Specialist Learning Mentor, Cheshire

£25,331 - £28,925 FTE per annum (L6 – L9), pro-rata plus benefits

Posted 2 weeks ago | ref: 243746

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Protocol are delighted to announce a fantastic opportunity for a passionate further education educator to work at a modern progressive Further Education College based in Nantwich.

The College

This amazing FE College has been graded GOOD by OFSTED. We offer a range of full-time diplomas, apprenticeships and degrees, ideal for those looking for an exciting career in the land-based industries.

We are looking to recruit the best talent. We want to hear from individuals that are passionate about education, are highly motivated, enthusiastic and have a commitment to learner achievement and success. This is a superb opportunity, offering high job satisfaction and generous benefits!

The job

UCR Specialist Learning Mentor 

We are looking for a Specialist Learning Mentor to join our team to deliver in-house support for undergraduate students and support them to reach their full potential. Delivering specialist learning support to Higher Education students with a range of learning support needs and provide specialist knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Mental Health Difficulties, Autism Spectrum Conditions and/or Specific Learning Difficulties. Supports the provision and development of inclusive learning services at UCR.

Role responsibilities

  • Provides specialist 1:1 mentoring and/or study skills support for individual students with specified needs
    in order to support the student to achieve their potential using a variety of methods
  • Produces individual student Reasonable Adjustment Plans (RAPs) in order to assist in the planning and
    delivery of teaching, learning and assessment support.
  • Reviews the progress of individual students using Individual Learning Plans (ILP’s) and administers
    relevant documentation to ensure that support is targeted and relevant.
  • Act as a liaison with specified academic curriculum areas to monitor student progress and effectiveness
    of student support
  • Advises teaching staff on inclusive learning practice for teaching and assessment.
  • Contributes to staff development across UCR and the College regarding inclusive learning strategies.
  • Reviews and produces electronic and paper-based resources and materials regarding student support
  • Ensures compliance with internal and external quality assurance and audit processes to enable
    consistency in delivering learning support.
  • Ensures that full records of support provided to students are maintained and that support hours allocated
    are not exceeded, in order to meet the requirements of any DSA funding and internal monitoring.
  • Undertakes regular CPD to keep up to date with issues surrounding Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
    including ASC, ADHD and mental health, in order to support students, share expertise and maintain
    compliance with Non-medical Helper provision requirements.
  • Contributes to the marketing of UCR Inclusive Learning services, including student recruitment and
    admissions/enrolment activities.

The person & qualification

  • Qualifications and membership that meets the mandatory criteria for delivering DSA
    funded Specialist Mentoring or Specialist one-to-one Study Skills and Strategy Support – Mental Health Difficulties (MH) OR/AND Specific Learning
    Difficulties (SpLD) OR/AND Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) OR/AND Autism Spectrum Conditions
  • Undergraduate Degree or equivalent
  • Hold a relevant teaching qualification.
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification or equivalent
  • English and Maths qualifications.

We are looking to interview immediately. If you are interested in working at this fantastic college and are available for interview, please apply with your CV and we will be in touch with you shortly.

As a Disability Confident business we warmly encourage applications from people with disabilities. Protocol is committed to offering opportunities to people from diverse communities. If you have specific requirements or adjustments please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application.

About Protocol

Protocol are the specialist full-service recruiter dedicated to education, training and skills. People are at the heart of everything we do. We place people first.

We’re more than a recruitment agency – we pride ourselves on our ongoing support and aftercare delivered by our expert team, and all our candidates benefit from free access to our exclusive online CPD portal, Learning Zone.

Whatever your career goals, we’ve got the right role for you. With a wide range of temporary and permanent positions available, from lecturing and training jobs to assessment and support staff roles, all with very competitive pay rates and benefits – your future is in good hands.

The Legal Bit….

Protocol National ltd trading as Protocol are acting as an employment business for this position. If you are successful, Protocol is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service. The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process. As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.