Disability Accommodations Coordinator

Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Apr 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.

Position Purpose: The Accommodations Coordinator supports Aurora University by coordinating services provided to students with disabilities. This position is the primary contact and responsibility to ensure compliance in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990). The coordinator will oversee services classified as reasonable accommodations such as note takers, readers, sign language interpreters, equipment loans, modified testing services, advocacy and other adaptations. Accommodations and services are provided to students who self-disclose and supply verification of the existence of a disabling condition. A person is considered disabled when he or she has a mental of physical impairment that limits one or more major life activities such as mobility, hearing, sight, and learning.

Core Competencies:

  • Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
  • Upholds the Mission Statement:Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
  • Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of university business.
  • Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.


  • Essential Job Functions:

  • Evaluates student documentation and provides eligibility determination for accommodations in accordance with ADA, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and ADAA.
  • Conducts Access Meetings with new students and determines appropriate level of services (provisional, temporary, permanent), and makes recommendations for accommodations, services and referrals.
  • Arranges for implementation of accommodations to meet students' needs and performs other duties to facilitate equal access.
  • Ensures compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by monitoring successful implementation of individualized accommodations.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and external service providers and agencies to coordinate and implement all access related services for students.
  • Manages daily operations of the testing center with focus on academic integrity, that includes staff supervision, test administration, and materials conversion.
  • Oversees the provision of assistive technology, coordinates acquisition of auxiliary aids, interpreters/captioning services to provide infrastructure of equal access.
  • Provide and/or coordinate students/staff assistive technology training.
  • Coordinate the acquisition of alternate formats for printed materials as needed.
  • Maintains confidential, accurate and complete records of student accommodations.
  • Meet with registered students to ensure that awareness of university resources and services and advocate for utilization.
  • Conducts seminars and workshops designed to assist and counsel students in time management and study techniques and other coping skills.
  • Teach students self-advocacy skills so they can effectively communicate with faculty, staff, and peers.
  • Create material designed to educate students with disabilities on services available at Aurora University.
  • Assist the Director with collecting, maintaining and analyzing student data.
  • Performs general office duties, including photocopying, faxing, shredding, ordering office supplies, filing, and handling office mail.


  • Essential Job Requirements:

    Education:

    • Bachelor's Degree in education, special education, rehabilitation, psychology, counseling or related field; Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel, Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling or a related field preferred.


    Experience:

    • Two years of professional experience working with students with disabilities in an educational or comparable institutional setting required (Three or more years preferred).
    • Experience reviewing and/or interpreting disability documentation (e.g. psychological assessments, special education records, audiology reports, etc.) for the purpose of determining reasonable accommodations.
    • Experience working with students with disabilities.
    • Experience with assistive technology and textbooks in alternative format.


    Skills:

    • Knowledge of the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
    • Ability to work with confidential, highly sensitive information.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication and problem solving skills.
    • Outstanding organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail.
    • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work in a fast paced, team-oriented environment and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
    • Reliable, punctual, prompt and efficient.
    • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with campus partners, characterized by cooperation, attention to detail, flexibility and personal responsibility.
    • Professional and team-oriented with an ability to interact with diverse groups of students, parents, faculty and staff with respect and sensitivity.
    • Computer proficiency required including using Microsoft Office programs


    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to sit or stand at desk.
    • Ability to move about campus.
    • Ability to bend, stoop, use stairs, and lift up to 25 pounds.
    • Ability to use computer and general office equipment.
    • Travel in own vehicle to other AU campuses including (George Williams College, AU Orchard Center and Woodstock Campus)


    Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.

    Apply to:

    Aurora University
    Human Resources
    347 South Gladstone Ave
    Aurora, IL 60506
    630-844-5650 - fax
    jobs@aurora.edu - email


    Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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