Accessibility Specialist, Disability Services - Office of the Provost
Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 2016797
Carnegie Mellon University is seeking an experienced and motivated Accessibility Specialist for the Office of Disability Resources. You will develop accommodation plans, review documentation, provide direct counseling, and assist with production of documents in alternative, accessible formats for students with disabilities. This is in support of our strategic goal to reinforce an environment that prioritizes physical health, mental health, and overall wellness as a foundation for lifelong success. The Accessibility Specialist will also support all functions of the Office of Disability Resources as needed, including but not limited to informing staff, students, and families about the services of the office, supporting the volunteer peer notetaking program, and proctoring, scheduling, and delivery of exams.
Collaboration and teamwork are essential components of this position. The Accessibility Specialist will work closely with the Disability Resources Director, other Accessibility Specialist, Program Administrator, and Testing Center Proctor as well as teams of students, their faculty, advisors, and others.
Work schedule may be adjusted to allow for some evening Testing Center coverage by the Accessibility Specialist. This position will be fixed-term for two years, with the possibility of extension.
Core responsibilities include:
Develop accommodation plans, review documentation and provide direct counseling
Assist with production of documents in alternative, accessible formats for students with disabilities
Counsel and coordinate academic or workplace accommodations for individuals with a wide variety of disabilities and needs
Analyze and interpret medical records such as neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations, audiological reports, and mental health records
Provide information about the Office of Disability Resources including staff, students and families about the services of the office
Other duties as assigned
You must demonstrate:
Demonstrated knowledge of student development and disability issues
Demonstrated ability to manage a fast-paced caseload and prioritize and triage as needed
Ability to work both independently and on a team.
Ability to partner effectively with faculty, staff, and students to coordinate supports across multiple campus resources
Highly organized and detail-oriented approach to work, with knowledge of changing legal issues as they relate to students with disabilities
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Dedication to the university's core values
Ability to analyze and interpret medical records such as neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations, audiological reports, and mental health records
Demonstrated aptitude in the area of alternative format production, including large print, braille, and/or electronic text
Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, psychology, social work, special education or a related field is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Three years' experience in disability services, counseling or a similar field. Two or more years of experience in higher education administration, related to student academic life is desirable.
Robust experience in working with individuals from underserved populations and marginalized groups
Experience using alternative format tools such as Math ML, LaTeX, Duxbury Braille Translator, Tiger Suite, ePub formats, and other tools is strongly preferred
Experience with MS Office Suite is required, and familiarity with student information systems is desirable.
Successful background check
PA Child Protection Clearances (Act 153)
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Staff - Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
Full Time/Part time
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