Consultants

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Why Amano?

 

As an experienced accredited registered provider for many years, we have a knowledgeable in-house team and an ever growing network of consultants across the South West.

We consistently receive excellent feedback from our students, with our support consultants receiving genuine appreciation and recognition for helping students achieve their academic ambitions.

We offer a supportive workplace culture and a commitment to our consultants. Every week, our Support Manager is available at campuses across the region to meet with you to discuss any aspect of provision.

We also hold regular face to face meetings, CPD accredited training sessions and pride ourselves on communicating regularly with our consultants and acting on feedback.

” It is a pleasure to work with you. Thanks for your professionalism and CPD” – KA, Specialist Mentor

 

 

We also offer you the opportunity to work flexibly, so should you have to work outside of conventional hours – that’s fine by us. In addition, unlike many providers, we support working in the student’s home if their needs are recommended to be best met that way.

Working with Amano gives you access to the best technology innovations in the sector: the Amano App, e-time-sheets, and e-invoices – all reducing administration for our students and you, leaving more time for support.

“I have to say the Amano mobile app works really well! I’s such an easy way to keep on top of booking. I am loving your new technology” – HR, Specialist Mentor

And not forgetting that we also offer competitive pay and ongoing role specific training.

 

 

Our current vacancies are below

Student Support Coordinator

Location: Tavistock Office 

Salary: £26,000 to £30,000 

Employment status: Employed, full-time, 37.5 hour/week 

Amano offer you: 

  • A rewarding role with scope for further development into management 
  • Work within a professional and friendly team 
  • A competitive salary 
  • An annual performance related bonus 
  • Comprehensive training and CPD 
  • Innovative, easy-to-use Amano management systems 
  • The potential of flexible office/home based working. 

Amano Student Support: 

To meet the increasing demand for our high-quality support we now require an additional Student Support Coordinator to guide our specialist field-based consultants, build links with our higher education stakeholders, and to contribute to the management of our head-office team. 

Amano is aprovider of specialist learning support to disabled students studying in higher or further education, and to apprenticeship learners. Amano is an accredited Disabled Students Allowance provider offering academic student support across the South West. For 10 years our reputation has been built upon a professional, reliable and friendly approach to learner support.  

Our students and learners report high levels of satisfaction, and our services positively impact their access to, success in, and progression from education. 

The Amano approach gives: 

  • Student focused support 
  • Academic support towards goals and aspirations 
  • Hassle-free arrangements 
  • Studentchoice and empowerment 
  • Flexibility in support delivery 
  • Close collaboration with academic institutions. 

The Role: 

As an Amano Student Support Coordinator, you will: 

  • Take responsibility for the matching and allocating of students to the appropriate support consultant, promptly, and to achieve the best learning outcomes. 
  • Provide effective advice, guidance and supervision to Amano consultants who are supporting disabled students and learners in various educational settings 
  • This aspect of the role will include face-to-face, telephone, and remote support. 
  • Give guidance to Amano consultants on how the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) and other learning support funding works. 
  • Communicate promptly and professionally with other DSA stakeholders e.g. assessors and university and college student support services. 
  • Communicate effectively with students, learners, and occasionally their family members to further their academic success and progress. 
  • Monitor student engagement with their support and follow-up when appropriate. 
  • Contribute to the effective and efficient running of the head office support team, and ensure the highest professional standards are maintained. 
  • Contribute to the development of the Amano innovative systems and procedures. 
  • Contribute to the marketing of Amano services. 
  • Ensure that Amano consultants are working to both the Amano standards and the quality frameworkand audit standards that are in place. 
  • Be required to complete Amano administration and record keeping promptly and accurately. 
  • Have oversight of, and ensure that personnel records are complete and accurate. 
  • Follow Amano safeguarding, health and safety, lone working, and professional and personal boundaries policies. 
  • Be prepared to travel on a regular basis across the south west region. 

The Skills Required: 

As an Amano Student Support Coordinator, you will: 

  • Have significant experience of supporting disabled studentlearning under the DSA scheme or within a University setting. 
  • Have experience of providing one-to-one supervision to learning support workers. 
  • Have a good understanding of inclusivity and diversity in education and awareness of how the DSA and other funded learning/work support operates. 
  • Be able to guide a support consultant to assess a student’s needs and establish an appropriate Individual Support Plan. 
  • Understand the needs, objectives, and constraints of others, but also have an awareness of student’s strengths and moving them to independent learning. 
  • Have a good understanding of the particular demands of study in higher education or similar settings. 
  • Be able to clearly assess (and correctly advise) when a referral to, or ‘signposting’ to another service is required. 
  • Ideally have a good working knowledge of assistive technologies (AT) and related AT strategies to support learning. 
  • Have the ability to plan, prioritise and organise your own workload. 
  • Have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Have good competency in using office-based and mobile IT. 
  • Be proactive in maintaining your CPD. 

