About the OUSA
Structurally, OUSA is divided into 8 departments: Corporate support; Events; Communications and Marketing; Clubs and Socs; Critic; Planet Media Sales; Radio One and Student Support Centre.
With approximately 70 staff and many more volunteers, OUSA is a substantial organisation.
Managers of each department report to the CEO, who is responsible to the Student Executive for the overall management of the organisation.
OUSA is a dynamic environment to work in – no two days are ever the same! We are an inclusive and supportive employer who values inputs from all staff.
How to Apply
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Student Support Advocate
OUSA Student Support is here to help students with anything life can throw at them. No matter what issue or challenge a student may be facing we are here to help! We focus on helping the student reach the best possible outcome for their situation.
Student Support Advocates are our frontline support staff here to help students navigate life during their time at university, particularly when life is at its worst. The support we offer covers academic concerns, tenancy, financial hardship, wellbeing and pastoral care, safety, and general advocacy and support.
About the role:
As a unique support hub for students at Otago we are a one stop shop for anything life can throw at them. We act as case managers when a situation involves different departments and agencies; making sure that the right connections are made and the best outcomes for the student is achieved. This is a fast paced work environment and the nature of our work is extremely varied.
You will need to be able to…
• Be a dynamic and adaptable person
• Be able to see the big picture and make the right connections in a particular situation
• Be able to get amongst the nitty gritty.
Full-time hours flexible
The ideal candidate will have:
• Relevant tertiary qualification required e.g. social work, occupational therapy etc.
• Professional registration or a pathway to obtaining professional registration under HPCAA or SWRA
• At least 5 years relevant work experience in a similar position
• Knowledge of the tertiary education sector, community services, and the student demographic
• Operates from a holistic and solution focused framework/model of practice
• Professional presentation
• Comfortable in a workplace that uses support dogs
You will be joining a committed team of people who genuinely care and are here to make a difference.
This is a full-time fixed-term position, covering parental leave, until December 16th 2022.
How to apply:
All applications should be directly emailed to Lauren Scrimgeour at email@example.com
This email must include a CV, cover letter, and a completed OUSA application form