New City College is the dynamic group of further education colleges in East London which comprises Tower Hamlets College, Hackney Community College, Epping Forest College Redbridge College, Havering College of Further & Higher Education and Havering Sixth form College. Our 6-college merger places the group at the forefront of further education in the region. With a turnover of £110m, 30,000 students and 2000 staff it is one of the strongest and most influential further education organisations in the country.
Our college environment is second to none. We have industry standard facilities and equipment at all campuses, expert staff and partnerships with other high profile organisations which all prepare students for progression to higher education or successful careers.
East London is dynamic, innovative and entrepreneurial. As we develop our longer term vision, we will continue to ensure that we invest in our staff and other resources to provide a distinctive offer and excellent, supportive learning environment which meets the needs of students and employers and prepares local people for the changing workforce of the area.
0.88 Job Coach (Term Time Only 40 Weeks)
Fixed Term until 31.07.2021
£25,559 per annum
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Job coach who will work alongside young people in Foundation learning (young people working at entry level or with learning disabilities) in the workplace to support them in developing the skills they need to work independently.
The role of the Job Coach will be to ensure that each young person on placement has access to high quality job coaching support, thus enabling them to learn the required skills and secure paid employment at the end of the programme. Additionally, the Job Coach will be responsible for securing placements, on the programme, suited to the requirements of each intern. The Job Coach will also be responsible for facilitating and developing excellent working relationships with colleagues and partners onsite, including local employers, to broker job opportunities for the client group.
Each Job Coach will work with students, parents and employers to enable the effective day-to-day support, monitoring and sourcing of placements. As well as working alongside students and employers during the initial stages of a work placement to carry out regular assessment of students, promote health and safety awareness, support employers in the adaptation of working environments and help secure placements as appropriate.
There will be travelling involved and possibly some flexible working at weekends and evenings. We are looking for a job coach with experience of working with young people with learning disabilities in an educational setting, good communication and record keeping skills, a creative and flexible approach and an energy and enthusiasm for developing opportunities for young people with learning disabilities at work.
The successful applicant will have knowledge and understanding of working with people managing health conditions and disabilities to secure work placements, volunteering or paid employment; including offering on-the-job coaching. These positions will suit self-starters, who are able to use their initiative, whilst also implementing evidence based employment models, such as Supported Employment/ TSI.
The successful post holder will have:
• Experience of working with young people with learning difficulties and disabilities in a work setting.
• Experience of completing risk assessments and task analysis.
• Been trained in the process of Systematic Instruction or be willing to undertake training in Systematic Instruction.
• Qualifications at GCSE Grade C or L2 in English and Maths.
New City College - London is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.