Personal Attributes: 

You will have bags of enthusiasm and energy directed towards the development of the highest quality learning support service. Your ability to consider innovative solutions by challenging conventions will set you apart. Encouraging the very best working atmosphere and outcomes within the team will be one of your key attributes. Attention to detail and accuracy will be one of your hallmarks and your communication skills will be of a professional level. 

Essential Qualifications and Training: 

You will be educated to degree level or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience. 

You will be able to demonstrate other training in the past 2 years in a range of other relevant topics such as mental health and wellbeing, autism, specific learning difficultiessensory impairment. 

Application:

Please send your CV and letter of application to graham@amanotech.com or call Graham on 01822 600060 for an informal discussion. Download Job Specification HERE

Specialist One to One Study Skills (Specific Learning Difficulty - SpLD), Bristol and Bath

 Job Information:

Salary: £30 per hour

Employment status: Freelance/Self-employed Consultant

Amano offer you:

  • A rewarding and flexible role
  • Face-to-face support from a professional and friendly team
  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive CPD
  • Innovative, easy-to-use Amano App.

Amano Student Support:

Amano is an accredited and certified Disabled Students Allowance Non-Medical Help Provider offering academic student support across the South West. For 10 years our reputation has been built on a professional, reliable and friendly approach to student support.

To meet the increasing demand for our first class support we are expanding our team of specialist support consultants.

The Amano approach gives:

  • Student focused support
  • Academic support towards goals and aspirations
  • Hassle-free arrangements
  • Student choice and empowerment
  • Flexibility in delivery
  • Adaptable support for changing needs

 The Role:

As an Amano Study Skills Consultant (SpLD) you will:

  • Provide effective support to students in a higher education setting
  • Work with individuals who may face barriers to learning due to a variety of mental health conditions
  • Address the issues which some students might have in acquiring, recalling and retaining information in written and spoken language
  • Address issues associated with memory, organisational, attention and numeracy difficulties
  • Work with your student to identify strategies to help address barriers
  • Provide support that is student specific and could include activities such as study strategies, time management, structuring reports and essays, proof-reading techniques, and research strategies
  • Work to enhance your student’s skills and to develop independent learning
  • Be responsible for organising sessions with your assigned students
  • Offer support on campus, in-home, or remotely as agreed with your student
  • Be required to complete Amano administration promptly and accurately
  • Follow Amano safeguarding, health and safety, lone working, and professional and personal boundaries policies.

The Skills Required:

As an Amano Study Skills Consultant (SpLD) you will:

  • Have substantial experience of working with students and/or people with specific learning difficulties
  • Be able to assess a student’s needs and with them establish an appropriate Individual Support Plan
  • Understand the needs, objectives, and constraints of others, but also have an awareness of student’s strengths
  • Have an understanding of the particular demands of study in higher education
  • Be able to clearly assess when a referral or ‘signpost’ to another service is required
  • Ideally have a good working knowledge of assistive technologies (AT) and related AT study skills strategies
  • Have the ability to plan, prioritise and organise your own workload
  • Have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Have good competency in using mobile IT
  • Be proactive in maintaining your CPD.

Essential Qualifications and Training:

You will be educated to degree level and must have current professional membership of one of the following organisations:

  • PATOSS (full or associate membership)
  • BDA (full professional membership)
  • ADSHE (professional membership)
  • Dyslexia Guild (member, associate or fellow membership)

Application:

Please send your CV to dsa@amanotech.com or call Rob or Graham on 01822 600060 for an informal discussion. If you do not hear from us by the 31st May 2018 with an invitation for interview then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful.

Specialist Mentor (Autistic Spectrum Disorder - ASD), Bristol and Bath

Job Information:

Salary: £30 per hour

Employment status: Freelance/Self-employed Consultant

Amano offer you:

  • A rewarding and flexible role
  • Face-to-face support from a professional and friendly team
  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive CPD
  • Innovative, easy-to-use Amano App.

Amano Student Support:

Amano is an accredited and certified Disabled Students Allowance Non-Medical Help Provider offering academic student support across the South West. For 10 years our reputation has been built on a professional, reliable and friendly approach to student support.

