Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is located 25 miles SW of Chicago. As a Catholic and Lasallian institution, we serve a diverse population of over 6500 undergraduate and graduate students at our main campus and our six satellite locations. Lewis University is a dynamic and growing institution, nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Colleges of Distinction.
The Disabilities Services Specialist (DSS) reports to the Director of Academic Support Services and interprets and reviews disability documentation, makes referrals of services, and facilitates the provision of accommodations for students with disabilities. The Disabilities Services Specialist is an advocate for and liaison between students with physical, mental health, and learning disabilities (permanent and short-term) and campus departments to facilitate participation in University activities.
• Collaborate with others to develop effective policies and protocols related to the provision of reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.
• Perform intake interviews with students and assess, analyze and interpret disability-related student documentation to determine eligibility for services and accommodations.
• Facilitate the provision of reasonable accommodations and appropriate academic support services for students by collaborating with faculty and other University departments and services.
• As appropriate, coordinate with the treating health/mental health professional to support academic progress of students with disabilities.
• Maintain regular contact with faculty members concerning students enrolled in their courses who require and/or are receiving accommodations.
• Address the needs of students enrolled on the main campus, at regional campuses, and in cohort programs at other sites.
• Collaborate with external vendors/agencies as well as appropriate University departments, faculty, and professional staff to facilitate student use of auxiliary learning aids, including assistive technology.
• Educate faculty and staff concerning background and application of Federal statutes and regulations.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Three years of experience working with college students with learning disabilities required. Must have experience reading and interpreting psycho-educational evaluations and other professional documentation and provision of reasonable accommodations for students with a disability within an educational environment. Must have knowledge of relevant Federal statutes and regulations including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Must also exhibit fluency of national trends that support the development of inclusive education for students with a disability. Candidate must possess excellent communication skills, counseling and/or advising experience and creative problem-solving ability. Master's degree in Learning Disabilities, Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education or related field preferred.
INTERESTED APPLICANTS MAY APPLY ONLINE AT: https://jobs.lewisu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52129
Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that Lewis is a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment.
Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity. Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply.