Academic Inclusion Assistant

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Academic Inclusion Assistant
  • Kelburn
  • Temporary
  • Tue Mar 14 23:03:36 2023
  • 5355

  • Have you got the ability to provide an effective service under sometimes challenging conditions?
  • Are you a fast typist, with clear and comprehensive note-taking skills?
  • Do you want to make a difference to students with disabilities?

Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a pool of casual part time Academic Inclusion Assistants to join the Te Amaru-Disability Services team. The role of Academic Inclusion Assistant is to assist students with disabilities to participate fully in the academic environment and to produce work that is reflective of their academic ability. The Academic Inclusion Assistant duties may include: note-taking, captioning, assessment assistance, academic assistance and electronic transcription.

Students with disabilities utilise these services if the combined impact of their disability and the nature of the course they are studying create any needs that technology can’t address. The Academic Inclusion Assistant will work with the Academic Inclusion Coordinator and the student to tailor support to meet the student’s needs.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

We are currently recruiting Academic Inclusion Assistants to support Te Herenga Waka students with disabilities in their courses in 2023.

This role is ideal for undergraduate or post graduate students who have 5-10 hours per week during trimesters one and two, including assessment periods. The pay rate is $24 per hour.

Selection criteria – essential

  • Either an undergraduate tertiary qualification or studying towards one with a B grade average or better.
  • Typing speed – at least 70 words per minute (to be assessed through completion of an audio typing test).
  • Clear and comprehensive note-taking skills.
  • Excellent listening skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong English language speaker with clear pronunciation and reading skills.
  • Have a laptop and access to a good Wi-Fi connection.
  • Ability to problem-solve minor technology issues.
  • Ability to remain calm and provide an effective service under sometimes challenging conditions.
  • Be prepared to work at Pipitea and Kelburn campuses, as required.
  • Be prepared to wear a medical mask when working at Te Amaru-Disability Services premises, and in other University campus locations where their work necessitates closely working with disabled students.

Selection criteria – desirable

  • Previous experience as a note-taker or captioner e.g. Te Amaru—Disability Services Volunteer Notetaker.
  • Knowledge of Te Reo Māori.
  • Experience of disability.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

Our multi-disciplinary team is high performing, innovative and rich in disability expertise. We offer you a competitive rate and the opportunity to make a meaningful difference for students with disabilities. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to utilise their University experience and develop transferable skills.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 12 April 2023

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Mikayla Paterson ( ). But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form .

Then, please combine your cover letter, CV and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format).

Click Apply Now at the base of the advert. Follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button.

If you have any issues uploading your application, please email the completed application form, cover letter and CV to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

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