To meet the increasing demand for our first class support we are expanding our team of specialist support consultants.

The Amano approach gives:

  • Student focused support
  • Academic support towards goals and aspirations
  • Hassle-free arrangements
  • Student choice and empowerment
  • Flexibility in delivery
  • Adaptable support for changing needs

 The Role:

As an Amano Mentor (ASD) you will:

  • Provide effective support to students in a higher education setting
  • Work with individuals who may face barriers to learning due to autistic spectrum characteristics and associated difficulties
  • Work with your student to identify strategies to help address barriers
  • Provide support that is student specific and could include activities such as time management, planning, coping with anxiety and stress situations, prioritising workload, and creating a suitable work-life balance
  • Work to enhance your student’s autonomy, to monitor the effectiveness of strategies, and to help students recognise the barriers to learning created by their impairment
  • Be responsible for organising sessions with your assigned students in a flexible needs led way
  • Offer support on campus, in-home, or remotely as agreed with your student
  • Be required to complete Amano administration promptly and accurately
  • Follow Amano safeguarding, health and safety, lone working, and professional and personal boundaries policies.

The Skills Required:

As a Specialist Mentor (ASD) you will:

  • Have extensive experience of working with students with disabilities and people on the autistic spectrum
  • Be able to assess a student’s needs and with them establish an appropriate Individual Support Plan
  • Understand the needs, objectives, and constraints of others
  • Have an understanding of the particular demands of study in higher education
  • Be able to clearly assess when a referral or ‘signpost’ to another service is required
  • Have the ability to plan, prioritise and organise your own workload
  • Have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Have good competency in using mobile IT
  • Be proactive in maintaining your CPD.

Essential Qualifications and Training:

You will be educated to degree level AND hold a teaching qualification, AND you must have comprehensive training in supporting adults with autism which must include:

  • All 5 National Autistic Society (NAS) core autism online training modules (Understanding autism; autism and communication; autism, stress and anxiety; autism: supporting families) OR
  • Have attended and completed a NAS tutor-led course:
    • ‘Understanding Autism’ or
    • ‘Introduction to autism and the SPELL framework in Higher Education’ OR
  • Holding a Post-Graduate Certificate in Autism/PG Certificate in Aspergers AND a teaching qualification (minimum level 4).

Application:

Please send your CV to dsa@amanotech.com or call Rob or Graham on 01822 600060 for an informal discussion. If you do not hear from us by the 31st May 2018 with an invitation for interview then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful.

Specialist Mentor (Mental Health Condition), Bristol and Bath

Location: Dorset and Somerset

Job Information:

Salary: £30 per hour

Employment status: Freelance/Self-employed Consultant

Amano offer you:

  • A rewarding and flexible role
  • Face-to-face support from a professional and friendly team
  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive CPD
  • Innovative, easy-to-use Amano App.

Amano Student Support:

Amano is an accredited and certified Disabled Students Allowance Non-Medical Help Provider offering academic student support across the South West. For 10 years our reputation has been built on a professional, reliable and friendly approach to student support.

To meet the increasing demand for our first class support we are expanding our team of specialist support consultants.

The Amano approach gives:

  • Student focused support
  • Academic support towards goals and aspirations
  • Hassle-free arrangements
  • Student choice and empowerment
  • Flexibility in delivery
  • Adaptable support for changing needs

 The Role:

As an Amano Mentor (Mental Health) you will:

  • Provide effective support to students in a higher education setting
  • Work with individuals who may face barriers to learning due to a variety of mental health conditions
  • Work with your student to identify strategies to help address barriers
  • Provide support that is student specific and could include activities such as time management, planning, coping with anxiety and prioritising workload
  • Work to enhance your student’s autonomy and to monitor the effectiveness of strategies
  • Be responsible for organising sessions with your assigned students
  • Offer support on campus, in-home, or remotely as agreed with your student
  • Be required to complete Amano administration promptly and accurately
  • Follow Amano safeguarding, health and safety, lone working, and professional and personal boundaries policies.

The Skills Required:

As a Specialist Mentor (Mental Health) you will:

  • Have experience of working with students with disabilities and/or people with mental health difficulties
  • Be able to assess a student’s needs and with them establish an appropriate Individual Support Plan
  • Understand the needs, objectives, and constraints of others.
  • Have an understanding of the particular demands of study in higher education
  • Be able to clearly assess when a referral or ‘signpost’ to another service is required
  • Have the ability to plan, prioritise and organise your own workload
  • Have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Have good competency in using mobile IT
  • Be proactive in maintaining your CPD.

