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Disability Adviser

  • Full time
  • £36,382 – £40,927
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th August 2022

  • Advertised from 27th July 2022
  • 35 hours per week
  • 091247


To assess the needs of current and prospective students with disabilities including those with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), Autism Spectrum Conditions and mental health conditions. To ensure students registered with the Disability Service have access to the information, support and reasonable adjustments they require to complete their chosen academic course successfully.

To provide advice and support to students with disabilities ensuring the Disability Service provides a high quality focussed service to all service users.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Using professional knowledge to conduct individual needs assessments through interviews with disabled students, using professional medical evidence and/or educational psychologist’s assessment reports together with course requirements to make recommendations for reasonable adjustments that support the student during their course. 2. With student consent on disclosure, determine individual support plans, confirm and agree support plan to be uploaded onto the student information online system (MY Campus) to inform Disability Co-ordinators and relevant staff in Academic Schools

3. Produce comprehensive Needs Assessment reports for applications for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) or other sources of funding in accordance with the Quality Assurance Framework required by the Scottish Government and other funding bodies.

4. Act as named contact person for a caseload of up to 500 students. Monitor effectiveness of support arrangements for individual students by reviewing support needs when required and updating their Support Plan as necessary. Advocate on behalf of students with academic Schools where appropriate and as required.

5. Keep up-to-date confidential case notes after each student meeting and other relevant digital information for record keeping purposes as required. Participation in formal investigations and the complaints process as required in relation to caseload.

6. Work collaboratively with colleagues within the Disability Service and across the University community to promote inclusive practise, maximise participation and provide a co-ordinated service to students and staff.

7. Actively contribute to staff development on disability issues by contributing to the liaison with and training of Disability Coordinators, new members of staff, course teams and Schools, as requested.

8. Raise awareness of disability issues by contributing to University committees and working groups as required by the Head of Service.

9. Keep abreast of new developments in relation to legislation, research, assessment, support and technology for people with disabilities. Actively contribute to the continuous improvement and development of the disability service, ensuring that the changing needs of the student body are met. Actively participate in continuing professional development, as required.

10. Liaise with external stakeholders and represent the University as a professional and credible disability practitioner externally at conferences and workshops.

11. Provide information and advice to prospective students with disabilities including SpLD on Open Days and Applicant Visit Days to help students make informed choices about attending the University.

12. Publicise and raise awareness of the remit of the Disability Service amongst students and staff, to encourage students with disabilities including SpLD to register with the Disability Service and to ensure staff awareness of the support provided by the service.

Application notes

To find out more and to apply please visit our vacancies page and search for Vacancy Reference 091247

Closing Date: 10 August 2022