Access and Inclusion Advisor (0.5 FTE) - #561277

Bradford College

Date: 1 week ago
City: Bradford
Salary: £28,736 - £28,736 / year
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
Bradford College

Bradford College is seeking an Access & Inclusion Advisor who will provide an outstanding level of support to students with a range of disabilities, learning difficulties and/or medical conditions across college, ensuring students are given the opportunities to succeed. The Access & Inclusion Advisor will be responsible for a caseload of students as well as for advising on a range of strategies to support curriculum colleagues to effectively support students within the classroom environment. Depending on the location within the structure this could be supporting Adults, Apprentices, or Higher Education students as well as those with EHC Plans or SEND on Study Programmes.

Main Responsibilities

  • Assesses need, provides recommendations on reasonable adjustments to college staff and monitors and reviews the effectiveness of support strategies put in place.

  • Offers individual support for students presenting with a diagnosis of a disability, learning difficulty and/or medical condition, including to HE students where appropriate in line with DSA-QAG guidance.

  • Supports the preparing for adulthood agenda by promoting an aspirational culture in terms of life after college, including further learning, vocational training, employment or independent living, in line with desired EHC Plan outcomes;

  • Ensures that the needs and outcomes sought on Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans are met and consults with individual students on proposed new outcomes.

  • Ensures the quality and quantity of support provided is in line with the recommendations made.

  • Offers self-help strategies and information, referring to appropriate agencies and liaising with College staff as necessary.

  • Provides training to teaching and support staff working with students with a range of additional needs.

  • Ensures effective liaison with internal and external stakeholders.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be learner and quality focused with a commitment to our vision of working together to transform lives. You should be able to contribute to our journey to Outstanding, creating a positive working and study environment, and, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion should be embedded within your core values.

You should be passionate about students with disabilities having access to education, with an inspiring and engaging approach to developing strategies for them to succeed. You should be able to use your exceptional communication skills to forge positive working relationships with students and tutors. You should be willing to be creative while delivering new concepts to students and should be able to contribute ideas to weekly team meetings on the best strategies to support students.

Essential Criteria

  • Educated to degree standard and/or currently holding a relevant professional equivalent qualification in a Disability related field

  • GCSE 5 – 9 or equivalent level 2 qualification in Maths or be prepared to pass a test prior to interview to demonstrate level 2 ability and then if appointed achieve within an agreed timescale

  • GCSE 5 - 9 or equivalent level 2 qualification in English or be prepared to pass a test prior to interview to demonstrate level 2 ability and then if appointed achieve within an agreed timescale

  • Considerable experience of providing learning support to students with disabilities, learning difficulties and/or medical conditions in post 16 education.

  • Experience in interpreting Education Health and Care plans and other evidence to inform support plans.

  • Experience of promoting positive images of disability.

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We reserve the right to close this vacancy early depending on the level of interest and number of applications so early application is advised.

Bradford College

At Bradford College our ambition is to transform the lives of our learners, help them to aim higher and support them to achieve their goals.

Located in the heart of Bradford, we offer a wide range of courses at varying levels, with something to suit everyone. From undergraduate, postgraduate and professional qualifications to distance learning and short community courses.

Our aim is to attract and retain knowledgeable, passionate and focused individuals who can inspire, motivate and support both learners and colleagues. With a can-do attitude and desire for continuous self-improvement, you could make a difference to the lives of everyone at Bradford College.

Benefits of working at Bradford College:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement

  • Pension scheme (Local Government or Teachers Pension Scheme)

  • Development Opportunities (training days and Personal Development Plans)

  • Money saving options with local organisations

  • Employee Assistance Programme and a range of wellbeing activities

  • Short walk from Bradford Train Stations

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Bradford College is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from people of all backgrounds and with all different kinds of life experiences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Pre-employment checks will be undertaken for this post including a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please be aware it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children and vulnerable adults.

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