SpLD Screening Adviser (Fixed Term)

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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 3 September 2026 in the first instance.

The Accessibility & Disability Resource Centre (ADRC) invites applications for a part time (o.5 FTE) Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) Screening Adviser. You provide an initial screening service to students with specific learning difficulties as part of the ADRC team. You will also work closely with academic and support staff within university departments and within colleges, as well as with other professional services staff within the University's Student Services Centre. The post-holder will report to the Senior Neurodiversity Adviser and be part of the ADRC's Neurodiversity Team.

You will be qualified at degree level (or with equivalent relevant experience). and hold a post-graduate qualification in assessing and diagnosing specific learning difficulties. You should have recent experience screening or assessing students for SpLDs and an up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge of legislation, regulatory guidance and debate in relation to disability equality in a tertiary education setting. An understanding of and commitment to the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) would be an advantage.

You will need excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences and expectations, demonstrating a commitment to equality of opportunity. The ability to work to deadlines in a busy support service environment is essential.

Additional information about the role may be found within the further particulars. Your application should include an up-to-date CV and a covering letter in which you set out clearly how your experience and expertise addresses the issues set out in this advertisement and the criteria listed in the Person Specification (the knowledge, skills and experience required for the role), providing relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted on this basis.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact disability@admin.cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: 24th January 2024

Interview date: 30th January 2024

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If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact SSCjobs@admin.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference XD39478 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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