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Supported Internship Job Coach
  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: E&R/22/223289
  • Published: Fri 20/01/2023, 16:59 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 12/02/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday-Friday
  • Salary: £24,496 - £26,845
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

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Supported Internship Job Coach

Working under the direction of the Supported Internship Programme Team Leader, the post holder will provide work related support to individuals participating in the Supported Internship Programme. A key focus will be to assess and provide support to individuals with a disability or learning difficulty and help the intern develop the skills to perform and learn the work tasks of the Supported Internship through job accurate, efficient and safe guidance. The post holder will also assist with helping the individual acclimatise to their work environment and, in partnership with the tutor, provide support within the learning environment to enable the individual to progress and achieve the identified outcomes.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assessing clients with disabilities and learning difficulties/other individual needs to enable them to achieve outcomes in their chosen internship using established assessment systems. You will need to quickly gain a good understanding of the skills and abilities of each individual and the type of vacancies they are best suited to. 

You will be responsible for matching employment and educational opportunities with people's requirements and use job matching skills to determine suitable employment opportunities, including sector based/bespoke opportunities.  You will perform specific work environment analysis, job analysis, task analysis and job matching activities. You will assist with the induction and development of the intern and supervise them on a day to day basis as required.

You will be required to acquire or complete premises and work task risk assessments where appropriate.  You will identify reasonable adjustments and assistive technology if required and support individuals in obtaining resources necessary to succeed in employment.

You will act as a key contact within the workplace for participants and employers, which will include undertaking visits to employer premises.  You will learn the business culture for each organisation and communicate effectively with intern and employer. You will support interns to be successful in their employment, provide an appropriate level of support and guidance in the workplace as agreed by the project team, which may involve provision of on-the-job training in workplace settings for individuals or groups.

You will implement support plans which will enable the interns to become competent in work and related skills and to provide high quality support within the learning environment. You will sign post any safeguarding/concerns identified to relevant HBC or other bodies i.e. Social Work Team etc.

You will liaise with the Adult Learning and Skills Tutors, providing a link between the employer’s needs and the training, with particular attention to any literacy, numeracy, physical and emotional needs.  This will be achieved by supporting learners within English, maths, employability, personal development and tutorial sessions liaising with the Adult Learning and Skills Tutors to relate the sessions towards the intern’s individual work placements. This will ensure that interns are able to meet or exceed performance expectations.

In return you will receive:

  • Competitive Salary of £24,496- £26,845
  • A full training and development package. You will be actively supported and encouraged to build on your skills and knowledge to maximise the opportunities that working for the Council has to offer.
  • Annual leave entitlement varies according to length of service and ranges from 25 days to 33 days per year, in addition to bank holidays.
  • Access to a generous pension scheme (Local Government Pension Scheme, administered by Cheshire Pension Fund). For full details, see
  • A range of additional staff benefits including car lease scheme, Child Care Vouchers and discounts at a number of local/national businesses.
  • Free parking
  • Essential Car User Allowance

To apply: Application packs available online at

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Lynsey Carr 0151 511 7547 or Stephanie Bartlett 0151 511 6794.

This post is Fixed Term until 31/08/2023.

Interviews will be held on 22/02/2023.