Specialist Mentor (Autistic Spectrum Disorder - ASD) Bristol

Why join Team Amano?

      • Competitive hourly pay rate.
      • Inclusive and supportive work environment collaborating with like-minded professionals.
      • Regular CPD e.g. Assistive Technology, disability and best practice.
      • Streamlined digital systems with e-signatures and e-invoicing to minimise admin time.
      • Student app that enables learners to monitor remaining support hours, approve timesheets, view their DSA documents and more.

We are looking for a Specialist Mentor (Autistic Spectrum Disorder – ASD) in the Bristol area.

 

Employment status: Freelance/Self-employed Consultant

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).

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 8 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
  • Student choice and empowerment
  • Flexibility in delivery
  • Adaptable support for changing needs

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.

Salary £32.10 per hour.

Please send your CV to amanorecruitment@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.