Number of Vacancies:
Student Accessibility Services
Scope of Job:
To coordinate routine accommodation requests and facilitate the
process for students with disabilities who are registered with the
department and for students seeking pregnancy, pregnancy-related,
and parenting accommodations, in accordance with all state and
federal laws regarding access for students with disabilities.
Description of Duties:
• Coordinates accommodation requests, including facilitating the
interactive process (i.e. analysis of disability documentation,
assessment of individual student’s functional limitations and
access barriers, review of academic curriculum / program
requirements) to determine accommodations needed to facilitate
equitable access to participate in university experiences for
students with disabilities.
• Ensures all corresponding documentation is in accordance with all
applicable rules and regulations.
• Advises students, faculty, and staff on disability-related
accommodations, policies, and procedures.
• Advises students, faculty, and staff on pregnancy,
pregnancy-related, and parenting accommodations, policies, and
• Communicates with the Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
Departmental Review Committee (DRC) to make recommendations for
reasonable accommodations; creates and distributes students’
accommodation letters in a timely manner; prepares accurate case
notes in a timely manner for each communication with SAS
• Provides individual consultation to students to assess strategies
for full inclusion, including the determination and provision of
reasonable accommodations; evaluates medical, psychological, and
neuro-psychological documentation; provides counseling,
problem-solving, and advocacy for students with disabilities.
Consults with faculty and/or staff to ensure equitable access for
students with disabilities, to identify essential curriculum
requirements, and to ensure accommodation/service delivery complies
with departmental procedures, as well as federal and state
• Collaborates with, and refers students to, appropriate
university, community, and state resources.
• Assists in the coordination, development, and implementation of
programs to improve retention of students with disabilities
registered with the department.
• Responsible for conducting outreach regarding SAS services, equal
access, and compliance with federal regulations to faculty, staff,
and students, and provides information to community partners (e.g.
high schools, community colleges, parents of prospective students,
etc.).Maintains collaborative relationships with university
faculty, staff, and campus partners to ensure equitable access for
students with disabilities.
• Coordinates departmental retention efforts related to SAS
students who are academically at risk and makes recommendation for
• Assists in creating and updating publications, newsletters,
training manuals, brochures, etc. for outreach services.
• Utilizes electronic records management system for purposes of
accurately recording data related to registered students and
accommodations/other supports provided.
• Keeps apprised of best practices in disability services and
• Assists with collecting and summarizing data for departmental
• Performs other duties as assigned.
General supervision from assigned supervisor.
Direct supervision of assigned staff.
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, School Psychology, Rehabilitation
Counseling, Counseling, Social Work, or a related field from an
Two (2) years’ experience working with individuals with a variety
of disabilities, or case management with young adults.
Experience obtained in a higher education setting.
Use of standard office equipment. Microsoft Office Suite: ability
to become proficient in the use of the departmental records
management software (AIM).
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.
Office environment; some travel and weekend work is required.
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible
amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull
or otherwise move objects, including the human body. UTRGV is a
distributed institution, which requires presence at multiple
locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed
primarily in a general office environment.
Knowledge of relevant federal regulations including ADA-AA, Section
504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1978, Title IX, and FERPA, as well
as accommodations in higher education; excellent written and oral
communication, including presentation skills; ability to interpret
disability documentation provided by a variety of qualified
professionals (i.e. medical doctors, educational diagnosticians,
speech language pathologists, therapists, psychologists, etc.);
ability to maintain confidentiality and navigate complex
communications regarding accommodations with faculty, staff and
students; ability to work effectively with colleagues by
demonstrating respect for deadlines and collaborative problem
solving; ability to work in a face-paced environment and exercise
good judgment in making decisions related to departmental
functions; conflict resolution skills.
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
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It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to
promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all
individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex,
age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In
accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is
committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures
non-discrimination in its education programs and activities,
including employment. We encourage women, minorities and
differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for
redacting any confidential information from the documents you
attach with your application. The confidential information includes
the following: *Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender
*Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information
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forwarding your application to the department as per your
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UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is
subject to change based on need.
All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background
check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval
from the Chief Human Resources Officer.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/40181