Employment with UOW Disability Services

Looking for casual work at UOW? There are many ways you can back up students with medical conditions, injuries or disabilities and really contribute towards an inclusive and accessible university environment. From note taking and mentoring, to physical assistance in labs, or even simply helping your fellow students transition into the UOW scene, think about what you can offer and apply!

Available roles

Subject mentors

The role of a subject mentor is to provide appropriate assistance to students with a disability or diagnosed condition which facilitates their participation in, and understanding of, subject material. Academic integrity must be maintained 

Attributes / responsibilities of a subject mentor

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work one on one with a student and appreciate the difficulties they may be facing due to their medical condition, injury or disability.


  • A distinction average

Lab facilitators

Facilitators are responsible for providing lab assistance for students with a medical condition, injury or disability which impacts on their participation in lab settings. 

Attributes / responsibilities of a lab facilitator

  • Reinforce classroom instruction
  • Encourage academic progress and group collaboration
  • Assisting students with the use of lab equipment or software if necessary.
  • Responsible, independent, and friendly workers who maintain an on-time commitment.
  • Expected to maintain confidentiality for the students they assist, especially where a disability exists.


  • A Credit average (as a minimum)

Note takers

Note takers provide a valuable academic service by creating clear and detailed class notes for students with a medical condition, injury or disability. This is to ensure all students have equal and timely access to lecture material.

Transition mentors

Transition mentors offer flexible mentoring that aims to reach students with higher support needs or complex conditions when they are most receptive, and before they move into a high risk category. The task is to provide information and support to avoid problems or make them better before the student loses confidence. 

Attributes / responsibilities of a transition mentor

  • Ensuring the student has knowledge of certain must-know information on the UOW student lifecycle, services and skills
  • Contact varies depending on student need, but will occur in a one on one, informal fashion (face to face or remotely). This could be a catch up over lunch, a coffee catch-up set around class timetables or via online means / phone during the remote learning phase. 
  • Provide seminar / tutorial / lab support if the student requires this initially. This will then shift to weekly one on one, informal catch-ups (face to face or remotely) over the course of the session. 


  • Commit to the mentoring relationship for the duration of first session. This may be reviewed by mid-session recess and continued weekly or fortnightly as required for the remainder of session.
  • Confident and established 2nd / 3rd year students

How to apply

These roles are managed by the Education Support program. If you're interested in applying, all you have to do is subscribe to the jobs board mailing list. All available opportunities will be posted to the mailing list so you know what is current and waiting to be filled. 

Once the casual roles are advertised, get in quick - the response rate is high and only the first few in are considered. Only successful candidates are contacted about the role and this will happen within 2 weeks. 

If you have any questions or wish to get in touch, contact the Education Support Program: edsupport-program@uow.edu.au

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