Accessibility Services Coordinator
Reporting to the Department Head of Student Access and Support, the Accessibility Coordinator works with learners with disabilities to facilitate their ability to access and fully participate in programs and services offered at the various College Campuses and Centres, and acts as an expert resource to the College community. The Coordinator also liaises with faculty and staff on issues relevant to student success, participates in College life, engages in professional development activities and maintains positive relationships with colleagues and other members of the College staff.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Work with learners requiring special support by:
• Assessing the individual educational support needs of students with disabilities • Providing a variety of services to support the educational goals of students with documented disabilities • Facilitating learners’ access to programs and courses
Perform case management of individual students with documented disabilities
• Interviewing students and reviewing medical documentation (including psycho-educational assessments) • Determining and facilitating reasonable academic accommodations and supports • Reviewing educational plans/goals and students’ educational progress toward achieving these
Liaise with internal and external service providers and faculty by:
• Providing referrals to appropriate internal and external service providers • Working collaboratively with faculty and staff in implementing reasonable academic accommodations and supports for students with disabilities utilizing a proactive, team-based approach • Facilitating the transition of students with disabilities who are entering or leaving Selkirk College • Developing and providing workshops, materials, and information to staff, instructors, and external stakeholders • Writing annual reports to the College • Liaising with external agencies and Ministry staff • Scheduling, coordinating and supervising interpreters and other professional service providers required for students • Protecting student information • Actively contributing to the College and the Department • Performing other duties as assigned by the Department Head or the Director
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
• Knowledge of guidelines, regulations, procedures and policies governing the provision of support services to persons with disabilities • Knowledge of and ability to interpret psycho-educational assessments and other medical documentation of disability • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written • Effective organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team • Strong working knowledge of a wide variety of disabilities along with their appropriate accommodations in an educational setting, as well as an awareness of current legislative trends regarding “the duty to accommodate” • Ability to travel to other Selkirk campuses and learning centres to provide support as required Education and Experience • Master's degree in Special Education, Rehabilitation, Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or a relevant field, preferably with some coursework related to special needs and disabilities • 2-4 years of direct experience in providing educational support services to adults with disabilities, preferably in a post-secondary setting • Familiarity with the post-secondary system, as well as teaching and/or Counseling experience, would be significant assets
This is a short-term part-time (40%) position commencing as soon as possible, ending March 31, 2023. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Selkirk College Faculty Association Collective Agreement, Schedule A. The salary range is $2,369.08 to $ 3,806.85 bi-weekly (at 100% appointment) and is based on qualifications and experience.
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