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Accessibility Specialist

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 30, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Accessibility Specialist

Job No: 525493
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Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: RealCat

Job Description

Classification Title:

Accessibility Specialist

Job Description:

Conducts initial appointments with students to identify access barriers in academic environments. Coordinates reasonable accommodations in collaboration with students, faculty, and DRC staff. Conducts screening assessments to provide temporary accommodations while making referrals for formal evaluations.

Maintains appropriate records by thoroughly documenting communication with and regarding DRC students. Orients students to the process of receiving classroom and testing accommodations, as well as informing them of available campus and community resources. Provides ongoing support for students via follow-up appointments, student success appointments, emails, and calls as requested.

Responsible for a caseload of approximately 800 students with disabilities. Communicates with faculty when an accommodation is particularly complex, or when faculty have questions or concerns about DRC-registered students' well-being or ability to succeed in a class. Serves as a resource for students, parents, faculty, staff, and service agencies/providers. Provides advocacy support and addresses concerns as needed.

Maintains a current knowledge base of federal and state laws, regulations and rules governing the provision of services for persons with documented disabilities and their application within a post-secondary educational setting. Pursues self-directed learning on national trends and best practices in accessibility and accommodated learning, including efforts to promote equal access and to reduce possible stigma associated with differences in ability.

Serves on departmental, divisional and university-wide committees, task force.

Other duties as assigned.

Expected Salary:

47,000 annually.

Minimum Requirements:

Master's degree in an appropriate area; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree in a related field of expertise (such as higher education, special education, rehabilitation counseling, social work, school psychology, or occupational therapy) and four years of appropriate experience; or bachelor's degree in a related field of expertise (such as education and health sciences) with at least five or more years of related and practical experience.

Experience working with students with physical, sensory, psychological, or learning disabilities
Experience in developing, coordinating, and/or implementing care plans for individuals with disabilities or medical/health needs.

Proficient in use of a Windows-based computer and Microsoft Office.

Outstanding time management and organizational skills.
Strong student support services skills.
Effective professional written and oral communication skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Normal Work Schedule:

- Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm
- Evening and/or weekend work may be required, especially during peak testing times.

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

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