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Disability Adviser

Disability Team

Location:  Canterbury
Salary:  £34,804 to £40,322 per annum pro rata
Grade:  Grade 7
Post Type:  Part Time
Hours per Week:  28
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date:  Thursday 09 January 2020
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 26 January 2020  (unless otherwise stated)
Interview Date:  Monday 10 February 2020
Reference:  OTR-055-19-R

Do you have knowledge of the context of disability support within Higher Education? Are you interested in working with the Student Support and Wellbeing team to provide support for disabled students across the University? 

If so, this ongoing, part time (28 hrs per week) role in our busy Student Support and Wellbeing team could be the ideal next step in your career.

You will manage a large student caseload, providing support, advice and guidance to disabled students and assisting in the delivery, development and enhancement of academic guidance and specialist support services to students on the autistic spectrum. You will be adept at addressing complex decisions regarding the welfare of individuals to ensure that they have a safe and secure environment in which to live and study.

As Disability Adviser you will:

  • provide specialist advice to disabled students who require support during their academic programme
  • work with professional services departments to enhance support for disabled students
  • ensure that disabled students who are experiencing mental health difficulties are provided with appropriate referrals
  • liaise with external services and agencies to assistant students with the application for allowances or resources that will support their needs

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • a qualification or training in disability support or a relevant field
  • experience of providing support for and working with disabled students
  • a good understanding of inclusive learning (the theoretical underpinning and the application of good practise)
  • excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to deal confidently with a range of people at all levels

Student Support and Wellbeing provides assistance to those students who need extra support to enable them to manage their own educational and personal progression. We are committed to improving access to learning and provide a wide range of support to our students.

The University of Kent is a distinctive and attractive place to work. We employ over 6,000 staff, including academic and research staff and a full range of support and administration staff. Our stunning main campus in Canterbury, Kent was founded in 1965 and is set among green and tranquil open space overlooking the spectacular Cathedral. Our staff enjoy competitive salaries, an occupational pension scheme, generous holiday entitlements and a great working environment.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process, please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: OTR-055-19-R

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Please note - Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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