Coordinator for Accessibility Services & 504 Coordinator

Coordinator for Accessibility Services & 504 Coordinator

Employer

Mitchell Community College
500 West Broad Street
Statesville, NC 28677
Phone: 704-878-3200

Job Location

Statesville, NC

Salary/Grade

$4,488 - $4,360 monthly

Benefits

State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Closes: Sunday, July 14, 2019

Target Start Date

Monday, August 12, 2019

Expected Work Hours

Mon-Fri; 8:00am - 4:30pm

Reports to

Vice-President for Student Services

Employment Type

Full-time

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in rehabilitation, counseling, special education, or related field required
  • minimum of 2-3 years of related professional experience working full-time with persons with disabilities required
  • demonstrated computer knowledge and literacy, with a specific proficiency in Microsoft products
  • familiarity with adaptive technology such as JAWS, speech to text software, text to speech software, alternative formats of books, as well as openness to learning and maintaining awareness of new technology and techniques.
  • ability to independently manage a caseload, while working collaboratively within a team structure
  • knowledge of ADA/504 compliance, with ongoing attention to compliance
  • ability to evaluate students’ needs to create a comprehensive accommodation plan that meets each student’s unique needs based on their disability for a range of academic accommodations
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated excellent customer service skills
  • ability to work in a congenial and professional manner with students, faculty, and staff

Preferred Qualifications

  • familiarity with current landscape of disability services in higher education settings

Position Description

The Coordinator for Accessibility Services serves as the College’s 504 Coordinator, and will oversee Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Section 504 program compliance, including coordination of accommodations for individuals with disabilities at the College. The Coordinator provides students, faculty and staff with support in identifying and implementing reasonable academic and other accommodations as appropriate in compliance with federal guidelines.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • ensures compliance with the ADA, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities
  • coordinates College policies and procedures relating to persons with disabilities and tracking college progress relating to its policies
  • provides professional consultation regarding disability issues to leaders of the College’s divisions
  • reviews documentation of disability and determining reasonable and appropriate accommodations for all students with disabilities
  • provides direct service to self-identified students based on disability
  • assists faculty with implementation of and understanding of accommodations for each student and each course, in compliance with individual plans and ADA regulations
  • initiates communication with faculty to discuss questions or concerns regarding the implementation of accommodations and provide guidance in determining reasonable accommodations
  • creates programming efforts on campus to increase awareness of disabilities among students and staff to cultivate a campus climate of inclusion.
  • maintains confidential files on persons with self-identified disabilities
  • develops and maintains contacts with campus and community groups whose resources can be utilized
  • serves as liaison between Accessibility Services and the College faculty in the handling of classroom accommodations
  • coordinates faculty and staff training on matters of classroom management and accommodations for students with disabilities, and section 504 & ADA coordination
  • maintains up-to-date researched information on effective services at other institutions, and in the community for students with disabilities
  • assesses the ongoing needs of students with disabilities
  • develops initiatives to further enhance services provided
  • screens, accepts, or denies accommodation requests based on appropriate documentation and/or the request’s impact on the fundamental and essential elements of the course or program
  • works with instructors to identify essential elements of courses and programs to evaluate requests for adjustments/accommodations
  • documents activities and maintain current records
  • maintains responsibility for securing assistive devices, aids, and equipment
  • keeps current information regarding disabilities services for students, staff, and visitors; to include web sites, printed material, student handbooks, faculty handbooks, etc.
  • secures outside contractors for services that are unavailable on campus; such as interpreting
  • stays abreast of laws, guidelines, and recent Office of Civil Rights/court rulings, to ensure quality service and compliance provisions
  • participate in professional development activities to stay current with improved methods of service delivery and new technology and aids

 

Job Post Contact

Rose Moon

HR Coordinator

704-978-1346

704-978-3117 (fax)