Student Accessibility Services Specialist
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Student Development's Student Accessibility Services (SAS) supports the college's academic mission by providing integrated services to assist students with disabilities in their pursuit of educational, career, and personal goals. Through collaboration with students, faculty, and staff, SAS provides innovative services and academic accommodations that enhance the quality of the student educational experience. The SAS office works to sustain a student-centered learning environment, leading to student goal completion and the development of student self-advocacy. This position is instrumental in the planning, implementation, and management of services and accommodations utilized through the SAS office, within Student Development, and throughout the College.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
1. Meet with students to communicate intake information, college processes, accommodation establishment, and accommodation delivery.
2. Interact with academic services (ex. instructors and testing coordinators) to ensure accommodations are implemented with fidelity and in a timely fashion.
3. Support SAS students, to a developmentally-appropriate level, with resolving concerns relating to student accommodations.
4. Facilitate office processes relating to student intake; department and student supply procurement; and service coordination.
5. Coordinate auxiliary services (ex: note-takers, interpreters) and technological resources (ex: eText, screen readers) for students receiving SAS services.
6. Maintain and update student information in physical files and digital records.
7. Represent SAS at informational sessions by communicating the services and processes of the SAS office.
8. Interact with stakeholders to facilitate service continuity with k-12 schools and community resources.
9. Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: A.A. Degree required. B.A. or B.S. degree in human services, psychology, sociology or a related field preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Two years of clerical experience required. Direct experience serving students with disabilities is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
Ability to apply policy, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Amendments Act (ADAAA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to the position. Ability to exercise confidentiality and demonstrate interpersonal skills for establishing effective working relations amongst a diverse student population. Knowledge of general office practices and procedures. Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to effectively prioritize responsibilities. Experience with computers and Microsoft Office applications. Ability to demonstrate professionalism with internal and external contacts. Use office equipment, including fax and network copier/printer.