Job Coach & Neurodiversity Trainer – Scotland - auticon
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Job Coach & Neurodiversity Trainer – Scotland

  • Permanent, full-time, based in Edinburgh
  • Salary range between £28,000-32,000 per annum, dependent on experience
  • Flexible work conditions include:
    • Private medical insurance
    • Season ticket loans
    • 25 paid holiday days per annum plus bank holidays
    • Annual leave purchase scheme
    • 4% pension contribution
    • A hybrid model of home and office working

 

About auticon and your role

auticon is an international IT consultancy and neuro-inclusion solutions provider. As a social enterprise, auticon has a social mission to increase employment opportunities for autistic adults. In doing so, we want to become a catalyst for change by shifting perceptions of autism and neurodivergent conditions by demonstrating the commercial and social benefits of a neurodiverse workplace. We employ autistic adults as IT consultants, focusing on the fields of data science, cybersecurity, and quality assurance. The primary function of the auticon Job Coach is to provide emotional and practical support to our consultants, enabling them to succeed and thrive in their career.

You will draw from your academic, lived and/or work experience of autism, psychology, mental health, or neurodiversity in work to support consultants’ mental and physical well-being, and facilitate project starts which present a lot of change. You will also liaise closely with clients to deliver training, review and implement reasonable adjustments, conduct workplace assessments, as well as provide advice to clients on a range of neurodiversity-related topics. Ideally, you have familiarity with commercial workplace settings.

You will also work within our neuro-inclusion services (NIS). This pillar of the business takes our partners on a pathway to better neuro-inclusion with the lived experience of our consultants, education via classroom style training and tailored advisory. Both our consultancy and NIS work in parallel to support the social mission of auticon and as a Job Coach, and you will be instrumental in the success of this mission. As a trainer within the NIS, you will apply your knowledge of autism and other neurodivergent conditions in your delivery of professional training to our partners as part of our Neurodiversity Inclusion Service (NIS). Your confident, engaging and authentic presentation style will demonstrate your expertise and credible advice that will increase confidence working with neurodivergent colleagues amongst your audience.

 

Job responsibilities

  • Manage a caseload of around 8-10 consultants
  • Provide in-person and/or online coaching support to your consultants
  • Apply a strengths-based approach to coaching and encourage self-advocacy
  • Be familiar with sharing psychological & well-being strategies in your coaching sessions
  • Deliver up to 2 NIS training sessions per month across different topics
  • Be comfortable in a client-facing role, talking to small groups or large audiences of 100+
  • Conduct in-person/online workplace assessments
  • Support the recruitment and lead the onboarding of your new auticon consultants
  • Use your knowledge and expertise of neurodivergent conditions to contribute to the development of content and delivery of NIS training modules
  • Confidently and credibly able to answer client questions and manage situations that involve neurodivergent traits and topics

Additional

  • You have a right to work in the United Kingdom
  • You are within a commutable distance of Edinburgh to meet directly with consultants or clients
  • You can attend occasional auticon events in London

 

Skills, qualifications, and personality characteristics

Essential:

  • Direct experience working with adults on the autism spectrum, and ideally adults with ADHD, dyslexia, and dyspraxia
  • An undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline
  • An understanding of neurodivergent mental health conditions and support techniques
  • Excellent presentation and oratory skills
  • Up-to-date knowledge of legislation, research and current debates relating to neurodiversity at work (e.g The Equality Act)
  • You possess emotional resilience and an ability to manage emotional/stressful situations
  • You can tailor your communication style to suit different audiences
  • You have a calm and diplomatic approach whilst being able to assert your views or opinions
  • You are highly organised and can manage your day-to-day activities with autonomy
  • The ability to work effectively with short-time frames and competing demands priorities
  • You are highly proficient in the use of Microsoft packages Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • You have experience using an online conferencing platform such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom

 

Desirable (but not essential)

  • A lived or personal experience of autism, co-occurring neurodivergent condition, or mental health conditions
  • Research experience from a PhD or Master’s degree
  • Experience in the Access to Work application process

Please note, that you do not need to meet all of the criteria listed above. We encourage applicants to apply if they meet some but not all the criteria. The above characteristics and skills will be assessed at the interview.

 

How to Apply

Please apply with your CV and a cover letter using the link at the bottom of this website.

In your covering letter, you must demonstrate how you meet the skills, qualifications and personality characteristics criteria listed above.

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Application deadline: Wednesday 24th August 2022

Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications.

The interview process will consist of three elements:

  • Job Coach suitability interview
  • Training delivery of a neurodivergent condition & job coaching scenario task
  • In-person interview

Further information will be provided if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Interviews will take place during September & October 2022.

The desired starting date for this role is November 2022, however, the exact date will be contingent on the hiring of IT consultants.

 

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 in accordance with the law regardless of your gender, marital status, race, religion, disability or sexual orientation.
As a disability confident 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.

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