Coordinator for Disability Services Student Affairs
The Coordinator for Disability Services Reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs. This position interacts daily with students and staff and frequently with faculty, administrators and community professionals concerning needs of students with physical and/or learning disabilities and accommodations for faculty/staff with disabilities.
The Coordinator of Disability Services assures compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1973, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), Title II of ADA and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities.
Responsible for providing and coordinating services to students with physical and/or learning disabilities in regards to accommodations and serves as the resource person at the University for students with physical and/or learning disabilities; works with faculty, staff, community organizations (Vocational Rehabilitation, Texas Rehabilitation Services, Oklahoma School for the Deaf, Learning Ally, etc.) and the general public to meet the needs of students with physical and/or learning disabilities.
Responsible for providing and coordinating services to faculty and staff with disabilities. Receives requests and reviews documentation, discusses the impact of the disability in the job setting and the job description, verifies the disability, makes a case-by-case determination of need, and arranges reasonable accommodations. Maintains confidential files.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Coordinates and provides services to students with physical and/or learning disabilities in the areas of academic accommodations and housing requests and makes referrals to appropriate University and community resources to help students attain their life and educational goals.
- Maintains confidential files regarding student’s disabilities and serves as a facilitator of information for faculty.
- Receives and reviews documentation required for accommodations.
- Work with faculty, staff and University offices to provide coordinated academic support services to all students, in particular to students with physical and/or learning disabilities.
- Coordinates and supervises disability services data collection for the University.
- Promote awareness of services/resources that assist student with physical and/or learning disabilities in making a smooth transition to the University and in maintaining a well-balanced University experience.
- Collaborate with the Vice President for Student Affairs to ensure that student’s needs are being met in accordance with federal regulations.
- Collaborate with the Director of Human Resources to ensure that faculty and staff needs are being met in accordance with federal regulations.
- Assist prospective students who have been referred by University staff, secondary school officials or community resources.
- Inform students about options for assistive technology and assist with training and resources.
- Review publication and latest research, and networks with colleagues to stay abreast of legal issues pertaining to students with disabilities.
- Master’s degree required in education, counseling adult and high education, vocational rehabilitation, clinical psychology or a related field with a minimum of one year experience with students with disabilities. The employee must possess strong organizational skills, oral and written communication skills, have excellent computer skills and be able to relate well to persons with different backgrounds in a variety of settings and situations. The employee must have the ability to rationalize and make recommendations/decisions in the best interest of the students. Must have the ability and willingness to speak in front of groups and the ability to communicate in a cooperative and respectful manner.
- Master’s degree required in education, counseling, adult and higher education, vocational rehabilitation, clinical psychology or a related field with a with a minimum of one year experience working with students at the post-secondary level.
- Must be eligible to work in the U.S. Employment contingent upon results of criminal/sex offender background checks. To apply, send a letter of application, university transcript(s), a resume, and contact information for three professional references to
Office of Human Resources
1405 N. 4th Ave., PMB 4016
Durant, Oklahoma 74701-0609
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