16 May

Disability Liaison Officer Jobs Vacancy in Torrens University Australia Sydney Central Business District

Position
Disability Liaison Officer
Company
Torrens University Australia
Location
Sydney Central Business District NSW
Opening
16 May, 2018 10 days ago

Torrens University Australia Sydney Central Business District urgently required following position for Disability Liaison Officer. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Disability Liaison Officer Jobs Vacancy in Torrens University Australia Sydney Central Business District Jobs Details:

  • Pioneering a tangible focus across all programs for students with disabilities
  • Work with senior stakeholders across Australia and New Zealand
  • Join a global network of professionals and educators

Laureate Australia consists of strengths-based educators, Torrens University Australia (TUA) and Think Colleges (TC), which live by the motto 'Here For Good'. Our ambition is to revolutionise the world of education, increase student employability and make a positive impact. Laureate Education Inc. is the largest Public Benefit Corporation in the world, which means Laureate is a certified force for good. We believe in the power of education to transform lives, and we put our people and students at the heart of everything we do.

Laureate Australia’s institutions are part of the global Laureate International Universities network, with 1,000,000+ students at nearly 70 institutions in 23 countries.

Job Description
About the Role and what you can expect

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.

Main Responsibilities:
  • 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.

Desired Skills and Experience
Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications
  • Undergraduate qualifications (preferred) or equivalent experience and specialist expertise
  • Extensive knowledge of and commitment to anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislation, particularly as it applies to people with disabilities
  • Demonstrated understanding of the rights of people with a disability undertaking vocational and/or higher education in a service delivery context
  • Strong interpersonal skills including excellent relationship management and customer service skills and the demonstrated ability to engage with and communicate effectively and professionally with people with a disability
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and understand the complexity of issues experienced by people with a disability
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in facilitating and coordinating adjustments for people with a disability
  • Demonstrated experience in counselling, mediation, negotiation and teaching/training (preferred)
  • Knowledge and/or experience in a range of student engagement or student support services, including services designed to improve student acquisition, transition, retention, and progression (preferred)
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills including writing for the web and email
  • A track record of working to tight timeframes in a challenging and fast-paced environment
  • Creativity in solving problems and generating innovative solutions
  • A student-service mentality and respect for balancing both people and commercial needs
  • Strong personal drive, a positive attitude and self-motivation

Want to be part of the Laureate Team?
Apply Online

Laureate Australia has a firm commitment to providing formal education opportunities to our employees and their immediate family members. We do this through providing access to tuition reduction benefit on courses offered at TUA and TC.

You can apply online where we will be reviewing all applications submitted as received. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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