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Disability Resource Specialist Featured

  2021-08-31     Prescott College     220 Grove Ave     $25.00 hour  
Description:

SUMMARY: The Disability Resource Specialist is responsible for implementing a range of services, workshops and learning experiences that support the needs of the entire College community. In addition, this position administers and manages accessibility services for students across all campus programs by providing overall leadership, planning, and supervision for disability support services. This includes directing and implementing reasonable accommodations and services for students with disabilities under the mandates of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended). Responsible for managing the data information systems, directing and evaluating program activities, maintaining a caseload of students, and collaborating with all areas of the College.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans and delivers residential and on-line academic support services and programs for all Prescott College students
  • Ensure that students with accommodations needs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act are given reasonable services
  • Manage a caseload of students who have active accommodation plans or academic support needs; assist them in organizing their academic program of study and providing tutoring and coaching support
  • Identify and collaborate with public and private entities that provide services, assistance or information to students with disabilities, including other postsecondary institutions, social service agencies, secondary schools, etc.
  • Meet with prospective students and parents to discuss services available from the Advising and Learning Commons
  • Collaborate with Learning Support Services to provide proactive and responsive academic support and coaching.
  • Inform faculty and staff as to legal implications and expectations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 as well as trends, emergent issues, and innovative resources to support students.
  • Implement identity based programming for students and facilitating dialogue around disability and social justice.
  • Create, compile and maintain annual reports,
  • Work closely with Student Life staff to manage student accommodation needs
  • Manage budget around ADA accommodations and oversee work study students as necessary
  • Serve on College committees as needed

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in disability studies, education, psychology, sociology, higher education administration, or related field. Master’s degree preferred. Teaching experience a plus.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of state and federal regulations pertaining to students with learning differences (e.g. ADA and Section 504) and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to plan and implement a variety of workshops, programs, and support services. Working familiarity with IEPs, psycho-educational evaluations, and other medical evaluations
  • Strong computer and technology skills necessary, experience with assistive technology preferred
  • Adept at working with a diverse clientele and the ability to cultivate and maintain relationships for the student population in general, and those with learning differences especially
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team within the Advising and Learning Commons and the greater Prescott College campus community

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision.

Prescott College is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and supports excellence through diversity. We encourage qualified applicants from historically underrepresented groups along with Veterans and AmeriCorps, Peace Corp and other national service alumni to participate in our recruitment efforts.


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