UMO Specialist One to One Study Skills Support Role
Would you like to work for an award-winning, not for profit organisation? UMO is a leading provider of specialist mentoring services to students in higher and further education. We are currently growing our team of Specialist Study Skills Support workers, providing one to one support to university students.
This is a rewarding role, where you will be working in partnership with students to help them improve their ability to study independently and to get the very best from their time at university.
You must be able to:
● Demonstrate a successful track record of working with students with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD. This need not necessarily be with adults
● Show a good understanding of the requirements of academic work at university level
● Build rapport with students and maintain professional relationships with them
● Communicate professionally and effectively with your colleagues and with university disability/wellbeing teams
You must hold one of the following professional memberships mandated by the Department for Education:
● PATOSS (full or associate membership)
● British Dyslexia Association (professional membership)
● ADSHE (professional membership)
● Dyslexia Guild (Associate, Member or Fellow)
You will proactively assist students to develop their skills in areas such as the following:
● Personal organisation and time management
● Revision strategies
● Reading comprehension techniques
● Essay planning and drafting
● Proofreading for spelling, punctuation and grammar
● Revision strategies
● Strategies to help with concentration and memory
● Maintaining a healthy balance between study and other aspects of life.
You will meet students regularly, either at their universities or via remote means, during their term times. It is an advantage if you are able to travel into central London.
You can expect a flexible contract, and a very competitive hourly rate of £35 when working with students studying inside the M25 (£33 per hour for those who study outside the M25). Benefits include sick pay and holiday pay. We provide reflective/facilitative support groups for staff and can also offer supervision. You will also be part of a small team, where professional knowledge and the sharing of experience is valued.
To apply for this role, please send a CV and a covering letter to: Julia Childs, Lead Study Skills and Strategy Support (SpLD) Specialist at [email protected] . Julia will also be happy to answer any questions you might have; just email using the same address.