Learning Support Advisor (Higher Education Sector)
QA Higher Education Birmingham, Fulltime, Maternity Contract
Monday – Friday 9am-5.30pm HYBRID Working
Are you currently a Learning Support /Disability Advisor preferably within the Education sector and ideally qualified to a minimum of level 4 in Learning Difficulties and Disabilities, perhaps with a teaching or SEN background? If so, we have a fantastic role support our higher education students … come join us!
About our role: As Learning Support Advisor you will support the development and delivery of services related to inclusive practice, and disability-related support for our undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications.
Here’s what’s involved:
Meeting with a high volume of students to review and discuss reasonable adjustments (such as additional exam arrangements) and following pre-determined processes to administer follow-up and communication with relevant staff
Establishing and developing support for students in using assistive technology and helping to develop an Assistive Technology suite
Working as part of a team to identify, develop and promote new initiatives to support students with additional learning needs
Supporting students with their applications for Disabled Students Allowance
Developing links with the faculties across the University to promote inclusive learning and teaching
Bring your experience:
You will have experience of providing expert one-to-one advice to disabled students or students with complex needs, including multi-agency liaison (essential)
Proven track record of supporting individuals in crisis (essential)
Experience in working in Higher Education (desirable)
You will have a proven track record of developing and/or implementing inclusive policy and practice in an organisational context (desirable)
Practical working knowledge of the Equality Act 2010 in relation to all protected characteristics and a sound grasp of the legal aspects of supporting disabled students Understanding of the SEND Code of Practice 2015
Level 4-7 qualification in Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (ideally)
A working knowledge of assistive technology (e.g. mind mapping software) and its
application to study is desirable.
A little more about QA: Students preparing for undergraduate study. Working professionals looking to specialise in their field. Career changers. Everyone should be given access to outstanding higher education and our aim at QA is to make that possible.
We work with our partner universities to offer courses ranging from foundation programmes to postgraduate degrees covering subject areas including Accountancy, Business, Computing, Cyber, Digital Marketing, Events Management, Project Management and Web Development and deliver in city centre locations.
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