Supported Internship Trainee Job Coach

Job Category
Children and Family Services
£19305- £21805
Closing date
Contract type
Fixed Term
Total hours per week
15 hours per week - term time only

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.

Supported Internship Trainee Job Coach    

To support interns on Prospects Supported Internships to progress in their work placements and make successful transitions into paid employment. 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 employers. 

  1. Provide individualised support for interns at their work placement or employment. This will include: job coaching, mentoring, identifying job placements, identifying any need for assistive technology, etc.
  2. Develops professional relationships with parents/ carers to support interns to complete their placements
  3. Develop a clear understanding of the nature of each interns learning difficulties and or social/emotional needs and take steps to address these needs
  4. Meet regularly with placement managers and mentors to discuss the interns strengths and challenges, any issues, progress, identify new potential placement opportunities and source employment vacancies etc


  • Experienced liaising with employers, sourcing vacancies and advocating on behalf of clients 
  • An understanding of barriers that interns may face in finding suitable work.
  • Experience in successfully delivering coaching sessions.
  • Experience of providing support to individuals in a one to one or group setting.
  • Experience of providing high quality one-to-one support or coaching that is
  • motivational and engaging.
  • Hold or willing to achieve NVQ level 4 or equivalent in Careers Education and Guidance, Youth and Community Work or Social Care or other related field e.g. counselling 

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.