Job Coach (LUM291/327)
About the Role
Foundation Studies are looking for a competent job to support SEN students enhance their strengths and employability skills. Working within the World of Work Pathway - Sourcing work placement opportunities to enable SEN students gain employment skills. Supporting students to develop their confidence, life skills in preparation for adulthood and work related skills for SEN students.
What You Will Do
- Developing effective job coaching and employment plans. Communication with SEN students to understand their goals and to enable students to reach their full potential.
- Undertake training/orientation prior to beginning of work placement.
- Provide on-going support in the workplace as required. To be negotiated with the student and employer on an individual basis.
- Contribute to reviews providing feedback on progress in line with the RARPA process.
- Complete progress reviews with employer / business, Course Lead, Programme Manager and student.
- Support students in and out of class to attend interviews for permanent jobs once the course has been completed.
- Visit classes regularly to provide training and information.
- Where appropriate work with employers to secure paid employment or progression opportunities.
- Complete workplace / community setting risk assessments.
- Support progression to appropriate destination (supported living, work or community settings)
- To support a caseload of identified students who have been identified as wishing to make progress into paid work or voluntary work.
- Establish and maintain contact with the students’ carers, parents or personal tutor, keeping them informed of progress and issues, to secure their support and involvement.
- Help induct the student into the workplace / community setting.
- Liaise with internal and external agencies/services/employers to provide useful support and opportunities for the student.
- Keep all records and logs as required
- Educated to at least NVQ3 or equivalent
- English and Mathematics at least Level 2 or above or a willingness to improve in 1 or both disciplines to a level 3 or above.
- Certificate of Learning
- Experience of working with SEN students
- Good knowledge of Equality legislation and the rights of disabled individuals in the workplace
- Understanding of the job preparation process and strategies to assist to support and develop SEN students with employment skills
- Strong ability to develop effective relationships with employers, students, parent and carers
- Strong ability to develop rapport and empathy
- Solution-focused approach
- Able to work in a team sharing responsibilities and duties
- Good organisational and administrative skills
- Able to work in a team towards the EHCP outcomes and in line with the RARPA model of delivery
There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:
- Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
- Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
- Academic 37 days
- Senior Management 37 days
- Generous Pension schemes
- Teachers’ Pension Scheme
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card).
- Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
- Learning and development opportunities - including staff development days
- Employee wellbeing initiatives
- Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements
Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally.
We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.
We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.
Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.
At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential. Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.
For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.