  • Experience of and willingness to develop use of assistive technology to assist young people with additional needs to access their world.


Desirable Attainments:

  • Experience of maintaining and developing systems in an educational context.
  • UK driving licence free of major endorsements and use of own transport.


Essential Skills and Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of information technology such as e-mail, the internet and other software applications.
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work independently and to deadlines.
  • Good problem solving skills, with a flexible and enthusiastic approach.
  • Ability to relate well with staff and students, and respond to the needs of students, colleagues and other relevant parties effectively.
  • Ability to motivate students at all levels and from a wide range of programme areas.
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and to inclusive learning principles.
  • Commitment to high level of student achievement and to continuous quality improvement.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of Equality and Diversity.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
  • Ability to demonstrate behaviours which support the Core Values of the College.


For a full job description including duties and responsibilities of the role, please see the job description attached below.

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Safeguarding Statement:

Warwickshire College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Warwickshire College Group

Warwickshire College Group