Description: Job Coach
SALARY SCALE: £25 000 to £28 000, dependent on qualifications and experience
HOURS: Full time
CONTRACT: Permanent, starting in January 2022
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Head of Post-19
LINE MANAGER: Head of Post-19
LOCATION: 214-216 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 9NX
14 Enterprise Way, London SW18 1FZ
Additional Hubs to be confirmed.
HOLIDAY: The Post-19 year for students is approximately 40 weeks. All college closures are non-working days.
BeyondAutism is a charity dedicated to empowering people with autism to lead fuller lives through positive educational experiences, training for the people who work with them and support for their families and carers. We are experts in educating children and young people with autism, applying the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behaviour (VB) to teach students and arm them with the life skills they need to live as independent a life as possible.
The charity also manages two Independent Post-19 provisions; Wandsworth and Hammersmith Hub. Due to expansion, we are looking to employ Job Coach to work across Post-19 services.
Successful candidate will have:
• Experience working with young people and supporting them to progress (life coach, mentor, Youth worker etc).
• Able to develop effective relationships with a range of stakeholders including young people, employers, and colleagues.
• Possess understanding and empathy with the lives of young people with Autism
• Solutions focused with ability to work under pressure
• Flexibility to cope with the varying demands of the role, managing time effectively to achieve the desired results
• Effective negotiation and persuasion skills
As Job Coach, you will provide support to young people aged 19 to 25, who have Autism and other SEN needs. You will provide an appropriate level of support and guidance to each student, their families/carers, employers and co-workers prior to, during and subsequent to their placement. You will follow-on support from placement into supported internship and supported employment, including the implementation of DWP Access to Work financial support and supporting the implementation of reasonable adjustments where necessary.
In this role you will develop a portfolio of employers within students preferred areas of interest & skills and market them directly to a wide network of employers, businesses and colleges to ensure that they secure a Supported Internship or paid job of their choice at the end of their college placement.
We are particularly seeking applications from people that represent the diversity of our community.
BeyondAutism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced disclosure will be conducted for the successful applicant.
Beyond Autism 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.