Utah State University

Accessibility Consultant

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 6 months ago(8/10/2023 10:26 AM)
Requisition ID
2023-6875
# of Openings
2
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
Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Department
Disability Resource Center
Advertised Salary
Minimum $55,000; commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible
No

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 (Accessibility Services Specialists) 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.
  • 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 two years of directly related experience providing accommodations in a post-secondary environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to show initiative, problem-solve, organize workflow, and respond effectively in a timely manner 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 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 at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application 

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

Advertised Salary

Minimum $55,000; commensurate with 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 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

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  

 

As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  

 

Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 

 

The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 

 

About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 

 

*updated 7/2023

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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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

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