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Learning Support Assistant

Southampton, United Kingdom
£13.71 Per hour
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Student Disability and Inclusion

Location:  UniWorkforce
Salary:   £13.71 Per hour
Closing Date:  Wednesday 06 December 2023
Interview Date:   Thursday 04 January 2024
Reference:  U2536823NY

Start Date: 17th January 2024

End Date: 31st July 2024 (Subject to renewal)

Location: Highfield Campus (Occasional field trips if required)

Interview dates: Thursday 4th January (Via Microsoft Teams)

Working Hours: Ad-hoc dependent on student needs.

If you are passionate about making a difference through supporting disabled students, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Student Disability and Inclusion team at the University of Southampton. As a Learning Support Assistant, you will provide support for disabled students including those with physical disabilities, mental health and wellbeing conditions, long-term health conditions, and neurodiverse students.

The role:

We are seeking to recruit Learning Support Assistants for all academic subjects.  This includes STEM disciplines, notably biology, chemistry, physics, maths, engineering, and computer science.

The duties are set out in the Job Description below and will include notetaking, study assistance, lab/workshop/skills support and practical assistance in academic settings around the campus(es). Some work will also be provided through online teaching and learning facilities. The ability to take notes directly on a laptop would be an advantage.

About you:

You should have a good understanding and interest in the academic activities required of students in Higher Education and a degree or equivalent as desirable.

You will need to be able to offer at least 10 hours per week between 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday, in term time.

An excellent understanding of confidentiality, data protection and professional boundaries is also required. In addition, you will need good concise communication skills, plus time management and personal organisation skills.

You will demonstrate appropriate sensitivity to the needs of disabled students in a positive, enabling, and non-judgemental manner and work to facilitate access within the remit of the role.

What we can offer you:

Training in Notetaking Skills, Disability awareness and administrative tasks associated with the role will be provided.  Further opportunities for continuing professional development and networking will be available throughout the year.

The hours of work can be flexible, depending on the students’ timetables, but will usually follow a weekly pattern across each semester.

Training and initial work will be from 17th January 2024.  Reappointment in the 2024-25 academic year can be discussed. Appointment is subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Please include a statement in the “Additional Information” section (up to 500 words) demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the Person Specification, particularly highlighting any experience with people with additional needs, and scientific experience if applicable.

Please note that unfortunately we can not accept Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) for Casual Work at the University of Southampton

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