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Personal Tutors for Bachelor of Social Work Students

Personal Tutors for Bachelor of Social Work Students

Applications are sought for Personal Tutors for the Bachelor of Social Work Degree at the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work.  

Closing date: 12 noon on 19th July 2019

The main role of the Personal Tutor is to provide pastoral support to a group of approximately 15 students over the course of their programme at Queen’s. Personal Tutors will play a particularly important role in supporting students during their practice learning opportunities. 

Personal Tutors will also be engaged in weekly tutorials and skills teaching (4 hours per week on Monday and Friday afternoons) in the Autumn semester of first year, and weekly tutorial teaching in the Spring semester of level 2 for those with groups on the three year BSW programme.

We wish to compile a list of suitably qualified individuals to undertake Personal Tutoring during the next academic year however we must state that there is no guarantee of work. 

Appointments will be made for a 2 or 3 year period in the first instance.  If you are qualified for more than five years and have an interest in working with social work students within an academic and practice environment, you are eligible to apply for these part-time positions. Further details and eligibility criteria are below.

Academic Tutors are also required in the areas of Criminal Justice, Law and Social Policy, other areas of specialism may emerge.  Please see eligibility criteria below.

Applications are via a full CV emailed to the School Manager, (sseswschoolmanager@qub.ac.uk).

Please indicate clearly if you are applying to be a Personal Tutor, an Academic Tutor, or both.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 1st August 2019 at the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work.  Applicants will be contacted by email with regard to interview.

Induction and Training will take place in September 2019. This is compulsory for all successful applicants.

Duties and Responsibilities of the University Tutor – University Requirements

A University Tutor shall:

  • Be responsible to the Head of School in which he or she is engaged or such other member of academic staff as may be designated by the Head of School.
  • Undertake to the satisfaction of the designated member of academic staff and the Head of School such duties as shall be specified by the University. Such duties shall include teaching in lectures, seminars, tutorials, associated preparation, student supervision, attendance at meetings, and may include contribution to marking of coursework, written examinations and other forms of assessment.
  • Be responsible for all equipment etc. and ensure that all procedures set out in the safety regulations shall be followed. Damage or deficiency must be reported immediately to the Head of School or other authorised persons and in the event of an accident, appropriate report forms must be completed.
  • Keep records and comply with such procedures associated with teaching and assessment as may be specified.
  • Undertake such training as may be specified by the Head of School.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Personal Tutor –School Requirements

In addition, the duties of the Social Work Personal Tutor are to:

  • Provide pastoral support to students and be the key link between students and the university;
  • Support students in their practice learning and participate as a member of the practice learning training team;
  • Teaching Commitment – weekly tutorials during semester on specified modules aimed at supporting professional development;
  • Support academic and professional development;
  • Monitor and review attendance and academic progress;
  • Engage in problem-solving and decision-making in relation to student practice learning
  • Ensure Quality assurance and maintenance of professional accountability
  • Adhere to the detailed roles and responsibilities of their respective year group as set out in the Tutors Handbook

Eligibility Criteria: Personal Tutor

Criteria

Essential

Desirable

Social Work Qualifications and Experience

  • Professional Qualification in Social Work
  • Eligible for registration with Northern Ireland Social Care Council
  • Degree in social work or another relevant social sciences subject
  • Five years’ experience in professional social work practice
  • Practice Teachers Award

A Degree at Masters Level

 

 

 

Education and Training Experience

  • Experience in mentoring or supporting social work student/practitioner learning (e.g. academic tutoring; on-site supervision of practice learning; support to newly qualified social workers in their Assessed Year in Practice (AYE); practice supervision of newly qualified social workers)

Experience of Practice teaching

 

Experience of Academic tutoring

 

Experience of Lecturing at University or Further Education College

Administration and Management

  • Evidence of ability to organise time efficiently
  • Evidence of ability to manage own workload effectively

 

 

Personal Skills and Qualities

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Group work skills

 

 

 

Eligibility Criteria: Academic Tutor

Criteria

Essential

Desirable

Social Work Qualifications and Experience

  • Professional Qualification in Social Work
  • Eligible for registration with Northern Ireland Social Care Council
  • Degree in social work or another relevant social sciences subject
  • Five years’ experience in professional social work practice

A Degree at Masters Level

 

 

 

Education and Training Experience

  • Experience in mentoring or supporting social work student/practitioner learning (e.g. academic tutoring; on-site supervision of practice learning; support to newly qualified social workers in their Assessed Year in Practice (AYE); practice supervision of newly qualified social workers)

Experience of Practice teaching

 

Experience of Academic tutoring

 

Experience of Lecturing at University or Further Education College

Administration and Management

  • Evidence of ability to organise time efficiently
  • Evidence of ability to manage own workload effectively

 

 

Personal Skills and Qualities

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Group work skills

 

 

 

This page will be updated as and when job opportunties arise.

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