Coordinator of Student Disability Services
Position DetailsPosition Information Job TitleCoordinator of Student Disability ServicesReports To and Evaluated byAssociate Dean of Student ServicesRequired Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Rehabilitation, Counseling or Psychology or related field. Three years’ experience working with special needs services in a higher education setting. Prior experience working with students requiring IEP’S. Ability to evaluate medical/psychological/educational documentation to identify/diagnoses functional limitations and needed accommodations; Working knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Fair Housing Act; Ability to maintain confidentiality in compliance with FERPA; Ability to advocate for equitable educational opportunities; Ability to prioritize competing demands; Ability to communicate clearly; Ability to analyze complex, sensitive, and difficult situations and make effective decisions; Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with diverse individuals. Extensive experience training faculty members with ADA guidelines. Experience managing staff such as note-takers and interpreters. Microsoft Office skills including Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Detail-oriented, sound judgment, initiative, flexibility, and excellent organizational skills.
A valid driver’s license and the ability to work some evening and weekend hours is expected.
Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree preferred. Previous experience in a community college setting. A helpful and caring demeanor, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with diverse populations in a multicultural environment.
The Coordinator of Student Disability Services is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations of the disability services office. They are accountable for managing and ensuring the delivery of supportive services to enrolled students with documented disabilities to ensure equal access to all of Morton College programs and services. The Disability Services office coordinates and provides a variety of supportive services to students with documented disabilities. The services include classroom accommodations, note takers, sign language interpreters and access to a wide range adaptive technology and equipment.Specific Job Duties
•Examines disability documentation and service eligibility records on file with returning students with disabilities (on a semester basis or as requested) to ensure accommodations and support services continue to be appropriate to the specific disability.
•Develops individual accommodation plans for students and makes appropriate adjustments to the plans as needed.
•Follow through and track students’ progress in a case management style.
•Collaborates with other institutional resources when a student requires intervention from other departments (i.e. Academic Affairs, Career Services, Counseling, etc…).
•Oversee all processes that address documentation of disability and development of accommodations for students with special needs.
•Coordinate services and activities, which promote uniform accessibility to students with disabilities on campus in compliance with state and federal regulations.
•Responds to and resolves students’ concern regarding services including support (note taker, interpreter), accommodations in the classroom, use of adaptive technology, and related issues.
•Maintains inventory of assistive technology equipment and arranges for servicing of equipment as needed.
•Maintains all forms, handbooks, and policies related to the disabilities office updated.
•Maintains the Morton College disabilities services office website updated with accurate information.
•Oversees the conversion of textbooks, handouts, tests and other materials by the college staff into electronic formats, Braille and large print materials with the use of various software programs.
•Participates in workshops to provide information on disabilities functions, issues affecting students with disabilities in higher education, available resources for students with disabilities, and related topics.
•Participates in college recruitment events to provide information on services available to students with disabilities through the disabilities offices.
•Responsible for the management and scheduling of part-time sign language interpreters and student note takers.
•Compile information and develop reports pertaining to student services.
•Collaborates with local high school and community agencies to provide information on disability services office services.
•Coordinates workshops for parents with students with disabilities, develops/updates handbook and other material for parents.
•Coordinates workshops and training sessions for both adjunct and full-time faculty members.
•Prepares and distributes communications to faculty informing them of accommodations needed for students with disabilities enrolled in their classes. Consults with faculty to respond to questions and resolve in-class accommodation issues.
•Responsible for producing student satisfaction surveys, hosting informal/formal student meetings, and meets with students’ instructors and college advisors for feedback and improvement.
•Maintains awareness of best practices for students with disabilities in higher education and researches and recommends the purchase of new assistive technology equipment to meet identified student needs.
•Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Student Services
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- * What is the highest degree completed?
- H.S. Diploma
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