Disability Liaison Advisor

The Opportunity
Here at Torrens University, we do things a little differently. Our staff and teams thrive on being dynamic, resilient and responsive and this role is no exception. Reporting to theHead of Student Experienceyou will join a team of passionate staff who are playing their part in making sure that we are delivering exceptional outcomes for our students.

TheDisability Liaison Advisorrole is employed by Laureate Education Services Australia Pty Ltd to support the operational functions of Torrens University Australia and Think Colleges. 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.

On a typical day in this role you will:

  • Provide professional case services responding to the individual needs of students with a disability
  • Recommend policy developments and changes in relation to the university’s obligations under anti-discrimination legislation
  • Promote and undertake university community awareness raising activities about disability and access issues, and support prospective students with disabilities in their transition to University
  • Consult with members of the community about disability issues and ways in which participation by people with disabilities can be enhanced
  • Maintain a client case load, coordinate the implementation of disability related adjustments for students, and develop systems which support and empower students with disabilities through collaborative needs assessment, planning, information sharing and advocacy in relation to academic requirements.
  • Promote an environment that enhances the dignified and successful participation of students with disabilities and/or medical conditions.
  • 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.
This is aFull time Permanentposition based in theSydney CBD, althoughflexibility of location(Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide) will be considered for the right candidate.

Who are you?
To be successful in theDisability Liaison Advisorposition you will have:
  • 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 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)
  • Strong personal drive, a positive attitude and self-motivation

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. All applicants require current and valid working rights for Australia.

Who are we?
Our ambition is to revolutionise the world of education, increase student employability and make a positive impact. We believe in the power of education to transform lives, and we put our people and students at the heart of everything we do. We want you to be bold, be creative, be good, and be global.

Torrens University is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and inclusion and are committed to the attraction, retention and development of all people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability.

We partner with a range of top providers to make your working life a more rewarding and flexible experience. These include:
  • tuition reduction benefits on a range of courses
  • the ability to purchase additional annual leave
Ready to make your difference?
Join the Torrens University team by clicking“APPLY”now!

Applications Close: Sunday 27 September 2020
Have questions? Send them through to our friendly Talent Acquisition Team at yourcareer@laureate.net.au.

Job Reference Number: 3166928

Please note that Torrens University reserves the right to withdraw this advertisement prior to the date of closure. A talent pool may be created from this advertising piece to be used in filling comparable future vacancies.