Accessibility Specialist (S03968P)

University of Texas at Arlington
September 21, 2023
Offerd Salary:$47,500
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Position Information

Posting Number S03968P

Position Title Accessibility Specialist (S03968P) Department Students with Disabilities Location Arlington Job Family Student Success Position Status Full-time Work Hours Standard Work Schedule

Monday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm.

Open to External and Internal FLSA Salary $47,500 Duration Funding expected to continue Pay Basis Monthly Benefits Eligible Yes Benefits at UTA

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Job Summary

Provide assessment, eligibility determination and provision for academic accommodations, and other support services as needed for students with disabilities at the University of Texas at Arlington. All activities shall promote ensuring equal access for students and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (2008) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in academic programs at the university. To maintain a case load of students with a variety of disabilities who are registered with the Student Access & Resource Center (SAR Center) and to interact with others on campus as needed to facilitate equal access for students and provide resources for faculty and staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze information from appointments, educational/medical records, psychological assessments and diagnostic evaluations to understand student's abilities, needs and eligibility for disability services.
  • Participate in SAR Center Documentation Review Committee to assess student's eligibility for services.
  • Maintain case load of students registered with SAR Center; meet with students to facilitate equal access to classes and programs; discuss options and goals to develop educational accommodations; maintain contact with students during academic semester to resolve disability issues and evaluate accommodation adequacy; monitor and record student's progress in AIM system to ensure students' educational accommodations are met.
  • Maintain an interactive process with instructors, staff and others to develop/implement students accommodation plan; act as liaison between students, faculty and staff.
  • Provide information and referral to university departments and external contacts requesting accommodation information and services.
  • Attend and participate in conferences, meetings, training/workshops on and off campus. Participate in SAR Center outreach activities and activities/committees within the Division of Student Affairs. Performs other duties assigned.
  • Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field of vocational rehabilitation, counseling, psychology, social work, or special education.
  • Three years' experience working in a disability related academic or clinical setting.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in related field of vocational rehabilitation, counseling, psychology, social work, or special education.
  • Three years' case management experience working with students with disabilities in a disability office on a higher education campus.
  • Working Conditions

    Exposure to all weather conditions. Exposure to standard office conditions. Repetitive use of keyboard at workstation.

    Special Conditions for Eligibility

    Knowledge of The Americans with Disabilities Act (AA, 2008) and how it applies to the higher education arena, The Rehabilitation Act (504) and applicable differences between K-12 and Higher Education services, proficiency in various modes of counseling, interpretation of psycho-educational evaluations, ability to assess and identify academic accommodation needs. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

    Working Title CBC Requirement

    It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

    EEO Statement

    It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University's compliance with this policy.

    ADA Accommodations

    The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email [email protected].

    Posting Detail Information

    Number of Vacancies 3

    Desired Start Date Open Date Review Start Date Open Until Filled Yes Minimum Number of References Required 3 Maximum Number of References Accepted Special Instructions to Applicants

    Requirement Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How many years of experience do you have working in higher education?
  • None/less than 2 years
  • 2 to 3 years
  • 4 to 5 years
  • 6 years or more
  • How many years of experience do you have working with Accessible Information Management (AIM) system?
  • None/less than 2 years
  • 2 to 3 years
  • 4 to 5 years
  • 6 years or more
  • Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume or CV
  • Cover/Interest Letter
  • Optional Documents

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