Specialist one-to-one Study Skills and Strategy Support – Autism Spectrum Conditions (SS-ASC)- Ref: SSASD003


Specialist one-to-one Study Skills and Strategy Support – Autism Spectrum Condition (SS – ASC)

Job reference: SSAASD003

Location: Nationwide

Optimum Student Support delivers highly specialised, individually tailored academic and mental health support services to students who are in receipt of Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). We are passionate in supporting our students to address any barriers they may face towards their learning.

At Optimum Student Support, we pride ourselves on employing only the best support workers to contribute to supporting students to succeed academically and prepare them for a seamless transition into the professional world.

Due to the expansion of our specialist service, we are looking to expand our team of dedicated and experienced Study Skills and Strategy Support support workers.


About the role

The Specialist one-to-one study skills and strategy support autism (SS:ASC) role can be recommended for autistic students, attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

This specialist one-to-one support focuses on helping students to develop study skills and strategies to work effectively in a higher education context in the presence of their condition. It should be tailored to a student’s individual needs, and support workers delivering this role should set out clear goals and timescales for achieving these goals. A reducing level of support to enable independence should be agreed, where it is appropriate.

Support workers undertaking this role should have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of autistic thinking and learning, together with an awareness of the strengths which students with these conditions can bring to a learning situation and the skills to help students make use of these strengths and overcome barriers to learning. An understanding of relevant assistive technology (AT) is also desirable.

Furthermore, you will be required to:

  • deliver study skills sessions according to Optimum Student Support guidelines and Code of Conduct
  • manage paperwork effectively, i.e. completing time sheets and Individual Learning Plans (ILPs)
  • represent Optimum Student Support in a professional manner, this includes adhering to our policies regarding confidentiality and safeguarding.


Qualifications, Skills & Experience required:

What we can offer you:

  • Competitive rates
  • Holiday Pay
  • Flexible hours
  • A dedicated team who you can contact at any time to provide you with support
  • Discount on Optimum Elearning courses


Additional Information:

The working hours vary according to the needs of the student and the number of students you will be allocated. All support workers are required to have internet access. All Optimum Student Support employees must be able to receive emails and phone calls when on location.

Optimum Student Support Ltd is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. Optimum Student Support Ltd is a Disability Committed employer and promotes diversity in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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