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Specialist Mentor x 2

  • Part time
  • £29,614 – £33,309 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th August 2022


  • Advertised from 27th July 2022
  • 14 hours per week. 1 x term time role, 1 x year round role

Role

The Purpose of this role is to provide individual academic and study related support for disabled students, particularly those with autism spectrum conditions; the level and type of support will vary according to individual needs. Typically, mentors will assist students to manage the impact of their condition, develop organisational skills and manage their time and workload effectively. This support will help them to develop as independent learners and maintain the necessary focus on academic progress.

The Specialist Mentor will work within the Disability Service, as part of the Wellbeing and Inclusion team, and is expected to work closely and proactively with colleagues in the Student & Academic Services Directorate, and across the University to provide high quality professional support to students.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

- The provision of mentoring support, advice and guidance to students with disabilities, primarily those on the autism spectrum. The aim of this support is to assist students to develop the skills and confidence to succeed in their academic careers.

- Work with a caseload of students and engage in a structured manner to deliver support as outlined by the student’s Disability Adviser.

- Maintain detailed and accurate records of meetings with students and liaise with Disability Advisers to update on student progress.

- Preserve the confidential nature of the work and adhere to relevant GDPR requirements.

- Identify those at academic or psychological risk, taking appropriate action to escalate concerns as required and support students to access additional University services as necessary.

- To pursue continuous professional development, in order to maintain their knowledge base, self-awareness, and enhanced skills.

- On occasion, provide assistance to students requiring physical support around campus and/or notetaking support in class.

- Undertake additional work within the Disability Service commensurate with the grade e.g. support the delivery of training materials and workshops to colleagues in the academic Colleges and Schools.

- To provide administrative support to the service as and when required, including data entry and record keeping.

- To collaborate with the wider multi-disciplinary team and associated colleagues, to provide effective wellbeing support and clear referral pathways.

Application notes

To find out more and to apply please visit our vacancies page and search for Vacancy References:

Year round role: 092351

Term time role: 092350

Closing Date: 10 August 2022