Disability Support Advisor

Updated: 6 months ago
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Mahi that makes a difference 

East Tamaki

Ngā pūrākau- Our story

Established in 1970, Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) (Te Whare Takiura o Manukau) has been serving ākonga, students and the communities of South Auckland for over fifty years.  MIT is a Business Division of Te Pūkenga, bringing together on-the-job, campus and online vocational education. Together with 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics and 9 Industry Training Organisation our purpose is learning with purpose helping New Zealand move to a vocational education system that puts ākonga, learners in the centre.  We are on a journey and this role is crucial to that journey.

Mōku ake-  About you

We are looking for a positive, service-focussed and capable person who knows how to access the right methods of support, for our students with disabilities to develop strong student bonds and determine what support they require.

  • You may have a social service/disability/health/education or other appropriate experience and or have worked in a tertiary environment
  • Cultural and language skills/knowledge/experience appropriate to the role will be an asset.

Ko te turanga mahi- About the role

You will provide advice and advocacy for neurodiverse and students with disabilities and assist them to source the relevant funding and resources where necessary to ensure that they can achieve and be successful students. You will be liaising with internal school kaimahi (staff)  and student services and external stakeholders such as community organisations and associated disability providers. Additionally, a key part of this mahi is working in partnership with our Pasifika Development Office and Nga Kete Wānanga Marae.

MIT is committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the diversity of our tauira (students) and the rich cultures represented within the local community we serve. We know how important it is for our tauira and kaimahi (staff) to have their culture and values reflected in our way of working and in the people we recruit. To support this, MIT seeks to grow the number of Māori and Pasifika kaimahi across our Institute, and gives recognition to applicants who demonstrate Māori and/or Pasifika cultural knowledge and skills.

This mahi is meaningful and makes a difference to our disabled tauira's success, in this fixed term role until 15th  December 2023. don't delay making an application.

Me pēwhea te te tono - How to Apply

If this sounds like you and your keen to put your hand up to join a team that works hard but loves a good laugh and puts our students first, then we would love to hear from you! For a copy of the Job Description or to apply hit the Apply button above

Not sure yet, or if you require further information please contact Alison Redfern-Daly, People and Culture, 022 0100 539.

Reference Number: 28220

Applications Close: Monday, 20th March, 2023

Applications will be reviewed as they come in and  interviews may commence prior to the close date, which is 14th March. Depending on the quality of applications for this role, the closing date for applications may be brought forward. So don't delay, apply now!

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