Job details

Job Salary
Grade 6 (scp 21-26) £26,975 to £30,984
Location
Sheffield Inclusion Centre
Job Reference
220726-000464
Hours per week
37 hours - 52 Weeks Per year
Contract Type
Temporary
Closing date

Temporary: Start date – September 2022 to August 2023

As a Transition Coach you will work with young people from the Sheffield Inclusion Centre to support and guide them into the next phase of their lives. You will be required to work hours in the evening and during the school holidays.

The Transition Coach will work will work closely with our careers advisor from Sheffield Futures who knows the young people very well. You will also be working with our Safeguarding Team who have built up relationships with these young people and will support you in your role.

This work will have, at its core, your relationship with the young person and family. Many of our young people are defensive around external agencies so you will need to work hard to gain their trust.

Responsibilities

You'll need to:

  • work collaboratively with the NEET action group to assess the needs and interventions required for the Y11 cohort
  • to lead the development of the Work Mentor programme
  • to develop community links for each base that may be able to offer local work experience placements
  • develop a relationship with the young people and their families based on respect and trust
  • support young people in different settings – home, at the post 16 provision, at our bases across the city and virtually
  • accompany the young people on visits to the post 16 provisions
  • build links with post 16 providers
  • work in partnership with families and other key people in the young person's life, as well as with professionals from other organisations involved with young people such as social care, health, police, education, youth offending teams and local authorities, in order to build a strong support network
  • attend regular training and development opportunities to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding, health and safety, and local policy developments
  • undertake administrative tasks, maintain effective recording systems and respond to queries
  • work with parents and community groups to win support for improved provision and act as an advocate for young people's interests
  • identify and pursue sources of funding for projects to improve services and/or resources for young people.

The successful candidate will entirely share our commitment and dedication to our young people. No matter what behaviours and challenges are faced day to day, you will remain resilient and ambitious for our students and will take every opportunity to celebrate success. The education and support we provide is personalised, dynamic and ever-changing. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to both lead and participate in effective teams.

Applications packs are available from www.sheffield.gov.uk jobs page or www.inclusion.sheffield.sch.uk vacancies page.

Please return your completed application form to Debra Blackburn by email enquiries@inclusion.sheffield.sch.uk

If you would like to discuss this post further please email our Headteacher, Tuesday Rhodes at Tuesday.Rhodes@inclusion.sheffield.sch.uk

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. We welcome applications from everyone.  Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.