Cornwall Rural Community Charity
Learn Your Way
Charities and Social Enterprise, Education & Training
Salary Details
24,760 per annum
Hours of work
35 hours per week
Job Type
Closing Date
JOB COACH / EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT 35 hours per week £24,760 per annum Fixed term to September 2020 Based in Truro

Job Description


Supported Internship Job Coach / Employer Engagement

Responsible to:       Training & Development Coordinator

Salary:                     £24,760 per annum

Hours of work:         35 hours per week (3 days Job Coach; 2 days Employer Engagement)

Location:                   Truro

Contract:                   Fixed term to September 2020

CRCC’s mission:

‘To enable Cornwall’s communities to be vibrant, sustainable and inclusive’

Job purpose:

  • To work with young people with learning difficulties to identify job goals and aspirations
  • To work with young people with learning difficulties to develop transferrable work related skills
  • To find supported internship work placement opportunities for young people with learning difficulties that could lead to employment
  • To help young people with learning difficulties maintain supported internship work experience placements
  • To provide support for employers that enables them to offer supported internship opportunities.

Main duties and responsibilities:


  • Undertake vocational profiling and assessment
  • Source potential employers, identifying possible internships through cold-calling, visits, liaising with local businesses
  • Undertake job matches
  • Help interns prepare for interviews (including accompanying them)
  • Support interns to develop CVs
  • Provide travel and money training
  • Source and gather relevant documentation for work
  • Help interns with travel arrangements for work
  • Accompany interns on visits to workplaces prior to starting a job

Workplace support

  • Attend workplace inductions and first day or first few days at work mentoring and confidence-building
  • Learn the job role in readiness for training the intern
  • Train interns to master tasks relevant to their work roles
  • Break down tasks, sometimes applying systematic instruction techniques
  • Model appropriate workplace behaviours
  • Set targets and monitor and review progress
  • Job carving - tailoring a job so it is suitable for a particular worker and their skills
  • Encourage intern self-assessment/reflection
  • Undertake regular workplace visits
  • Observe interns in work environment
  • Produce visual or written aids and reminders (eg step-by-step task list)
  • Re-phrase or repeat employer instructions
  • Check  interns’ understanding
  • Negotiate an increase in responsibilities or new activities
  • Support interns to try out new ways to do things if they are not successful at first
  • Troubleshoot or advocate for intern when things go wrong
  • Determine if an intern needs to move placement and arranging for that to happen

Support for employers

  • Explain an intern’s strengths and support needs
  • Advise on reasonable adjustments
  • Share successful stories of others and how it can equally be successful for employers
  • Be a first point of call if issues or problems arise and negotiating solutions
  • Provide information about a particular condition or impairment
  • Introduce the intern to his/her colleagues and offer advice on how to best support and include him/her
  • Identify additional and/or more challenging tasks or roles that an intern could take on
  • Suggest appropriate ways to explain tasks, develop supporting accessible resources of use to the wider workforce
  • Ensuring interns are on task and meeting workplace standards and expectations (eg for time-keeping/attendance)

Towards the end of the internship

  • Negotiate opportunities for paid employment with employer providing internship
  • Support interns in job search and application
  • CV revisions
  • Help interns prepare for and accompanying them to job interviews
  • Signpost interns to other services (eg Access to Work) and if necessary liaise with these agencies
  • introduce interns to other agencies (eg local supported employment services)
  • identify volunteering possibilities

Other roles during the internship

  • Mediate between parents and interns
  • Keep parents informed of progress
  • Provide mentoring support
  • Report on progress to Training & Development Coordinator
  • Provide mutual support for other Job Coaches
  • Identify relevant further learning opportunities

This job description outlines your main tasks and responsibilities but you may be asked to undertake further duties when necessary

Company Description

CRCC’s mission is ‘to enable Cornwall’s communities to be vibrant, sustainable and inclusive’.  As one of Cornwall’s longest-serving and best loved charities, CRCC runs a number of successful strands with roles in community development, carer support, mental health and wellbeing, training and environmental awareness and improvement.

Other Application Details

Due to the expansion of our Learn Your Way provision we are looking for individuals with a passion for supporting people with learning disabilities to join our education provision in Truro and Penzance.

These exciting and rewarding posts will support our existing team to deliver high quality specialist education provision for people aged 16-24 with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Due to the complex learner needs all staff will need to work flexibly and be prepared to transport learners, therefore a full driving licence and use of a car is essential.  All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please see the Recruitment page of our website for further details and submit an application form as unfortunately CVs cannot be accepted.

CRCC is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and welcomes diversity

Charity Reg No 1087550       Company Reg No 4144745


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