Senior Disability Liaison Officer

Darwin, Australia
27 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Continuing, full time appointment
  • HEW Level 7 Salary $81,290 to $89,230 per annum
  • 17% superannuation and 6 weeks annual leave
  • Casuarina Campus

Combine your talent for team leadership and your experience within the access and inclusion sector to enhance the CDU student experience.

Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) existing research portfolio is impressive for a small, youthful university. Ranked in the top 2% of world universities, CDU is currently placed 31st in the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years of age.

The Office of Student Engagement incorporates a suite of student-facing services, including student academic support (such as the academic language and literacy success program, PASS and online tutoring services), student engagement, student counselling, disability and inclusion support, off-campus accommodation, and the Children’s University and ASPIRE pathway programmes.

As the Senior Disability Liaison Officer, you lead the Disability Services (soon to be renamed Access and Inclusion) team to coordinate and provide relevant support services for CDU students who are impacted by disability, medical conditions, mental health conditions or carer responsibilities to ensure that they are afforded appropriate opportunities to enter and participate fully in their CDU experience. This will involve providing advice and information to staff and students regarding university policy, procedures and relevant legislation as they relate to disability, or other impacts on study, and collaborating with students and relevant CDU staff to develop individualised Learning Access Plans.

Your knowledge of relevant disability and discrimination legislation and regulations will be thorough and contemporary, and you will be confident in advising University staff on access and inclusion issues including the University’s obligations to make reasonable adjustments for students.

You will provide support and assistance to the Access and Inclusion team to develop the skills necessary to excel in their roles, and oversee the quality of the work of the team working on individual cases, taking responsibility for the provision of advice in complex student cases.

Completion of a degree level qualification (or equivalent) with extensive experience working with clients with disabilities will support your application, as will the ability to demonstrate highly-developed communication skills to effectively and sensitively consult with a wide range of individuals on strictly confidentiality terms.

To view the responsibilities of the role please click on the: Position Profile

For a confidential discussion please contact Gabrielle Mullen, Manager Equity Services on 08 8946 7286 or email

Closing Date: Sunday 9 December 2018