Accommodations Specialist

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Job Title: Accommodations Specialist
Location: Student Accessibility & Accomm
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 4916
Staff Posting Details
Appointment: Regular, Part-time (0.5FTE), Academic Year (August -May), May have limited hours during summer months

Position Summary:

The mission of Student Accessibility and Accommodation (SAA) is to assist with Puget Sound’s legal obligations to provide equal access to the University’s resources, coursework, programs and activities – to all students regardless of disability. SAA’s goal is to inspire our students to focus on their unique talents and to continually search for practical and creative solutions to compensate for individual challenges. The Accommodations Specialist will meet with students, evaluate documentation and accommodation needs, and ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the ADA Amendment of 2008 and Washington State Higher Education Disability Law.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

    Perform intake interviews for students with disabilities; evaluate medical and psychological documentation and determine eligibility of students to receive accommodations. Collaborate with student to identify educational barriers, determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations, and monitor effectiveness of accommodationsProvide counseling and support to SAA students; and deal calmly and effectively with students in crisis. Communicate student accommodation needs to appropriate faculty and staff members in compliance with privacy regulationsProvide accurate and prompt responses to all inquiries and requests from faculty, and provide guidance and support faculty in the implementation of accommodationsMeet with prospective students and familiesContinually evaluate policies and procedures of SAA and University departments to determine that they reflect industry best practices, and identify any risk issuesCollaborate with professionals on and off campus to provide appropriate support to SAA students

    Master’s degree preferred. Equivalent combinations of education and experience in social work, counseling or special education are consideredAt least three years’ experience in disability services assessing medical documentation and determining reasonable accommodationsCurrent experience with technology resources, software and mobile applications that foster independence and self-efficacyStrong oral and written communication skills Commitment to collaborative work in support of students in the context of the university's mission and goalsAbility to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community
Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than July 11, 2019 to ensure consideration.

Required Documents:

ResumeLetter of Interest Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

Diversity Statement:

We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

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Posted: 6/29/2019
Application Due: 7/27/2019
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