Disability Services Coordinator
Main Campus, Graham, NC
Closes: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
Minimum of Master’s degree in counseling, social work, school counseling, special education, or closely related field; minimum of 3 years previous experience and/or training that includes disability services, ADA/504, FERPA knowledge, disability accommodation plans, student advising/counseling; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Skill in communicating and responding appropriately to the needs of students with a wide range of disabilities and diverse backgrounds. Evidence of strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; and demonstrated ability to interact with tact and sensitivity with a wide range of individuals, including students, families, staff, faculty, and members of the community, in a high-volume public contact setting. Evidence of counseling/coaching/advising skills and experience.
Disability Services experience in a post-secondary institution; familiarity with admissions and academic advising in a community college setting; experience with improving student retention; knowledge of academic advising and online student services; intervention skills and experience with students in crisis; word processing and web development/maintenance skills; experience with Colleague or similar student data system.
Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2023
The Disability Services Coordinator works to provide an environment that supports the academic success of students with disabilities, consistent with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Amendments. The individual is responsible for providing, for students who self-identify and document disabilities, an interactive process of determining eligibility and implementing reasonable accommodations for ACC students.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
- Manages and coordinates day-to-day operations of Disability Services including but not limited to budget, in-take interviewing, follow-up meetings with students as needed, scheduling of testing accommodations, and generally being a resource for students with disabilities.
- Evaluates disability documentation from qualified professionals; determines student-specific accommodation plans consistent with the postsecondary setting; and consults with faculty, advisors, and administrators to develop implementation of approved instructional, technical, and facility-related accommodations.
- Arranges contracted services as needed for approved reasonable accommodations. Examples: American Sign Language interpreters and Communication Access Real Time Translation (CART) reporters.
- Provides liaisons, consultation, and referral services for students to community agencies and professionals, such as Vocational Rehabilitation Services and the Division of Services for the Blind.
- Provides information for prospective students when they contact the College with questions related to enrollment and disability accommodations.
- Promotes positive student self-advocacy skills; provides counseling and coaching to students to increase effective study skills and coping techniques among students with disabilities; assists with academic advising and registration of students registered with the Disability Services office.
- Tracks student data as it relates to the Disability Services Office including, but not limited to: number of registered students, course completion, persistence, retention, and services utilized.
- Hires, trains, manages and evaluates performance of Disability Services Office employees, including part-time staff, access/lab assistants, note takers and student worker(s).
- Maintains and manages electronic and printed records, collects data, prepares reports, and meets student confidentiality requirements under FERPA regulations.
- Prepares and disseminates relevant educational materials in print and online, and offers professional development training to faculty and staff as appropriate.
- Remains knowledgeable of relevant laws, services, techniques and technology.
- Consults with campus administrators on topics related to campus-wide ADA/504 compliance and coordination.
- Provides crisis intervention and counseling supports as needed.
How to Apply
For faculty positions, all relevant full- and part-time teaching experience, including start and end dates of employment, should be included on the application. Also, all relevant full- and part-time work experience related to the teaching discipline should be included on the application, including start and end dates.
For non-faculty positions, all relevant full- and part-time work experience related to the position should be included on the application, including start and end dates.
An ACC on-line application MUST be fully completed for consideration, which includes a required letter of interest and transcript attachment. Resume attachments are welcome but will not be accepted in lieu of complete application. Transcript MUST be scanned and attached in order to be considered for this position!