Essential Qualifications and Training:

You will be educated to degree level and must have membership of (at least) one of the following organisations:

  • Chartered British Psychological Society (BPS) member or IAPT register
  • Graduate BPS member and PG qualification in Psychology/mental heath
  • Association of Child Psychotherapists
  • British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) accreditation
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) individual or MBACP
  • British Psychoanalytic Council Member
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA) accredited member
  • FDAP National Counsellor Accreditation Certificate (NCAC)
  • General Medical Council – Psychiatry
  • Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) – Arts therapist/occupational therapist/ practitioner psychologist/social worker in England
  • Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) accredited member
  • Nursing and Midwifery council (NMC) – mental health nurse/community mental health nurse/ psychiatric nurse
  • Social worker body for Scotland SSSC/Wales CCWales/NI (NISCC)
  • UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) full clinical individual member
  • University Mental Health Advisors Network (UMHAN) Member.

Application:

Please send your CV to dsa@amanotech.com or call Rob or Graham on 01822 600060 for an informal discussion. If you do not hear from us by the 31st May 2018 with an invitation for interview then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful.

Specialist One to One Study Skills Support (SpLD and ASD), Southampton, Winchester (Hampshire wide)

10 Job Information:

Salary: £30 per hour

Employment status: Freelance/Self-employed Consultant

Amano offer you:

  • A rewarding and flexible role
  • Face-to-face support from a professional and friendly team
  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive CPD
  • Innovative, easy-to-use Amano App.

Amano Student Support:

Amano is a DSA-QAG accredited and certified Disabled Students Allowance Non-Medical Help Provider offering academic student support across the South West. For 10 years our reputation has been built on a professional, reliable and friendly approach to student support.

To meet the increasing demand for our first class support we are expanding our team of specialist support consultants.

The Amano approach gives:

  • Student focussed support
  • Academic support towards goals and aspirations
  • Hassle-free arrangements
  • Studentchoice and empowerment
  • Flexibility in delivery
  • Adaptable support for changing needs

 The Role:

As an Amano Study Skills Consultant (SpLD) you will:

  • Provide effective support to students in a higher education setting
  • Work with individuals who may face barriers to learning due to a variety of mental health conditions
  • Address the issues which some students might have in acquiring, recalling and retaining information in written and spoken language
  • Address issues associated with memory, organisational, attention and numeracy difficulties
  • Work with your student to identify strategies to help address barriers
  • Provide support that is student specific and could include activities such as study strategies, time management, structuring reports and essays, proof-reading techniques, and research strategies
  • Work to enhance your student’s skills and to develop independent learning
  • Be responsible for organising sessions with your assigned students
  • Offer support on campus, in-home, or remotely as agreed with your student
  • Be required to complete Amano administration promptly and accurately
  • Follow Amano safeguarding, health and safety, lone working, and professional and personal boundaries policies.

The Skills Required:

As an Amano Study Skills Consultant (SpLD) you will:

  • Have substantial experience of working with students and/or people with specific learning difficulties
  • Be able to assess a student’s needs and with them establish an appropriate Individual Support Plan
  • Understand the needs, objectives, and constraints of others, but also have an awareness of student’s strengths
  • Have an understanding of the particular demands of study in higher education
  • Be able to clearly assess when a referral or ‘signpost’ to another service is required
  • Ideally have a good working knowledge of assistive technologies (AT) and related AT study skills strategies
  • Have the ability to plan, prioritise and organise your own workload
  • Have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Have good competency in using mobile IT
  • Be proactive in maintaining your CPD.

Essential Qualifications and Training:

You will be educated to degree level and must have current professional membership of one of the following organisations:

  • PATOSS (full or associate membership)
  • BDA (full professional membership)
  • ADSHE (professional membership)
  • Dyslexia Guild (member, associate or fellow membership)

 

Application:

Please send your CV to dsa@amanotech.com or call Rob or Graham on 01822 600060 for an informal discussion.

Register

If you would like to register your interest in joining our network of support consultants, for an informal discussion, please contact Rob Whitby (NMH Support Manager) on 01822 60 00 60 or email: dsa@amanotech.com 

Mandatory Qualification Criteria

All Amano Learning Support Consultants are required to meet certain mandatory qualification criteria and/or have Professional body membership

Please see the DfE Guidance Document.