Welfare Advisor

Welfare Advisor to Students within Higher Education
Manchester, Fulltime & Permanent Role
Hybrid Working Monday – Friday 9-5.30pm & 9.30-6pm

Do you have experience of supporting and guiding students in need of advice, information or help? Are you calm, collected and reassuring when faced with a crisis? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!
About our role: As Student Welfare Advisor you will have the knowledge & ability to provide advice, guidance and information on personal, predominantly welfare and disability related issues to students at each stage of the learner pathway.
Our role will also involve providing advice, guidance and information to Faculty and Business Support teams on supporting students to overcome personal barriers to learning, working closely our partner Universities to provide a structured system of support in line with our processes and policies.
You will ideally have knowledge in the government benefit system and housing regulations etc. and dealt with various crisis matters for example homelessness, financial hardship, violence, abuse etc.

Here’s a flavour of what’s involved: (click through to read the JD)
Responsible for the delivery of provision of student welfare services, including one
to-one appointments, workshops and events, accommodation advice and
support, funding/financial advice and student health advice (all advice to be
within specified policies), learning support and disability support.
To be a member of the safeguarding team, assessing risks and delivering training
to staff
Ensure the provision of professional services (externally where necessary) to ensure students have access to appropriate support. This may include counselling, learning and disability support for example, ensure students are effectively signposted to external agencies when appropriate.
Assessing and making Safeguarding referrals and providing appropriate support
and assistance providing an emergency service for students in immediate
distress.

Bring your experience:
Ability to be a credible source of guidance & support to academic &
professional services colleagues on student issues that may evoke
concern and risk & duty of care e.g., mental health, urgent incidents,
fitness to study, sexual violence, forced marriage, safeguarding Essential
You will have a proven track record of developing and/or implementing inclusive
policy and practice in an organisational context. Desirable
Experience in working in Higher Education Desirable
Developing & embedding good practice into service delivery Essential
Knowledge of Child Protection, Adult at Risk and Prevent legislation. Essential

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Knowledge of State Benefits Essential
Knowledge of housing legislation Essential
Up to date knowledge and experience of inclusion, disability and diversity legislation and frameworks 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 delivered in city centre locations.
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Equal Opportunities
At QA, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. This means we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Information

Job Reference: 1000007342_1710933295
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Education and Training
Job Locations: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: QA
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