The Center for Equal Access exists to foster an inclusive community for all students, with a focus on furthering the education, understanding, and promotion of students with disabilities. The Access Specialist assesses and determines reasonable academic and residential accommodations for students with disabilities at the main campus and provides case management to students with disabilities. This includes training and consultation with faculty and staff who encounter students with disabilities registered with The Center for Equal Access.
Responsibilities: - Assess, coordinate and implement reasonable residential and academic accommodations consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and identified best practices within the field - Provide training and support to faculty, staff and students on the Center’s philosophy (social model of disability), policies, and procedures - Provide case management and follow-up for students with disabilities - Participate in CSS and greater community partnerships supporting the mission of The College and Center for Equal Access - Promote a College climate of diversity, equity and inclusion
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in social work, special education or a related field; AND one to three years of professional experience working with people with disabilities; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Knowledge and Skills: – Demonstrated experience working with people with disabilities - Commitment to The Social Model of Disability - Demonstrated interpersonal skills working with diverse populations - Ability to work independently and manage tasks - Working knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008; The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Section 504, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - Ability to work collaboratively to produce successful outcomes
Preferred Qualifications: - Master’s Degree in related field (MSW, LPCC, MEd.) or certifications (CRC, RESNA) - Three to five years serving students with disabilities or related populations in higher education - Case management skills - Work experience with young adults – Knowledge of and/or applied use of adaptive technologies and best practices
For more information and to apply, visit www.csshrjobs.com. The College of St. Scholastica is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is rich in diversity, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; veterans; and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. To learn more about how St. Scholastica supports diversity and inclusion throughout the College, visit our Inclusive Excellence page.
About College of St. Scholastica
The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) is a thriving independent private college with its main campus overlooking Lake Superior in Duluth, extended campuses throughout Minnesota and vibrant online programs that attract learners from around the world. Since 1912, The College of St. Scholastica has been preparing students for responsible living and meaningful work by emphasizing the Catholic Benedictine values upon which it was founded: Community, Hospitality, Respect, Stewardship and Love of Learning. At CSS, equity and inclusion are viewed as key ingredients to academic excellence and student success.
Duluth is a beautiful and vibrant city of 86,000 set on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world. For outdoor enthusiasts, Duluth offers four seasons of first-rate opportunities: beaches, bike paths, jogging trails, ski resorts, cross-country skiing trails, boating and fishing sites, and rinks for skating, curling, and hockey. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an easy drive. Outside magazine has recently named Duluth as the number one “Outside City” in the US. The magazine also named Duluth as a runner-up fo...r the “best adventure hub” in a worldwide survey of destinations for outdoor activities. The College was also pleased to learn that the nonprofit American Institute for Economics ranked Duluth as one of America’s best small metropolitan areas for college students. Similarly, the travel site DreamPlanGo named Duluth in the Top Ten of America’s Most Scenic College Towns. Duluth’s public schools are Minnesota’s most highly ranked, the cost of living is considered reasonable, and the city has more acres of municipal public parks than any other city in the country. The arts scene is booming with galleries, music venues, and a lively theater and dance community.