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Essential Skills Coach

We are looking for a proactive and engaging Essential Skills Coach to be responsible for the pastoral support and delivery of outstanding teaching and learning for learners. Ensuring as many learners achieve their Essential Skills qualifications as possible while supporting additional learning needs using a range of teaching and coaching methods and embracing digital technology.

Department
Operations
Location
Cardiff
Responsible to
Sector Manager
Posted
Wednesday March 11, 2020
Key duties of an Essential Skills Coach
  • Work in partnership with Vocational Coaches to support effective delivery to learners
  • Manage a caseload of Essential Skills learners to ensure they have the appropriate support to complete all qualifications.
  • Research and make use of special facilities and/or equipment to remove barriers to learning and fully utilise tools such as Do-it-Profiler and BKSB.
  • Undertake exam invigilation, in-line with company policy, and ensure special measures are implemented for eligible learners with ALS ensuring awarding body compliance
  • Support learners to achieve their qualifications in accordance with agreed targets and timescales.
  • Deliver high quality teaching, coaching, assessing through blended learning to verifying skills, knowledge and competence of learners
  • Be accountable for the accurate tracking and reporting of learner progress against plan using digital portfolio
  • Conduct timely progress reviews with all learner in your caseload in line with delivery model and stakeholder requirements
Knowledge, skills, behaviours

Knowledge & desirable experience

  • Experience teaching and/or supporting NEET learners
  • Understanding of complex safeguarding needs
  • Working knowledge of supporting ALS and Essential Skills learners

Essential qualifications

  • Level 4 Certificate in Supporting the Learning of Learners with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (or equivalent)
  • Full driving licence (mandatory)
  • Relevant teaching qualification

Skills

  • Organisational skills and a sound attention to detail
  • Competent in the use and purpose of technology with strong IT skills in Microsoft office, learner management systems and Virtual learning environments
  • Excellent written, verbal and communication
  • Excellent numeracy
  • Ability to manage targets and deadlines
  • Positive influencing skills

Behaviours

  • Positive and engaging
  • Inclusive and supportive
  • Innovative and solution orientated
  • Committed to high levels of customer service
  • Self-motivated and goal orientated
  • Enthusiastic and flexible team player with high expectations of self and others
  • Target orientated
  • Seeks ways of continuous improvement
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