Disability Support Assistant

Recruiter
Randstad Care
Location
Chester
Salary
£7.50 - £8.50/hour 28 days paid holiday (pro rata)
Posted
10 Jun 2017
Closes
10 Jul 2017
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you looking for a role that allows you to earn and learn at the same time? A role where you can help someone achieve their academic goals making a direct impact on their future? We have the perfect role for you.

Randstad Student & Worker Support are recruiting for Disability Support Assistants to work with Students at universities in Chester.

We have students with disabilities/mental health conditions who are requiring one to one support in their Higher Education studies. We are looking for the right individuals to support our students to really make a difference. The role is to start September 2017.

As a student support worker you will support disabled students to develop their independence and autonomy in HE by providing practical support and strategies, enabling them to access facilities and equipment as well as adapt to the learning environment.

Benefits:

* Flexible working hours - you choose your own hours
* 28 days holiday pay pro rata - perfect for the summer holidays and Christmas breaks
* £7.50 - £8.50 per hour - you will receive this rate, plus your benefits such as holidays
* Working for the UK's leading provider - you're in safe hands
* Improving your knowledge for free by being a part of higher education lectures

Responsibilities:

The role of a Disability Support Assistant will included performing one or more of the tasks below:

* To support the student in lectures and/or seminars by clarifying the language used, checking understanding, and rephrasing information into an accessible format.
* Support the student with transition to University.
* To be available to provide Scribe support during the University examination periods - April, May/June and August.
* To encourage students to implement study skills strategies set out by their tutors. These may include: encouraging regular attendance, planning schedules, prioritising important tasks and adhering to deadlines.
* To maintain a professional role as a Disability Support Assistant and be aware of the need to maintain this professional relationship with the student at all times
* To act in the best interests of learners at all times whilst also working within the policies and procedures of the institution

You will work closely with Randstad regarding the needs of individual students, and to ensure that any concerns are addressed in a timely manner. You will be expected to act professionally and maintain confidentiality within your role at all times, sharing all relevant information with Randstad to ensure the best possible service to your students.

Requirements:

* Strong skills in note-taking, typing and proofreading
* Punctuality and reliability
* Good organisational skills
* Ideally you will have experience in working with specific learning difficulties individuals in higher or further education

Desired:

* Comfortable to provide support at numerous University of Chester campus locations in the city centre and Ellesmere Port.

If you feel this is the opportunity for you and have the desire to make a real difference, then apply online today.

Randstad SWS acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad SWS is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone