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Accessibility Specialist

Company: Elgin Community College
Location: Elgin
Posted on: December 1, 2019

Job Description:

Accessibility Specialist Job no: 493204 Position Type: Part-Time Location: Elgin, IL Experience Level: Entry-Level Categories: Professional/Technical Role: Accessibility Specialist About ECC: Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person""students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors""feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college's mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie. Work Schedule: Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department. Rate of Pay: $20.03 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Grant Funded: No Job Summary: Arrange and provide support services, accommodations and resources to students with disabilities in order to facilitate a barrier-free environment with equal access to all College programs and services. Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities : --- Bachelor's Degree in Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or a related field. --- Experience working within an academic setting with direct student contact, specifically students with disabilities --- Knowledge of high school education programs, applicable laws and regulations impacting student disability services (e.g., ADA, Section 504) and FERPA) --- Education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in concepts of Universal Design for Instruction and the social model of disability --- Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to effectively and accurately interpret and legibly write when scribing for students' tests --- Computer experience, knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) and email --- Service oriented, empathic and able to interact with diverse populations --- Demonstrated knowledge of disabilities including learning, psychological, health, neurological, physical, and sensory --- High initiative, strong attention to detail, consistent and reliable follow-through and able to meet deadlines --- Team player who can work independently Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Master's in Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or a related field.preferred Knowledge of Ellucian Colleague preferred Essential Duties: Conducts intake appointments and engages students in the interactive process in order to determine student needs and provide or oversees reasonable accommodations and other supportive services for students. Provides ongoing case management, follow up and support to students regarding accommodations, and engages with staff, faculty and administrators to promote inclusive design and accessibility while re-framing disability from a diversity perspective. Maintains accurate case files and required data for reporting system(s) to ensure student progress is documented and compliant with applicable regulations. Acts as a reader and scribe for students' tests, and may act as an in-class assistant/lab assistant. May provide training on program-related subject matter and organize social activities for student club. Other Duties: Other duties as assigned that pertain to the job description Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department. Physical Demands: Sedentary (up to 10 lbs occasionally, sitting most of the time) Visual Acuity: Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly) Work Environment: Moderate noise Environmental Conditions: Typical office or administrative Current SSECCA Union Member Information: The initial posting date for this position is 10/14/2019. Elgin Community College Support Staff Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 10/21/2019 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers. In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College's EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Advertised: October 14, 2019 Central Daylight Time Applications close:

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