Social Skills Coach

Bournemouth and Poole College

  • £22,082 per annum
  • Dorset / South West
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
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  • Expiry Date: 15/07/24
  • Job Reference: R2324-11011-BPC
Posted 2 weeks ago

Here at Bournemouth & Poole College, we are looking to recruit a Social Skills Coach a full-time, permanent basis. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £22,082 per annum.

At Bournemouth & Poole College our staff are passionate and committed to achieve the very best outcomes for our students – we transform lives. We recognise and value our people as our most important asset in achieving each of the strategic outcomes within our College’s Strategic Plan. We believe it is through our people that an excellent student experience will be delivered, and this will have a positive impact in our local community. We value inclusion and we are committed to the promotion of equality, diversity, and inclusion, ensuring we have a diverse, skilled, and motivated workforce who are empowered and engaged. This makes our College a unique, vibrant and rewarding place to work.  You will be employed through Southern Educational Professional Services Ltd; a subsidiary of the College.


The Role:

As our Social Skills Coach, you will provide comprehensive and dynamic cross-college support focused on improving the social skills and emotional health of high-needs students that have identified social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH).


Responsibilities as our Social Skills Coach Lead:

·        Taking responsibility for managing a caseload of students that have identified SEMH needs as detailed in their Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP)

·        Providing high quality support to young people and adults with SEMH difficulties, through initial assessments, annual reviews, transition support, individual and group interventions

·        Supporting student drop-in times to offer initial advice and signposting to young people who self-refer for SEMH support.

·        Developing wider activities to support social skills development for key groups across College.

·        Ensuring interventions meet the SEMH provision and outcomes stated in students’ Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)

·        Working collaboratively with all colleagues to support and provide advice regarding complex needs, using a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure feedback is provided regarding student progress and personal development

·        Liaising with all professionals and relatives as appropriate to ensure best practice in co-production of student support plans

·        Providing professional input to consultation responses for relevant prospective students


As our Social Skills Coach, you’ll ideally have:

·        Level 2 in English and Maths

·        A relevant Level 3 qualification eg Psychology/Youth work/Social care

·        Knowledge and understanding of social, emotional and mental health support needs of young people who have learning difficulties/disabilities

·        The ability to relate to and motivate young people and staff from diverse backgrounds

·        Recent experience of designing and delivering interventions to meet SEMH needs of young people

·        The ability to communicate effectively with a range of students and staff both on an individual basis and in group settings

·        The ability to work under pressure and manage a challenging case load


Benefits you will receive:

You will receive excellent benefits and a competitive salary:

·        27.5 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing to 30.5 after 5 years’ service

·        up to 4 days additional leave during the Christmas closure period

·        Free parking at all of our college sites (where spaces are available)

·        Access to Discount Schemes at multiple retailers

·        Enrolment into the NEST Pension Scheme


If you feel you are the right candidate for this Social Skills Coach role, then please click ‘apply’ now!

Closing date: 15 July 2024

We reserve the right to close this post early if there is a high level of applicants.



We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks which includes an enhanced DBS check as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK.

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