Disability Advisor

London, United Kingdom
Sep 28, 2020
End of advertisement period
Oct 12, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Profile Student Support - Learning Support

Contract Type Permanent

Job Purpose

To 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: Key duties will include:

  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.

Please refer to the job description for full details

Department University Education Services - Equality & Diversity

Vacancy location

Location UK, London, London Waterloo

Candidate criteria

  • A degree holder (minimum 2:2) or an equivalent relevant professional qualification;
  • substantial experience and understanding of working with individuals with a range of disabilities in an educational setting;
  • a proven track record of giving advice, guidance and facilitating support for disabled people, preferably within an educational setting;
  • an ability to empathise, and be non-judgemental with all students regardless of background and beliefs;
  • the ability to deal sensitively and diplomatically, whilst maintaining boundaries within a confidential setting;
  • an excellent understanding of the implementation of reasonable adjustments ideally in an educational context;
  • a flexible approach and excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise conflicting demands;
  • an understanding of inclusive approaches to teaching and learning;
  • excellent written, record keeping skills;

Please refer to the job description for full details.

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

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore the successful candidate will be required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected, as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

Employment Details

Contract Hours 37.50

FTE 1.00

Salary Competitive

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