Job Coach - Supported Internship

Castledon School, Wickford
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Job Ref No. ECC7045-262 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 7 pt 19-24
Position Start Date: 01/11/2024 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/07/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Join our team of Dedicated Job coaches

We are a school dedicated to empowering young people with special educational needs to unlock their full potential. As we build upon our new Supported Internship program, we are seeking a proactive and enthusiastic individual to join us as the Supported Internship Manager and Job Coach.

If you are passionate about making a positive impact on young people with special educational needs and thrive in a dynamic environment, we could be the perfect fit for you!

Join us in creating a program that guides young people from education to paid employment. We need someone with the skills to develop, grow, and sustain this vital initiative.

Key Qualities:
We are looking for an individual who embodies the following qualities:

Adaptable: Able to adjust and thrive in a dynamic and evolving program.
Enthusiastic: Passionate and energetic about supporting young people with SEND.
Aspirational: Encourages and fosters ambition in young people, helping them realise their potential.
Personable: Possesses excellent interpersonal skills to connect with students and external stakeholders.
Networker: One of the most important parts of this role is networking with the local labour market to create new and bespoke opportunities.
Role Overview:

As the Supported Internship Job Coach, you will play a pivotal role in helping young individuals transition into the workforce. Your key responsibilities will include:

Supporting young people in developing essential skills for the workplace.
Building a professional network both within and outside the school to create employment opportunities.
Identifying and addressing support needs, and implementing effective strategies for each student.
Working in various settings to provide a holistic learning experience.
Ensuring the safeguarding of students in all activities and placements.
Conducting risk assessments for potential employment opportunities.
Boosting pupils' self-esteem and resilience within the community.
Providing travel training to enhance students' independence.


Solid understanding of the local labour market and the ability to confidently approach new businesses.
Previous experience working with individuals with SEN is essential.
A genuine passion for making a difference in the lives of young people.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong organisational abilities and the capability to manage multiple tasks effectively.

Salary and Working Hours:
Scale 7 (points 19-24) Apr 23 pay scales.
Actual Salary: £26,761 - £29,613 per annum (FTE: £29,777 - £33,024).
Working Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday various start and finish times, ranging between 8:30 start - 18:30 finish. 7.5 hr day in total (dependent on the work placement ).
Contract: 40 weeks per year.

If you are ready to embrace this rewarding opportunity and contribute to the future success of young individuals with SEN, we encourage you to apply. Help us make a difference! Send your application (using the Zenith application form), including your resume and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and passion for the role, to

Application deadline: Midnight - Sunday 1st September 2024

Interview date: TBC

Diversity and Inclusion are important to us at Castledon. We believe we are a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We welcome candidates to look at our job description, come and view us (by appointment) and ask any questions prior to interview.

Castledon School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children in our care and expect our staff to follow this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory references, medical checks and an enhanced DBS check.

Castledon School is part of the Zenith Multi Academy Trust

Information about the School

Castledon School is a Special School for pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties and additional complex needs from Year 1 - Year 14.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Juliet Winsor
Bromfords Drive, Wickford
Essex, SS12 0PW
Telephone: 01268 761252

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