Job Coach


This vacancy is now closed

Job Category
Children and Family Services
£22000 - £26000
Closing date
Contract type
Fixed Term
Total hours per week

About Shaw Trust  

At Shaw Trust we believe everyone has the right to live a decent and dignified life and an opportunity for rewarding work. We are a social purpose organisation challenging inequality and breaking down barriers to enable social mobility.

For us being part of the solution is about creating the conditions for this to happen, advocating and delivering services that make a real difference. Working in partnership not competition, we are part of an eco-system of purpose-led organisations, striving for a fairer, more equal society centred on opportunity for all.

Job Coach

To support interns on Prospects supported internships to progress on their work placements and make successful transitions into paid work. To provide training and support for business partners and families, to ensure success during the workplace placements and to seek out job opportunities both within and outside of the host employer

  • Provides individualised support for interns at the host business worksite placement or 
    competitive job which includes: job coaching, identifying job placements, assistive technology, 
  • Attends host business induction to ensure student understanding and learning
  • Works with managers and co-workers to educate on disability awareness 
  • Communicates with parents on a regular basis
  • Communicates effectively with the team, other job coaches, employers, co-workers, and family members, as it relates to the needs of the young person. 
  • Work with employers, families, job placement specialists, agency personnel, and other appropriate parties to problem-solve issues related to employment.
  • Provides travel training to the job site if necessary. 

Shaw Trust is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, where every employee, regardless of their background or lived experience, feels that they belong and can progress in their career.  We are Disability Confident Leaders, support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the government’s Access to Work scheme. 

Living our values we are keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within our organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community including from people with lived-experience and/or knowledge of disability or social exclusion.

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Shaw Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.