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Job Coach

Job Title: Job Coach
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Industry:
Salary: 35000 - 38000
Reference: auticon Job Coach - London Office
Contact Name: Franziska Zeidler
Contact Email: info@auticon.co.uk
Job Published: August 17, 2021 13:04

Job Description

Job Coach – London Office

Permanent, full time, based in London.

Salary range between £35,000-38,000 per annum, based on experience

We offer flexible work conditions and a considerate work environment, including:

Private medical insurance; season ticket loans; 25 paid holiday days per annum plus bank holidays; 4% pension contribution

Job Description

Are you passionate about autism and promoting neurodiversity at work?

auticon is an international IT consultancy that exclusively employs people on the autism spectrum as consultants in the fields of data analytics, cybersecurity, and quality assurance.

As a social enterprise, we aim to increase and improve the employment opportunities for those on the autism spectrum, by providing high-quality career. In the process, we hope to shift perceptions by demonstrating the benefits of a neurodiverse workplace.

As a job coach, you will be the primary source of emotional and practical support for consultants during their assignments and will be responsible for mediating the relationship between consultant and clients, including negotiating workplace adjustments, communication and working pattern.

Other tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Providing regular coaching support to manage workload, communication, personal issues or manage mental health and wellbeing
  • Managing a caseload of between 10-12 autistic consultants with additional neurodivergent conditions
  • Supporting in the recruitment process for new consultants
  • Ensuring the timely onboarding of new consultants to auticon and clients
  • Developing personalised wellbeing strategies for consultants
  • Delivering training to clients about autism and briefing them on consultant
  • Conducting workplace assessments on client sites
  • Liaising with family, health professionals or public bodies (DWP) on behalf of consultants when appropriate

Skills, qualifications, and personality characteristics

Essential:

  • Experience of psychology, organisational psychology, social care, or education
  • At least 2 years of direct work with adults or children on the autism spectrum where you can demonstrate that you have applied theory to practice
  • An understanding of mental health conditions such as anxiety, social anxiety, or depression
  • An understanding of additional co-occurring neurodivergent conditions such as ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia
  • Experience of presenting or public speaking where you have had to disseminate complex information (e.g., autism or mental health) to audiences with differing backgrounds or expertise

Desirable:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related discipline
  • Experience of applying appropriate psychological, behavioural approaches or wellbeing strategies to support mental health conditions
  • A lived or personal experience of autism or a co-occurring neurodivergent condition
  • Personal interest or past work experience of the IT industry, corporate environments, or basic knowledge of programming languages
  • Knowledge of gender identity in autism and the appropriate language and terminology related to LGBTQIA+
  • Knowledge or experience of neurodiversity at work
  • Experience of delivering workplace assessments or implementing reasonable adjustments in the workplace
  • Experience or knowledge of the Access to Work application process

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A high degree of emotional resilience
  • The ability to manage potentially emotive situations as well as the self-awareness to seek and support when needed
  • A calm and diplomatic disposition when interacting with consultants or clients
  • The ability to work autonomously and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • The ability to apply professional judgement about when to notify clients or other auticon members of changes or developments in consultants wellbeing or ability to work
  • The ability to appropriately assert an opinion with consultants or clients when appropriate
  • A clear and concise communicator of information
  • To develop a relationship with consultants that encourage and promote self-advocacy and self-confidence

Additional

  • You must have a right to work in the United Kingdom
  • There may be occasions when you are asked to travel within the UK or internationally (e.g., for company or client-related events or meetings)
  • Please consider your geographical location in relation to London when applying as you may be expected to deliver coaching sessions or training in person

Next steps

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter that demonstrates how you meet the skills and characteristics criteria listed above to the link below.

In your covering letter, please also provide details of when you are not available for interview.

Applications can be submitted up until 5 pm on Wednesday 8th September.

Interviews will take place on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd September.

We hope the successful applicant to be able to start in October or November 2021

Please note that applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

We reserve the right to close the application process early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Interview process

If you are shortlisted, you will be asked to attend a two-part interview process which we be on the same day.

The first stage will include delivering a short presentation to demonstrate your understanding of autism and undertake scenario-based exercises which reflect the job coach role.

The second stage will be an interview look at your suitability to the job coaching role. This will be with Russell Botting, Lead Job Coach and Franziska Zeidler, Head of Operations as well as a member of our consultant team.

The interview process will last 90 minutes in total.

You will of course receive more detail on the interview process once shortlisted.

Equality statement

auticon is committed to equality of opportunity in all areas of our work. You will be treated in a fair and equal manner and accordance with the law regardless of your gender, marital status, race, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation.

Any questions?

info@auticon.co.uk

+44 (0) 2032 9090 28
www.auticon.co.uk

As a disability leader, we promote and encourage neurodiversity at work. Therefore, please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments as part of the recruitment or interview process.