Disability Advisor (Mental Health)
Application Deadline: 11/08/2021
Location: Oxford, UK
Salary: Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a. (pro rata)
Sector: Higher Education
The University of Oxford is looking for a 0.8FTE Disability Advisor focusing on Mental Health.
The Disability Advisor (Mental Health) will manage a large caseload of often complex student work, conduct informal assessments of students’ study support needs, and provide specialist, individually tailored, one-to-one advice and guidance to help students (and other staff working with them) address the barriers to learning experienced as a result of a mental health disability. The post holder will be expected to foster close working relationships with colleagues across Student Welfare and Support Services (including Disability Advisors and Counsellors) and the wider collegiate institution, in order to provide a professional and efficient service to students, their colleges and departments, other University services, as well as external bodies.
You will be educated to first-degree level (or with equivalent experience) and demonstrate a willingness to learn and develop new skills; you will have substantial experience of supporting individuals with mental health difficulties and up-to-date knowledge of the Equality Act (2010) and other relevant legal frameworks, and the University’s responsibilities within these areas. The successful applicant will show an understanding of the particular demands of a University (or similar) environment in respect of students with mental health disabilities and demonstrable ability to make/recommend arrangements to support individual students. A professional and flexible approach to work, the ability to maintain boundaries, to work calmly under pressure and to identify those at risk of academic or psychosocial breakdown and to respond in a calm, assistive and practical way are essential.
For a full list of the selection criteria for this role, as well as the key duties and responsibilities, please refer to the job description.
Please upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. The supporting statement should demonstrate explicitly how you meet the selection criteria for this post.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 11th August 2021.
Interviews are anticipated to take place week commencing 31 August 2021.