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The Equitable Learning Facilitator is a key position in the Student Success theme that sits within the Education Pillar of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Education & Student Experience (PVCESE).

As the Equitable Learning Facilitator your role will primarily entail supporting the needs of students living with a disability, mental health conditions and/or long-term health concerns impacting their educational participation through the provision of appropriate educational adjustments to ensure equity, diversity, and inclusion and increase participation and success in education aligned with the UNSW 2025 Strategy to enhance Educational Excellence and the Student Experience.

Who you are

  • Relevant tertiary qualification with subsequent relevant experience or equivalent competence gained through any combination of education, training and experience relevant to educational programs and initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience working with students living with a disability, long term health concerns and/or mental health conditions impacting their learning journey and using person centred, strengths-based approaches to foster self-advocacy and independence
  • Demonstrated understanding of the key issues currently impacting accessibility to education across a diverse range of students, coupled with knowledge and understanding of inclusive practice and equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a learning and teaching context
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgement and assess the learning impact of studying with a range of disabilities, long term health concerns and/or mental health conditions and to determine individualised educational adjustments
  • Understanding of application and use of inclusive (assistive) technologies to support learning and independence for students living with a disability
  • Strong student focussed service orientation together with excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to influence, negotiate and resolve conflict to build and maintain positive professional relationships across diverse groups of people, both internally and externally
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively and to contribute positively and proactively to the team’s work. Demonstrated organisational skills, self-motivation, initiative and judgement and the ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the legislative context including: Disability Discrimination Act (1992), Disability Standards for Education 2005, and Privacy legislation. Capacity to apply this knowledge in the Higher Education environment
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training


Applications CloseOctober 17, 2021
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Job CategoryPsychology & Counselling, Social Work, Training & Education
Job FieldEducation & Training, Mental Health and Counselling
Employment BasisFull Time, Contract
LocationInner City Sydney, Eastern Suburbs

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Other Information

Employment Type: Full time 35 hours / week

Duration: Fixed term contract  to Sept 2022

Remuneration: $98K - $106K pro rata (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)

Location: Kensington NSW

How to Apply

Please submit your CV, Cover Letter and answers to the Selection Criteria (skills and experience on the position description) via our jobs portal

Further information
(Please note applications sent to the contact below can not be accepted)

Kim Symons

Talent Acquisition Consultant

UNSW Sydney

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing great things. But what makes us different isn’t what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do.

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