Disability Advisor (Mental Health and Autism Spectrum) REF 1500

School/department: Division of Student Experience, Student Support Unit   
Hours: 1.0FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference:  1500
Salary: starting at £33,199 and rising to £39,609 per annum
Placed on: 20 June 2019 
Closing date: 10 July 2019.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: 19 July 2019
Expected start date: As soon as possible


Job description

The Student Support Unit is looking to recruit a Disability Advisor (Mental Health and Autism Spectrum) to join a well-established and experienced team.

We seek to appoint an experienced professional to assess the needs of existing and prospective students with a range of disabilities and specific learning differences and ensure that support packages and reasonable adjustments are in place and implemented.

You will have knowledge of a range of disabilities and specific learning differences as well as detailed in depth knowledge of mental health and autism spectrum conditions; gained substantial experience of determining the suitability of reasonable adjustments and how to proactively support students within an education setting. You will have excellent communication skills, be able to develop professional relationships with colleagues, and contribute positively to the development of policies and procedures.

A strong team player we are looking for a positive, pro-active individual who can be flexible, responsive and who is willing to share their experience and advice with immediate colleagues and more widely with the academic community to support them in working with students with disabilities and specific learning differences.

For full details please see the Person Specification and Job Description.

For an informal conversation about this role, please contact Therese Reinheimer-Jones on 01273 877464 or t.reinheimer-jones@sussex.ac.uk

Download job description and person specification Ref 1500 [PDF 161.24KB]


How to apply

Download our non-academic application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to profservicesrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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