Equitable Learning Services Advisor

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Australia

August 25, 2022

Description

Overview: RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our

mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. One of Australia's original educational institutions founded in 1887, RMIT University now has 82,000 students including 12,000 at postgraduate level.

The University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in

professional and practical education, applied and innovative research, and engagement with the cities in which we are located. With three campuses in Melbourne, three in Vietnam (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang) and a centre in Barcelona, Spain, RMIT is a truly global university which also offers programs through partners across Asia and Europe.

RMIT is a 5-star university under the QS Stars international evaluation

system and it prides itself on the strong industry links it has forged over its 130-year history. RMIT ranks in the world's top 400 in the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities and in the world's top 500 in 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Furthermore, RMIT is among the world's top 100 universities in disciplines including Communication and Media Studies; Business and Management Studies; Accounting and Finance; and Computer Science and Information Systems.

RMIT Vietnam is an English-speaking university. Degrees are awarded by RMIT

University in Australia and all degree programs are recognised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and are subject to regulation by the Australian Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. See www. rmit.edu.vn

POSITION SUMMARY The Equitable Learning Service (ELS) Advisor will provide effective

assessment and learning support services at both the Hanoi and Saigon South sites to enable students with disabilities, long term medical conditions and/or mental health conditions, to successfully, access their study program. The ELS Advisor will organise services to enable enrolled students to participate as fully and as independently as possible in their learning and university life.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Assess the educational impact of students presenting with a disability

    and evaluate supporting evidence provided.

  • Define Reasonable Accommodations to encourage independent learning and
    to meet legislative responsibilities and make appropriate recommendations
    to relevant staff of Reasonable Accommodations, in consideration of best
    practices as defined in disability support and relevant legislative
    requirements.
    
  • Maintain current knowledge of Vietnamese and international disability
    support frameworks, legislation, issues, networks and trends, and
    undertake research and training as appropriate.
    
  • Create and distribute informational and teaching materials to support
    teaching across RMIT campuses and to foster the development of awareness
    and support for students registered with ELS across RMIT Vietnam Hanoi and
    Saigon South.
    
  • In liaison with manager, negotiate the provision of services to
    students registered with the ELS via internal departments at RMIT
    Vietnam/Asia and Equitable Learning Services at RMIT Melbourne, and
    external agencies as required.
    
  • Consult and form partnerships with all RMIT staff to ensure an
    effective teaching practice and inclusive learning environment is created.
    
  • Build confidence in academic staff in teaching students with
    disabilities to meet RMIT's responsibility to students registered with the
    ELS.
    
  • Create, develop and deliver ELS specific professional workshops for
    students and staff across RMIT Vietnam. Adapt and contextualize workshops
    and materials where appropriate.
    
  • Actively engage with the teaching and learning community within RMIT
    Vietnam and beyond. Engagement will include contribution to online and
    social media content produced or commissioned by Wellbeing, as well as
    raising awareness of ELS related issues within the university and within
    the National context.
    
  • Participate in special events such as those for prospective or current
    students, and relevant internal and external conferences and symposiums.
    Support and engage with relevant scholarship applicants and sponsoring
    organisations.
    
  • Other relevant duties as delegated by the Manager ELS/Senior Manager
    Wellbeing
    
  • WellbeingEquitable Learning Services Advisor2021 Nov PS7.docx

    KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
  • Degree in education, human services or other relevant health studies
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in an education support or related field
  • Experience working in a tertiary education or similar environment.
  • Previous experience supporting students with a wide range of conditions
    (medical, mental health, Sp LD's, sensory impairments) as well as
    assessing the educational impact of their condition and evaluating
    supporting evidence.
    
  • Ability to develop an understanding of commitment to the RMIT
    Accessibility Action Plan.
    
  • Experience working with academic and professional staff to negotiate
    changes to learning and assessments in line with the RMIT Accessibility
    Action Plan
    
  • Thorough understanding of the educational impacts across a broad range
    of disabilities in a transnational university setting with an
    international student and staff population.
    
  • Demonstrated capacity to assess educational needs, legislative
    requirements and educational practices.
    
  • Demonstrated capacity to foster independence, appropriate risk taking
    and learning skills amongst adult students.
    
  • Well-developed interpersonal communication skills, including cross
    cultural communication
    
  • Excellent experience in using computer software such as Microsoft Word,
    Excel and Power Point.
    
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to set
    priorities and to work effectively to meet a variety of deadlines.
    
  • Ability to work independently and provide valuable contribution to a
    team environment.
    
  • Skilled in the use of technology as a teaching and learning tool,
    including knowledge of Braille, and screen reading software
    
  • BENEFITS
  • Highly competitive VND salary (plus allowances) or USD salary package

    (plus benefits) for expatriate candidates, depending on proven track record to meet all the key selection criteria.

  • Expatriate candidates: Relocation allowance upon commencement of role
    (with support to relocate overseas candidate (and family) from home
    location to Vietnam under current global COVID19 restrictions) + private
    medical insurance
    
  • Local candidates: 13th month Tet bonus + private medical insurance
    (for you and your dependents) + annual health check.
    
  • 20 days annual leave plus 5 days paid leave Christmas closure, plus
    public holidays and paid sick leave.
    
  • Support and guidance from experienced Mobility Advisor to assist in
    work permit and visa application together with relocation to and settling
    into living and working in Vietnam.
    
  • Applications Close:

    31 thg 8 2022 11.59 pm

    RMIT University Vietnam (RMIT Vietnam) is a campus of RMIT University. RMIT Vietnam is creating an innovative research, teaching and learning culture. We are committed to providing internationally recognised high-quality education and professional training for our students, clients and members of the community. As an internationally recognised Australian university based in Asia, RMIT Vietnam is assisting in the development of human resources capability in Vietnam and the region.

    https: // www. rmit.edu.vn/about-us

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