Sessional Job Coach - Various hours dependant on caseload

Competitive salary
14 Sep 2018
23 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

To provide on-going support to young people on the College’s Supported Internship placements and professional liaison with employers providing work placement opportunities

Hours: Various depending on caseload

Salary: £9.62 per hour

Responsible to: Curriculum Team Manager for Foundation

Responsible for: Planning, Coaching and Delivering Supported Internships

Key Responsibilities

  • To job coach and support young people with learning difficulties and disabilities on a programme of supported internships of work placements, including preparing individuals for their role in the workplace.
  • To provide induction programmes and in-college training to ensure individuals understand the demands and expectations of their work placement.
  • To support individuals throughout their internship and to maintain their employment by carrying out regular and coordinated reviews of the individuals’ progress in liaison with their employers.
  • To provide a key professional link between the College and the employer, to ensure that any concerns are addressed quickly and effectively and support employers in managing student behaviour, so as to guarantee a successful internship.

Other Responsibilities

  • Plan and identify appropriate supported internships and work placements for young people and ensure that pending job roles are appropriate to their skills, abilities and career aspirations.
  • To arrange the promotion and recruitment of students for the Supported Internship programme and make applicants aware of the demands of the programme, and the expectations of employers.
  • To evaluate and report regularly to the SEND Coordinator and CTM on the progress of learners against their EHC plan and their learning targets.
  • To liaise with employers to evaluate the progress made by learners whilst on placement and record tasks and skills achieved, to inform regular learner reviews.
  • To report progress at EHCP reviews against learning outcomes in a timely manner.
  • To maintain accurate and detailed learner and employer records and liaise with employers to ensure that all health and safety and safeguarding assessments and work induction programmes are completed.
  • To deliver ‘travel training’ to students on the programme.
  • To act as a role model for learners in the work place.
  • To participate in staff training and keep up-to-date with developments and changes to the Internship programme and to awarding body accreditation.
  • Any other duties, which may from time to time, be required and which are commensurate with the skills experience and grade of the postholder.
  • You shall have a duty not to discriminate against students or potential students by reason of their disability, race, belief or gender

Data Protection

You are required to meet the specifications of the College’s Data Protection Policy as part of your conditions of employment. This will include information relating to past and prospective employees and students, suppliers and customers.

Equality and Diversity

Halesowen College is embedding equality of opportunity principles in its activities and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people, irrespective of age, sex, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, disability, race, ethnic or national origin, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation, unrelated criminal convictions or family responsibilities. Applications from potential job sharers are welcomed.

There is a duty not to discriminate against staff, students or potential students by reason of their age, sex, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, disability or religion and belief.

The College is proud of the diversity amongst its students, staff and governors. We welcome all sections of the community and value the contributions to the achievement of the College’s mission that are made by members of the College from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. All staff must demonstrate an awareness of equality and diversity principles, as set out in College policies.

Childcare Facilities

There is a day Nursery on the Whittingham Road campus for children aged 2 to 5 years. It is open 8.00 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Friday.

Information Technology

The College has around 2500 computers across its sites including PCs, laptops, netbooks and Macs running a range of industry standard software. Equipment is available for long and short term loans, and guest access to our wireless network is provided for personal devices. We also run a PC booking system to ensure you can get access to a computer when you need it. A wide range of classroom technologies are in place such as the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment, cameras, voting devices and interactive whiteboards/data projectors.

All staff and students are given a personal computer account with access to email and storage which is available on and off site.

Health and Safety

The College and its employers have legal obligations in respect of the health, safety and welfare of persons at work and the protection of others against risks to health and safety in connection with their activities. Specific health and safety responsibilities are detailed in the college Health and Safety Policy.


Halesowen College is a designated smoke-free environment within the parameter of all College property by order of the College Governors. This rule applies equally to staff and students, and to all categories of visitor. Acceptance of this rule is a condition of employment for staff, and a condition of being a student for students.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

All staff must undergo an Enhanced DBS Check and cannot commence employment until satisfactory clearance is received. All staff should attend relevant training on safeguarding children. Halesowen College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The recruitment interview will explore an applicant’s suitability to work with children/young people.

Note: This job description is current at the time of issue. It should be recognised that, in keeping with organisational changes and developments, it may be necessary to review the duties listed from time to time and change them to meet organisational objectives.

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