Utah State University

Accessibility Consultant

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/26/2021 6:16 PM)
Requisition ID
2021-4328
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Exempt
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100%
College
Academic & Instructional Services
Department
Disability Resource Center
Advertised Salary
Commensurate based on experience, plus excellent benefits.

Overview

Working within the Disability Resource Center, Accessibility Consultants work with students, faculty, and staff to ensure that the university is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Using a combination of counseling skills, knowledge of disabilities, and an understanding of applicable laws, consultants guide students and faculty through an interactive process to determine appropriate accommodations.

Responsibilities

  • Work with disabled USU students to identify barriers to full participation in the curricular and co-curricular environments and determine appropriate reasonable accommodations, based on Section 504, ADA, and best practices, to provide equal access.
  • Interpret comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations and medical documentation presented by students to assess students' needs and determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations in accordance with federal law.
  • Develop, monitor, adjust and evaluate individual academic accommodations for students.
  • Coach and support individual students with disabilities as needed to facilitate the development of self-advocacy skills, effective time management, and learning strategies.
  • Counsel students regarding academics, career development, disability adjustment, and crisis intervention.
  • Conduct workshops, presentations, and trainings to the campus community regarding students with disabilities and equal access.
  • Maintain appropriate records of accommodations made and communication with and regarding students.
  • Monitor and address access issues in the physical and social environments at USU.
  • Assist with outreach and transition services provided by the DRC.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling/Disability Studies, Higher Education, Social work, Psychology or related field; or a Bachelor's degree and 2 years of directly related experience providing accommodations in a post-secondary environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, problem-solve, organize workflow, and respond effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and ability to work effectively with diverse audiences.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of, and experience applying, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Fair Housing Act in a post-secondary setting.
  • Previous post-secondary experience.
  • Familiarity with assistive technology.
  • Experience writing case notes.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to interact with students in a welcoming and professional way.
  • Strong organizational, time management, and case management skills.
  • Ability to use active listening, open-ended probing and clarifying and other basic counseling skills.
  • Ability to interpret disability law, including but not limited to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and diverse populations.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with professionalism.
  • Ability to use spreadsheets, databases, and other technology to accomplish job duties.
  • Ability to provide accurate and appropriate training to the campus community.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile 
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted in a text box at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate based on experience, plus excellent benefits.

ADA

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) works with individuals, faculty, and staff to ensure that students with disabilities can fully participate in University programs, services, and activities. The center helps individuals with disabilities overcome barriers that could otherwise limit their academic, professional, and personal potential. These barriers may be architectural, attitudinal, or related to University programs. The DRC provides direct services and coordinates with other state agencies and University programs to ensure equal access. The DRC coordinates services for any USU student at any location within the USU system.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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