Specialist ASC Tutor – Midlands Universities

Specialist ASC Tutor – Midlands Universities


Locations: Birmingham/Wolverhampton
Salary: £30.20ph
Hours: Zero Hour Contract
Applicants taken for new academic year in September 2020

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 support Tutor (ASC) 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.

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.
Requirements:
The successful applicant will possess the following qualities
  • Substantial experience of working with autistic students in either an F.E or H.E context.
  • An in-depth understanding of the effects of autism on language and learning.
  • An in-depth knowledge of how disabilities affect areas of learning.
  • An awareness of the strengths autistic students can bring to a learning situation
  • The skills to help students make use of their strengths and overcome barriers to learning.
  • Substantial experience of working with autistic students in either an F.E or H.E context.
Essential Qualifications:
The successful applicant must have the relevant qualifications and training.
Note: Must hold 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 in Column A in one the combinations described. Teaching qualifications are in Column B and comprehensive training in Column C
Column A – Mandatory Qualifications
  1. Holds any degree
    AND a teaching qualification (Column B)
    AND Comprehensive training in adult autism. (item 1 and item 2a or 2b from Column C)
  2. Holds a relevant degree
    AND a teaching qualification (Column B).
    AND National Autistic Society (NAS) Autism and Girls on line course
    Note: A relevant degree must contain a substantial autism component. This will be checked at audit.
  3. Holds a Post Graduate Certificate (PGC) in Autism or Asperger's or Critical Disability Studies focusing on autism
    AND a teaching qualification (Column B)
    AND National Autistic Society (NAS) Autism and Girls online course
  4. Holds a Master of Arts, Master of Education or Doctorate (MA /MEd/PhD) in Education (Autism or Special Educational Needs and Disability or Critical Disability Studies focussing on autism)
    AND a teaching qualification (Column B)
    AND National Autistic Society (NAS) Autism and Girls online course
Column B – Teaching Qualifications
  • Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) or higher.
  • Certificate of Education (Cert Ed)
  • Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DELTA) Level 7
  • Diploma in teaching in the lifelong learning sector (DTTLS)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE/Cert.Ed.)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Primary Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Post Primary education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)
  • Postgraduate Certificates in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills (QTLS)
  • Diploma in Education & Training (DET)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGCTLHE)
  • Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA)
  • Associate Membership of the Dyslexia Guild (ADG)
  • PgCert/PgDip/MA Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
Column C - Comprehensive training in adult autism
1. Six National Autistic Society (NAS) online training modules:
  • Understanding autism
  • Autism and communication
  • Autism and sensory experience
  • Autism, stress and anxiety
  • Autism: supporting families
  • Autism and Girls
2. a) National Autistic Society (NAS) one-day face to face course in Autism and SPELL in Higher Education. This can be by individual attendance at an NAS organised course, or by attendance at an in-house course delivered by NAS tutors.
AND
National Autistic Society (NAS) Autism and Girls online course if not taken as part of 1 above
OR
2. b) In-house, or other accredited training, at an HE institution or elsewhere, and accredited to at least CPD level, which must include autism in HE as its lead subject. All training should be delivered by an appropriately qualified trainer (a qualified trainer from a recognised organisation/charity, or a trainer who can demonstrate a relevant qualification in autism) which results in a certificate of attendance
AND
National Autistic Society (NAS) Autism and Girls online course if not taken as part of 1 above
You must be eligible to work in the UK
Must provide a current basic DBS check.

Benefits to include:

  • Competitive pay - £33.85ph (inclusive of 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: scott.hunter@barrybennett.co.uk.

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: scott.hunter@barrybennett.co.uk

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