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Speech, Language, Communication and Sensory Mentor

£17,871 per annum (£19,455 pro rata)
Wiltshire College

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Wiltshire College & University Centre is the main provider of further and higher education in Wiltshire and is fast on its way to becoming outstanding having achieved a good Ofsted grade in June 2018. Based across the county on four main campuses, the College offers an extensive range of courses at all levels and has ambitious plans for growth in a region with exciting potential.

We are currently seeking a Speech, Language, Communication and Sensory (SLCS) Mentor to join the team based at our Salisbury campus on a full time, term time only + 4 weeks contract.

The main purpose of this role is to provide high quality learning support to named learners with speech, language, communication and sensory support needs. Within this role you will enable learners with speech, language, communication and sensory support needs to access learning and college facilities; and through the provision of learning support, aid retention and achievement of high needs students and students with a declared need. You will also be required to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of support provided to ensure that the support provided meets the needs of the learner and to develop a continuous cycle of review and improvement. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of learners remains a top priority.

The successful candidate will have experience of using Makaton and British Sign Language and a qualification in communication support is desirable. Experience of supporting young people and adults with profound and moderate learning difficulties is essential, as well as a good understanding of ALS needs and strategies for supporting students. SLCS Mentors will be assigned to work with students with a range of learning disabilities and learning difficulties from pre-entry to HE level. As such they will need to have an appropriate level of education themselves, including the attainment of Maths and English to at least level 2.

Wiltshire College & University Centre is committed to the protection of young people and vulnerable adults and to Safeguarding and Prevent and promoting the welfare of learners and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The College is accredited to the Disability Confident Employer award, part of this means a commitment to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.

Employment benefits include access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, free on-site parking, Staff Development programme and a variety of in-house benefits such as gyms, coffee shop, restaurants and high-street discounts using Perkbox.

The closing date for this role is midday Monday 25 November 2019

Closing date

Adverts normally close at midday on the closing date, however vacancies may close early if sufficient applications have been received. Therefore, we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.


Candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted by Networx or the Wiltshire College & University Centre HR Department. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we will not be able to provide feedback for candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview.

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