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CAMPUS WELLNESS AND SUPPORT SERVICES
ADVISOR, ACCESS CENTRE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (P4762)
Deadline: March 13, 2020
This posting represents a full-time maternity leave replacement effective until April 16, 2021.
Reporting to the Manager, Access Centre for Students with Disabilities (ACSD), the incumbent provides students, faculty, and staff with appropriate interpretations, advice and solutions to various issues pertaining to the accommodations and special needs of students with physical and learning disabilities. He/she contributes to the on-going improvement of university accessibility for students with disabilities.
- Interview, evaluate, advise and train students on issues affecting their academic goals; develop an academic accommodation plan and recommend appropriate academic approaches based on a student's disability and medical documentation (e.g. Psychological/ psychoeducational assessments, medical documentation, etc.).
- Recruit, assign and monitor resource persons (tutors, transcribers, C-note takers, attendants etc.) working with students with disabilities.
- Where pertinent, train students on the use of adaptive technologies in classroom settings.
- Counsel students on their application and follow-up for government aid programs.
- Support the day-to-day operations and service delivery of the unit and facilitate case analysis and discussions. Ensure that the ACSD Manager is regularly advised of issues and concerns relating to complex cases.
- Maintain liaison with faculty, departments and students regarding accommodations pertaining to classrooms and exams.
- Participate as a member of internal/external committees or organizations dealing with higher education and disability and coordinate programming activities and special events in keeping with the goals of the unit.
- Perform other duties in support of the operation of the unit.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. Psychology, Disability Studies, Education etc.) and two to four years of related work experience. Master’s degree an asset.
- Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written English in order to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students and to draft correspondence, documentation, and reports; good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken French and basic knowledge (Level 3) of written French to respond to general inquiries.
- Basic knowledge of Word and PowerPoint to create and update documents and presentations.
- Knowledge of external programs oriented towards students with disabilities, demonstrated knowledge of assistive technology and excellent problem solving skills to assess documentation and evaluate student needs.
- Knowledge of the principles of Universal Design as they apply in an educational institution; demonstrated knowledge of disability-specific barriers and barrier reduction strategies; demonstrated knowledge of inclusive education.
- Knowledge of government legislation which determines disability support at the post-secondary level, and community resources.
- Familiarity with the Quebec and Canada Human Rights Code.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to deal sensitively with individuals.
- Experience in dealing compassionately with individuals in sometimes difficult personal situations.
- Ability to multi-task and work under pressure with minimal supervision and composure.
- Aptitude to work in a service-oriented environment as both a member of a team and independently.
$70,939.46 – $84,736.95 per annum
Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by March 13, 2020. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.
IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.
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