1) Conducts intake interviews with students and provides information about the disability accommodation process.
2) Collects, verifies, and maintains disability documentation and other relevant information.Â
3) Ensures the effective implementation of accommodations and auxiliary aids and services for students.
4) Supports the development, implementation, maintenance and improvement of systems to effectively and efficiently provide auxiliary supports and services.
5) With SDS Director team, assesses eligibility for services and appropriately communicates information about disability accommodations and services.
6) Collaboratively ensures the provision of auxiliary aids and services, including materials in alternate formats, interpreters, note-taking solutions and adaptive technology, etc.
7) Provides technical assistance and training support to students, faculty and/or staff when necessary; networks with disability agencies and other community organizations providing services to students.
8) Oversee SDS special projects and campus community awareness training initiatives.Â
9) Documents communication and events by writing and filing case notes.
10) Assists with the development of policies and procedures which reflect best practices among peer institutions.Â
11) Refers students to appropriate campus resources and services.
12) Contributes content for the Student Disability Services website.
13) Use the student-tracking database (i.e. AIM) for record-keeping.
14) Contributes data for annual and other departmental reports when necessary.Â
15) Other duties as assigned in support of the SDS mission.
Unit-preferred Competencies 1) Experience working with individuals with disabilities. 2) Demonstrated commitment to advancing disability inclusion. 3) Experience training and increasing awareness of individuals with disabilities 4) Demonstrated knowledge of assistive aids and technologies. 5) Demonstrated competency in Microsoft suite (including Word, Excel, Publisher), Google Suite, Box and/or other office software applications.Â 6) Experience working in a university setting; 7) Sound decision-making skills. 8) Attention to detail. 9) Organizational skills. 10) Oral and written communication skills. 11) Ability to problem solve and demonstrate interpersonal skills. 12) Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative. 13) Ability to establish a rapport and maintain confidentiality. 14) Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
Working ConditionsÂ Mental Demands 1) Ability to use computers extensively for up to 5 hours at a time. 2) Ability to learn and use computers, software, assistive technology and office equipment. 3) Ability to read, think, and exercise reasonable judgement. 4) Ability to memorize and apply various laws, rules and policies. 5) Ability to problem solve, provide technical support and train people of diverse abilities.
Preferred Qualifications Education 1) Masterâ™s degree with a concentration in higher education, disability services, rehabilitation, counseling or related field highly preferred.
Experience 1) Professional experience at the higher education level. 2) Professional experience working with individuals with disabilities. 3)Technical and problem solving skills using assertive technology and office software applications. 4) Experience training and increasing awareness of about the disability community.
Required Documents 1) Cover Letter 2) Resume
NOTE: Â When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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