Western Wyoming Community College is seeking a qualified Accessibility and Disability Specialist to join the team.
The Accessibility and Disability Specialist will conduct eligibility interviews with students applying for ADA accommodations, reviewing assessment documentation and making recommendations for reasonable accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Accessibility and Disability Specialist will work under the supervision of the Director of Wellbeing & Accessibility and assist the functioning of the W & A offices as well as facilitate Wellbeing and Accessibility sponsored workshops for students, faculty and staff to keep them informed on pertinent ADA changes or updates. This employee will attend faculty and staff division meetings as requested for similar informational purposes, and will act as a community liaison for students with disabilities.
It is expected that this individual will accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective, professional and ethical manner. This person should strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. Additionally, this individual must understand the comprehensive role of the community college and cooperate and work harmoniously with college personnel and the public. This individual will follow all college policies, rules, and regulations and guidelines as they relate to this position.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Organize, assess, and manage provision of services for students with disabilities including housing, meals, academic accommodations, and faculty consultation.
- Provide intake for students and families and educate them regarding disability services at a post-secondary institution.
- Review highly sensitive and confidential educational, mental, and physical health records to determine ADA/504/FHA accommodation eligibility.
- Interpret documentation as related to accommodations and work collaboratively with students to identify appropriate and reasonable accommodations.
- Address student, faculty and staff assistive technology needs including testing processes, note taking services, design for hearing impairments, alternative format textbooks and needs as identified.
- Utilize knowledge of community resources to make appropriate referrals to outside agencies to assist students in obtaining necessary supports and services including disability documentation, securing services and access to health care.
- Facilitate and co-chair, with the Associate Vice President, a regular Accessibility/Civil Rights Compliance meeting regarding Facilities, as well as services for students, and staff.
- Act as a resource to identify and address architectural accessibility-related barriers and identify appropriate resources to ensure ADA compliance.
- Advocate and educate the campus community on universal design.
- Coordinate college-wide self-audits for civil rights compliance in accordance to guidance from the Wyoming Department of Education.
- Establish and maintain strong working relationship with the campus community to facilitate accommodations, ADA, and civil rights compliance regarding accessibility and disability services.
- Educate and act as a resource for faculty, staff, and students regarding ADA/504/FHA accessibility obligations through 1:1 meetings, workshops, and trainings as needed.
- Establish and maintain a strong working relationship with service area high schools.
- Assists with special education group tours and understands available on-campus resources available to students.
- Maintain the confidentiality of a database and case notes via online case management system keeping with federal and state laws and college policy.
- Participate on campus committees as needed. Serve as a member of WWCC Behavior Intervention Team as well as serve as a member of the WWCC 508 Compliance work group and perform all duties necessary per policy.
- Keeps abreast of subjects related to accessibility by attending conferences, seminars and workshops, and by reading appropriate professional literature.
- In collaboration with the W&A Director, maintains current animal policy and procedures, and accessibility policy and procedures.
- Assists WWCC Human Resources in facilitating accommodations for employees.
Other duties as required.These duties may include but are not limited to
• Providing customer service for all clients of Wellbeing & Accessibility.
• Assists in general prevention and education efforts through the Office of Wellbeing & Accessibility.
• Participate in Wellbeing & Accessibility events and promotions.
1. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Special Education or similar subject.
2. Two years work related experience working with ADA accommodations, special populations or related field.
3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
4. Working knowledge of computer applications, specifically database and spreadsheet software.
5. Experienced in developing marketing tools and program promotion strategies
For those candidates who do not meet all the minimum qualifications, an equivalent combination of education and experience which has provided comparable knowledge and abilities will be acceptable.
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