‘Come questioning, go seeking, grow’
This is a key post in supporting students with significant learning difficulties or issues, higher needs and/or an EHCP on a 1:1 basis. The role will also assist and support Autistic students needing transition support from school to college.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
• To support students to develop learning strategies to assist them in overcoming difficulties associated with Asperger’s syndrome or Autism. Support may include; Motivation and goal setting, strategies for effective time management, organisational skills, study and exam preparation skills, stress or anxiety management and social interaction
• Agree and adhere to ground rules for support sessions in relation to environmental and sensory issues and determine any anxiety related manifestations.
• Attend and contribute to EHCP Annual Reviews.
• Assist the student in identifying and accessing College facilities and services and accompanying them to access these services where appropriate.
• Actively encourage and support the student in making the most of the range of services and opportunities available to increase their College experience in doing so increase their confidence and independence.
• Apply different strategies and approaches to support sessions such as mind mapping, spider diagrams, and confidence rating scales, prompts and reminders, schedules and planning resources.
• Maintain records, in line with College procedure
• To identify personal and professional staff development needs to meet the College’s Strategic Plan.
• To ensure continuous professional development (CPD) requirements as specified by the College and that may be identified during College processes, for example Appraisal.
• To participate in the College Appraisal Scheme.
• To maintain awareness of the requirements of the College Health and Safety Policy and to be responsible for ensuring that the duties and responsibilities detailed in the College Health and Safety Policy are adhered to and carried out.
• To read and apply the College Safeguarding and Prevent procedures and to ensure that the duties and responsibilities detailed in the College Safeguarding Policy and Prevent Duty Policy are adhered to and carried out.
• To read the College Single Equality Scheme and to act in accordance with statutory obligations under the equality duties and in compliance with current Equality and Diversity legislation.
• To ensure adherence to the College Data Protection Policy.
• To work to the College quality standards and systems within the context of the College quality systems.
• To undertake such other duties and responsibilities as are appropriate to this level of post, including any reasonable request made by Head of Faculty or Senior Leadership Team.
Essential Skills and Characteristics
Experience of working with young people aged 16-19 with significant SEN needs, including Autism
To demonstrate effective working with disaffected young people
An ability to communicate effectively with students, parents and multi agencies
An ability to work independently and as part of a team
Good organisation, time management, communication and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of the principals involved in giving advice and guidance to young people including the place of confidentiality and sharing of information
Effective ICT skills to include electronic record keeping and communication
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Tenure of post: Permanent, Term Time Only
Hours of work: 12.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday)
Salary: Up to £24,099.00 per annum, pro rata for part time
Pension: Local Government Pension Scheme (optional). This is an employee
and employer contributory pension scheme.
The Henley College is an Equal Opportunities Employer. The Henley College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS (previously CRB) check
The Henley College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.