Student Support Worker

Vacancy posted: Friday, 11 July 2008

Salary: 19,439 to 21,406
Location: Glasgow

Closing date: 25 July 2008
Job ref. no.: 0204

Please note: This vacancy is no longer advertised.

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Job Specification

Job title:                      Student Support Worker

Responsible to:         Schools Liaison Co-ordinator

The main purpose of the post is to provide the highest standards of professional support to students attending college through the More Choices, More Chances Initiative.

The Student Support Worker will work flexibly as part of a staff team in the identification of students’ needs and support for the completion of appropriate college programmes.

Principal Duties:

Working with students

Act as ‘first point of contact’ for More Choices, More Chances students, referred by partnership Education Authorities

Provide direct practical help, support and guidance to students on relevant Faculty / Unit Programmes

Build positive relationships with students, staff, external agencies, and employers

Assist with the identification of issues and concerns which may affect students’ retention and progression and facilitate solutions to these challenges in conjunction with appropriate staff members.

Working with lecturing staff

Participate in section/Faculty/Unit meetings as required

Fulfil clerical and administrative tasks as identified by the Line Manager

Represent the College at partnership meetings and/or marketing events as required

Cascade relevant information to Faculties/Units.

General Duties

Liaise with external agencies and employers on behalf of students

Identify issues and concerns which may affect the smooth running of programmes and bring this to the attention of senior lecturers and Heads of Faculties/Units

Participate in identified staff development and training programmes

Understand issues of confidentiality in relation to the nature of the work undertaken and ensuring that this confidentiality is maintained

Be aware of Health and Safety, Child Protection and Disclosure Scotland Policies and understand own responsibilities within relevant procedures of the aforementioned

Assist with the completion of all appropriate MCMC documentation and Scottish Funding Council returns

Contribute to the preparation of marketing materials, correspondence.

These duties should not be regarded as exhaustive and will be subject to review from time to time. 

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