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Seeking Participants with Epilepsy

February 21st, 2020 by tperry

Are You Over 18 with Epilepsy?

The School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University are interested in the views of individuals over 18 years of age who have epilepsy.

This study aims to understand your interests, expectations, and decision-making around a brain-machine interface that may be a potential treatment for epilepsy.

  • You will receive a $30 gift card to compensate for your time.

Your participation will involve:

  • A 90 minute focus group (much like a conversation) and a short demographic questionnaire.
  • Participation will involve travelling to 770 Blackburn Road, Clayton, and travel expenses will be covered.

For more information please contact:

  • Adrian Carter, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University
  • adrian.carter@monash.edu; 9902 9431
  • Human Ethics Approval: 19968

Seeking Participants with Vision Impairment

February 21st, 2020 by tperry

Are You Over 18 with a Vision Impairment?

The School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University are interested in the views of individuals over 18 years of age who have a vision impairment.

They are seeking participants for a study which aims to understand your interests, expectations, and decision-making around a brain-machine interface that may potentially assist in visual navigation.

  • You will receive a $30 gift card to compensate for your time.

Your participation will involve:

  • A 90 minute focus group (much like a conversation) and a short demographic questionnaire.
  • Participation will involve travelling to 770 Blackburn Road, Clayton, and travel expenses will be covered.

For more information please contact:

  • Adrian Carter, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University
  • adrian.carter@monash.edu; 9902 9431
  • Human Ethics Approval: 19968

Are You a Carer at University?

February 7th, 2020 by tperry

The Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research is seeking people who have studied at an Australian university while providing unpaid care and support to family members (of origin or choice) and/or friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue, or an older person with care needs.

The survey takes about 15-20 minutes.

This research is being conducted by La Trobe University’s Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research in collaboration with Carers Victoria.

The purpose of the study is to improve our understanding of the experiences of carers in higher education and to inform university policies and practices to better support carers to succeed at university.

Please click on this link to complete the survey: http://bit.ly/carersHE.

For more information please contact the researchers

  • Lisa Andrewartha, Manager, Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research, l.andrewartha@latrobe.edu.au, (03) 9479 3447
  • Giovanna Szalkowicz, Senior Research Officer, Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research, g.szalkowicz@latrobe.edu.au, (03) 9479 1869.

GradWISE at Monash Clayton

January 23rd, 2020 by tperry

GradWISE Appointments Now Available at Clayton Campus

Exciting news! GradWISE appointments are now available at Clayton Campus on Tuesdays beginning February 4th, 2020 as well as Fridays at Caulfield Campus. 

To make an appointment email Edward today!  edward.osano@wiseemployment.com.au

Appointments are available:

  • Clayton Campus Tuesdays 9am to 4pm Room 1135, Level 1 Campus Centre, 21 Chancellors Walk (next to MSA Student Advocacy)
  • Caulfield Campus on Fridays from 9am to 5pm, B172 Room 6 (next to Monash Connect).

Combating Disability Stereotypes

January 23rd, 2020 by tperry

Global Campaign Combats Disability Stereotypes and Stigma

ILO Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN) has launched a global campaign called #InvalidOpinions, to combat the stereotypes and stigma experienced by people with disability in the labour market.

Every day, people make generalisations and assumptions about people with disability. Most of these assumptions are wrong. The campaign highlights individuals who are defying these ‘invalid opinions’ every day. It asks the viewer to confront their own beliefs and misconceptions that might be inadvertently contributing to individuals being held back in the world of work.

campaign ‘Pitch Package’ is available from the ILO website, including key messages, videos, suggested social media posts and other engagement ideas. Organisations are encouraged to localise and amplify the campaign through their own channels and networks.

“Together we can encourage everyone to think differently about disability, we can influence hiring decisions, and we can break the cycle.” (Excerpt from the #InvalidOpinions Pitch Package)

To read more and view the video, go to the Australian Network on Disability webpage.

Graduate Opportunities 2021

January 22nd, 2020 by tperry

Applications opening soon for Graduate Programs in 2021!

GradWISE has partnered with industry leaders, Telstra and PWC to help even the graduate employability outcomes for students living with a disability.

If you are a recent graduate or graduating in 2020, we have opportunities with Telstra and PWC that we can assist and support you with.

Applications Open February 2020

If you are interested in any of the below fields, this opportunity could be for you!

  • Engineering
  • Cyber Security
  • Technology Consulting
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Data Analytics
  • Information Technology
  • Consulting
  • Tax
  • Legal
  • Infrastructure

GradWISE complements existing support provided by Monash by offering a customised coaching program in a one-on-one setting. Its aim is to give you the skills and experience you need to find the perfect graduate role.

