Student Disability Services Specialist

Location
New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Posted
Mar 08, 2014
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10299

Regular/Temporary: Regular

GENERAL DUTIES

Assists with planning and providing a comprehensive program of services for students with disabilities.

- Assists with daily supervision of the unit, including budgets, personnel supervision, and facilities/equipment management

- Provides guidance and advisement to student organizations, administrators, faculty and others on concerns and issues related to students with special needs

- Interacts with counselors, disability accommodations specialists, and external community organizations to maintain a broad inventory of available services

- Presents programs and workshops, and prepares communications to students and others promoting the goals of the unit

- Organizes and provides for assistive technology and interpretive services

- May develop and/or review individual educational plans that incorporate individually designed academic support services and accommodations within the guidelines of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA)

- Performs related duties as assigned.


Job Title Name: Student Disability Services Specialist

CONTRACT TITLE

Higher Education Assistant

FLSA

Exempt

CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Reporting to the Director of the Center for Student Disability Services, the Student Disability Services Specialist assists with planning and providing a comprehensive program of services for students with disabilities.

The Student Disability Services Specialist will:
- Assist with the daily supervision of the Center, including budgets, personnel supervision, and facilities/equipment management.
- Provide guidance and advisement to student clubs, administrators, or faculty on concerns and issues related to students with disabilities.
- Interact with academic departments, the Office of Financial Aid, the Enrollment Services Center, and other administrative offices to provide appropriate support and guidance to students.
- Present at workshops and prepare communications to students promoting the goals of the Center.
- Identify student need for Assistive Technology and work with the Assistive Technology Specialist in implementing its use.
- Coordinate staff and agency interpreter services.
- Maintain and administer the use of grant funding.
- Ensure compliance with voter registration reporting requirements.
- Assist with intake interviews and reviewing documentation to develop support services and accommodations within the guidelines of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its Amendments.
- Update and maintain student records for required reports.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree and four years' related experience required.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Master's degree preferred.

COMPENSATION

$51,195 - $64,956; commensurate with experience and qualifications.

BENEFITS

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your application online by clicking "Apply Now" below. In order to be considered, applicants must upload their cover letter (referenced Job ID 10299), resume, and contact information for three references in rtf, doc or pdf format.

CLOSING DATE

April 6, 2014

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.
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