Inclusive Practices Support Officer

University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia
$84,091 to $91,049
Apr 29, 2021
May 06, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia's top young university, and located centrally in one of the world's most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

The UTS LX.lab is recruiting for an Inclusive Practices Support Officer to support the development of accessible learning environments for all UTS students, by providing support for teaching staff and faculties in digital accessibility.

Detailed Description

The UTS model of learning facilitates the development of students' future-focused graduate capabilities and professional identities through learning that is practice-oriented, globally-focused and research-inspired. UTS aims to engage students in a seamless blend of online and face-to-face learning experiences that realises the potential of integrating the creative use of new technologies with face-to-face learning in new campus spaces and with learning in the workplace and community.

If successful in applying for this role, you will:
  • Provide training and advice to academics, faculties and other support units on how to implement their responsibilities to reasonable accommodations for learning activities and assessments, especially relating to exams
  • Work in partnership with the Accessibility and Financial Assistance Service to find effective solutions to digital accessibility learning and teaching issues arising in faculties.
  • Support the LX Technologies team to improve the accessibility of the digital learning environment, by providing advice and practical support for learning technologies projects.
  • Support the Accessibility Service and LX.lab with the implementation of online exams for students requiring assistive technologies, scribe, readers.
  • Participate in delivering internal training of staff in the LX.lab, IML and others involved in learning design, around digital accessibility
  • Assist the LX.lab Inclusive Practices Coordinator and LX.lab Services Team Leader to identify improvements to service design.

With examples, please outline in a separate document how you meet the following five key selection criteria points below:
  • Excellent customer service and people skills
  • Teamwork skills and ability to mentor and coach others
  • Ability to identify and act on opportunities for continuous improvement in service design
  • Knowledge of digital accessibility
  • Broad practical knowledge of the use of technologies for learning, including learning management systems and multimedia platforms, and assistive technologies