Disability Advisor University of New South Wales Student Support and Services Australia

Disability Advisor

 

 

Job no: 496717

Work type: Fixed term / Full time

Location: Sydney, NSW

Categories: Student Services

 

    One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities

    Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion

    Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

 

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

 

The Student Support and Services (SSS) function are focused on providing a great experience for all students. We will be creating a central team comprised of four pillars who will partner with faculties, in order to deliver a centralised service which remains a local presence for specialised services.

 

The Student Life and Community portfolio’s focus will be to enhance the student experience through support services and extracurricular activities. They will drive the management of these services and will work with the integration of the digital systems to ensure a consistent level of support and greater access to extracurricular opportunities is provided to all UNSW students.

 

About the role

 

    $91K - $101K plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading

    12 month Fixed Term Contract

    Full-time 35 hours per week

 

The Disability Services Unit supports students who are living and studying with a range of disabilities, mental health conditions and/ or long-term health concerns by the provision of educational adjustments in support of the University’s legislative requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act. As the Disability Advisor, you will be responsible for determining the support needs of these students so they can participate equitably in their study program. Specifically, you will be a key point of contact and expertise within the team in relation to students living with mental health conditions. You will be responsible for the provision of best practice advice to DSU colleagues and liaison with UNSW Counselling and Psychological Services in support of the University's mental health framework.

 

About the successful applicant

 

As the Disability Advisor you will be the Key point of contact and expertise within the team in relation to students living with mental health conditions. Provision of best practice advice to DSU colleagues and liaison with UNSW Counselling and Psychological Services in support of the University's mental health framework. Experience in this is essential.

 

    A relevant Degree and extensive experience in health, education or disability or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or training

    Significant experience working with students living with disabilities, long term health concerns and/or mental health conditions using person centred, strengths-based approaches to foster self-advocacy and independence

    Demonstrated ability to assess the learning impact of studying with a range of disabilities, long term health concerns and/or mental health conditions and to determine individualised educational adjustments

    Knowledge and understanding of inclusive practice as it relates to the learning and teaching context. Understanding of application and use of inclusive (assistive) technologies to support learning and independence for students living with a disability

    Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills

    Well-developed influencing, negotiation and conflict resolution skills

    Strong organisational skills including a demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines and work efficiently and effectively under pressure

    Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively and to contribute positively and proactively to the team’s work. Demonstrated self-motivation, initiative and judgement

    Knowledge and understanding of the legislative context including: Disability Discrimination Act, Disability Standards for Education, Privacy Act. Capacity to apply this knowledge in the Higher Education environment

    Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

 

Download File Position Description - Disability Advisor - L7 - DVC A - TD (1) (2).pdf

 

Contact:

 

Kim Symons, Talent Acquisition Consultant

 

E: k.symons@unsw.edu.au

 

T: 9385 0670

 

Applications close:  26 May 2019 before 11pm

 

UNSW is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity

 

 

 

Position Description

 

Advertised: 06 May 2019 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 26 May 2019 AUS Eastern Standard Time


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