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Disability Services Coordinator (Access Office)

Valdosta State University
Valdosta State University

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: Disability Services Coordinator (Access Office)
Location: Valdosta State University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 270932
About Us

As a comprehensive institution of the University System of Georgia, Valdosta State University (VSU) is a welcoming, aware, and vibrant community founded on and dedicated to serving our communities' rich and diverse heritages. Through excellence in teaching, basic and applied research, and service, VSU provides rigorous programs and opportunities that enrich our students, our university, and our region. As such, the VSU mission consists of three interrelated parts that includes a student mission, university mission and regional mission. The university is equally dedicated to the core values of community, including a commitment to practice civility, integrity and citizenship. As members of this community and proud Blazers we strive to uphold these core values for the advancement of the University, as stated in the Blazer Creed and reflected in our commitment to the University System of Georgia's Core Values.

Blazer Creed

Valdosta State University is a learning environment based on trust and mutual respect in which open dialogue, vigorous debate, and the free exchange of ideas are welcome. The University is equally dedicated to the core values of community, including a commitment to practice civility, integrity, and citizenship. As members of this community, and proud Blazers, we will strive to uphold these core values for the advancement of the University.

Civility - A Blazer shows courtesy and compassion as well as respect for the dignity of every human being.

Integrity - Each Blazer is responsible for his or her own actions, and our community is stronger when we contemplate the context of our decisions and uphold the principles of trust and honesty.

Citizenship - Every Blazer has an interest in the well-being of the community, and, therefore, a duty to stay informed, to make positive contributions, and to offer support to those who need help.

As a Blazer, we pledge to uphold the core principles of Civility, Integrity, and Citizenship.

University System of Georgia (USG) Statement of Core Values

Every member of the USG community is required to adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values, Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect that form and guide the daily work of the organization.

  1. Integrity - We will be honest, fair, impartial, and unbiased in our dealings both with and on behalf of the USG.

  2. Excellence - We will perform our duties to foster a culture of excellence and high quality in everything we do.

  3. Accountability - We firmly believe that education in the form of scholarship, research, teaching, service, and developing others is a public trust. We will live up to this trust through safeguarding our resources and being good stewards of the human, intellectual, physical, and fiscal resources given to our care.

  4. Respect - We recognize the inherent dignity and rights of every person, and we will do our utmost to fulfill our resulting responsibility to treat each person with fairness, compassion, and decency.

Job Summary

Responsible for ensuring equal access for persons with mental health and other disabilities to all educational and vocational programs. Identifies and provides reasonable accommodations at institution to ensure equal educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities.


Typical Allocation of Duties

Determine reasonable accommodations - 40%
Consult with students, faculty, and staff to determine and coordinate the provision of reasonable accommodations.

Provide consultation - 25%
Provide consultation throughout the University on universal design, the social construction of disability, and intersections of disability with campus environments.

Assist with policy development - 20%
Assist with the development of policies and procedures pertaining to the provision of services to students with disabilities.

Prepare reports - 15%
Prepare a variety of regular and special reports, including those necessary for legal and regulatory compliance. Maintain student files in compliance with FERPA guidelines.

Supervisor Expectations

    Coordinates and implements highly engaging disability programs and services for students.
    Completes relevant assignments as determined by the needs of students with disabilities.
    Develops and maintains relationships with students and their family, administrators, faculty, staff and relevant community service providers.
    Provides information to assist prospective and current students with disabilities in their transition and adjustment to the university.
    Conducts intake assessments with students, reviews documentation and advises of accommodation needs.
    Accepts disability documentation and makes appropriate determinations for academic accommodations.
    Coordinates resources and assists with appeals to ensure the retention and academic success of students with disabilities and with pregnancy related medical conditions.
    Educates campus community about disability related issues and conducts outreach programming.
    Manages electronic read aloud book orders for students with print related disabilities.
    Proctors exams for students who need test accommodations.
    Implements developmental programs to assist with transition academic support which may include assistance with retention efforts and orientation programs.
    Works with Facilities to assess and remove physical barriers on campus.
    Serves as campus representative on the Regents' Advisory Council for Disability Service Providers.
    May supervise at least one social work or counseling intern.
    Consults with the University's Legal Counsel and the Liaison at the Regents' Center for Learning Disorders for assistance as needed.
    Serves on the University's Behavior Intervention Team (BIT).
    Provides individual and group counseling as it pertains to academics, and disability services.
    Conducts developmental programs, monitors/proctors exams.
    Works directly with students, faculty, and staff to provide support and accommodation.
    Cultivates and maintains relationships with prospective students, current students, faculty, staff and administration as it pertains to disability services.
    Conducts workshops on academic support for students with disabilities.
    May be required to perform job related duties other than those specifically delineated in this position.
Required Qualifications

Required Experience
Master's degree and two (2) years of related work experience.

Proposed Salary

commensurate with experience

Conditions of Employment

Applicant Requirements & Conditions of Employment

Applicants are required to provide:

  • professional references with current contact information

  • documentation of academic credentials

  • employment history

Please note that during the search process, VSU reserves the right to:

    ask candidates who will serve in Positions of Trust to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment,

    view social media outlets, and

    remove job postings without additional notification.

Employment is contingent upon:

    successful completion of a background check investigation, including a criminal background check

    reference checks

Employment may also be contingent upon the job-based requirements if applicable for your position:

    satisfactory credit check

    successful completion of a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR)

    pre-employment drug testing

    confirmation of credentials

After initial hiring, employees will be required to successfully complete all of the following training:

    New employee orientation

    VSU¿s Annual Compliance Training:

      USG Ethics Policy

      Conflict of Interest/Outside Activities Policy

      Drug Free Workplace

      Sexual Misconduct and Title IX

      Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

      Motor Vehicle Policy

      Workers Compensation (new hires)

      Georgia Open Records Act (new hires)

    USG Cybersecurity Training (required twice yearly)

      Job-specific training such as: FMLA and Worker¿s Compensation, Budget Manger training, Purchasing Training (ePro & PCard), and Defensive Driving

Equal Employment Opportunity

Valdosta State University is an equal opportunity educational institution. It is not the intent of the institution to discriminate against any applicant for admission or any student or employee of the institution based on the age, sex, race, religion, color, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation of the individual.

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If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings, apply for a job on this site, or participate in the search process as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting Catherine Wills, in the Office of Human Resources at


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