Disability Advisor (AS) (temp)
Application Deadline: 12/08/2020
Location: Imperial College London
Salary: £38,006 to £46,627
Sector: Higher Education
Duties and responsibilities
The Disability Advisory Service is seeking a highly motivated Disability Advisor who will work as part of a student-centred specialist advice and guidance team taking specific responsibility for the delivery of advice and support students on the autistic spectrum.
You will work under the direction of the Senior Disability Advisory and contribute to the work of the Disability Advisory Service in the formulation, promotion, monitoring, and review of the service delivered to students at on the autistic spectrum at Imperial College London. The Disability Advisor (AS) will undertake screenings for indicators of neurodiverse conditions such as autism and/or specific learning difficulties.
You will liaise with faculties and departments to ensure appropriate reasonable adjustments are put in place to enable students to access their studies effectively. This will include facilitating specific support in connection to inclusion. In conjunction with the Senior Disability Advisor and the other Disability Advisors, the post holder will promote awareness and understanding of disability across the College, with special reference to the autism spectrum.
Educated to degree level, you will have a proven track record of giving advice, guidance, and facilitating support for people on the autistic spectrum, preferably in higher education. A postgraduate qualification in relation to autism would be desirable
You will have an excellent awareness/understanding of the needs of people on the autistic spectrum and a good knowledge of the legal framework within which disability support is delivered, together with an expert knowledge of the range of reasonable adjustments appropriate to an inclusive learning environment.
In addition, you will have excellent communication skills and an ability to manage complex situations, including work with individual students, developing services and working within a changing organisational setting.