Accessibility Specialist & Deaf Services Coordinator - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217


United States
(A00344)

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Detailed Job Description

This position coordinates the provision of interpreting services and other related support services for students with disabilities. Also functions in a support role in assisting the Accessibility Service Coordinator in coordination of accommodations and the Technology Accessibility Specialist in providing technology support services.

Duties/Responsibilities

A. Coordination of Deaf/ Hard of Hearing support services
B. Assist Accessibility Service Coordinator in coordination of accommodations
C. Assist Technology Accessibility Specialist in providing technology support services
D. Case Management
E. Other Duties as Assigned

OBJECTIVES
A1.) Coordinates all aspects of interpreter services for students, including recruiting, hiring, scheduling and supervising staff (part-time) interpreters.

A2.) Interprets a minimum of two classes per semester (based on scheduling needs and determined in accordance with Director) and provides substitute interpreting services for regularly scheduled interpreters as needed.

A3.) Engages in fostering successful team relationships within interpreting staff, and oversee quality assurance of interpreting services.

A4.) Maintains and updates practices and policies for interpreters, students, and Access Center as it relates to interpreting services.

A5.) Provides monthly data analysis reports with current service hours and fiscal expenditures.

A6.) Develops, recommends, implements and administers an outcomes assessment program to evaluate the effectiveness of interpreting and related support services in the support of student learning.

A7.) Coordinates scheduling of contractual real-time captioning services.

A8.) Develops, recommends, implements and administers an outcomes assessment program to evaluate the effectiveness of interpreting and related support services in the support of student learning.

B1.) Assists Accessibility Service Coordinator in coordination of exam and note-taking accommodations.

C1.) Assist Technology Accessibility Specialist in providing accessible technology support services.

D1.) Conducts intake interviews, provides case management and accommodation analysis/services to students with disabilities.

D2.) Coordinates program services and student accommodations with faculty and staff

D3.) Serves as an advocate when student’s approved accommodations are not being provided by faculty.

D4.) Maintains accurate student records; makes appropriate referrals to internal and external resources.

D5.) Provides advocacy and support to students as it relates to their disability.

D6.) Counsels students in the following areas: rights and responsibilities with regard to academic accommodations, departmental policies and procedures, career awareness, and college rules/regulations/policies
E1.) Assists in coordinating of and participating in campus events and programming (i.e., Disability Awareness Day, audio conferences, transition outreach services to high school students, open houses, faculty orientations, etc.)

E2.) Attends professional conferences, workshops, seminars, training sessions and/or professional organizational meetings.

E3.) Stays abreast of current information in the field by reviewing publications, journals, technical information, etc.

E4.) Coordinates effectively with other departmental staff in developing innovative programs and services for students with disabilities.

E5.) Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

• Associates Degree from a regionally accredited institution in deaf interpreting.
• Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) National Interpreter Certification (NIC); Certificate of Interpretation (CI); Certificate of Transliteration (CT); or CSC certification or National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Level 4 or 5 certification [required]. If NAD certified, must provide evidence of NAD Certified Membership in RID. EIPA Certified candidates will be considered if their score is 4.0 or above.
• Five years demonstrated experience interpreting in a 4 year college or university setting.
• Demonstrated experience coordinating interpreting services.
• Demonstrated supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Interpreting, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, Education, Special Education or related
Field.
• Working knowledge of Section 504 and ADA compliance issues.
• Experience determining appropriate accommodations to students with various types of disabilities.
• Previous experience with adaptive technology hardware and software.
• Demonstrated professional experience providing trainings/workshops/presentations.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com.

Keyword Phrases

  • ACCESS
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Disabled Student Services
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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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