Disability Support Project Officer - Division of Academic and Student Engagement

Job no: 512033
Work type: Fixed term - Part-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Project Management and Project Support, HEO7

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(HEO7) $91,187 - $101,987 per annum, (pro rata) plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term 12-month opportunity. Part time, 29.4 hours per week.

The Division of Academic and Student Engagement (DASE) partners with students, staff, and the broader community to deliver an outstanding student experience. At the heart of the student experience are transformational opportunities in learning and teaching.

Student Life deliver efficient and responsive student services that contribute to the overall student experience.  The Student Life unit includes Disability Support, Counselling Support, International Student Support, Wellbeing Team, Student Affairs and Accommodation Service.   

DASE are seeking a motivated and experienced Disability Support Project Officer to join their passionate team on a part-time basis. You will report to the Manager, Disability Service and will be responsible for developing a framework for a Peer Mentor Program aimed at improving engagement with students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

You will collaborate with a diverse range of stakeholders to coordinate projects and conduct focus group discussions to enable the creation of a robust mentor program designed to attract, transition, support and retain students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

To be successful you will need:

  1. Demonstrated expertise and experience in working with students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  2. Demonstrated ability to work with students on issues related to access, inclusion, and equity.
  3. Demonstrated experience and understanding of consumer engagement and partnership projects and ethos.
  4. Demonstrated project management skills including needs assessment, planning, community consultation, evaluation, implementation, and leadership.
  5. Strong communication, analytical and negotiation skills, including the capacity to liaise with and develop relationships across the University and community sector.
  6. Excellent organisational and problem-solving skills with a high level of data literacy, attention to detail and ability to undertake multiple complex tasks with competing deadlines.

The ability to work with people from diverse language and cultural backgrounds is desirable for this role however not essential.

This position requires a valid Working with Children Check.

A degree with subsequent relevant experience, preferably with a health and wellbeing focus would be highly desired.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities. 

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your division's broader role

The Division of Academic and Student Engagement drives the University's strategic activities in relation to learning and teaching. This includes ensuring all Adelaide students have a quality experience, and investing in our academic staff's professional development.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/dase/division-leadership

If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, Sunday 18th June 2023.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Nikki Kelly
Manager, Disability Service
P: +61 (8) 8313 5962
E: nikki.kelly@adelaide.edu.au

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 


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