ALS Assessment Service Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £24,782 – £37,388 gross annum
Reference Number: EAA
As the ALS Assessment Service Lead, you and your team will be working across all areas of the College, completing Exam Access Assessments and Dyslexia support assessments for students that have highlighted additional support needs, managing both your own and your team’s caseloads, prioritising assessments where appropriate. You will also lead and support the HE Disability services team who support our HE students whilst they study with us.
You must also be qualified to assess for access arrangements in exams and have comprehensive knowledge of and experience of working within access arrangement legislation.
You will also be experienced in working with a range of young people including young adults with additional needs and assessing the potential impact of needs on learning.
Main Duties and Responsibilities Include:
* Work with the assessment team to assess learner eligibility for support and coordinate staff in completing Exam Access Arrangements (EAA) and carry out relevant assessments to support the applications made. Complete all paperwork accurately and effectively in a timely manner to meet submission criteria.
* To promote the assessment process as a positive experience by ensuring learners feel valued, listened to and empowered. Provide a student friendly summary which is clear, concise and practical.
* Work with the Assessment Team to produce information and self-help guides for learners that enables better understanding and self-management of their dyslexia and Literacy difficulties in everyday life, learning and work.
* Work with the assessment team to triage and complete dyslexia assessments to support effective intervention and therefore student progress.
* To provide Specialist Teacher reports that identify a range of reasonable adjustments to ensure learners can access to the curriculum. To support the Advisory Teachers to provide advice and guidance to teaching and support staff on how best to support learners.
* Act as the key liaison for the Assessment Team between the Inclusion and ALS Manager and Exams to ensure the college EAA system works effectively. Support Maths, English and Vocational Tutors with information, advice and guidance to appreciate the benefits of applying early for EAA and the importance of returning the “Normal Way of Working” form to support applications.
Blackburn College has great terms and conditions and an excellent benefits package available that helps to attract, motivate and retain the best people to drive forward the College’s mission, vision and strategic objectives. Our benefits package is under constant review, the main benefits you will enjoy include:
* Holidays – We offer generous annual leave of 35 Days per annum (pro rata for part time), plus statutory (eight) days and up to six discretionary days per annum. The timing of all holidays is subject to the agreement of your line manager.
* Pension – A Workplace Pension is a way of saving for your retirement beyond the foundation of a State Pension and at Blackburn College you will be auto-enrolled onto the Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS), a defined benefit scheme (subject to eligibility criteria). T
* Employee Assistance Programme with a 24/7/365 helpline for advice and support
* Regular Staff Physical Activity Sessions and reduced price gym membership
* Cycle to Work Scheme
* Family friendly policies
* Free eye tests and contribution to VDU use only glasses
* Several food outlets with a variety of menu choices
* A full range of discounted professional Hair & Beauty services provided by the Academy Salon
* Professional bakery offering variety of fresh breads, cakes and ready meals
Closing Date: 14 November 2023, 5pm
Interview Date: to be confirmed
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