Employment & Skills Coach
SALARY: (£ 19,500 – 23,500)
Contract: 37 hours per week – until December 2023.
This post is part funded by the European Social Fund and supported under the Youth Employment Initiative.
Purpose of Job:
- To organise and deliver functional skills training including; English mathematics, and ICT skills
- Assist learners to increase their abilities and progress into further training and employment opportunities including sustainable jobs. The successful applicant will be working on the Ambition2 project.
- All learners participating in the programme
- Understanding of online and face to face learning platforms
- Engage and support learners to meet Outputs and Results
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
- ASSESSMENT OF LEARNERS NEEDS
- Engage, Register, complete initial action plans with clients
- Complete learner assessments, appropriate documentation and gather evidence required
- Encourage and motivate the learner toward the completion of the Initial Assessment.
- Use information provided by referral source to support assessment.
- Use appropriate Initial Interview to assist learners identify their existing skills, work experience, interests and job goals.
- Using the Initial assessment material, assess levels of competency within literacy and numeracy.
- To obtain and record detailed information regarding the learners’ skills level, short, medium and long-term aims.
- Give positive feedback and motivate participants
- PROVIDING LEARNERS REQUIREMENTS
- Negotiate, design and implement an Individual Learning Plan with each learner. Regularly assess, monitor, review, evaluate and adjust the Individual Learning Plan when necessary, taking into account Functional Skills Infrastructure.
- Provide underpinning knowledge, mapped to the Functional Skills standards and Curriculum
- Create new learning material to meet the needs of the learner.
- Provide a supportive role and motivate learners to successfully overcome the barriers to gaining employment.
- Assist learners to realise life and employability goals. Utilise services on hand such as Employment Services and National Careers Service.
- Cement strong links with Employment Advisors, in order to best help learners.
- PERSONAL AND COMPANY RESPONSIBILITIES
- Promote and maintain effective communications within your own unit and others, including outside agencies such as Job Centre Plus, Schools, and especially learners.
- Build up communications with learners; take a helpful and positive approach with a caring and considerate manner.
- Participate in training sessions and meetings – internal and external – when required to do so.
- Be a team member, helping colleagues at all times.
- Carry out all organisational instructions: follow work instructions regarding all areas of work.
- Adhere to all company policies and procedures
- Carry out administrative processes according to WATCH systems.
- Take responsibility for the content and relevance of individual learner files.
- Learner’s files should clearly identify SMART objectives.
- Management information will be extracted from these files, so needs to be efficient and accurate.
- Provide performance and management information as required.
Ensure all marketing materials are current, of an excellent quality and informative; in order to attract learner and promote this provision and referrals from other organisations and agencies.
- MEASURE OF PERFORMANCE
- To achieve success, maximise the contract by the achievement of all targeted starts.
- Complete Individual Learning Plans to show the aspirations and goals of learners have been achieved.
- Increase levels of literacy and numeracy by 100%.
- Promote accredited training and lifelong learning throughout.
- A degree in Teacher Education (ITET) or certificate in Teaching Adult’s qualification such as; PTTLS L3 (AET)
- Information Advice & Guidance IAG L3 or equivalent
- Minimum 2 years’ experience of effectively teaching ESOL, literacy and numeracy to Adults
- Experience of devising courses to meet needs of specific groups and individuals, and producing appropriate learning and assessment materials.
- Experience of teaching ESOL
- Experience of delivering employment support, advice and guidance
- Excellent literacy and numeracy skills
- Ability to motivate and support learners
- Excellent administrative and organisational skills and proven ability to maintain up to date, accurate portfolios and student records.
- Excellent communications skills
- Knowledge of the current national developments in literacy and numeracy teaching and learning
- Practical understanding of how literacy and numeracy courses at pre entry and entry level can widen participation amongst those who have previously missed out on education
- A can do attitude
- Flexible and a positive
- Experience of working within a community setting
- Experience of teaching the OCR curriculum at entry level
All staff are expected to:
- positively support equality of opportunity and equity of treatment to colleagues and Learners in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Policy
- help to maintain a safe working environment by:
– following local codes of safe working practices and the Health and Safety policy
– undertake such other duties within the scope of the post as may be requested by the Centre Manager