Disability Accommodation Specialist, Levels 1 & 2 (Hourly)

Location
New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Posted
Apr 06, 2014
Employment Type
Part Time
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: 9237

Regular/Temporary: Regular

GENERAL DUTIES

This class of positions provides various services to disabled students. There are two assignment levels within this class. The following are typical tasks within this class of positions. Employees may perform other related duties for the purpose of providing support services to disabled students. Depending upon the needs of service, the duties of this position may require the use of one's own automobile in the performance of official duties; moreover, these duties may be performed on campus or at the student's home. Positions report to the College Director of Disabled Student Services, or equivalent. Upon application to the University Personnel Director, a college may utilize this title for persons who are to provide similar services to disabled employees.


Assignment Level I

- Serve as a test accommodations proctor at various examinations to ensure administrative coordination with the appropriate faculty member.

- Assists with the recording, note taking, and videotaping of classes, lectures, and other academic presentations, assisting faculty and staff as appropriate.

- Serve as reader, note-taker, or transcriber for disabled students; also serve as lab assistant as required.

- Visit student's home to ferry instructional materials between home and campus; insure hook-ups of special equipment at student's home.

- Provide technical support to participating faculty members so as to facilitate the delivery of services to disabled students.

- Maintain liaison with departments or other administrators overseeing tutors, and coordinate available college tutoring services so that the needs of the student may be fulfilled.

- Maintain financial need criteria on projects participants, making appropriate referrals to the applicable state-sponsoring agencies.

- Coordinate services available to students that deal with the anxiety, dysfunctional organizational patterns and the like.

Assignment level II

- Conduct individual academic and programmatic needs assessments and evaluations for disabled students.

- Develop individual specialized educational plans to enable students to attain their full academic potential.

- Identify student disabilities, and then determine and provide those compensatory learning techniques that are appropriate to the student's needs.

- Serve as assistive technology specialist; provide the appropriate individualized assistive accommodations for disabled students.

- Coordinate the provision of remedial activities appropriate to the needs and capacities of the student.

- Provide assistance in course review and selection so as to encourage students to satisfy academic requirements of their program of study.

- Provide career development service and support with an acknowledgement of student disabilities so as to assist students in achieving career goals; provide disability-related advisement and accommodation planning for students; maintain liaison with medical professionals regarding the nature of student disabilities and appropriate accommodations.

CONTRACT TITLE

Disability Accommodation Specialist

FLSA

Non-exempt

CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Hunter College is building an applicant pool to fill anticipated vacancies in this position which may occur during our academic year. All positions are subject to budget availability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Assignment Level I

An associate degree from an accredited institution of higher education, and two years of related work experience, OR

Education and/or work experience that is equivalent to the above.

Assignment Level II

A baccalaureate degree from and accredited institution of higher education, and four years of related work experience, OR

Education and/or work experience that is equivalent to the above.

COMPENSATION

Level 1
New Hire:  $17.85/hr*
Incumbent:  $20.18/hr

Level 2
New Hire:  $24.70/hr*
Incumbent:  $27.91/hr
*This amount reflects a 13% salary suppression in effect for the first 24 months of employment only.

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

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAIL or FAX. DO NOT APPLY ON LINE AT THIS JOB BOARD.

Please send letter and resume to:
Ms. Sudi Shayesteh
Director, Office of AccessABILITY
Hunter College - City University of New York
695 Park Ave. E1121
New York, NY 10065
Fax:  212-650-3449
Email:  Sudi.Shayesteh@Hunter.cuny.edu

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled with review of applications to begin 11/4/13. (Ongoing recruitment)

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

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.PI75358045