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Equitable Learning Services Advisor - Vietnam

The Equitable Learning Service (ELS) Advisor will provide effective assessment and learning support services at both the Hanoi and Saigon South sites to enable students with disabilities, long term medical conditions and/or mental health conditions, to successfully, access their study program. The ELS Advisor will organise services to enable enrolled students to participate as fully and as independently as possible in their learning and university life.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assess the educational impact of students presenting with a disability and evaluate supporting evidence provided.
  • Define Reasonable Accommodations to encourage independent learning and to meet legislative responsibilities and make appropriate recommendations to relevant staff of Reasonable Accommodations
  • Maintain current knowledge of Vietnamese and international disability support frameworks, legislation, issues, networks and trends, and undertake research and training as appropriate.
  • Create and distribute informational and teaching materials to support teaching across RMIT campuses and to foster the development of awareness and support for students registered with ELS across RMIT Vietnam Hanoi and Saigon South.
  • In liaison with manager, negotiate the provision of services to students registered with the ELS via internal departments at RMIT Vietnam/Asia and Equitable Learning Services at RMIT Melbourne, and external agencies as required.
  • Consult and form partnerships with all RMIT staff to ensure an effective teaching practice and inclusive learning environment is created.
  • Build confidence in academic staff in teaching students with disabilities to meet RMIT’s responsibility to students registered with the ELS.
  • Create, develop and deliver ELS specific professional workshops for students and staff across RMIT Vietnam
  • Actively engage with the teaching and learning community within RMIT Vietnam and beyond. 
  • Participate in special events such as those for prospective or current students, and relevant internal and external conferences and symposiums. 


KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Degree in education, human services or other relevant health studies
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an education support or related field
  • Experience working in a tertiary education or similar environment.
  • Previous experience supporting students with a wide range of conditions (medical, mental health, Sp LD’s, sensory impairments) as well as assessing the educational impact of their condition and evaluating supporting evidence.
  • Ability to develop an understanding of commitment to the RMIT Accessibility Action Plan.
  • Experience working with academic and professional staff to negotiate changes to learning and assessments in line with the RMIT Accessibility Action Plan
  • Thorough understanding of the educational impacts across a broad range of disabilities in a transnational university setting with an international student and staff population.
  • Demonstrated capacity to assess educational needs, legislative requirements and educational practices.
  • Demonstrated capacity to foster independence, appropriate risk taking and learning skills amongst adult students.
  • Well-developed interpersonal communication skills, including cross cultural communication
  • Excellent experience in using computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to set priorities and to work effectively to meet a variety of deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and provide valuable contribution to a team environment.
  • Skilled in the use of technology as a teaching and learning tool, including knowledge of Braille, and screen reading software

BENEFITS

  • Unique opportunity to work within a multi-lingual, multi-cultural environment with creative and innovative committed colleagues.
  • Attractive and competitive remuneration
  • Relocation from home country to Vietnam
  • Private premium medical insurance
  • 20 days annual leave, 10 days sick leave per annum
  • Education fee support for staff dependants after a qualifying period]
  • Support with visa and work permit application

Applications close: 16 December 2018

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