Posting Description: Position Responsibilities: Determining Accommodations Reviews documentation with regard to currency, completeness, and appropriateness in accordance with ADA, Sections 504 and 508, the ADAAA and Disability Services documentation requirements. Determines appropriateness of documentation submitted and whether requests for accommodations in the classroom and/or for examinations, including assistive technology and programmatic access, are supported by the documentation. Determines accommodations based on diagnostic information, current impact in the post secondary setting, reasonableness of the request, standards of practice and student request, includes breadth and depth of prescriptive intervention strategies based on diagnostic information. Reviews diagnostic test results, discusses requests based on those results, then works individually with students to formalize an accommodation plan. Collaborates with students in building a network of available resources to maximize participation in the university community and the larger community related to student needs. Determines appropriate program response and degree of advocacy needed to students, faculty, staff, or others in compliance with federal, state, and local legislation and case law, and university policies. Guidance and Referral Advises students with respect to skills and issues in the following areas: rights and responsibilities with regard to academic accommodations with regard to legal parameters of the ADA, Sections 504 and 508, the ADAAA and Disability Services and university policies. Also, advises with regard to academic requirements, self advocacy, career issues specific to disabling conditions and needs, university rules/regulations/policies. Makes decisions with regard to referral to ancillary resources, both on and off campus, as necessary. Determines when and how to provide written and verbal communications on behalf of students in order to be supportive of the students within the legal parameters and established departmental standards of practice. Information Sessions & Special Assignments Provides information sessions, phone and/or email responses to prospective students and their parents regarding program philosophy, university requirements, expectations and support services available in the larger university community. Position requires leadership coordination for projects such as: web maintenance, student leadership mentoring, specialized workshops, assistive technology, diversity, departmental liaisons, student surveys, university proctoring, etc. Represents Disability Services as a participant on various university committees. University and Community Resource Provides consultation services, in-service training and programming about disabilities to the university, local and state communities with respect to definitions, perspectives, implications, applications of professional research, disability as diversity, state and federal laws, transition to and from post-secondary. Provides cultural programming about issues related to disability and diversity. Professional Development Attends and presents at professional conferences, workshops, brown bags, seminars, training sessions, and/or professional organizational meetings. Stays abreast of current research in the field by reviewing publications, journals, technical information, etc. Summarizes and synthesizes new information to exchange with colleagues either in a written or an oral manner. Anticipates future needs and trends of post-secondary disability issues. This is a full time position that works a standard work week, Monday through Friday from 8 Am to 5 Pm. An occasional weekend day is required during finals week each semester. On occasion the employee may be asked to attend an official university function that occurs in the evening or on a weekend. *Salary and Benefits:* Annual Salary range of $44,000. to $51,000. commensurate with experience and skills, plus excellent benefits. The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment, learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder. --- *The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. 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Minimum Qualifications: Two years of professional experience working with adolescents and/or adults with disabilities in an educational or comparable institutional setting. Bachelor's degree in education, special education, psychology, rehabilitation, counseling or closely related fields.
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: This position includes ongoing evaluation and implementation of policies, principles, and practices with respect to theoretical and applied models which relate to this population. In order to complete the above tasks, a bachelor's degree in a field such as education, special education, psychology, or other closely related fields is necessary. In order to understand the complex nature of disabilities including physical, systemic, psychological, visual and other types of disabling conditions, candidates must be knowledgeable of developmental, physical and/or social constructs of disabilities. In addition, they must be familiar with the complexities of the documentation submitted in order to verify the disabiling condition and its impact on the academic environment. Documentation provided includes test results such as the WAIS-III and Woodcock-Johnson III, and other diagnostic tools such as DSM-IV codes, etc. The ability to understand statistical analysis is a necessity. Knowledge of higher level statistics would be attained in a bachelor's or master's degree program for social or physical sciences. Eligibility for academic accommodations is based on the data in the documentation and accompanying school information that clearly demonstrates that a student has one or more functional limitations in the academic setting and that these limitations require accommodation in order to achieve equal access. In order for a disability specialist to analyze the data submitted by the diagnostician, a bachelor's degree is required to read, understand, and interpret the findings of documentation submitted, such as a neuro-psych eval or other report. The disability specialist will exercise judgment in order to read documentation and determine if classroom accommodations are warranted. The specialist will exercise independent judgment when meeting with students and parents and explaining services, accommodations, and other pertinent information about Disability Services. Problem solving may involve such decisions as the appropriateness of a requested accommodation and whether it conflicts with the "essential components" of the course. Additionally, this position supports students with disabling conditions by collaborating and partnering to build a network of resources across the university community.
Desired Qualifications: Master's degree in education, special education, psychology, rehabilitation, counseling or closely related fields.