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Accessibility Services Advisor|
Full Time Seasonal (10 months)|
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:
Accessibility Services Coordinator|
Office of Academic Support|
supervision, the Accessibility Services Advisor will assist the Coordinator of
Accessibility Services in determining and providing reasonable and appropriate
academic and non-academic accommodations for registered students with
disabilities. The Accessibility Services Advisor will provide transitional support for incoming
first-year students with documented disabilities and students who are identified as academically at-risk, including conditionally admitted freshmen and students on academic
- Analyze documentation of disability and determine
reasonable academic and non-academic accommodations for registered students
- Coordinate the provision of academic and
non-academic accommodations for registered students with disabilities and serve
as a liaison between faculty, staff and other university personnel.
Accommodations may include testing accommodations, notetaking assistance,
alternate format of print materials, disability-related housing requests and
other accommodations as requested;
ongoing transition support to first-year students with disabilities through
progress conferencing activities and provide support to students who are
identified as academically at risk including conditionally admitted freshmen
and students on academic status both with and without disabilities;
information about disability related services to prospective and current
students, parents, faculty and others as requested;
- Assist in identifying and
developing new and/or updated policies and procedures, in writing and
online, which address the emerging needs of students with disabilities;
and participate in OAS department meetings;
confidentiality of information (including
but not limited to: student and employee personal information, student grades,
etc.), both during and after their employment with the University.
Any question regarding the confidentiality of material, should be referred to
the supervisor. Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary
action, up to and including termination of employment;
Perform other duties as assigned.
the provisions of accommodations for registered students with disabilities by
providing ongoing transition support and services. Monitors the academic
progress of DSP and ASP students with and without disabilities and maintains
appropriate records of support provided;
and develops new and/or updates policies and procedures which address the
emerging needs of students with disabilities and assists with the development
of written and online materials on support and services for students with
disabilities at Niagara University;
information on disability-related support and services to prospective and
current students, parents, faculty and others as requested;
as a liaison between students with disabilities and faculty, staff and other university personnel;
5% Performs other duties as
assigned by supervisor.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Strong interpersonal,
organizational, problem-solving and written and oral communication skills.
- In depth knowledge of disability, the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008, and Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
- Ability to read and interpret psychological tests as
well as other disability-related documentation and determine appropriate
of Microsoft Office applications, databases, assistive technology and
to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with
others by telephone.
to work nontraditional business hours as needed.
at handling various office machines including but not limited to: keyboard, computer, copier and fax
- Candidate must be detail-oriented, organized and
able to manage administrative tasks including conducting both formal and
informal assessments throughout the year.
judgment and respect for confidentiality.
working with students on the autism spectrum
working with students with mental health conditions / diagnoses
functions of the position usually performed standing, but may require some
amount of time sitting. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching,
lifting, walking, running, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a computer
keyboard, computer software applications, involve extensive wrist and hand
movement. All individuals are required
to be able to perform these tasks without significant risk of injury to
themselves or others.
- Master's Degree with 1 - 2 years of
experience providing accommodations and support, academic advising, and/or
mentoring to students with disabilities at the university-level is required.
- Candidate must
possess understanding of relevant disability law (e.g., the Americans with
Disabilities Act), academic support theory and best practices.
- Candidate must be detail-oriented, organized and able to mange administrative tasks including conducting both formal and informal assessments throughout the year;
- Excellent judgement and respect for confidentiality.
Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Ryan Thompson, Esq., Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8324, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.
Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: