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Specialist one-to-one Study Skills and Strategy Support (SpLD) – London
Locations: London Universities
Hours: Zero Hour Contract
Applicants taken for new academic year in September 2022
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.
The role of a Specialist one-to-one Study Skills and Strategy Support - Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) is to work with students on a one-to-one basis developing academic competences such as organisation, exam preparation, research techniques and memory skills. Our tutors deliver literacy support in the areas of spelling, punctuation, grammar and accuracy of thought presentation. To promote independent learning as well as empowering the student to manage their workload. Study skills cannot be subject specific tuition; however, tutors can work with a student using course materials as a framework.
- 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.
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.
The successful applicant must have the relevant qualifications and hold the current memberships.
Providers must have professional membership of one of the following:
- The Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (PATOSS) - Full or associate membership
- British Dyslexia Association (BDA) - Full professional membership
- The Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE) - Professional membership
- Dyslexia Guild -
• Associate Member (ADG)
• Associate Member (ADG FE/HE)
• Member (MDG)
• Fellow (FDG)
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 Employer, Barry Bennett 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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