The Coordinator of Student Disability Services is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations of the disability services office. They are accountable for managing and ensuring the delivery of supportive services to enrolled students with documented disabilities to ensure equal access to all of Morton College programs and services. The Disability Services office coordinates and provides a variety of supportive services to students with documented disabilities. The services include classroom accommodations, note takers, sign language interpreters and access to a wide range adaptive technology and equipment.
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Rehabilitation, Counseling or Psychology or related field. Three years’ experience working with special needs services in a higher education setting. Prior experience working with students requiring IEP’S. Ability to evaluate medical/psychological/educational documentation to identify/diagnoses functional limitations and needed accommodations; Working knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Fair Housing Act; Ability to maintain confidentiality in compliance with FERPA; Ability to advocate for equitable educational opportunities; Ability to prioritize competing demands; Ability to communicate clearly; Ability to analyze complex, sensitive, and difficult situations and make effective decisions; Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with diverse individuals. Extensive experience training faculty members with ADA guidelines. Experience managing staff such as note-takers and interpreters. Microsoft Office skills including Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Detail-oriented, sound judgment, initiative, flexibility, and excellent organizational skills.
A valid driver’s license and the ability to work some evening and weekend hours is expected.
Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.
Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the educational demands in the growing communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other near western suburbs which were a national hub of economic activity. As a comprehensive community college, recognized by the Illinois Community College Board, Morton College's mission is: To enhance the quality of life of our diverse community through exemplary teaching and learning opportunities, community service, and life-long learning.