Learning and Skills Job Coach

Job Summary
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Full time
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17/07/2024 23:59
£24,702 - £25,979. Pay award pending.
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Employment Location:
Civic Centre
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Closing date:
17 Jul
Further Information
Job Advert

Are you ready to make a meaningful impact in the lives of young people and adults with learning difficulties? We are seeking a compassionate Job Coach to join our team and play a vital role in helping individuals find and excel in employment opportunities.

As a Job Coach, you will have the rewarding task of fostering positive relationships with learners, parents, carers, health professionals, and partners to ensure unwavering support for their learning and job prospects. You will engage with a diverse range of employers to secure top-notch work placements and job openings for those with learning difficulties.

Your role will involve providing tailored support within the workplace, offering vocational profiling, job matching, and progress reviews. You will mentor and coach individuals, empowering them to enter and thrive in the workforce by boosting their confidence, providing practical assistance, and guiding them on workplace etiquette.

On a one-on-one basis, you will support individuals in their workplace roles through systematic instruction, visual aids, and modelling. Administrative tasks will be part of your responsibilities, ensuring smooth operations in line with the job requirements.

Your expertise will be crucial in providing accurate information and tailored support to employers and mentors, enabling them to provide the best possible assistance to individuals with learning disabilities. You will guide and support individuals towards positive outcomes such as internships, volunteering, paid employment, apprenticeships, and further education.

Health and safety assessments will be conducted by you to guarantee that work placements and job opportunities are safe environments for all involved. Attending relevant events to promote learning and skills opportunities will also be part of your role.

If you have a level 2 qualification in Maths and English, a Level 3 qualification in working with individuals with learning difficulties, a Level 2 IAG qualification, and a current driving license, along with relevant experience in this field, we invite you to be a part of our team. Ideally you will have knowledge of Access to work processes and making Access to work applications.

Your communication skills, ability to promote positive behaviour, work with accuracy, and collaborate effectively within a team will be key to your success in this role. If you are passionate about making a difference and supporting individuals with learning difficulties in achieving their employment aspirations, we welcome your application.



A bit about Gateshead Council…

At Gateshead Council Learning and Skills, we are passionate about transforming lives, raising achievement and aspirations through learning. As a leading community education provider in the Northeast, we are committed to providing outstanding teaching and learning experiences that help our learners to achieve their full potential.

We’re truly committed to providing our residents with the highest quality services and we need like-minded people who can help us deliver.   We need people who want to make a difference, who are talented, possess the right knowledge and skills and who want the chance to demonstrate how good they are.

What’s in it for you?  Well, there’s so much on offer and here’s just a few of the highlights!

You’ll be paid a competitive salary,have access to great health and wellbeing support, including ability to use our cycle to work scheme.
We’ll give you the chance to take advantage of various offers and discounts on shopping and household spend; including O2, Virgin Media and Dell

Our Workforce Development Team is second to none, there are loads of opportunities for learning, be it career progressing training or e-learning courses that fit into your working day. We also have a corporate training offer so you will feel part of the service and strategy in no time.

It’s time to apply!

We’re delighted that you want to come and work with us.  Please look at the full job profile. It’s important that you read it in full and check that you meet the essential criteria before applying.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Nick Doherty Careers and Employability Curriculum manager (nicholasdoherty@gateshead.gov.uk) or  Chiara Arrighi Careers and Employability Curriculum Lead (chiaraarrighi@gateshead.gov.uk)


or if you need any assistance, please contact Nick Doherty on 0778 380 2263.