Working Title: Coordinator of Disability Services
Department: Student Affairs
This is a student affairs administrative position performing a variety of tasks in the advising center, recruitment office, and for the Dean of Student’s Office.
Nature of Work:
The Coordinator for Disability Services is responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of disability services for students with physical, cognitive, health, attention, psychological, and other impairments or disabilities as mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the federal and state laws to ensure reasonable accommodations for students in post-secondary settings.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Review confidential psycho-educational evaluations and health documentation to determine eligibility for reasonable accommodations for courses, programs, and other services.
- Develop individual accommodation plans for students with approved documented disabilities based on individual documentation and needs.
- Assist the faculty in implementing classroom accommodations.
- Coordinate testing accommodations and administer/proctor examinations to students with disabilities when appropriate.
- Serve as disability resource and liaison to Vocational Rehabilitation, area high schools, and other external agencies and organizations as needed.
- Provide academic, career, and personal guidance to students with disabilities.
- Develop and maintain current policies and procedures manual.
- Provide academic advising and course registration to a caseload of undecided majors and students with disabilities.
- Submit annual report to the Board of Regents detailing accommodations given and the number of students served.
- Maintain budget.
- Serve on college committees as assigned.
Required/Desired Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:
- Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
- Ability to work as an effective team member with faculty, staff, and students.
- Working knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and other laws relative to higher education and disability.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and Outlook.
- Sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds for all students, including students with disabilities.
Required Education and/or Experience:
- Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology, or closely related field.
- Three years experience working with students with disabilities in post-secondary educational setting.
The Coordinator of Disability Services reports to the Vice-President for Student Affairs.
Contacts: Robbin Burriss
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