Job Coach / Student Mentor (30 hours per week) Reports to: Head of SEND & High Needs Location: Rotherham area Salary: 12.2 k p/a Type: Part-time, 30 hours per week. Dovetail and Slate are recruiting on behalf of a leading education provider based in Rotherham who are recognised by OFSTED as investing in staff development and are looking to interview soon. The primary function of this role is to ensure that learners with High Needs and SEND whom are studying on the Pre & Supported Internship Programmes are supported whilst out on placement with an employer. They will support within the vocational studies programme area to ensure our learners receive an outstanding Quality of Education and develop their employability skills to become employable. Main Duties Support young people to enable them to gain, learn from, develop in and maintain their internship and to make a positive progression on to paid sustainable employment 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 SI 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. Role Objectives Comply with KCSIE and represent the Group as a member of the safeguarding team, attend Child in Need (CIN), Child Protection (CP), Looked After Child (LAC), Personal Education Plan (PEP) conference and reviews as appropriate. Support a range of work-related activities, experiences and placements within the workplace, specifically for learners with EHCPs on Pre-Internship and Supported Internship provision. Use predictive tools to monitor learner progress and support learners to meet or exceed their Target Aim Grade (TAG) ensuring all SEND, EHCP and learners with High Needs will have identified initial starting points. Use intervention and support strategies to ensure learner attendance and satisfaction meets college targets. Identify and deploy intervention and support strategies to ensure no significant outcomes gaps, particularly with the most disadvantaged and learners with high needs. Contribute and support a curriculum that provides learners with the knowledge, skills and cultural capital they need to overcome social injustice ensuring rich opportunities to develop learners’ broader life skills and citizenship. Identify opportunities to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our learners. You will be employed within FLEX curriculum area and managed by the Head of SEND & High Needs; whilst operationally being supported by the Curriculum Team Leaders. You will be deployed predominantly to the department for learners with complex and high needs to support with pre-internship and Supported Internship provision. Re-deployment to vocational studies departments will be at the direction of the site LSA Coordinator(s)& FLEX curriculum Manager/Head of SEND 7 High Needs where appropriate. You will be based in vocational study programme staff rooms to better facilitate daily collaboration with academic staff and management to ensure the effective support of learners identified as SEND, EHCP and High Needs and efficient communication between the academic and support services. You will collaborate effectively with cross college staff and other Stakeholders as and when appropriate. You will report to the Head of Student Support and Safeguarding for advice and guidance in matters relating to safeguarding referrals Requirements Sound knowledge of SEND, High Needs and a broad range of health-related issues High level of professionalism, good verbal and written communication skills An ability to accurately record information in a timely manner Empathy and flexibility to meet the needs of a variety of learners & employers In some cases, be the primary point of contact for learners Work collaboratively with the wider college community As a safeguarding officer suitable training will be provided and access to a strong safeguarding support network led by the Head of Student Support and Safeguarding. If this role is of interest, please send your CV through to James Grace at Dovetail & Slate or call the Bristol office on . Dovetail and Slate Limited (11351060) acts as an employment agency (perm) and an Employment Business (temp/contract).

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