Disabled Students Allowance Assessor

Durham, United Kingdom
Grade 7 - £33,199- £39,609
17 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
22 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department : Student Support & Wellbeing Directorate

Position Type : Professional And Administrative

Grade 7 - £33,199- £39,609

Durham University Assessment Centre (DUAC) is a sub-section of the Disability Support Service, which operates as part of the Directorate of Student Support and Wellbeing.

Disability Support operates as part of the Directorate of Student Support and Wellbeing. It is the central specialist university service dedicated to providing academic related support, advice and guidance for disabled students to enable them to access a wide range of services. Disability Support also provides advice and guidance for university staff in meeting the institution’s duties to disabled students within the context of disability equality legislation and inclusive practices. The service operates with three sub sections: - The Specialist Disability Support Service, Durham University Assessment Centre (DUAC) and Durham University Specialist Study Support Service (DUSSSS).

The purpose of the role is to conduct assessment of need for disabled students, for the purposes of Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) funded support, in accordance with DSA Quality Assurance Group (DSA-QAG) regulations.

Assessors undertake comprehensive, student-focussed assessments tailored to students’ disabilities. This involves the use of advanced interview skills and the demonstration and evaluation of assistive technology. Assessors work autonomously, using their professional judgement to recommend optimum learning strategies and/or resources to enable students to succeed in higher education. They are accountable on many levels for their recommendations, as they are advocating the distribution of public funds to assist individuals. Therefore, they work within strict criteria, transparently and to the highest professional standards.

This role is Fixed Term for 12 months.

Closes midday on : 22-Aug-2019