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Supported Internship Coordinator

Godstone, Surrey, England

Upto £25,000 per annum


Supported Internship Co-ordinator in Learning on a 3 year fixed term basis. Salary up to £25k per annum,

This is a full time role 35 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.

Main Duties

Coordinatingthe Supported Internship Programme effectively by

  • using agreed planning strategies that meet the project outcomes
  • develop and maintain the project to meet ESFA requirements
  • contributing to the effective utilisation and timetabling of the programme resources
  • liaising with the English, Maths & learning Support Team, learning team, parents, employers and other providers to ensure clear communication between all groups
  • working with the fundraising and marketing team to ensure the programme is widely publicised and promoted including the sharing of regular updates of progress and successful outcomes

Ensuring the Supported Internship programmes meet the needs of studentsand employers by:

  • identifying and engaging with suitable employers regarding offering job opportunities for young people with SEN whilst on programme cultivate strong working relationships with these employers

  • working with final year students with SEN to match them to suitable employment opportunities

  • co-ordinate and facilitate the transition arrangements for students progressing into employment

  • ensuring students are well prepared to engage with employers and their respective job roles

  • delivering sessions which teach and address relevant employment skills, matching these activities to the needs of all learners

  • co-ordinating and planning the related activities of the Job Coaches delivering job coaching in placements

  • co-ordinating the preparation and development of appropriate programme resources

  • promoting independence identifying and reporting on progress towards this for all students

  • having responsibility for ensuring that job coaches work within the time constraints of their contracts

  • having responsibility for applying for Access to Work funding for all students on supported internships

  • maintaining records for finance and liaison with student finance officer in respect of funding and Access to Work

  • organising relevant alternative learning in the event of a day of supported internship being cancelled by employer due to unforeseen circumstances

Contribute to the continuous improvement of the quality of theprogrammes by:

  • carrying out observations andevaluations of students within the work environment
  • monitoring, recording and providingfeedback on individual student and whole programme progress
  • supporting and mentoring Job Coaches,especially focusing on those who are new to the role
  • implementing and reviewing action plans
  • keeping accurate records of studentachievements ensuring they meet the requirements of relevant awardingbodies

Additional generic duties

  • Be familiar and competent in using risk assessments for outside trips and internal visits and monitor all off site visits ensuring paperwork is correct and completed and all relevant parties have been informed e.g. catering at Orpheus when students are out on visits or at placements
  • Contribute to team meetings, planning and quality assurance systems. This will include being observed and observing others to monitor the quality of teaching and learning
  • Attend scheduled training sessions including staff development days
  • Occasionally covering for absent colleagues
  • To fulfil the colleges equal opportunities and safeguarding policy at all times, recognising and respecting the diversity of all who live and work at the college
  • To be aware of the policies and procedures of Orpheus and follow these at all times
  • To contribute to the production of the self-assessment report and provide details for the Quality and Learning committee on a regular basis
  • Working with the Head of Learning, take responsibility for building and developing links and partnerships with other organisations
  • Contributing to the planning and execution of transition events at the college
  • To carry out any further duties as required by the Head of Learning or CEO


Orpheus is committed to safeguardingand promotes the welfare of all service users. We are committed to thepromotion of equal opportunities.

This post is classed as having a high degree of contact with vulnerable adults and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. It is therefore subject to an Enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure Barring Service

Posted 14 days ago

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