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Equitable Learning Advisor - The University Of Melbourne

Employment Status: Full time, fixed term for 12 months. Salary: UOM 5 – $76,886 - $88,312 p.a. plus 17% super

About the Role

As the Equitable Learning Advisor, you will report to the Coordinator, Equity Advising, and play a key part in the provision and coordination of services that ensure students requiring educational adjustments can participate equitably in their academic pursuits at the University of Melbourne. Equitable Learning Advisors work with a broad range of staff across the University including Disability Services academic and  professional staff  to facilitate the management of educational adjustments and arrangements for students.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Review applications and supporting documentation to determine eligibility for ongoing support and to develop and assist in the implementation of Academic Adjustment Plans for students to equitably participate in educational pursuits
  • Facilitate the appropriate referral of students to support services both within and external to the University
  • Proactively reach out to students to book appointments, follow up on equity adjustments and alleviate their administrative burden
  • Champion the University Disability Action Plan and contribute to Student Equity and Disability Services practice frameworks

About You

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a proven ability to develop a strong working rapport with a wide range of colleagues. You will have the ability to interact sensitively and empathetically with students experiencing a wide range of challenges in relation to their studies. In addition, you will have a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation, and an ability to lead and adapt positively to constant change. Your strong organisational and prioritisation skills allow you to work well under pressure and independently, as well as to contribute positively to a proactive and highly professional team.

Ideally, you will further have:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training
  • Experience in the provision of professional services to students with a disability including the support of people with a mental health condition or  the provision of professional services in another disability support context
  • Knowledge of and ability to effectively utilise large complex databases, such as CRM and student systems and to ensure accurate records are maintained
  • Demonstrated experience in writing and maintaining professional case notes
    To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Applications Close: Sunday 3 July 2022

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