Senior job coach & neurodiversity training lead – London Office
- Permanent, full time, based in London.
- Salary range between £42,000-45,000 per annum, dependent 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
- This is the first senior hybrid position of its kind at auticon
You will be reporting to both the UK’s Lead Job Coach for auticon’s IT Consultancy and the Global Director of auticon’s Neurodiversity Inclusion Service.
About auticon and your role
auticon is an international IT consultancy that exclusively employs people on the autism spectrum as consultants in the fields of data science, cybersecurity, and quality assurance. As a social enterprise, auticon aims to increase employment opportunities for autistic adults. In the process, we hope to shift perceptions and be a catalyst for change by demonstrating the benefits of a neurodiverse workplace.
The primary role of the Senior Job Coach is to provide emotional and practical support for auticon consultants, ensuring they can fulfil their potential. You are responsible for facilitating the working relationship between consultant and clients, including negotiating reasonable adjustments, conducting workplace assessments, advising on communication strategies, and educating on workplace etiquette. You will play a fundamental role in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of auticon consultants as well as acting as a source of advice and expertise for other job coaches.
We are the catalyst for change in the employment of Neurodiverse employees. Both our Consultancy and Inclusion Services work in parallel to support the social mission of auticon. The neurodiversity inclusion services have been providing training to prestigious clients since 2019, but in 2022, we launch our advanced training offering and official advisory offering. We support businesses throughout the employment lifecycle to improve and build awareness, before improving and creating inclusive practices internally and during recruitment.
Senior Job Coach
- You will manage a caseload of up to 15 auticon consultants
- You will apply a strengths-based approach to coaching and encourage self-advocacy
- You will provide in-person or online coaching support to your allocated consultants
- You can conduct in-person/online workplace assessments for consultants at client sites
- You will apply psychological approaches & wellbeing strategies in your coaching sessions
- You will support the recruitment and onboarding of new auticon consultants
- You will act as a leading representative for the job coaching team
- You will lead on internal or/and international auticon projects
- You will display leadership through your training and advice
- You can deliver professional training to groups of up to 100 attendees at short notice
- You can tailor your communication style to suit your audience
- Your knowledge and expertise of autism and neurodivergent conditions will contribute to the development of advanced training modules
- You will train others to deliver this training
- You are comfortable answering ad-hoc questions about neurodiversity topics
- You will support the UK’s Engagement Lead during client exploratory meetings
- You will liaise with the UK’s Engagement Lead on client delivery expectations
- You have an interest in, or existing experience, managing a small team
- You will be responsible for client impact measurement
- You must have a right to work in the United Kingdom
- There may be occasions when you are asked to travel within the UK. You must be within travel distance to London
Skills, qualifications, and personality characteristics
- Direct experience supporting neurodiverse adults with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, or dyspraxia in the workplace
- An advanced understanding of mental health conditions
- A Undergraduate or Masters degree in a related discipline or equivalent experience
- An understanding of psychology and/or organisational psychology
- Emotional resilience and an ability to manage emotional/stressful situations
- You are diplomatic yet assertive at managing a variety of situations in a calm manner
- You can work autonomously and with initiative in an organised fashion every day
Desirable but not essential
- A lived or personal experience of autism or a co-occurring neurodivergent condition
- Research experience from a PhD or as a research assistant would be a valued skillset
- Experience in delivering workplace assessments or implementing reasonable adjustments in the workplace
- Experience of the Access to Work application process
Please note, you do not need to meet all of the criteria listed above. We encourage applicants to apply if they meet some but not all of the criteria.
How to Apply
Please apply with your CV and a covering letter that demonstrates how you meet the skills and characteristics criteria listed above (use bamboo link).
Please note that applications without a covering letter will not be considered.
Application deadline: Friday 3rd December 2021 (5 pm).
This is a two-part interview process to assess the both aspects of the role. Further information will be provided if you are shortlisted for an interview.
Assessments will take place week commencing 6th December.
The desired starting date for this role is January 2022, with flexibility for the right candidate.
auticon is committed to equality of opportunity in all areas of our work. You will be treated in a fair and equal manner, in accordance with the law, regardless of your gender, marital status, race, religion, age, disability, or sexual orientation.
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.
If you have any questions regarding the role or your application please contact