Supported Internship Co-ordinator

Website Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Full time – 37.5 hours per week

Employer heading: Supported Internship Co-ordinator

NHS TCS 2023: Band 5

Job overview

Choices College (formerly Project Choice) is a supported internship programme that aims to support young adults with learning difficulties, disabilities or autism to become employment ready.

You will work closely with the Area Manager in delivering the College’s outcomes and maintaining an employment transition rate for students at above 75%. You will play a key role in ensuring the programme meets the needs of the students, employers and regulatory bodies.

Please note – the working base for this position will be in Portsmouth but the contractual base will be Explorer House. Willingness to travel around the Portsmouth and Southampton area is essential.

Main duties of the job

A passion for supporting students with SEN to meet their full potential is essential for this role. The post holder will hold a teaching qualification or have recent experience in supporting the education of students with SEN in the classroom and work placement. They will have the skills and experience to adapt working practices to suit the learning needs of individual students using Training in Systematic Instruction methodologies.

The post holder will be a confident communicator with excellent motivating skills, you will also be highly organised and be extremely efficient in using MS Office packages.

The coordinator’s main duties will include supporting, monitoring and recording individual student’s progress and reinforcing employability skills by delivering sessions in a classroom setting. The role also involves delivering bespoke training to mentors and sourcing new employers to provide placements/employment transitions for students.

Working for our organisation

NHS England exists to provide excellent healthcare and Choices College is responsible for widening the participation of the healthcare workforce.

We are a growing but supportive team who strive to make change and opportunities for others.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

NHS England is a friendly and high performing organisation. You can find out more about our work via our website or via the attached “Important Information about NHS England and your application” document.

Ultimately, our key focus is to make NHS England the best place to work for all our staff involving our commitment to your development and promoting the health and wellbeing of staff in a fair and supportive environment.
At NHS England, we realise that many applicants have commitments outside of their working lives and are unable to commit to the traditional working patterns. With this in mind, we are proud to be able to offer a variety of flexible working options. We welcome a conversation to explore any of these options.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You can find further details about the job, organisational structure, recruitment profile, expected outcomes and benefits information in the attached Job Description and other supporting documents.

Salary Progression

Applicants will commence at the bottom of Band 5 with a full-time starting salary of £27,055, with pay step increases after 2 years’ service and 4 years’ service. These salaries are offered in accordance with NHS Terms and Conditions and the HEE Pay Progression Policy and are subject to annual cost of living review.Secondments

Applicants from within the NHS will be offered on a secondment basis only, agreement should be obtained from their employer prior to submitting the application.

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Person specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential criteria

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject or equivalent level of experience/knowledge from working in a similar area/environment
  • Teaching qualification or relevant experience related to young people with learning disabilities difficulties/Autism

Desirable criteria

  • TSI trained with evidence of outcomes or similar experience

Experience and Knowledge

Essential criteria

  • Working knowledge of MS office packages
  • Experience of dealing with a wide range of stakeholders and providing information and advice
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures, project management and information analysis

Desirable criteria

  • Understanding of confidentiality and data protection legislation including information governance

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria

  • Ability to teach support interns with learning disability difficulty or Autism in work based learning methods
  • Ability to teach train mentors in supported internship methodology
  • Skills for communication on complex information and placement matters, requiring developed interpersonal and oral/ written communication skills.

Desirable criteria

  • Ability to work on own initiative and organise own workload with minimal supervision working to tight and often changing and challenging timescales

Further details / informal visits contact

Name Lindsay McCafferty,  Job title Regional Manager,  Email number 07780 225 297

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