Employment Coach

Harlow College
Harlow [Essex]
£23,522.00 - £25,469.00 Per Year, Starting Salary £23,522.00 per annum
04 Sep 2019 14:40
18 Sep 2019 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Learner Support / Teaching Assistant
Employer Engagement / Partnerships
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College

Employment Coach

Employment Coach

Starting Salary £23,522.00 per annum

Full Time


Closing Date: 18th September 2019

Are you proactive, customer-focused and target orientated with experience within the SEND sector?

About the Team

The Supported Studies In to Work programme at Harlow College develops learners aged 16-25 to gain the skills and confidence to gain paid employment and to progress towards adulthood.

About the Role

The Employment Coach will seek and secure work experience opportunities with local employers with the aim of this leading to paid employment. The Coach will support both in and out of the work place, delivering skills workshops, tutorials and working one-to-one with learners. This role requires a person with drive and enthusiasm and a ‘can do’ attitude to meet deadlines. You will also need to be able to sell the Supported Internship programme to prospective employers, highlighting the benefits of employing young people with learning disabilities and differences.  You will need to be resilient and persevering in your approach to what can be a challenging task – but the rewards are huge.  Experience of working with learners with additional needs is also a requirement of this role.

The Employment Coach will work closely with the Employment Support workers to identify individual learner work experience needs and will then proactively seek to meet these through local employers and recruitment agencies. The Employment Coach will then organise training in Systematic Instruction (training in SI will be provided to the successful candidate) to support the learner in the work place and maximise their chances of securing paid employment. 

What we are looking for

  • Educated to level 2, preferably level 3, including English and maths at level 2 or above
  • Experience of working with learners with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • The ability to support learners in job search and employability skills
  • Experience of IAG and/or recruitment preferred

What we can offer

The successful candidate can expect the College to fund any training required for the role, investment in their professional development, opportunities to further their career as well as an excellent benefits package.

Still unsure if this is the right role for you? Please call Selina Avery on 01279 868 203 for an informal discussion.

Closing date for applications is 18th September 2019

This college 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. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applications from all sections of the community.


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