Tutor (Supported Internship)

Posted 01/07/2024 by Shaw Trust

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
£27,000 - £29,000/annum Company perks scheme

To support SEND (Young people with disabilities) on the Shaw Trusts Supported Internships to progress on their work placements, make successful transitions into paid work and to complete the Pearson’s employability work skills accreditation. 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.

Positions available in High Wycombe

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Provide direction and organisation to the on-site learning programme

Recruit appropriate students with disabilities for the programme / conduct education assessments for those who have applied

Plan and deliver (including virtual) daily classroom activities and lesson plans in line with agreed units to achieve the Pearson’s employability award (Entry Level 3 – Level 2),

Deliver daily classroom support in literacy and numeracy.

Support interns to develop the Pearson’s portfolios to achieve the accreditation and skills attained, letter of recommendations from internship sites, etc.

Be responsible for the emotional and social welfare of the interns

Work with local authorities and businesses, attend reviews and other meetings as required to meet student progression and employment needs.

Develop IEP and transition plan for students and creates “career plan” based on individual preferences and skills

Attend host business induction to ensure intern understanding and learning

Works with job coach and with department managers to develop internship sites, write job descriptions and plan for necessary job modifications 

Works with parents, the local authority and other supported internship stakeholders to support the progression of the interns

Provides individualised support for interns at the host business worksite placement or competitive job including job coaching, identifying job placements, assistive technology, etc.

Develops professional relationships with parents to support interns

Works with managers and co-workers to educate on disability awareness

Meets regularly with business liaison, managers and peer mentors to discuss student strengths and challenges, issues, progress, etc

Works with job coach to plan events such as induction, information nights/Open days and graduation.

Works with other team members to provide internal and external marketing for business and community such as newsletter articles, website information, tours, community presentations, social media

Work with employers, families, job placement specialist, agency personnel, school personnel and other appropriate parties to problem solve issues related to training and employment.

Train interns in the areas of personal hygiene, communication, interviewing and behaviour as they relate to successful employment.

Works with Supported Internship team to make final decisions regarding any issues that may affect student success at a worksite rotation or competitive job site. 

Participates in decision-making process to identify and implement training strategies and/or services with other staff and host business staff.

Adheres to and promotes standards of the host business and/or competitive work site in order to promote job productivity and efficiency.

Submits and completes appropriate job coaching paperwork.

Applies for Access to Work funding on behalf of the interns

Provides basic information about benefits, work-related expenses etc

Recognises and acts on the legal responsibilities concerning the safety and welfare of the interns

Develop a clear understanding of the nature of each student’s learning difficulties and or social/emotional needs and take steps to address these needs

Utilise a variety of support methods and resources appropriate to the needs of the interns

Undertake a training programme such as first aid if appropriate

Person Specification

  • NVQ Level 6 or equivalent qualification in Careers Education and Guidance, Youth and Community work or Social Care or other related field e.g. counselling (or willing to work towards)
  • Essential to have experience with SEND young adults.
  • Level 3 Education and Training Award (PTTLS) Preparing to teach in the Life Long Learning Sector.
  • Strong communicator verbally, in writing and using various IT tools with a diverse group including Senior Managers, other professionals, young people and parents.
  • Experience of working with teams to set and maintain a positive culture.
  • An ability to develop and sustain effective relationships with key organisations.
  • Well organised and able to manage own workload.
  • Strong track record of achieving contract KPI’s and achieving outcomes for young people.
  • An ability to work in and create strong partnerships with other organisations.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, policy and guidance relating to Children and Young People’s Services and SEND.
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