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Learning Support Assistant

Enabling Services

Location:  Other
Salary:   £11.10 per hour
Closing Date:  Friday 09 August 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1161319EW

Enabling Services is looking for committed people to work with disabled students. The duties will include note taking, study assistance and practical assistance in academic settings around the campus(es). 

We are particularly seeking notetakers for all science subjects, notably maths, engineering, computer science, physics and biology/medicine. The ability to take notes directly on a laptop would be an advantage.

Candidates should be available from 16 September 2019 for the academic year. The location of work is various: Highfield Campus, other University campuses, occasionally field trip locations.

You should have a good standard of education with at least 2 years of Higher Education as minimum and degree or equivalent as desirable. Understanding of the higher education setting, academic learning situations and an interest in some academic areas would be an advantage.

An excellent understanding of data protection issues and professional boundaries are also required. In addition you will need excellent and concise communication skills, written and interpersonal, plus time management and personal organisation.

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

Training in Notetaking Skills will be provided, and you will need to attend this course in order to work as a notetaker, or provide evidence of an equivalent qualification. Additional job training will be given.

The hours of work vary, depending on the student timetable, but will usually be consistent across the semester; you will need to be able to offer at least 10 hours per week in term time. Work is subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The hourly rate for this post is £11.10 per hour (plus holiday pay).

 ** Please do NOT apply by completing the on-line application process associated with this advert as these may not be seen **

Please apply to Enabling Services by email to esadmin@soton.ac.uk including your CV and a covering letter which states how you meet the requirements of the Person Specification, particularly highlighting any experience with people with additional needs, and scientific writing if applicable. Please ensure email subject is ‘FAO Adam Taussik 1923-19 Learning Support Assistant application’.

The closing date for this position is Friday 9 August 2019 at 5pm. Interviews will be on 2nd- 3rd September. Training will be on 16th-17th September and work will start in late September.

 Important points of note:

  • Assignments offered through UniWorkforce are casual roles. The start and end dates specified are the expected dates but these can change without notice and there is no guarantee of work for the duration of the assignment and no notice period required on either side.  Please ask us for further details regarding this if it is a concern for you.
  • Casual workers are paid a month in arrears.  Pay day is on the last working day of each month.  This means that, depending on your start date, it could be up to eight weeks before you receive your first payment.
  • Interviews will take place before assignments are offered.
  • Prior to starting in the assignment it is necessary to register with UniWorkforce and show both Visa and Passport documents to confirm your Right to Work.
  • Applicants will be considered on receipt and therefore this advert may be closed before the above closing date.
  • Due to the high volume of responses we are unfortunately unable to respond to all applicants individually, but you will hear from the manager if they wish to consider you for the assignment.  

** Please do NOT apply by completing the on-line application **

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