Disability Adviser

Disability Adviser

15 Feb
The University of Auckland

15 Feb

The University of Auckland


Auckland City, Auckland

Part-time, Permanent

Equity – Student Disability Services

The Equity Office – Te Ara Tautika leads the University’s commitment to being a safe, inclusive and equitable place to study and work. It has strong relationships with the Offices of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori and the Pro Vice-Chancellor Pacific, and plays a key role in supporting the University’s commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and equity objectives.

Student Disability Services (SDS) leads the Equity Office contribution to creating a safe, inclusive and equitable educational environment for students with disabilities.

The role

An opportunity has emerged for a part-time (0.5 FTE)

Disability Adviser to join our busy Student Disability Services team within the Equity Office at the University of Auckland.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small, passionate team in a vibrant and professionally challenging environment, working to contribute to creating an inclusive educational environment for students with disabilities at the University of Auckland.

Skills and Experience

Our ideal candidate will:

- Have a relevant tertiary qualification, and/or bring extensive experience and practical training to the role.

- Bring experience working in the disability sector and/or providing advice and support to people with disabilities is essential.

- Enjoy working collaboratively and be skilled in communicating with people from a wide range of backgrounds.

- Be able to work independently, have strong resilience, excellent written and verbal communications skills, attention to detail combined with sound judgment skills and a strong focus on achieving solutions.

Other attributes include:

- Proven experience and ability to assess complex needs, and to identify, and secure, specific and appropriate resources and strategies to reasonably meet those needs

- Experience in case management

- Formal registration as a health professional is highly desirable

- Experience of working in a cross-cultural environment would be an advantage

If you care about others and want to contribute to making a positive difference in the lives of students with disabilities – we encourage you to apply!

Why us?

The University of Auckland (42,000 students) is New Zealand’s leading university is committed to providing an excellent working environment through

- Five weeks’ annual leave per annum (pro-rated).

- Up to 6.75% employer superannuation contribution.

- Over 300 different career development courses.

- Discounted, onsite childcare, parking and various leisure and recreation services.

- A diverse and inclusive working environment that directly contributes to improving the lives of student

For more information on the benefits of working here, please see our Staff Benefits page.

How to Apply

Applications close Sunday 8 March 2020. All applications must be made online – please submit a CV and cover letter in one document outlining why you think you are the ideal candidate for the role.

Additional Information

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz