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Disability Services Advisor - UniMelb

About the role

The Disability Services Advisor plays a key part in the provision and coordination of strategies and services that ensure students requiring ongoing support and adjustments are able to participate equitably in their academic pursuits at the University of Melbourne. The Disability Services Advisor works closely with the team of Student Equity Advisors (SEAs) on the coordination of appropriate support and adjustments, to ensure a seamless experience for students from registration to the receipt of the appropriate academic adjustments. These services are delivered in a student-centric environment and in the context that all students are expected to be independent and active participants in their studies at University.

The Disability Services Advisor works collaboratively with Academic Divisions and provides resources, training and support for academic staff and students to ensure best practice as well as compliance with anti-discrimination legislation and policy. The Disability Services Advisor also liaises regularly with external providers of disability services, such as Vision Australia, to ensure service delivery meets the needs of our students. Through close contact with registered students, Academic Support Workers, external providers and other internal service teams, the Disability Services Advisor identifies areas for service improvement or proactive strategies to improve outcomes in the delivery of high quality services to students.

About you

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification and / or at least two years relevant employment experience in a tertiary education institution.
  • Experience in the development of inclusive resources for students with a disability, or in another disability support context.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to provide training on disability awareness and/or assistive technologies.
  • A proven ability to develop a strong working relationships within a team as well as with a wide range of academic and professional colleagues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and innovation, and an ability to lead and adapt positively to constant change.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment

Applications close: 23 Jul 2017

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