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Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training

Assistive Technology Specialist - WSU

The Assistive Technology Specialist at Western Sydney University is responsible for providing information, training the coordination of support in relation to assistive technologies to meet the identified requirements of university students and staff with a disability. This involves acting as an expert resource for staff in Disability Services and ITDS. The incumbent will be expected to stay abreast of current assistive technologies, be involved in sourcing appropriate technologies and to manage assistive technology assets. They will also research and evaluate the impacts of assistive technologies on disability, ensuring that technologies complement the user’s needs and provide recommendations for improvement based on these investigations. Most importantly, the Assistive Technology Specialist will provide information, training and coaching to Disability Service and ITDS staff to build and broaden the overall support capability in relation to effective use of assistive technology across the university and will be directly involved in providing training to students and staff in the use of assistive technology and will monitor and support users of technologies. The Assistive Technology Specialist will be required to drive and enhance collaboration between the Student Disability Service and Information Technology and Digital Services.

The successful applicant will have qualifications and/or practical experience supporting people with a disability in their use of a wide range of assistive technologies. You will be someone who is able to work effectively without direct supervision for much of the time, and to be comfortable working closely with a wide range of staff within Student Services, Disability Services, Information Technology and other parts of the organisation across multiple university campus locations. A key part of the role involves providing hands-on specialist support to university students in their use of assistive technology. Great communication and customer service skills are a must.

This is a permanent full-time position based at the Hawkesbury campus but with a requirement to routinely travel to and work from other campuses as required by the role.

Closing Date:  Monday 21 January 2019

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