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Youth Coach - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Medway Green , Wouldham

  • Ref:MED886-6157-47S
  • Posted:29/01/2023
  • Pay:£21,000 per annum
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:17/02/2023 at 19:00
  • Interviews:ASAP


Improve your work/life balance without losing a penny!

Job Title:         Youth Coach

Hours:             37.5 hours per week; Monday to Friday, 8.30 – 16.00

Salary:             £21,000 per annum

Contract:         Permanent

We are looking for a Youth Coach to join our outstanding team at Medway Green School based In Rochester, Kent.

About the role

As a Youth Coach you will support with the education, attendance and emotional well-being of young people who are accessing a bespoke education plan which includes off site provision.  Lone working may be part of the role, as well as taking ownership and co-ordination of aspects of the young person’s timetable. You would be the key worker responsible for communicating information around the young person, liaising with other school colleagues, parents and carers and external providers. As part of the role, you will be expected to write risk assessments, conduct pre-visit risk assessments and ensure relevant policies and procedures are followed.This is initially for one specific young person who is on a bespoke timetable, with holistic and therapeutic input during part of the day.

You do not necessarily need experience of working in schools to apply for this job. We welcome applications from those from a wide range of backgrounds, such as youth workers, coaches, ex-army, outdoor careers etc. It is about the right person with the right attitude, who can effectively build a relationship and trust with our young person. A down to earth approach with strong boundaries, and a sense of humour is a must!


  • Educated to GCSE C/4 or above in English and Maths or equivalent.
  • Experience of working in a career with acquired skills which can be transferred to this role
  • Skills using computer databases and common programmes.
  • High standard of report writing.
  • Experience working in a challenging environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to drive and willingness to drive pupils to and from provision / home etc in school vehicles.  Own vehicle is essential due to the location of the school, no public transport is available.
  • Good personal organisational skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and in teams


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks
  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

Information about the school

Medway Green School is a special needs provision that provides for students whose SEMH / SEN needs have resulted in placement breakdown at their mainstream schools. We provide a nurturing and welcoming environment to SEMH students in Key stages 1-3. Students will experience a personalised curriculum based on previous learning and identified needs. With a keen focus on therapy, education and personal development the school aims to help young children grow academically, socially and emotionally to enable them to achieve success as they progress through life.

Opened in 2019, Medway Green School presently provides education to 38 students. The next phase of our growth will grow our role to 67 students and introduce a KS4 curriculum.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jade Hallett - School Administrator
  • Address:School Lane , Wouldham , Kent , ME1 3TS
  • Telephone: 01634968420
  • Email: Claire.howarth@ofgl.uk


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.