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Vocational Job Coach - Kisharon

  • Location:
  • Sector: Not for Profit
  • Salary: Competitive depending on experience
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Coach, support and assess college students throughout their studies to ascertain their career aspirations, levels of skills, knowledge, learning & work experience and identify any additional support required.
2. Help develop, agree and review individual and meaningful learning plans with each student.
3. Organise and arrange all internal and external taster sessions, apprenticeships and employment placements in line with the curriculum, programme plans and students aspirations.
4. Arrange relevant work experience, employment and travel training for all students in accordance with the vocational programme and their learning plan.
5. Provide an appropriate level of support and guidance to students, their families/carers, employers and co-workers prior to, during and subsequent to placement & process.
6. Support the development of vocational work opportunities and aligned with individual student plans to ensure the greatest learning and reflection during the programme.
7. Provide on-the-job coaching and training to students in integrated vocational work experience settings and enable them to become competent, independent and reach their full potential.
8. Identify and map out detailed travel routes and design travel training programmes. Coach and teach each student how to deal with the unexpected.
9. Review, develop and complete risk assessments where appropriate.
10. Plan, monitor, review and record all student work and outcomes in relation to their employment placements and Numeracy and Literacy outcomes in line with their EHCP, baseline assessment and individual learning plans.
11. Meet agreed targets as set by Line Manager.
12. Attend key meetings and feedback on progress to relevant people and teams
13. Promote the vocational programme and development of career and employment opportunities.

GENERAL
1. Attend regular supervision sessions with line manager, team meetings and undertake relevant training as and when required.
2. Maintain standard of dress that is appropriate to role and in accordance with Kisharon’s dress policy.
3. Work collaboratively with students, their families, staff, volunteers and employers to ensure that their contribution enhances the quality and outcomes of the programme.
4. Maintain confidentiality at all times and ensure respect for and adherence to Kisharon’s policies.
5. Take all reasonable care of the health and safety of her/ himself and of other persons who may be affected by her/his acts or omissions.
6. Undertake any other duties, which are consistent with the post.
7. This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of the service.

Experience and Knowledge

Essential:
- Organizing, Planning, and Prioritising Work: Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
 Developing Objectives and Strategies: Establishing objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
 Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge: Keeping up-to-date and applying new knowledge to your job.
 Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships: Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.  Scheduling Work and Activities: Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
 Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others: Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.

Desirable:
 Training and Coaching Others: Experience and understanding of training and coaching of young adults within the Education and/or Youth Sector.
 Thinking Creatively: Developing and/or creating new and innovative sessions with evaluation.
 Making Decisions and Solving Problems: Analysing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

Skills

Essential:
 Coaching: Coaching others on how to do something with good outcomes using a person centred approach.
 Communication: Communicating effectively with people we support verbally and non-verbally according to specific needs.
 Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, building trust and rapport, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 Time Management: Managing ones own time and the time of others.
 Monitoring: Monitoring, assessing and reflecting on performance of yourself and other individuals in order to support sustained improvement.
 Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision-making.  Creative Thinking: Using imagination to find alternative solutions or approaches to problems.
 Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.
 Management of Material Resources: Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.

Desirable:
 Learning Strategies: Using coaching methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when coaching around new ideas.
 Equipment Selection: Determining appropriate tools / equipment required.

Knowledge 

Essential:
 Education and Training: Knowledge of principles and methods for coaching individuals and groups, and the measurement of coaching outcomes.
 English Language: Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language.
 Mathematics: Knowledge and use of basic arithmetic.
 Administration: Knowledge of administrative procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files & records and other office procedures.
 Communications: Knowledge of communication techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform via written, oral, and visual media.

Desirable:
 Knowledge of human behaviour and performance: individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation. Knowledge of group behaviour, dynamics and cultures.

Full Time / Part Time and Sessional opportunities.