Role Description

Specialist Notetaker for Deaf/Hard of Hearing students Includes Electronic Note Taking

  

Complete Communication Ltd provides academic support to students in receipt of Disabled Student Allowance (DSA). We are passionate about providing high-quality support workers who can help to make a difference to our students studying higher education courses throughout the UK. 


With recent and continued expansion, we are looking to expand the wealth of knowledge that we have with highly qualified and experienced specialist support staff. The role that we are currently looking for is a Specialist Notetaker for Deaf/Hard of Hearing students Includes Electronic Note Taking.


Your Role 


In your role you will provide one to one support to individuals who are deaf, disabled or hard of hearing. You will be required to take notes electronically in lectures, seminars and tutorials.  Each student will require different types of notes, so a learning plan will need creating for each student that is reflective of their personal learning style and individual needs.


All notes are to be taken on to a laptop in lectures. seminars and tutorial and must be clear, complete and legible. You will be asked to work either in person or remotely with your students. Regardless of how you are providing support to your students, the level of notes that you provide are expected to be the same. The only difference for remote notetaking support, is that you will be expected to email the student their notes after the session.


Your Skills 

All candidates will have in-depth knowledge in supporting an individual with a particular disability whilst also being able to draw from experience.


An understanding of the demands associated with higher education study will be demonstrated. Relationships inside and outside of the institution will be maintained in order to establish a close working relationship with other support services the student maybe using, as well as allowing recognition for when and if there is a need to refer to other services. 


Your Qualifications/training 


All candidates must possess one of the following qualifications to be considered by Complete Communication Ltd:


· Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People (CACDP) Level 3 Certificate for Language Service Providers working with Deaf and Deafblind People (Notetaking)

· The National Registers of Communication Professionals Working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD) Registered Notetaker

· Signature NVQ 2 electronic notetaking

· CACDP Level 3 Certificate in Facilitating Communication with Deaf People (Lipspeaking Skills) and (Notetaking Skills). 

· Open College Network London (OCN) Level 3 Certificate in Electronic Notetaking to Support Deaf and Disabled People.

· Open College Network London (OCN) Level 3 Certificate in Manual Notetaking to Support Deaf and Disabled People.

· CACDP Level 2 Certificate in Manual Notetaking for Deaf People

· CACDP Level 2 Certificate in Electronic Notetaking for Deaf People

· CACDP Level 3 Certificate for Manual/Electronic Notetakers

· LASER Level 3 Award in Notetaking Skills for Support Staff Working with Sensory Impaired Learners (Deaf and Hard of Hearing)

· AQA Notetaking electronically for deaf people Level 2 

· City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Communication Support for Deaf Learners 

· CACDP Level 3 Certificate in Facilitating Communication with Deafblind People (Manual). 

· OCN London Level 2 Note taking for Disabled Students in Higher Education

· OCN London Level 3 Electronic Note taking to Support People with Disabilities

· Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People (CACDP) Level 2 Certificate in Manual Notetaking for Deaf People

· CACDP Level 2 Certificate in Electronic Notetaking for Deaf People

OR

In house training* as a notetaker for deaf students that is formally accredited

at Level 3 by one of the above organisations or another recognised UK

accreditation body, and which leads to a final skills assessment and

certificate.

OR

Other training, including at a HE institution, delivered by an appropriately

qualified trainer who can demonstrate a relevant qualification in specialist

notetaking and which leads to a final skills assessment and certificate.

*Note: In-house training courses should be accredited by an approved UK

accreditation body at Level 3 or above and submitted to DfE for approval. 


Commitment to Our Staff 


For this specific role, successful applicants will receive:

· Competitive rates of pay

· Free CPD accredited online training in relevant topics

· Flexible working patterns


Additional Information: 


The working hours vary according to the needs of the student and their academic timetable. All support workers are paid on a self-employed basis whereby they are responsible for paying their own NI contributions and tax. 


We are looking for new and enthusiastic staff to carry the Complete Communication name and provide NMH support in a positive way. We are looking for people who are as passionate as we are about making further education accessible to all.


This recruitment campaign is ongoing.  This role is required UK wide.


Register your interest here.

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