Learning Support Coordinator

University of Brighton - Student Services

Interview Date:  Tuesday 10 January 2017

Join our busy and progressive Disability & Dyslexia Team, which supports disabled students to enhance their time at the university, where you will contribute to the delivery of high quality information, advice and guidance services, liaising with schools, departments and external agencies to identify and implement support and supporting students in accessing available funds.

In this vital role, based at our Falmer campus, you will be responsible for coordinating support for students with specific learning differences, physical and sensory impairments, mental health and autistic spectrum conditions, as well as other disabilities and long-term medical conditions. Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • identifying student support needs based on their disability evidence, liaison with external agencies and from discussion with students themselves;
  • advising academic teams on how to ensure that teaching and assessment practices are inclusive to meet individual needs, whilst also balancing these with set course requirements and learning objectives;
  • assisting students in applying for additional support funding (such as Disabled Students Allowances);
  • setting up 121 support for students by referring them to our team of academic support workers, learning support tutors and mentors.

A degree and/or substantial previous experience of relevant work within education or a related field is essential, as is sufficient expert knowledge of disabilities including mental health to be able to offer advice and guidance to students and academic staff.

This is a 12 month fixed term position in response to increased service demand at the campus based on 2016/17 new student admissions. Job sharers welcome.

The university offers a range of attractive benefits, information of which can be found on our website.

Committed to equality, embracing diversity.

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