Accessibility Specialist II, (12-month, 32 hours/week)

Job Open: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Job Closed: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Job Term:

Function of Position:

This is a 12-month, 32 hours/week position that reports to the Assistant Director of the Counseling Center & Disability Services and is under the general supervision of the Director of the Counseling Center & Disability Services. The primary function of the Specialist is to provide support and services to students with disabilities. Responsibilities include the service provision of accommodations for students with disabilities; provide/coordinate interpreting services; consultation; and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act at Monroe Community College.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:
•Responsible for the development and coordination of interpreting services
•Coordinate the provision of academic and non-academic accommodations for registered students with disabilities and serve as a liaison between faculty, staff and other College personnel
•Monitor invoices and expenses associated with interpreting services
•Ensure cost and time efficient interpreting processes
•Participate in the request for proposal, contract review, and negotiating process of interpreting agencies.
•Engage in research, seek external funding opportunities, and manage grants to support students with disabilities
•Assist in the development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures
•Offer educational opportunities to the community regarding relevant psychological, social, cultural, and communication aspects regarding students with disabilities
•Maintain the confidentiality of documentation, accurate recordkeeping on the use of interpreting, , C-print and/or other services utilized by students with disabilities
•Provide intake support for all students with disabilities requesting accommodations
•Assist with the review of disability documentation
•Assist with the coordination of individual/small-group advisement/academic support for deaf and/or hard of hearing students
•Assist with assessment, student recruitment, and retention efforts
•Plan, organize, monitor, and sustain appropriate accommodations for students in a timely manner
•Ensures that interpreters coordinated by the College adhere to the RID/NAD Code of Professional Conduct/Code of Ethics
•Serve as an advocate/resource/referral agent for students with disabilities
•Provide consultation for faculty and staff regarding students' needs and accommodations
•Meet with students on a walk-in basis or for scheduled appointments
•Assist in the design and delivery of assistive technology tutorials and/or workshops
•Perform other duties and responsibilities that contribute to the service offerings of the department and mission of the College assigned by the Assistant Director and Director of the department