SAC Access Coordinator - (STA008186)

Employer
University of Houston
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 21, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time


The Access Coordinator provides consultation, information, resources, and referrals to faculty, staff and students, whileproviding ongoing case management to students with disabilities. Evaluates unique student's needs in order to provideappropriate services and academic accommodations, in collaboration with the student and faculty.

  1. Manage a caseload and provide ongoing case management.
  2. Consults with students with disabilities who are eligible for services by reviewing/interpreting documentation andconducting interviews.
  3. Provides consultation and education to faculty, staff, students, and family members on regulations regardingaccessibility, confidentiality issues, strategies for assisting and referrals to appropriate campus services.
  4. Assist in maintaining and updating online portal, and communication.
  5. Responsible for collaborative outreach and communication to campus stakeholders to include faculty, staff, andstudents.
  6. Serves as a resource and is responsive to customer calls and inquiries.
  7. Responsible for data collection and submission of monthly reports.
  8. Keeps current on latest best practices, technologies, and regulations related to supporting students with disabilities inhigher education.
  9. Participate in system wide and/or external committees as a representative of the department.
  10. Performs other job-related duties as required.


EEO/AA

Additional Job Posting Information:

Since 2003, the Justin Dart, Jr. Center for Students with DisABILITIES has had the privilege of serving students in need while honoring one of our most distinguished alumni and the “godfather” of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our Center was the first space specifically designed for disabled students at any major Texas university, and we are the only Center in the country that honors Justin's legacy of advocating for diversity, inclusion, and the ADA by bearing his name. We always want to improve. Our utmost promise to our students is to help them achieve success at the University of Houston by providing them with the access and accommodations they need to go from freshman to graduate. After soliciting feedback from students, an overwhelming sentiment emerged: They did not like our name. Students explained they felt the emphasis on “abilities” suggested that having a disability is a negative quality that we needed to help them correct. We listened to them. This year on the 31st anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we launched our new name: The Justin Dart, Jr. Student Accessibility Center.

We are not stopping with the new name. We are committed to serving our students, and so we are also going to roll out new improvements in the coming months: new leadership, additional staff, a revamped Center, and more training for faculty about accommodating disabled students at UH. Other changes are also coming.

As part of the Health and Well-Being portfolio, the Dart Center is one of six departments committed to cultivating a community of care to promote and enrich the health and well-being of our students, to become successful scholars and engaged global citizens. We are looking for a staff members who are passionate about supporting our student with disabilities and providing the strategic and operational vision and implementation to help us reinvent ourselves, so we are true leaders in empowering our students. Our staff is excited. Our students are excited. And together, we know we’ll continue to be a home for our Students here at the University of Houston.

Qualifications :

Bachelors and 1 year experience

Education: Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of ananalytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of morethan one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtainedthrough a formal, directly job-related 4-year degree from a college or university,or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related tothe type of work being performed.Preferred - Bachelor's degree in Special Education, Social Work, Education, Counseling,Psychology, or equivalent combination of education and experience.Experience: Requires a minimum of one (1) year of directly job-related experience.

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