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Study Skills ASD

Specialist One-To-One Study Skills Support Tutor (AS)
Clarion Interpreting Ltd are recruiting for a 1:1 Study Skills AS based in or near Wolverhamptonand, with over 16 years of sustained growth and new contracts securing significant business for many years to come, this is a great time to join our team. This role is a freelance position and you will need to registered with HMRC as self-employed.
At Clarion, our Vision is that Deaf and disabled people get the best interpreting & Specialist Support Services, in the right place, at the right time, throughout life.

Contract Type: Freelance-Flexible hours

Overall purpose of role
We are looking for a qualified Study Skills Tutor (AS) for students with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, who can support, motivate and encourage students to develop and achieve their full potential. Ideally you will have experience in higher education establishment as you would be required to work within the University of Wolverhampton. You will have the ability to be sensitive to students’ needs and learning styles and should have an interest in and understanding of additional support needs.

Main duties and responsibilities
Provide one to one study skills tuition to students enabling them to develop independent learning strategies.
To provide bespoke sessions for each student according to the needs of the individual student.
Deliver tuition according to Clarion guidelines and code of conduct.
A flexible approach to working hours is required.
Manage paperwork effectively, i.e. completing time sheets and Individual Learning Plans.
You will be expected to represent Clarion in a professional manner, this includes adhering to our policies regarding confidentiality and safeguarding.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Able to assess learner’s needs and devise an appropriate Individual Learning Plan
  • Understands the needs, objectives and constraints of others.
  • And please see table for full DSA-QAG Mandatory Criteria

Qualifications

1. Holds any degree AND Comprehensive training in adult autism (Column B)

2. Holds a relevant degree and relevant CPD in past two years. A relevant degree might be:
Autism Studies (BSc or BA) Hons
Psychology
Counselling
Child psychology
Special Education
Childhood development

3. Holds a Post Graduate Certificate (PGC) in Autism or Asperger’s and relevant CPD in the two years preceding application.

4. Holds a Master of Arts /Education (MA /MEd) in Education (Autism or Special Educational Needs and Disability or Critical Disability Studies focussing on autism) and relevant CPD in the two years preceding application

Note A: For 2, 3 and 4 above ‘relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in past two years preceding application’ applies only to those who obtained their qualification more than a year ago.

Note B: For 2, 3 and 4 above, relevant CPD should comprise 10hrs face to face CPD (e.g. relevant training or seminar attendance) plus online courses or other relevant CPD to make up to 21 hours.

Comprehensive training in adult autism

Must be at least:

  1. National Autistic Society (NAS) one-day face to face courses delivered by individual attendance at an NAS organised course or in-house by NAS tutors in:
  • Understanding Autism

OR

  • Autism and SPELL in higher education

AND

 2. In-house accredited training accredited by a recognised UK accreditation body at Level 3 or above and be submitted to DfE for approval, currently

  • Clear Links Autism Training
  • Spectrum First Autism Training

OR
Other training, including at a HE institution, delivered by an appropriately qualified trainer (a qualified trainer from a recognised organisation/charity, or a trainer who can demonstrate a relevant qualification in autism) which results in a certificate of attendance.

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