Access Ability Careers Hub Coordinator

Boroondara, Australia
05 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Student Engagement, Careers & Employability
  • HEW 7 $85,461 - $92,156 + 17% Super
  • Fixed term contract until December 2018, Hawthorn Campus

About Swinburne

Swinburne University of Technology has a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years. Swinburne focuses on providing high-quality, career-oriented education with strong links to industry and the community. Swinburne currently has over 54,000 students.

About the department

Careers and Employability sits within Student Engagement and is focused of delivering quality careers and employability programs and services to students, through direct student service delivery, embedded careers curriculum in collaboration with academic and teaching staff and external engagement with employers in industry and the community.

About the job

The purpose of an AccessAbility Careers Hub Coordinator is to promote and increase the employment outcomes for people living with a broad range of disability, medical conditions and mental illness. The incumbent will establish and maintain the Swinburne AccessAbility Careers Hub incorporating a Neurodiversity Hub to cater to the specific needs of students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and an AccessAbility Employment Hub catering to the needs of all other students living with disability. 

The role will involve overall project management with key tasks related to developing a virtual and physical presence for the programs, providing direct support for and engagement with identified students, collaborations with key stakeholders both internal and external to Swinburne and the assessment of impact of the projects, especially on the retention and success of students.

This position will work directly with students either individually, in small groups or online, and prepare students for internships and ongoing employment. The Coordinator will represent the Hub both internally and externally to relevant stakeholders and contribute to the development of marketing strategies to raise awareness of the Hub to current and prospective students.

The incumbent will report to the Manager, Career Development and work closely with the Associate Director, Access Ability Services and team. In addition, the incumbent will be accountable to an Advisory Committee for the project more broadly.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • A degree with subsequent relevant experience; or extensive experience and specialist expertise or broad knowledge in career development and disability services or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Qualifications in Career Education and Development that is recognised as Eligibility for membership to a CICA member association at professional or associate level
  • A solid understanding of the key challenges facing students with disabilities and experience of working with diverse cohorts, especially students with disabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to students with a disability as valued individuals, maintaining boundaries, and displaying appropriate behaviours at all times.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

Further information, contacts and support

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Deb McDonald on +61 3 9214 4974 or via email at

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on

Applications close at 5 pm Monday 23rd April 2018

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