One to One Specialist Study Skills Support worker (4300)


University of Leicester
6 Months
Applications are welcome from those who can offer a part-time hours from a day a week, or full-time up to five days a week.
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Applications are sought for temporary workers to provide specialist study skills support to students who have specific learning difficulties and/or Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
• One to one sessions will comprise offering relevant advice and guidance on university systems and providing support with study skills, strategies and techniques.

• Successful candidates will be able to understand and interpret SpLD assessments and explain these to students and will be responsible for undertaking relevant CPD to maintain their membership in order to be able to work with students who are funded by the Disabled Students’ Allowance.

• Liaison with academic departments may be required in order to enable disabled students to achieve their full potential and facilitate the University's compliance with disability legislation.

• Successful candidates will be required to learn administrative systems in order to be able to maintain records and other administrative documents which are of a personal and sensitive nature and be prepared to contribute to the evaluation of the service to continuously improve existing provision.
Essential (as required by the Department for Education’s Mandatory Qualifications Framework published June 2019)*
Specialist One to One Study Skills Support Advisers 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, either;
• Associate Member (ADG),
• Associate Member (ADG FE/HE),
• Member (MDG), or
• Fellow (FDG).
University of Leicester main campus and remote working, according to the needs of the AccessAbility Centre and the disabled students that are supported by the successful candidate.
How to apply: Applicants should submit a copy of their CV and a covering letter explaining their suitability for the post.

Departmental Contact for queries:
Queries relating to the advertised position should be emailed to Dr Paula Dobrowolski, Head of the AccessAbility Centre:

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 because the appointee will have substantial access to young people and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore, an appointment to this post will be subject to checking through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The successful applicant for this post will therefore, be required to give consent for the University to check and obtain appropriate clearance with the DBS for the existence and content of any criminal record in the form of an Enhanced DBS.

Information received from the DBS and the police will be kept in strict confidence and will be destroyed once the University is satisfied in this regard.

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