Student Accessibility Services - STUDENT DISABILITY SPECIALIST

Location
Ithaca, Tompkins County / Ithaca College, Tompkins County
Posted
Jul 30, 2014

Student Accessibility Services

STUDENT DISABILITY SPECIALIST-000364

Provide assistance in the coordination and provision of services for students with disabilities to include review, evaluation, and interpretation of documentation and the creation of accommodation plans for registered students with physical, learning and psychological disabilities. Serve as a resource for students and families and meet with and assist students regarding their accommodation, academic performance, registration, and referrals to appropriate resources. Serve as a liaison to faculty members, psychologists, and service providers on campus and in the Ithaca community and makes appropriate referrals as necessary. Assist in identifying need and resources and in the development of new programs to meet the needs of students with disabilities.  

   

1. Assist in the coordination of services for all students with disabilities to include review, evaluation, and interpretation of documentation and the creation of accommodation plans for registered students with physical, learning and psychological disabilities.


2. Meet with students registered with SDS regarding their accommodation, academic performance, etc. Maintain student records and paperwork related to accommodations.


3. Serve as a resource and meet with students and families during orientation sessions. Provide advising and assistance to students with registration.


4. Assists students in crisis to access appropriate resources both on and off campus.


5. Serve as a liaison to students, parents, psychologists, and service providers on campus and in the Ithaca community and makes appropriate referrals as necessary.


6. Serve as a liaison to faculty and staff. Create collaborative relationships with other departments and make referrals to other resources as necessary.


7. Assess campus needs and resources in development of new programs to meet those needs.


8. Assess and develop new programs for incoming students and families.


9. Interface with parents regarding concerns their student may have about academic and social issues on campus. Serves as a liaison between the faculty and parents regarding disability related concerns.


10. Participate in staff meetings and professional development activities.


11. Assist in ensuring confidentiality and security of office facilities and records.  



Qualifications

Master's Degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work or related field and a minimum of 3 years experience working with persons with disabilities in an educational or community setting. Proven ability to assess learning disabilities and create accommodation plans, strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Previous experience working with an on-line student information system in a college or university setting is preferred.


College Introduction:

Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 7000 students, offers a learning experience that combines the best of the liberal arts and professional education. Our new strategic plan, IC 20/20, positions us to offer a truly distinct integrative learning experience that allows us to graduate students who are ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age. We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history.


Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the U.S. To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at www.ithaca.edu.


Ithaca College continually strives to build an inclusive and welcoming community of individuals, with diverse talents and skills from a multitude of backgrounds, who are committed to civility, mutual respect, social justice, and the free and open exchange of ideas. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach in ways that value the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population and that reflect a commitment to encouraging the success of all students.  



Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested individuals must apply online at http://www.ithaca.edu/jobs/ and attach a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references. Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.



Salary Band: EX.H.100


Target Start Date: Aug 11, 2014

Hours per week: 20

Weeks per year: 52.2

FLSA Status: Exempt

Benefit eligible: benefits-eligible


Work Authorization: visa sponsorship is not provided for this position

EEO Statement

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

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