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Specialist Mentor for Students with Asperger Syndrome or Autistic Spectrum Conditions

Job Details
• Job title: Specialist Mentor for Students with Asperger Syndrome or Autistic Spectrum Conditions
• School/Support Department: Student Disability Service
• Salary: Grade UE07, part-time (sessional, Evenings only), £25.13 per hour (inc. Annual Leave Allowance)
• Line manager: Assistant Director: Student Support

Job Purpose
• To provide structured support on a 1:1 basis for students with Asperger Syndrome or Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC).
• To provide tools and techniques to enable students to define and recognise their difficulty and explore solutions.
• To provide support with study skills in order to ensure students are fully accessing their learning and achieving their potential.

Main Responsibilities

  • Assess the specific study skills needs of students with ASC. [10%]
  • Provide professional practical and study skills support to students with ASC by enabling them to develop self-management and day-to-day life management skills; and developing strategies with students to assist them to contribute in tutorials, attend lectures, seminars, field trips, conduct library research, perform in examinations and all associated study requirements. [40%]
  • To support students to develop enhanced social and communication skills in order to integrate more effectively with other students and staff. [40%]
  • Keep confidential records in accordance with the Data Protection Act and quality assurance procedures. [10%]
  • Planning and Organising
    • Plan and monitor the development of study skills
    • Maintain regular contact with students; keep written records of meetings and follow-up on non-attendance.
    • Contribute to the further development of the support of students with ASC in the University.

    Problem Solving
    • Use professional skills to assist students to define their difficulties and find solutions.
    • Ensure needs of student are recognised and appropriately addressed while maintaining the academic integrity of their studies.
    • Use initiative and professional expertise to find non-standard solutions to individual problems.

    Decision Making
    • Decide what practical study-related help is required for each individual student.
    • Decide on the frequency and nature of the mentoring contact and liaise with Advisory staff within the Student Disability Service to ensure adequate funding is in place.

    Key Contacts/Relationships
    • Report directly to the Assistant Director: Student Support of the Student Disability Service
    • Liaise with advisory staff regarding students’ support, particularly if issues require escalation.

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job
    Essential
    • Qualified to Degree level or equivalent
    • Comprehensive learning in adult autism, ideally 5 National Autistic Society core online modules and/or a Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Autism or other recognised qualification in the field of autism
    • At least 2 years of experience of working with adults with ASC in a 1-1 setting
    • Awareness of equality and data protection legislation, confidentiality and duty of care issues
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and empathy
    • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    Desirable
    • Knowledge of curriculum delivery and forms of assessment with experience of undertaking study skills tuition and other support functions for students in higher education
    • Knowledge of external support agencies within Edinburgh and the support that is available for people with ASC high level of awareness of boundary issues and of other professional and ethical issues
    • Close attention to detail with a logical approach to problem solving
    • Experience of working in a team
    • Confidence in working independently with learners
    • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft office

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    Dimensions
    With over 40,000 students and more than 10,000 staff, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s leading universities. Currently, over 4,000 disabled students attend the University, and it is the role of the Student Disability Service to provide support to these students and to promote disability equality across the institution.
    • Providing direct personal support for up to 12 students according to availability and demand
    • Reporting to Assistant Director: Student Support regarding work progress and availability for work.

    Job Context and any other relevant information
    Working hours will vary depending on the number of students requiring support; the post-holder is therefore required to work flexibly

    Application Procedure

    All applicants should apply online by clicking the apply link at the bottom of this page and submitting an up to date CV. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments.

    We anticipate interviews will be held on Thursday 22nd November 2018. You will be notified by email whether you have been shortlisted for interview or not.
    The closing date is 5pm on 9th November 2018.

    Eligibility to Work

    In accordance with UK legislation the University of Edinburgh, as an employer, has a legal responsibility to prevent illegal working and therefore must check that all employees are entitled to work in the United Kingdom (UK).

    To do so, the University requires to see original documents evidencing right to work in the UK before commencement of employment and this is normally carried out at interview. Details will be provided in any letter of invitation to interview.

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    For further information on eligibility to work please visit our eligibility to work website

    In the circumstances where the vacancy does not meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) criteria for sponsorship the successful applicant must have the existing right to work in the UK or individual circumstances which enable permission to work to be obtained.

    For further information about whether you require a visa and other visa routes please visit the GOV.UK website

    Conditions of Employment

    Pension Scheme
    This role is grade UE07 and therefore the post holder is automatically included in membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subject to the USS membership criteria, unless they indicate that they choose not to join the Scheme.

    For further information please visit our Pensions website .

    Salary

    The role is grade UE07 and attracts an annual salary of £33,199 to £39,609 for 35 hours each week. Salary is paid monthly by direct transfer to your Bank or Building Society account, normally on the 28th of the month. Salaries for part-time staff are calculated on the full-time scales, pro-rata to the Standard Working Week.

    Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) (insert if applicable)

    This post is subject to registration with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme, for regulated work with children and/or protected adults as appropriate. Employment in this post is conditional on the successful post holder being able to obtain/holding PVG scheme membership. The successful candidate will not be permitted to commence employment until this has been confirmed.

