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Inspire Coach (Youth Worker)

To deliver, develop and evaluate all aspects of the ‘Inspire’ programme working with targeted KS3 and KS4 students at Soar Valley College. The aim of the role is to work with identified young people who require additional support within mainstream education and who may have become disengaged for a number of different reasons. We are looking for candidates who have a genuine interest in working with young people who may: • Be underachieving or have low aspirations • Display challenging behaviour • Have poor attendance at school • Find accessing mainstream education challenging

Location
Soar Valley College, LE2 7FL
Contact Name
Jamie Skinner
Contact Telephone
07714133747
Contact Email
jamie.skinner@lcfc.co.uk

About Inspire Coach (Youth Worker)

Inspire Objectives:

  • To identify KS3 and KS4 pupils who are disengaged or have low aspirations and provide targeted and personalised intervention sessions
  • To identify barriers to good attendance and provide 1:1 and small group sessions to support targeted students improve attendance in school
  • To provide a range of extra-curricular opportunities that will develop both leadership skills and character

The successful candidate will be in a position to gain invaluable school experience across 1 year and be guaranteed a place on a teacher-training programme through our partnerships with Teaching Schools in Leicestershire

*Please note these are not Football or Sports Coaching Vacancies

Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Utilising the brand of Leicester City Football Club, you will engage those deemed 'hard to reach', at risk or underachieving
  • Working 1:1 or within small groups with identified young people in order to re-engage within education and improve attendance levels
  • Leading small group sessions that engage, enthuse and progress young people
  • Work with targeted students' families to help improve attendance levels
  • Development of high quality session resources
  • Implement a rewards and incentives framework for pupils within the school
  • Develop a range of engaging clubs and intervention session that will raise aspirations of young people and develop interpersonal skills
  • To monitor the progress of the project to ensure all data is accurate and appropriately managed
  • Complete all internal and external monitoring reports in a timely manner to a high standard with detail and accuracy
  • To represent the Trust, when required, at internal and external meetings to include publicity events and financial monitoring
  • Work with outside agencies such as Education Welfare Service to help improve specific attendance issues
  • Report, record and resolve any issues with the Education Manager and designated key contacts within Soar Valley College.

General Responsibilites:

  • To ensure all activities are correctly monitored with the appropriate risk assessments and health & safety procedures in place.
  • To safeguard the welfare of children and vulnerable groups at all times
  • To adhere to all relevant safeguarding policies and procedures and report any concerns to the Trust's Safeguarding and Welfare Officer or any Designated Safeguarding Lead in a timely manner.
  • Compliance with Club policies
  • Compliance with data protection, safeguarding and health and safety guidelines.
  • To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected
  • To demonstrate all six Trust core values and instil in others
  • Any other duties that may be required by Soar Valley College as appropriate.

Education/Qualifications

HLTA/Learning Mentor or JNC qualification (working towards or achieved)

Desirable

Educated to degree level in a relevant subject area

Desirable

Safeguarding Certificate

Desirable

Emergency First Aid Certificate

Desirable

Knowledge and Experience

Experience of working with young people

Essential

Understanding of KS3 and KS4 National Curriculum requirements

Desirable

Some experience working within an educational setting

Essential

Will be outstanding at engaging all young people and will have the ability to gain their respect quickly

Essential

Experience of developing relationships with a wide range of internal and external partners at all levels

Desirable

Skills and abilities

Ability to work on own initiative

Essential

Excellent communicator

Essential

Excellent organisational and planning skills

Essential

Able to encourage, motivate and enthuse young people to participate

Essential

Committed, self-motivated and driven

Essential

Strong commitment to high quality delivery and customer service

Essential

Ability to form strong and appropriate relationships, demonstrating excellent communication skills

Essential

Equality & Diversity

Must be able to recognise discrimination in its many forms and adhere to the LCFC Equality policies

Essential

Able to work within a diverse community and draw on individual strengths to promote equality & diversity

Essential

Other

Must satisfy relevant pre-employment checks including two current references relevant to the position and Enhanced DBS check

Essential

Clean driving license & access to a vehicle

Essential

Strive to achieve and work towards 'Leicester City FC Community Trust' vision and core values

Essential

Supporting Documents:

application-form1.doc (Document, 186 Kb)

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