Disability and Neurodiversity Adviser (Fixed Term)
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.
The Accessibility & Disability Resource Centre (ADRC) invites applications for two full time Disability and Neurodiversity Advisers. You will provide specialist advice, guidance and support to current and prospective disabled and neurodiverse students (including students with Specific Learning Difficulties, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Conditions), and staff who support disabled and neurodiverse students. You will also work closely with academic and support staff within university departments and within colleges, as well as with other professional services staff within the University's Student Services Centre. The post-holder will report to the Senior Neurodiversity Adviser and be part of the ADRC's Neurodiversity Team.
You will be qualified at degree level (or equivalent relevant experience) and hold a disability related post-graduate qualification. A qualification in specific learning difficulties or Autism spectrum conditions would be desirable, as would a professional accreditation (such as membership of PAToSS, BDA, or NADP accredited member status, for example). You should have recent relevant experience of advising disabled and neurodiverse students and have an up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge of legislation, regulatory guidance and debate in relation to disability equality in a tertiary education setting. An understanding of, and commitment to, the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) would also be an advantage.
You will need excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences and expectations, demonstrating a commitment to equality of opportunity. The ability to work to deadlines in a busy support service environment is essential.
Applications should be received by midnight on the closing date. When applying please upload your CV and cover letter outlining how you meet the criteria set out in the person specification on the Further Particulars.
If you are unable to apply online, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for disabled applicants is contained within the further particulars document.
Further information is available through the further particulars document (link). Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dr Helen Duncan at email@example.com
Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.
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