Disability Advisor

London, United Kingdom
Tuesday, 21 January 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Profile Student Support - Learning Support
Contract Type Permanent

Job Purpose

You will provide confidential support and advice for disabled students (including applicants) and ensure reasonable adjustments are implemented to ensure student access to all aspects of the academic environment. The post holder will be expected to maintain a case load of students; predominantly apprentices, and oversee local arrangements for support with a partner staffing agency. To provide comprehensive advice regarding external funding and ensure that all pertinent information is accurately recorded and reflects the student’s support needs and requirements for financial and quality assurance audits.

The post holder will contribute to the work of the Learning Support Service in the promotion, monitoring and review of the Service and ensure that the BPP’s commitment to Equality and Diversity, under the Equality Act 2010, is adhered to.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. To respond to student's disability disclosure in line with service level agreements and Policy.
  2. To meet and advise students; evaluating support requirements based on individual entitlements and academic standards.
  3. To produce Learning Support Agreements and reviews, detailing reasonable adjustments, based on the outcome of assessments, medical evidence, specialist reports and Learning Support interviews.
  4. To disseminate pertinent student information to tutors, Learning Support Coordinator and other relevant staff in accordance with Disclosure Agreements, to ensure adjustments and ‘preferred way of working' are accommodated.
  5. To ensure that all Learning Support documentation is accurate and that sufficient evidence is provided to support adjustments and entitlements and that this is recorded in line with Data Protection requirements and Learning Support Office requirements.
  6. To maintain a caseload of students providing one to one support as required.
  7. To advise BPP staff and apprenticeship employers as appropriate in relation to reasonable adjustments.
  8. To liaise with internal and external agencies and partners as required.
  9. To provide BPP site orientations for students with sensory impairments and on the autistic spectrum as required.
  10. To assist students with applications for the Disabled Students' Allowances and other sources of funding as appropriate.
  11. To contribute to the Learning Support Service by providing an advice/support servi

Department University Education Services - Equality & Diversity
Location UK, London, London Waterloo

Candidate Criteria

The successful candidate will be a degree holder (minimum 2:2) or an equivalent relevant professional qualification. You must have substantial experience and understanding of working with individuals with a range of disabilities in an educational setting. You are required to have a proven track record of giving advice, guidance and facilitating support for disabled people, preferably within an educational setting.

You must have an ability to empathise, and be non-judgemental with all students regardless of background and beliefs. The successful candidate will have the ability to deal sensitively and diplomatically, whilst maintaining boundaries within a confidential setting.

You are required to have excellent organisational skills specifically excellent written, record keeping skills. Excellent oral communication skills with active listening skills are required along with a sensitive approach required to elicit sensitive personal information. The ability to prioritise conflicting demands is necessary.

You must be familiar with MS Office, Adobe and other educational software including an understanding of adaptive and assistive technology. This role requires you to have experience of working with partner agencies and employers.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check.

Employment Details

Contract Hours 37.50
FTE 1.00
Salary 30,000

Full Job Description

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