Disability Liaison Officer - Laureate Australia (Sydney)
Laureate Australia consists of strengths-based educators, Torrens University Australia (TUA) and Think Colleges (TC). The Disability Liaison Advisor role is employed by Laureate Education Services Australia Pty Ltd to support the operational functions of TUA and TC.
This is an impactful role within our organisation, accountable for coordinating strategies and programs designed to increase the recruitment, participation, retention and success of students with disabilities and/or medical conditions at Think Colleges and Torrens University.
The Disability Liaison Advisor will be responsible for the development of a learning and working environment that enables as full participation in university life as possible by students with a disability, through:
- The provision of professional case services responding to the individual needs of students with a disability;
- Recommending policy developments and changes in relation to the university’s obligations under anti-discrimination legislation;
- Promoting and undertaking university community awareness raising activities about disability and access issues, and
- Consulting with members of the community about disability issues and ways in which participation by people with disabilities can be enhanced.
The successful candidate will be playing an active role in the broader Customer Experience Student Engagement team, led by the Head of Student Support, delivering a uniquely Laureate Australia and New Zealand experience.
- Promote an environment that enhances the dignified and successful participation of students with disabilities and/or medical conditions.
- Maintain a client case load and coordinate the implementation of disability related adjustments for students through a process of collaborative needs assessment, planning, information sharing and the provision of services.
- Develop systems which support and empower students with disabilities, through collaborative needs assessment, planning, information sharing and advocacy in relation to academic requirements.
- Support prospective students with disabilities in their transition to University.
Provide professional advice and assistance to program and service areas of the University to support the establishment and maintenance of policies and practices that are inclusive of the needs of people with a disability.
- Work with leaders across the business to profile students and their successes, moving Laureate further towards its diversity and inclusion goals.