21 hours (3 days) per week / 52 weeks per year 

The post demands a high level of flexibility and ability to adapt to changes due to service needs

Salary: £13,200 per annum (FTE £22,000)

Excellent benefits including 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, pension contribution, Employment Assistant Program (EAP) and training and development opportunities.

If you are an experienced SEND Job Coach with a person-centred approach who enjoys supporting and effectively preparing learners in securing employment pathways, then look no further. The role of SEND Job Coach will have a significant emphasis on supporting the learner’s journey in line with their aspirations.

The post holders will work closely with learners, parent-carers and housing providers to provide support to identify employment opportunities. You will also engage with employers as well as work closely with internal and external stakeholders to create and nurture opportunities.  

Essential qualifications, knowledge and experience:

  • Level 2 English and math qualification
  • Experience of working with disabled people and an understanding of equal opportunities and safeguarding practice
  • A minimum of one years’ proven experience of working in an educational setting with adults
  • Experience of record keeping and incident reporting
  • An understanding of the potential challenges faced by disabled people when trying to get into employment
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to work well in a team and foster good relationships within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that can be used to engage with a wide range of audiences.
  • Prepared and committed to continuous professional development in relation to specialist subjects
  • A full driving licence is required
  • Self-motivation, decision making skills and the ability to work as part of a team

Experience working in further education with young adults with learning and/or physical disabilities is desirable.

Please click here for full job description and to apply. 

Orpheus is a charity that delivers high quality services for young disabled adults. We have jobs for support workers, teachers, fundraisers, administrators and many more. We train, nurture and support our staff and offer a welcoming and friendly working environment. If you share our passion for changing the lives of disabled people, then we would love to hear from you.

Orpheus is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of all learners. As part of our safer recruitment process and in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, online searches will form part of this process. We are committed to the promotion of equal opportunities.

This post is classed as having a high degree of contact with vulnerable adults and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. It is therefore subject to an Enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure Barring Service.

In order to be considered you must be eligible to work in the UK.

The Orpheus Centre is proud to be a disability confident employer.

We have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people. Reasonable adjustments will be made to the recruitment procedure as required in consultation with the applicant to ensure no-one is disadvantaged because of their disability. If a disabled person is selected for a position, reasonable adjustments will be made to the workplace, including premises and equipment, work duties and practices or policies, as appropriate. All disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role as set out in the role profile and person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are:

  • Challenging attitudes towards disability
  • Increasing understanding of disability
  • Removing barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditions
  • Ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspiration