Job Coach

Activate Learning
22 Aug 2019
25 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic Job Coach to join our friendly team in Reading and make a real difference to the lives of young people.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Use appropriate assessment methods and recording to identify young people's needs in determining the support required.
  • Record and chart progress of young people against individual learning plans.
  • To ensure Health and Safety measures and requirements are adhered to.

Coaching and communicating
  • To provide information and advice to employers on employment potential and skills of young people.
  • To build on the relationships with key employers and partners to promote to other agencies the work of the young people and their success in the working environment
  • Provide support and information for young people in individually tailored formats, on learning, community engagement and work that matches their requirements, attributes and career or future plans and on services that might help them overcome barriers to learning.
  • Develop effective contact, liaison and working relationships with colleagues in the College and other bodies as appropriate.

Teamwork and development
  • To engage in professional development and networking to ensure that professional and strategic contributions are up-to-date.
  • Job coach training.
  • Data protection training.
  • Induction training.
  • Equality and Diversity training.
  • Safeguarding training including a three yearly update.
  • Health and Safety training.
  • Prevent training including a three yearly update.
  • Keeping updated with developments in the appropriate professional area.
  • Any other SEND CPD that is relevant for this role

Compliance and quality management
  • Lead, promote and support the development of the College's Equality and Diversity policies, procedures and practices as they relate to students and staff.
  • All employees are expected to be fully committed to policies and processes on equality, diversity and safeguarding.

Innovation and development
  • Introduce young people to appropriate opportunities and provide support and practical help to enable them to make a successful transition - withdrawing the support over time depending on their needs.
  • Participating actively in the performance management scheme, agreeing objectives, attending reviews and undertaking professional development as required.

Environment and Culture
  • Contribute to a well organised, purposeful and motivating learning environment where students feel safe, secure, confident and valued
  • Support the development of the learning organisation and facilitate cultural change.
  • Complying with the College Health and Safety Policy and all relevant health and safety requirements.