Specialist one-to-one Study Skills and Strategy Support (SpLD) – Liverpool

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Specialist one-to-one Study Skills and Strategy Support (SpLD) – Liverpool


Locations: Liverpool Universities
Salary: £30.20ph
Hours: Zero Hour Contract

Barry Bennett are one of the largest companies offering specialist support to students in receipt of DSA (Disabled Students’ Allowance) throughout the UK. We provide a range of support specialised to everyone’s individual needs whilst studying at university.

This specialist one to one support focuses on helping students to develop study skills and strategies to work effectively in a higher education context in the presence of their condition. This support can be recommended for students with an SpLD, and also by exception in cases where a student has another condition which has an impact on their learning similar to that of an SpLD (e.g. an acquired brain injury). This support should be tailored to a student’s individual needs, and support workers delivering this role should set out clear goals and timescales for achieving these goals. A reducing level of support to enable independence should be agreed, where it is appropriate.

Support workers undertaking this role should have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the effects of SpLDs on language and learning in a higher education context, together with an awareness of the strengths which students with these conditions can bring to a learning situation and the skills to help students make use of these strengths and overcome barriers to learning.

Main Responsibilities
  • Support should address the issues some students may have in acquiring, recalling, and retaining information of written and spoken language.
  • The role involves addressing a range of memory, organisational, attention, and numeracy difficulties that students often face when working in a higher education (H.E) context. It should be noted that these difficulties may have been identified already but they may only become evident when a student faces the academic challenges of H.E work.
  • The support should aim to develop students’ skills for autonomy in the learning environment.
  • The support should be tailored to a student’s individual needs and professionals delivering the support should set out clear goals and timescales for achieving these goals.
  • Some students will require ongoing support throughout their course. Others may require less support as the course continues.
Requirements:
The successful applicant will possess the following qualities
  • Substantial experience of working with students with disabilities and/or specific learning difficulties on a one -to -one basis.
  • An in-depth understanding of the effects of specific learning difficulties on language and learning.
  • An in-depth knowledge of disabilities affects particular areas of learning.
  • An awareness of the strengths students with specific learning difficulties can bring to a learning situation.
  • The skills to help students make use of their strengths and overcome barriers to learning.
  • An understanding of relevant assistive technology (AT) is also desirable.
Essential Qualifications:
To deliver this role you must have professional membership of one of the following. It is essential that memberships are kept up to date and this will be checked at audit.

The Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (PATOSS)
  • Full - Specialist teacher/assessor qualified.
  • Associate membership - Specialist teacher qualified.
  • Affiliate Professional - Practitioner Psychologist
British Dyslexia Association (BDA)
  • AMBDA - Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association
  • AMBDA FE/HE - Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association Further and Higher Education
  • Professional Membership
The Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE)
Professional QA Tutor membership
NOTE: Affiliate Membership and Professional Assessor Membership of ADSHE does not confer eligibility to deliver this role.

Dyslexia Guild (DG)
  • Associate of The Dyslexia Guild (ADG)
  • Associate FE/HE of The Dyslexia Guild (ADG FE/HE)
  • Member of The Dyslexia Guild (MDG)
  • Fellow of The Dyslexia Guild (FDG)
NOTE: Affiliate and Affiliate Online membership of the Dyslexia Guild does not confer eligibility to deliver this role.

Other Information:
You must be eligible to work in the UK
Must provide a current basic DBS check.
Must be able to support students on campus and remotely

Benefits to include:
  • Competitive pay
  • Holiday Pay
  • Flexible working hours
  • Zero Hour Contract
As a Disability Confident Leader, Barry Bennett Ltd will undertake to interview an applicant with a disability who meets the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and will consider them on their abilities. If you wish to be regarded as disabled for this purpose, please indicate this on your application. Additionally, if you require information in accessible formats, please request this.

Please email your CV and covering letter to: Email: [email protected].

We welcome speculative approaches. If you are interested in a career as a support worker at Barry Bennett Ltd, please submit your CV with a covering letter by post or email to the address below:

FAO: Scott Hunter
Barry Bennett Ltd
Bennett House
Viking Street
Bolton
BL3 2RR

Email: [email protected]

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