Job Coach

  • Location
    Rotherham, South Yorkshire
  • Salary
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Education and Training
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Education & Childcare - Careers Advisory

Adecco Sheffield have an excellent opportunity available for an enthusiastic and innovative Job Coach to join a higher education organisation with an outstanding company culture and amazing values.

Role - Job Coach

Salary - £18,752

Location - Rotherham


  • Up to 41 days annual leave per year

  • Access to gyms, restaurants, and salons

  • Access to local government pension

  • Staff health & wellbeing and benefit schemes including in-house occupational health service

  • Fantastic career development opportunities including funding for teacher training, apprenticeships, and various other industry recognised qualifications

  • Parking available

The successful candidate will be experienced in supporting people/vulnerable adults who have additional needs. This could be emotional and behavioural difficulties, learning difficulties and/or disabilities. You will have the ability to plan, prepare & implement support programmes/assessments as and when required and understand the process around Safeguarding referrals.

You will need to hold or be working towards your Maths and English L2/C grade to be considered for this role and be willing to work towards an adult learner support or equivalent qualification.

Key duties and responsibilities will include:

The core role of the job coach is to provide tailored support to:

  • Support employers to enable them to offer a meaningful internship and recruit interns where possible.

  • Vocational profiling and assessment.

  • Undertaking job analysis & job matching in collaboration with the work-placement coordinators.

  • Negotiating or 'job carving' roles for learners.

  • Support learners with travel and mobility training.

  • Support learners prepare and attend interviews.

  • Sourcing and gathering relevant documentation for the learners work placement.

  • Accompanying learners on employer visits and supporting them settle and undertake a thorough induction with their employer.

  • Act as a mentor for the learner whilst on placement.

  • Provide ongoing support and training for learners on placement.

  • Applying systematic instruction training where appropriate.

  • Support learners model work place behaviours.

  • Target setting, monitoring and reviewing progress.

  • Supporting for the learner with problem-solving and act as an advocate for learners if things go wrong.

  • Identifying skills development needs for learners and support them in the planning of being stretched and challenged.

  • Provide a link between classroom and workplace learning.

Personal specification:

  • A minimum Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy/Equivalent

  • Experience in supporting students with emotional and behavioural difficulties.

  • Experience of working with people and vulnerable adults with learning difficulties and/or disabilities

  • Understanding of Additional Learning Support within an educational or training context

  • Work in a professional and confidential manner with a high degree of integrity and flexibility.

  • Willing to undertake any training connected with the post

  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and people receiving education and training

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Shannon Child