GradWISE will work with you, and its pool of employers, to make the perfect match and provide all the support you need before and during your employment.

Please get in contact with Ed Osano, Head of GradWISE, at edward.osano@wiseemployment.com.au if you are interested to apply!

Research Associate Opportunity

January 20th, 2020 by tperry

Equity Fellowship – Research Associate Opportunity

David Eckstein, a careers practitioner for university students with disability and 2020 Equity Fellow at the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, is seeking to appoint a part-time researcher to assist with a research ethics application and the design, administration and analysis of national surveys, round table discussions and select university case studies. Payment is set within the Swinburne Academic A salary range up to ACA-6 (at Swinburne ACA-6).  Experience with conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis is required.

The start date for the project is February 2020.  The position would suit a current PhD candidate or post-doctoral researcher.

The Fellowship Project

The Fellowship project aims to add disability to the national conversation about graduate employment by identifying best-practice initiatives and developing open access tools for all universities to use. Graduate employability outcomes are not equitable for students with disability. In a rapidly changing labour market, they are likely to get worse without targeted efforts. Currently, few universities are proactively addressing this issue.

Swinburne is leading innovation with its AccessAbility Careers Hub, a partnership between Careers & Employability, AccessAbility Services and WISE Employment. Building on the experience of the Hub as well as primary data collection and consultation with key stakeholders across Australia, the Fellowship will provide evidence-informed guidance to universities to develop institutionally-specific strategies to support students with disability transition to the workforce.

A National Community of Practice

As an Equity Fellow, David will establish a national community of practice and host an inaugural summit on strategies to support graduate employment outcomes of students with disability. More details are available on the NCSEHE website.

To express your interest please email David Eckstein deckstein@swin.edu.au

Hearing Help for Bushfire Affected Communities

January 20th, 2020 by tperry

Hearing Help for Bushfire Affected Communities across Australia

Hearing Australia has established an emergency hearing help service to support its clients and members of the community in bushfire affected areas across Australia.

Hearing Australia will help all people with hearing loss to have access to support during the bushfire crisis.

The service is available to anyone needing hearing help and includes:

  • An emergency Helpline 1800 826 500 available 8.30am to 5.00pm AEST, seven days a week
  • Access to emergency appointments to see a qualified audiologist at the nearest Hearing Australia centre
  • Priority support services including hearing checks, replacement hearing aids and batteries
  • Hearing Australia bus will visit communities in bushfire impacted areas when it is safe to provide hearing healthcare

Hearing Australia will work with government services like Centrelink and local organisations so that people living in bushfire affected areas know how to get help from Hearing Australia if and when they need it.

More information here.

How To Make Your Conference Accessible

January 20th, 2020 by tperry

A Comprehensive Guide to Making Your Conference Accessible

Zero Project has released a comprehensive guide that supports organisations to plan and deliver conferences that are accessible and inclusive of people with disability.

The Zero Project Conference Accessibility Guidelines provides detailed, practical advice on:

  1. Preparing for your conference;
  2. Making written and video material accessible;
  3. Orientation at the conference venue;
  4. Creating participatory and inclusive conference sessions; and
  5. Communication after the conference.

To read more and get a copy of the guidelines, visit the Australian Network on Disability website.

PACE Mentoring Applications Open

December 20th, 2019 by tperry

Applications Open NOW for Mentoring Positions!

Please note that applications for Australian Network on Disability’s mentoring program, PACE Autumn 2020 are now open, and are closing at the end of February 2020.

Another Paid Internship Opportunity Available

AND has another paid internship opportunity available! The position is for 3 months with commencement in late-January 2020.

  • Latrobe City Council (Morwell) – Organisational Development Officer Intern

The intern will provide professional and administrative support and assistance to the Organisational Development team. Main tasks would include:

  • Sourcing and scheduling training
  • Set up and pack up of training venue
  • Ordering catering, purchase orders and general administration
  • Administration of performance appraisal system
  • Administration of learning management system
  • Facilitate some training (i.e. corporate induction)
  • Some travel required

The role is open to current University students in their penultimate or final year of study, and TAFE students studying a Cert IV or above. The role is also open to those who have recently graduated. If this sounds like you, or someone you know, please apply here or you can visit the Students page of the Connect50 website to apply or download the Position Description. Applications for the role are open until Sunday January 12th 2020.

*P.S. From all of us at DSS, we hope you have a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year. Our office will re-open on 2 January 2020.