    Information provided will be kept confidential and individuals will not be discriminated against unnecessarily due to non relevant offending background. If you require further information on the PVG scheme please visit Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme

    The University reserves the right to vary the candidate information or make no appointment at all. Neither in part, nor in whole does this information form part of any contract between the University and any individual.

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    Classroom Assistant II (Part Time-4 Positions)


    Position Details

    Position Information

    Recruitment/Posting TitleClassroom Assistant II (Part Time-4 Positions)
    Posting Number18TM0693
    DepartmentCtr-Strategic Urban Ldrshp-Cmd
    Overview
    Posting Summary

    The Classroom Assistant will support the classrooms serving children from ages 0-3 years and creating and maintaining a safe and stimulating environment for young children. This position is responsible for daily care of the children enrolled in his/her class. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: physical caregiving, following an age appropriate daily plan, and facilitation of supportive relationships with co-workers, parents, and students. The Classroom Assistant II ensures, supports, and promotes each child’s safety, health, and development in cooperation with their families and other early childhood professionals in a manner consistent with NAEYC, NJDHS and child care licensing regulations

    Position Status
    Hours Per Week19.5
    Daily Work Shift
    FLSANonexempt
    Position Salary$10-$12 per hour
    Payroll DesignationPeopleSoft
    Terms of AppointmentTemporary Staff Appointment – Hourly

    Qualifications

    Minimum Education and Experience

    AA degree, preferably in the field of Early Childhood Education of Child Development from an accredited public or private institution of higher education. Child Development Associate (CDA) credential for Preschool Caregivers required or an equivalent credential that addresses comparable competencies; or must obtain the credential within one year of employment as a Classroom Assistant II.

    Preferred Qualifications
    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Must have (or be willing to obtain) training and experience necessary to develop consistent, stable, and supportive relationships with very young children. Ability to work as part of a multi-program/disciplinary team in providing a variety of services to children and families. Experience working with children from low income families. Valid First Aid/CPR card, food handler’s card, negative TB test, and clear criminal background check required.

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    Physical Demands and Work Environment
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    Posting Details

    Posting Open Date
    Posting Close Date
    Open Until FilledNo
    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Regional CampusRutgers University-Camden
    Home Location CampusRutgers University-Camden
    Location Details

    Pre-employment Screenings

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

    Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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    Osteoporosis Prevention & Treatment Ctr Student Worker

    Working TitleOsteoporosis Prevention & Treatment Ctr Student Worker
    Anticipated Starting Academic TermFall
    Job TypeStudent
    Job CategoryAdministrative/Office Support
    Federal Work Study Required?No
    Job SummaryThe student will be involved in patient relations, answer phones, scheduling patient appointments, study recruitment assistance, database entry, filing, copying, faxing
    Job RequirementsPrior customer service experience, familiarity or interest in medicine/medical terminology and Microsoft Office
    Child Protection ClearancesThe following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
    Hourly Pay Rate$7.65
    Anticipated Number of Openings2
    Anticipated Hours per Week10-20
    Anticipated Weekly Scheduleflexible
    CampusPittsburgh
    Primary Work LocationKaufmann Bldg, Suite 1110
    Posting NumberS-07648-P

     

    The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

     

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    Student Software Developer (FALL)


    Student Software Developer (FALL)  
    Job Number:
     183298 
    Organization
    : CIMMS
    Job Location
    : United States-Oklahoma-Norman
    Schedule
    : Part-time
    Work Schedule: Flexible, 10-20 hours per week
    Salary Range: $10.00
    Benefits Provided: No 
    Required Attachments: Resume, Academic Transcripts, Class Schedule 

    Job Description

     

    The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) seeks to fill a Student Assistant position to contribute to CIMMS Meteorological Phenomena Identification Near the Ground (mPING) project (http://mping.ou.edu/).

    The principal duties of this position are:

  • Develop technical expertise with the Python/Django RESTful system and the packages and tools used in the mPING project
  • Develop a plan for system improvements and changes to the mPING system with CIMMS personnel
  • Document the project by way of creating appropriate wiki pages
  • Potentially work on creating automated backup and system monitoring tools
  • Potentially make modifications and improvements to the iOS and Android mPING apps
  • Potentially develop new display web tools for research purposes
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    Job Requirements

     

    Required Education: Must be currently enrolled in the current Fall 2018 Term as a student at the University of Oklahoma. Hiring contingent upon verification of current student status.

    • Must attach Fall 2018 oZONE class schedule.

    Skills:

    • Strong computer programming skills with particular emphasis on Python and PostgreSQL
    • Strong familiarity with the UNIX/Linux operating environment and web services such as Nginx, Django and RESTful web applications

    Department Preferences:

    • Optional experience with mobile app development on Android and/or iOS is a plus
    • Experience debugging and/or trouble shooting software and hardware issues
    • Experience working with complex software applications and web-based communications
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively with others 
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    Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing
     
    Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?: Yes
    Special Indications: None 
    Job Posting
    : Oct 30, 2018
    Unposting Date
    : Ongoing

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