Assistant Director of Student Disability Services
The Assistant Director of Student Disability Service oversees the day-to-day operations of Disability Services (SDS) on the Marietta campus and participates on the leadership team within SDS. Provides administrative and supervision of professional and support staff. Represents SDS on campus-wide committees. In addition to managerial duties, this position is responsible for coordinating the delivery of accommodations and support services to students with a range of disabilities, including, but not limited to, ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety/depression, physical and sensory disabilities, chronic illnesses, and assorted learning disorders. The Assistant Director of Student Disability Services collaborates with appropriate faculty and staff to facilitate student academic success, and works with students to help them adapt to the challenges of college. Provides policy and assistance in implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitations Act to faculty, staff, and administrators.
- Responsible for staff supervision and overall management of accommodations and services for students with disabilities and the SDS program
- Assist the Director in providing strategic leadership and develop department strategic plans, goals and initiatives.
- Coordinates assessment initiatives and reporting.
- Conduct intake appointments in order to register students with SDS; perform individualized assessments of disability-related needs; and develop appropriate plans for academic and/or housing accommodations and services
- Collect and analyze documentation such as diagnostic assessments and psycho-educational evaluations to determine appropriate academic and/or housing accommodations
- Maintain and monitor student caseload; conduct meetings to address accommodation concerns from student and faculty, as needed
- Coordinate with faculty to facilitate arrangements of academic accommodations
- Educate, consult, collaborate, and make appropriate referral to University faculty, administrators and community agencies regarding services for students with disabilities
- Provide appropriate referral to campus and community resources
- Manage and maintain the student accommodation record system, including consultation with UITS and vendors
- Prepare required reports and summaries of unit functions
- Maintain knowledge of current trends and issues related to the field of Disability Services by active participation in regional and national disability organizations to stay abreast of the industry
- Responsible for reviewing and revising policies and procedures
- Responsible for investigating accommodation related grievances
- Develop, plan and present campus-wide awareness programming and workshops for faculty/staff/students/community groups
- Responsible for the confidential maintenance of student records including documentation and record of services provided
- Represent Student Disability Services on University-wide committees and at events
- Complete other duties as assigned
- Proficient in federal and state laws and mandates related to higher education accessibility and provision of accommodations
- Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgement, handle multiple projects at one time, organization, communication, and presentation skills
- Professional verbal and written communication skills
- Knowledge of academic assistive technology and software
- Proficient with computer applications and programs (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite)
- Analytical thinking and creative skills
- Demonstrate understanding of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Stay committed to diversity in the workplace
- Masters Degree with a concentration in Rehabilitation Counseling, Professional Counseling, Disability Services, Higher Education or related field.
- Knowledge of disability accommodations and best practices in the provision of services to students with disabilities in a college setting highly recommended
- Familiarity with available software and assistive technologies
- Supervisory experience
- Experience working with students in a university Student Disability Services Office.