Full Time, 37 hours p/week
We are looking to appoint someone to coordinate and undertake assessments for exam access arrangements and specialist (cognitive) assessments of disability and/or learning difficulty across our four campuses.
In this role, you will ?
•Work with the Learning Support Managers and curriculum staff to ensure that the learning support needs of students and applicants are assessed in a timely manner. ?
•Build effective relationships with feeder schools to enable sharing of information and supporting evidence pf a learner’s prior learning disabilities and normal ways of working. ?
•Monitor and assess the effectiveness of the service by reviewing the progress and the outcomes of individual students in line with the College’s quality framework, student review procedures and inspection and audit requirements. ?
•Work with academic staff to advise on support strategies and ensure that teaching / tutoring strategies and materials are appropriate for the learners needs.
The successful candidate must present evidence of successful completion of a post-graduate course in individual specialist assessment at or equivalent to Level 7, including at least 100 hours relating to individual specialist assessment, which must include training in all of the following*:
•the theoretical basis underlying psychometric tests;
•the appropriate use of nationally standardised tests for the 16 – 19 and 19+ age group;
•the objective administration of attainment tests which can be administered individually;
•the appropriate selection and objective use of tests of cognitive skills;
•the ethical administration of testing including the ability to understand the limitation of their own skills and experience, and to define when it is necessary to refer the candidate to an alternative professional.
*(see full requirements in the JCQ AA Regs 2019/20 Section 7)
In addition, you will possess excellent organisation and administration skills and be able to maintain professionalism at all times and you must have a thorough understanding of the current edition of the JCQ publication Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments and the principles, procedures and accountabilities involved and be familiar with the Equality Act 2010.
Wiltshire College & University Centre is committed to the protection of young people and vulnerable adults and to Safeguarding and Prevent and promoting the welfare of learners and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The College is accredited to the Disability Confident Employer award, part of this means a commitment to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.
Employment benefits include a total of 30days annual leave per annum plus bank holidays and College closure days over the Christmas period, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme free on-site parking, Staff Development programme and a variety of in-house benefits such as gyms, coffee shop, restaurants and high-street discounts using Perkbox.
The closing date for this role is midday Friday 06 September 2019. Interviews scheduled to take place Thursday 12 September or Tuesday 17 September 2019.
Adverts normally close at midday on the closing date, however vacancies may close early if sufficient applications have been received. Therefore, we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.
Candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted by Networx or the Wiltshire College & University Centre HR Department. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we will not be able to provide feedback for candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview.
Wiltshire 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.