Disabilities and Dyslexia Advisers (2 posts)

London Metropolitan University - Student Journey

Full-time (35 hours per week)

Location: Holloway/Aldgate (Learning Centre/Calcutta House)

The Department of Student Journey wishes to appoint two posts of ‘Disabilities and Dyslexia Adviser’, in the Disability & Dyslexia Service (DDS).

Applicants are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the needs of disabled students and of the University’s legal obligations under the Equalities Act. You will be working with the Service Manager and other Disability and Dyslexia Advisers, providing comprehensive disability-related advice and guidance; implementing disability support in line with regulatory and legislative guidelines; supporting the development of independent learning and self-management strategies; maintaining records; supporting staff through the delivery of onsite training; creation of various resources for staff and students alike; liaising with external support organisation. You will be expected to liaise with academic departments and to provide advice, guidance and information to disabled students.

You will have experience of: working with people from a diverse range of backgrounds; working in a supportive role; managing a caseload of students in a post 16 setting; identify the support needs of students; understanding of the legislative, financial and regulatory frameworks within disability in a HE setting; using assistive technology as part of a programme of embedded learning.

The post holder will also contribute to the development of the University strategies to promote awareness of disability by supporting Schools and Professional Service Departments. You will have competent communication and IT skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

You will be expected to work at both University campuses as required.

Interviews scheduled for week of 9 January 2017.

For further information and to apply, please click on the apply button below, which will take you to the university's website.

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