Role Description

Specialist one-to-one Study Skills and Strategy Support- Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)

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 one-to-one Study Skills and Strategy Support – Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

Your Role 

Your role will require you to provide specialist one to one study skills support in accordance with the students programme schemes of work and assessment criteria. This support will be based on your understanding of the students specific learning difficulties, their disabilities and any medical or mental health conditions. In addition to initial assessment information, any appropriate medical evidence/psychological assessment and also recommendations made via the DSA needs assessment. Each student’s needs and requirements will differ.

The aim is to encourage independent learning by developing strategies and techniques to help the student with independence during their studies. You will be required to complete and update individual learning plans for each student. This will be used alongside sessions to help assist your role and will be a place to document any coping mechanisms implemented to help the student overcome any difficulties they maybe facing. 

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. 

You will be able to liaise and work with students tutors/lecturers where necessary, to ensure that appropriate provisions are in place for assessments and that support provided is in line with curriculum requirements.

Your Qualifications/training 

You will be educated to degree level (2:1 or above only) with a degree in psychology, social work or other relevant topic. You must also possess a professional membership that will also qualify you to apply for this post, namely:

·  The Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (PATOSS) - Full or associate membership 

·  British Dyslexia Association (BDA) - Full professional membership 

·  The Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE) - Professional membership 

·  Dyslexia Guild:

  • Associate Member (ADG)
  • Associate Member (ADG FE/HE)
  • Member (MDG)
  • Fellow (FDG)

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.