Supported Internship Job Coach BLUS42817

Bury, Greater Manchester
£17,850- £19,073 per annum pro-rata
18 Nov 2016
05 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Part Time

Supported Internship Job Coach BLUS42817
Salary £17,850- £19,073 per annum pro-rata
Actual salary £12,794.88 - £13,671.52 pa
Term Time only – 30 hours per week

Our Client is a Further Education College offering a wide range of courses to over 5000 full time students and over 5650 part time students each year. They currently work with over 50 high school partners, welcoming students from Bury and the surrounding areas.

They are now looking to recruit a Supported Internship Job Coach to join them to support learners in a way which recognises individual needs and aspirations. This is a permanent part time position working 30 hours per week, term time only.

Providing tailored support to enable learners to gain placements and develop work skills, you will provide mentoring support to learners on the Supported Internship programme and assist learners with learning difficulties/disabilities within the workplace and classroom environment.  Working with the Course Leader to source potential employers, identifying possible internships through cold calling, visits and liaising with external agencies, you must negotiate with employers for suitable job roles and learn the role in readiness to train the learner.

Supporting the learners to produce CV’s and undertake job matches, you will accompany learners to interviews and on visits to the workplace prior to them undertaking the placement and communicate with employers regarding the learners support needs.  Planning travel with the learner to the placement, you will attend the workplace with the learners providing appropriate support which may include mentoring and confidence building; conducting observations through regular work place visits, reviewing and setting of targets completing appropriate documentation. 

With experience of working with people aged 16 years and above who have learning difficulties/disabilities/mental health problems within an educational setting, you must have experience of job matching and of supporting learners in the workplace and have an understanding of the implications of disability.  Recognised qualifications in support work and / or Supported Employment would be beneficial, however, you must have the ability to recognise and respond to the needs of individuals and encourage and motivate others. 

Closing date: 2nd December 2016

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.