Student Support Specialist
The Office of Educational Accessibility is seeking candidates
for the Student Support Specialist (full-time, 12 month) position.
This position will uphold the mandates of Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Other
duties include: provide direct support to college students with
disabilities; assist students by developing reasonable
accommodations, providing ongoing mentoring and support, and
advocating on behalf of students with disabilities.
Required Education: Master’s degree in special education, education, higher education, counseling, human services, or related field OR a bachelor’s degree in special education, education, higher education, counseling, human services, or related field with work experience to equivalent to a master’s degree.
Required Qualifications: Prior working experience directly supporting students with disabilities. Considerable knowledge of laws pertaining to students with disabilities including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to provide accurate information to students and to buffer and protect the University from liability. Considerable knowledge of the needs of students with a variety of disabilities and the needs of students with disabilities at the secondary level and above. Considerable knowledge of reasonable accommodations and learning strategies needed for students with disabilities. Considerable knowledge of diagnostic testing procedures and strong ability to analyze diagnostic testing and documentation in order to determine disability and to develop reasonable and appropriate accommodations. Considerable knowledge of assistive technology that can be used to support students with disabilities. Some knowledge of issues regarding transition into the post-secondary setting. Some knowledge of university structure, policies and procedures. Ability to effectively and competently assist students with acquisition of learning strategies, memory techniques, and time management systems that are specific to their individual needs. Excellent discernment, listening, and counseling skills. Ability to work independently and in a timely manner. Ability to work effectively in a group. Ability to address multiple tasks and work efficiently with multiple demands. Ability to write effectively. Ability to work well with people. Ability to work with computer software and assistive technology. Ability to interact effectively with faculty to facilitate the implementation of accommodations. Ability to interact with students with clarity and tact.
Review Date: The initial application review date for this position is May 21, 2021 and will remain open until filled.
It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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