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Access Coordinator

Washington State University

Access Coordinator

Airway Heights, WA
Part Time
  • Responsibilities

    Employee Type -AP-Administrative Professional -University Title -Student Services Coordinator/Advisor 1 -Working Title -Access Coordinator -College/Area -WSU Spokane -Department -WSUS Student Affairs -Department Link -Access Services Division of Student Affairs -Position Number -127864 -Hiring Unit -WSU Spokane -Work Location -Spokane -Zip Code -99210 -This position is in a Bargaining Unit -No -Summary of Duties -ThisAccess Coordinatoris responsible for the coordination and implementation of disability accommodations and learning assistance services for students with disabilities on the Spokane campus and in the nursing and pharmacy programs in Yakima. in accordance withADA, Section 504 and state law. Responsible for providing leadership and direction; planning, developing, managing and administering programs, strategies. accountable for the allocation of resources and program results. Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals and objectives. This includes serving as a liaison among all University Health Science Colleges, analyzing and interpreting diagnostic assessments, conducting interviews with students to identify appropriate accommodations and services, assigning appropriate accommodations for eligible students, including in didactic, lab and clinical environments. The position directs the work of a team of technical services specialists, including testing services, note taking services and alternate-print technology. This position works with disability resources personnel university-wide on policy development, implementation, and interpretation and consults as necessary on individual student accommodations. The position works closely with faculty, staff and other Student Affairs staff to ensure appropriate accommodations are provided. The Coordinator also serves as a campus resource for staff, students, faculty, prospective students and parents on the process for applying for and receiving disability services. -Additional Information -Competitive benefits - Determine Eligibility & Assign Reasonable and Appropriate Accommodations 35% Determining the students eligibility for disability services by reviewing appropriate documentation, determining the adequacy and completeness of the documentation as well as the presence of a disability. Determine appropriate services and didactic, lab and clinical accommodations by reviewing disability documentation and conducting interviews with students to determine the functional limitations that the disability imposes and assign appropriate and reasonable accommodations. -Implement accommodations by working closely with Assistive Technology staff to discuss the students assistive technology, alternative text and note-taking needs of students. Refer students to other campus and community resources when appropriate. i.e., counseling services, learning specialist. Connect students with the Assistive Technology Specialist for instruction on recommended assistive technology software and equipment. Communicate effectively with students to disseminate pertinent information, upcoming deadlines, events/workshops of interest, etc. Establish and maintain direct communication with faculty and staff providing services to students with disabilities, working collaboratively to insure a smooth delivery of appropriate support services. Conduct outreach training for faculty and staff about disability accommodations and services in compliance with University policies and procedures. Administrative 30% Maintain current knowledge in disability support services (DSS) regulations, laws, and industry practices and advancements, and participate in relevant professional training opportunities as budget permits. Regularly reviewDSSpolicies and procedures to incorporate current practices and regulations. Responsible for ensuring that Disability Services complies with federal, state and university laws and policies. Design, establish, and maintain an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organizations goals and objectives. Develop and manage annual budgets for Disability Services on the Spokane and Yakima campuses. Identify equipment and technical opportunities to assist Disability Services achieve goals and objectives. Establish and implement a programmatic mission and vision. Develop and implement strategic planning to foster the units development. Implement and revise departmental policy and practices to effectively and efficiently accomplish the Universitys and the units goals and objectives. Provide innovative and strategic leadership to oversee compliance with applicable legal requirements. Represent the unit across campus, building strong relationships with partners on and off campus. Maintain and track case files including, inputting notes, and documentation at various stages of the interactive process using a case management system. Track all aspects of disability services including disability documentation, student schedules and contact information, interpreter services, alternate print progress, note takers, testing schedules and requirements, furniture requirements, faculty contact information, special requests Abide by University regulations for establishing and maintaining confidential records. Oversee the coordination of note takers for classes, the distribution of notes, and compensation/payment for all student note takers. Oversee the recruitment and completion of new hire paperwork for note takers. Resource 25% Work collaboratively with faculty and professional staff across the University Health Science colleges and serve as a liaison to regional campuses and clinical training affiliates to coordinate learning assistance and other academic support services. Develop and implement a faculty training program related to serving students with disabilities. Provide information and clarification regarding University Disability policies/procedures to students, faculty, staff, and parents. Responsible for day-to-day contact with, advising, and counseling of students. Assist students in resolution of personal and academic problems and crises by exhibiting excellent problem-solving, crisis-management, and listening skills to understand the students situation and assess how best to assist the student and providing guidance and support to help the student best address their disability related needs. Advocate on behalf of students when appropriate, serving as an advocate or liaison between the student and university/community resources. Assist students with managing grievances related to disability accommodations. Work with faculty, staff, administrators, and relevant offices to resolve grievance. Assist in increasing understanding and awareness of the needs of students with disabilities by presenting or facilitating workshops/seminars for faculty, administration, staff, and tutors. Advocate for students with disabilities through participation on University committees, advising groups, and student support service groups. Develop opportunities and resources for students and the campus community, including the website, social media, and promotional materials. Supervision/Leadership 5% Oversee the hiring, training, and supervision of part-time student employees who serve as note takers. -Appointment Status -Temporary -Job Appointment (FTE%) -100% -Position Term in Months -12 -Monthly Salary -Commensurate with qualifications and experience. -Required Qualifications -Positions require a Bachelors degree and two (2) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. A Masters degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a yearforyear basis. -Additional Requirements -Two years of full-time experience in a professional higher education environment with disability services experience. Knowledge of federal and state laws related to providing disability accommodations in higher education and in compliance withADAand Section 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Demonstrated proficiency with computer software skills, including databases, spreadsheets, word processing, and familiarity with student information systems. Experience working with individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds -Preferred Qualifications -Masters degree in Student Affairs, Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychological Counseling or related field. Strong knowledge of cognitive disabilities, learning disabilities, attention disabilities, and psychological disabilities. Disability services experience in health sciences programs, including clinical and lab settings. Experience using professional judgment to solve problems and make sound decisions. Knowledge of appropriate psycho-educational diagnostic tests and the evaluation of test data. Knowledge of assistive technology, testing, and note taking. Experience collaborating with university faculty members to ensure that students are afforded approved accommodations. Proven ability to evaluate and interpret disability documentation to implement reasonable accommodations. Understanding and experience with assistive and accessible information technologies, including best practices such as Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) preferred. -Will this position require a background check? -This position has been designated by the department to require a background check -Open Date -01/02/2019 -Close Date -02/03/2019 -Open Until Filled -No -Special Instructions to Applicants -Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for at least three (3) professional references in the application. -EEO Statement -WASHINGTONSTATEUNIVERSITYIS ANEQUALOPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVEACTIONEDUCATORANDEMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSUemploys only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. WSUis committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington StateTDDRelay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384;TDDCallers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or -Posting Number -20134889P

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