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Disability Liaison Officer - Chisholm Institute

The Disability Liaison Officer at Chisholm Institute will be accountable for ensuring students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition are actively and positively included in all aspects of Chisholm life and can participate equally with other students.

This role provides direct support to students and primary care givers through appointments, class talks, presentations, workshops, resource creation, and support to educators to meet the needs of the student body and deliver a proactive and reactive service across Chisholm.

Your key accountabilities will be to:

  • Act as a thought leader and specialist context-relevant problem solver to support delivery departments and improve the student experience;
  • Mentor, coach, monitor and support team members and staff to apply best practice methods and support to students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition;
  • Provide advice and guidance to Chisholm community (including academics and professional staff) in relation to any disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition-related query and potential impacts of these on study. Liaising with Chisholm staff to ensure reasonable adjustments are implemented accordingly.
  • Assist students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition and primary carers by recommending Reasonable Adjustments (including Equitable Assessment Arrangement) which aim to provide equitable/inclusive access;
  • Role model best practice to stakeholders while creating and strengthening relationships across business areas to service staff needs and support the superior experience of students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition;
  • Liaise with representatives of Government Departments and external agencies as required to meet the needs of students with disabilities;

ABOUT YOU

You will have a relevant post-secondary qualification preferably with a special education and/ or disability specialization.

Crucial to your success will be your proven track record in working with students with disabilities in teaching and learning environments within tertiary institutions. You will also have extensive knowledge of and commitment to anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislation, particularly as it applies to people with disabilities.

You are a highly motivated team member who has well-developed communication and liaison skills applied in the context of supporting the learning needs of students with disabilities and has an appropriate understanding of the policy and legislative settings relating to the provision of support to students with disabilities.

It would be highly desirable if you also had case management expertise and an strong understanding of the relevant government and private support services.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications close: 29 August 2019

Further information and application details