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REASON Specialist - Granted Funded (PT)

Mohawk Valley Community College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 12, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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REASON Specialist - Granted Funded (PT)

Salary: $17.00 per hour

This is a grant-funded, part-time position. Grant-funded positions expire either at the end of the stated term or whenever funding for the position ceases.

Mohawk Valley Community College provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to meet the diverse needs of our students. We are the community’s college, committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment.

MVCC is seeking to fill a part-time, 10-month position in the Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR). The Resources and Education on Autism Success, Organization and Navigation (REASON) Specialist would primarily support students with Autism Spectrum (AS) who are neurodiverse at MVCC. Provides individualized support services in addition to the services offered to all students with disabilities at MVCC by the Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR).

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Identifies and serves eligible students on the Autism Spectrum that are neurodiverse who are attending MVCC, working collaboratively with instructors and staff to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of program participants;
  • Delivers direct support to students with neurodiverse/Autism to help them develop the necessary skills to become effective self-advocates and productive, contributing members of the student body;
  • Advocates on behalf of and provides accessible classroom materials for students with disabilities;
  • Maintains accurate electronic, data, case records, and related information to document all services delivered to neurodiverse participants to meet program benchmarks;
  • Designs and implements educational support activities, materials, programs, services and strategies for workshops and individual needs of the neurodiverse students;
  • Assist neurodiverse students to navigate the social and academic supports available, and identify and implement strategies for skill building and self-advocacy;
  • Collaborates with College staff to increase educational opportunities for program participants; assists with the transition to college;
  • Encourages student participation in the use of accommodations and services of OAR;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Coordinator of Accessibility Resources.


Required Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in Psychology; Special Education; Applied Behavior Analysis; or other Health and Human Service fields.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 1 year experience working with and young adults with disabilities, specifically with Neurodiverse/Autism Spectrum.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Official academic transcripts required upon hire.

Review Start Date: 8/22/2021

Mohawk Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity. MVCC maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and global worldview. We value the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in a world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, different abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.
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