Job Title: Job Coach
Location: Syon Manor College, Isleworth
Salary: £18,246.97 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only
We are looking for a Job Coach to join our fantastic team at Syon Manor College, Isleworth. As a Job Coach you will support students with complex and severe learning difficulties in activities and lessons that focus on developing their life/independence skills. Another responsibilities as vocational support coach will support the students who will generally be undertaking more academic / vocational focused activities in a way that maximises children’s achievement and ability to develop.
This is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking to develop their career supporting children and young adults with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure, and you will be working in a college where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.
Quality is always top of our agenda, and we pride ourselves on the quality of what we do. We are looking for a Job Coach who shares our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.
Whilst previous experience of working in an environment would be desirable, excellent teaching skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.
- To support the class teacher/tutor in order to ensure the delivery of a high-quality education for all students
- To support the class teacher and/or tutor to ensure that all relevant education policies and procedures are implemented in full
- To provide relevant and appropriate support to students, on an individual or group basis, in order to enable them to access the curriculum as independently as possible
- To promote, in line with Company policies, the physical, educational and moral development of the students
- To ensure that the available equipment and resources are used, stored and maintained efficiently, reporting any maintenance issues to the appropriate staff
- To support the class teacher and/or tutor in organising the classroom, its resources, student groupings and displays to provide a stimulating learning situation appropriate for students with autistic spectrum disorder
- To support the teacher/tutor to write, update, implement and evaluate documentation relating to the individual student. This will include Behaviour Support Profile (BSP), Individual Risk Assessment, Individual Education Plan, Communication Profile, and Pastoral Support Plan as required and appropriate.
- To work collaboratively with the class teacher and/or class tutor to adequately plan to ensure the safety of students, in line with risk assessments, while both on and off site
- To produce appropriate and effective resources/teaching aids at the request of, and following a brief provided by, the class teacher and/or tutor
- To contribute as a member of the college’s multi-professional team, ensuring good working relationships with colleagues
- To contribute to and help implement developments that relate to the college Development Plan
- Work with and manage challenging behaviour, enabling students to develop from needing external control, to developing self-control
- To maintain regular communication both informally and in meeting times, ensuring the individual needs of the student are being met effectively.
- To ensure that the available equipment and resources are used, stored and maintained efficiently
- To make, use and keep records in accordance with Company policies and procedures and standards set by the Regulatory Body
- To keep up-to-date with specified subject area, educational practice and autism-related information
- Safeguard all students and ensure their safety and wellbeing
- Liaise with staff from other departments to provide a consistent approach to all aspects of student education
- Maintain regular communication and liaison both informally and in meeting times, ensuring a consistent approach to education and care of students
For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.
Why join us?
We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.
As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.
Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.
Options Autism is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.