Job Coach - Supported Internships (Reduced Year) (LUM316/1286)

About the Role

Leeds City College are recruiting for a Job Coach for Supported Internships to join our team. This role is full time, reduced year - 37 hours a week, 39 weeks per year.

The Job Coach will be responsible supporting learners with SEND in Leeds City Colleges Supported Internship programme. 

You will develop the confidence and work-related skills of students wishing to make their next move out of college and into paid employment. 

You will play a crucial role in ensuring high-quality service delivery, building strong relationships with employers and external agencies, and ultimately, empowering students to achieve their career goals.

What You Will Do

  • Undertake training prior to the beginning of the Internship.
  • Provide on-going support in the workplace as required.
  • Liaise with internal and external agencies/services/employers to provide useful support and opportunities for the student.
  • Support students in and out of class to attend interviews for permanent jobs.
  • Represent Supported Internships at events.
  • Work closely with the central SEND team and contribute to EHCP reviews meetings and ensure progress reviews and checkpoints are completed.

About You

  • English and Mathematics at Level 2 or above and a willingness to improve in one or both disciplines to level 3 or above. 
  • Experience of working with learners with SEND.
  • Good knowledge of Equality legislation and the rights of disabled individuals within the workplace.
  • Relevant up to date subject knowledge.
  • Relevant experience, knowledge and understanding of working in the Sector. 

Benefits

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

About Us

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.

SAFEGUARDING

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

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in recruitment is key to our Group’s values. We are dedicated to fostering a workplace that embraces equality, diversity and inclusion in all its forms, where every candidate is treated with fairness, respect, and equity. Our recruitment processes are designed to ensure equal opportunities, remove bias, and promote a diverse talent pool. We continually assess and improve our practices to ensure that every individual, regardless of background, has an equal chance to succeed. By championing EDI, we aim to create a workforce that reflects the richness of our communities and drives innovation through diverse perspectives.  To find out more about what our commitment to EDI means to us please Click here to learn more about our EDI objectives.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.