Director of Disability Services - Stonehill College in Easton Massachusetts

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Stonehill College

Easton, Massachusetts

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Office of Academic Achievement seeks applicants for a Director of Disability Services. This position will direct and implement services for students with disabilities, focusing primarily on students under the mandates of Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, MA State laws and Stonehill College policies. The position will also entail overseeing the development of accessibility and inclusion for campus facilities and the Stonehill College Community. This is a full-time 12-month position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Design, manage and provide programs and services to students with disabilities
• Review and interpret diagnostic evaluations, Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s), Section 504 Plans, and medical documentation for students with LD, ADHD, Physical, Medical Conditions, Vision and Hearing Impairments, Developmental, and Psychiatric Disabilities for current and prospective students.
• Ensure the College is in compliance with all relevant laws in consultation with the ADA Compliance Officer.
• Determine, develop, implement, and evaluate innovative academic support programs that meet the needs of the students and faculty as related to the College’s mission (e.g., teach in the ACE Program, recruit, train, and supervise Academic Facilitators, Exam Proctors and Office Assistants.
• Maintain a confidential database and files of student clients.
• Meet with and determine reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, and continue to monitor, adjust, and evaluate individual accommodation plans.
• Inform and cooperate with faculty members to ensure reasonable accommodations are provided to students.
• Provide educational opportunities for faculty and staff regarding best practices in working with students with disabilities.
• Oversee Disability Awareness Month in conjunction with student leaders and offices on campus.
• Teach students to self-advocate for reasonable academic accommodations with their professors.
• Promote awareness of assistive technology use on campus. Work with Information Technology and Library staff to acquire and assess assistive technology software and equipment for students with disabilities.
• Serve on the Disability Services Committee and attend all appropriate meetings to represent disability services issues.
• Coordinate the Early Registration Process for students with disabilities in conjunction with the Registrar’s Office.
• Assist in coordinating the housing accommodations and meal accommodations process in conjunction with the Office of the General Counsel, Health Services, and Student Financial Services.
• Coordinate alternative examination arrangements for students with disabilities.
• Collaborate effectively with Academic Services, Academic Achievement, Student Affairs, Residence Life, Center for Writing and Academic Achievement, Math Lab, Health Services, Counseling Services, and other offices as needed with disability-related matters.
• Oversee relevant literature revision and publication including the College website, pamphlets/flyers and policies ensuring that this literature is readily available and accessible.
• Remain current on information pertaining to disability services and educational achievement through professional development opportunities.
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education, Psychology, Higher Education Administration or related field is required.

Preferred Qualifications

A minimum of two years of experience in higher education working with students with learning and other disabilities is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

We are seeking someone with knowledge of neuropsychological and psycho-educational test instruments at the level necessary to review and interpret diagnostic results to determine the presence of a disability according to accepted practices and to determine appropriate academic accommodations. The ideal candidate will have competent knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other appropriate laws pertaining to higher education and disability.

Strong consideration will be given to a candidate with knowledge of assistive computer technology and resources; a strong ability to direct and organize work of self and others; strong oral and written communication skills and someone who has the ability to work effectively as a team member.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Deadline for submitting applications is September 12, 2014. Application documents will include: a cover letter of application that specifically addresses how you will meet the essential duties/responsibilities and qualifications above and a resume or curriculum vitae (CV).

Keyword Phrases

  • Director of Disability Services
  • Selective Catholic College
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  • Celebrating Diversity
  • Disabled Student Services
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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter