Provide assessment, eligibility determination and provision for academic accommodations, and other support services as needed for students with disabilities at the University of Texas at Arlington. All activities shall promote ensuring equal access for students and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (2008) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in academic programs at the university. To maintain a case load of students with a variety of disabilities who are registered with the Student Access & Resource Center (SAR Center) and to interact with others on campus as needed to facilitate equal access for students and provide resources for faculty and staff.
Analyze information from appointments, educational/medical records, psychological and diagnostic evaluations to assess students abilities, needs and eligibility for disability services. Participate in departmental documentation review meetings to assess students eligibility for SAR Center services. Coordinate outreach events, including webinar offerings, develop in-service trainings for students, faculty and staff, manage all recruiting efforts for students with disabilities and campus/community/agency collaborations. Maintain case load of students with various disabilities who are registered with SAR Center. Meet with students to facilitate equal access to classes and programs and discuss their options and goals to develop educational accommodations. Maintain contact with students during academic semester to resolve disability issues and evaluate accommodation adequacy. Interact with instructors, staff and others to develop/implement student accommodation plan and act as liaison between students, faculty and staff. Provide information and referral to university departments/external contacts requesting services/accommodations. Attend and participate in conferences, meetings, training/workshops on and off campus. Participate in SAR Center outreach activities and activities within the Division of Student Affairs. Assist Director/Associate Director in the supervision and training of student workers. Performs other duties assigned.
Master's degree in vocational rehabilitation, counseling, psychology, social work, or special education. Three (3) years working in a disability-related clinical setting. Knowledge of The Americans with Disabilities Act (AA, 2008), The Rehabilitation Act (504), proficiency in various modes of counseling, interpretation of psycho-educational evaluations to assess and identify client issues. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Experience working with students with disabilities, coordination services with external vendors, collaborating with Texas Workforce Commission services. Public speaking, presentation and training development experience.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 12630
About University of Texas at Arlington
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.