Lead Access Specialist & Deaf Services Coordinator

California Polytechnic State University
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$60,312 – $65,000
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Lead Access Specialist & Deaf Services Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 526981 Work type: Staff Location: San Luis Obispo Categories: Probationary, Full Time, Education Support Professionals, On- site (work in-person at business location) Position Description

Job Summary

The position is responsible for: a) independently evaluating student needs; advising students regarding disability management; determining appropriate accommodations and services for students with temporary and permanent disabilities; b) assisting in the development of creative solutions which integrate accessibility approaches across organizational lines; and c) effectively communicating the needs of the program and its student-clients, through interaction and coordination with faculty, staff, students, and community organizations.

Department Summary

The DRC implements Federal and State laws through proving support services and academic accommodations to students with disabilities. Services include, but are not limited to: disability management; alternative testing; alternative media; accessible technology; transportation; document conversion; note- taking; information and referrals. Students served include those with: learning, psychological, physical and sensory disabilities.

Key Qualifications

  • Proven counseling experience in areas of disability management, accommodations assessment, advocacy skills, family/financial/personal challenges, in advising persons with disabilities (including psychological, physical, sensory, health, and cognition/learning-related disorders).
  • Demonstrated experience in using a high degree of tact and persuasiveness to maintain effective and cooperative relationships while working with students with varied disabilities.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity of diversity issues as well as the ability to work with an ethnically, linguistically, and culturally diverse campus community of students, staff and faculty.
  • Experience in determining the most challenging services and special accommodations when documentation is not “clear-cut” or where guidelines do not exist. Experience interpreting medical, psychological and psycho- educational assessments to determine functional limitations and appropriate accommodations.
  • Ability to analyze program processes, identify complex problems, and recommend course of action for challenging individual, group and program- wide problems.
  • Education and Experience

    Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution. Three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience.

    A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience.

    A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.


    Anticipated Hiring Range: $60,312 – $65,000 Per Year

    Classification Range: $58,548 - $83,400 Per Year

    Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

    Cal Poly

    Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world- renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

    Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

    Diversity Statement

    At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

    Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

    Supplemental Information

    Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

    The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

    This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

    Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H1-B visas).

    Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

    Advertised: May 05, 2023 (11:55 AM) Pacific Daylight Time Applications close: Open Until Filled

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