Temporary Accommodation Support Specialist

Job description

Temporary Accommodation Support Specialist


Disability Services - JM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI


Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide accommodation support and disability-focused academic strategy development to students through individualized appointments.
  • Maintain case files and confidential student records through an electronic database.
  • Evaluate and interpret disability documentation to determine appropriate accommodations on an as needed basis.
  • Assists with the intake process and acclimating students on how to access accommodations for temporary and permanent disabilities.
  • Support the Exam Proctoring Center as needed including but not limited to: assist in coordinating scribes, booking overflow exam space, and scribing for exams.
  • Assist in the coordination of accommodations such as alternate format requests, note taker requests, and classroom relocation requests.
  • Aid in covering the office's walk-in hours.
  • Serve as the college contact for disability related student issues in the absence of the Director or Assistant Director.
  • Knowledge of the ADA AA of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Experience supporting students with disabilities on strategy development.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team.
  • Master's degree in special education, education, psychology, rehabilitation counseling or a related field.
  • Knowledge of assistive technology preferred.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of References

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

To apply, visit: https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Temporary-Accommodation-Support-Specialist_R0000153

About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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Job No:
Posted: 12/3/2018
Application Due: 12/11/2018
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