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Disability Adviser, Student Service And Wellbeing, Administr...

Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


The Disability Adviser will work in collaboration
with the Disability Services team to facilitate
support for students with a disability, injury or
health condition; and to contribute to related
aspects of equitable access and participation
for students.

This position reports to the Disability Services
Manager for supervision, workload
management and for Performance Planning
and Review (PPR).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide guidance, assistance and
information to students and prospective
students with a disability.
  • Recommend and negotiate reasonable
adjustments required for individual students
registered with the Disability Services
Program and assist the relevant parties to
implement them appropriately and in a
timely manner.
  • Liaise with QUT partners in faculties and
divisions to coordinate services for students
with a disability.
  • Contribute to the development, continuous
improvement, and monitoring of university
policy and procedures relating to equitable
access and participation of students with a
disability, in conjunction with relevant
university committees and working parties.
  • Keep abreast of relevant developments in
State and Federal legislation and in best
practice service provision, including
emerging technology and equipment.
  • Provide professional development for
university staff on disability issues relevant
to students in higher education.
  • Provide reports and submissions to the
Student Services department, university
committees, and faculties and divisions, as
  • Compliance with health and safety policies,
procedures, hazard reporting and safe work

To ensure job flexibility the successful
appointee may be required to:

  • perform any other duties as nominated by
the University consistent with the relevant
classification descriptors detailed in the
Enterprise Agreement. Staff undertaking
any new duties will receive training;

  • participate in job rotation or multiskilling in
consultation with their supervisor;
  • work across campuses

Type of appointment

This appointment will be offered on a fixed-
term, full-time basis until 31 December 2021


Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campus.

Selection Criteria

1. Education, training and/or experience

equivalent to postgraduate qualifications or
progress towards postgraduate
qualifications in the fields of health science,
social science, education or other
appropriate area with major studies in

2. Demonstrated significant experience in
working with people with a disability, injury
or health condition in inclusive settings.

3. Demonstrated sound knowledge of federal
and state government legislation and
initiatives relating to disability, particularly
as they apply to students in higher

4. Demonstrated understanding of the impact
of disabilities upon teaching and learning
processes at a tertiary level, and of the
provision of reasonable adjustments.

5. Highly effective oral and interpersonal
communication skills including negotiation
and advocacy skills, and high level written
communications skills.

6. Ability to work as an effective member of a
team and to collaborate across
organisational boundaries in a large

7. Proven digital literacy and records
management skills including the ability to
engage with an online case management

Remuneration and Benefits

The classification for this position is Higher
Education Worker Level 8 (HEW8) which has
an annual remuneration range of $107,336 to
$121,660 pa. Which is inclusive of an annual
salary range of $$97,738 to $110,781 pa and
9.5% superannuation.

In July 2020 QUT staff voted in favour of a
variation to its Enterprise Agreements.

The variations were approved by the Fair Work
Commission in August 2020.

The variation impacts leave loading (for new
staff no loading will be paid or accrued during
the period the variation is in effect), salary
increases (the salary increase which was due
to occur in the first full pay period of December
2020 has been deferred until the first full pay
period of December 2021) and superannuation
(superannuation will be paid to staff as though
the salary increase which would have been
paid in December 2020 has taken effect and,
subject to the rules of the superannuation fund,
a defined benefit member will continue to make
contributions in alignment with the contributions
made by the University). A link to the variation
is here.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a
career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible
benefits. With competitive remuneration
including superannuation, the University offers
real and generous benefits.

QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation
that is proud of its excellent employment
conditions which include but are not limited to:

  • Reduced working year scheme
  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and
financial assistance
  • Comprehensive professional development
  • Salary Packaging

Further benefits can be found at the Working at
QUT page.

Information for applicants

The position is open to applicants who have
unrestricted work rights in Australia for the
duration of the fixed-term appointment. In
support of our strategic priority of Indigenous
Australian success, Aboriginal Australians and
Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged
to apply.

For further information about the position,
please contact Julie McKenzie, Disability
Services Manager, on (07) 3138 3652; or for
further information about working at QUT
contact Human Resources on (07) 3138

Candidates who are interested in the position
are encouraged to apply even though they
may feel they are not strong on individual
selection criteria.

In assessing merit, the panel will take into
consideration “performance or achievement
relative to opportunity”. We recognise that
many staff today have a range of personal
circumstances, and career histories that
challenge traditional ideas of a staff
member. This may mean, for example,
prioritising the quality of achievement rather
than the quantity, as considerations of part-
time employment, career interruptions and
significant periods of leave are taken into
account when assessing performance or

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please
visit www.qut.edu.au/jobs for reference number

When applying for this position we encourage

you to provide a current CV/Resume and a

written response (maximum of half page per

criteria) outlining how you meet the selection

criteria providing specific examples and

outcomes of your achievements.

Applications close 21 February 2021

Brisbane City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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