[Ohio-talk] FW: Part-Time Disability Services Specialist-Bowling Green

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Subject: Part-Time Disability Services Specialist-Bowling Green


Disability Services Specialist


Institution:     Bowling Green State University

Location:        Bowling Green, OH


Admin - Disability Services

Posted:           07/30/2015

Application Due:        08/27/2015

Type:   Part-Time/Adjunct

Position Summary 


Coordinate services for students with disabilities, interpret documentation, and determine reasonable accommodations. Act as a liaison between students, faculty, staff, and outside agencies. Assist the office with ensuring institutional compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other state/federal statutes as applicable to the education, accommodation, employment, and participation of students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities. Assist with developing policy regarding programmatic and physical access in all areas of the institution. 


Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities

Coordinate services for students with disabilities; interview students and review documentation for eligibility; work with students to develop individualized services and accommodations; provide appropriate auxiliary aids for students (interpreters, notetakers, electronic books, assistive listening devices, Braille transcription, real-time captioning); maintain confidential files and records; refer students to various campus units for support and assistance and follow-up on referrals.

Provide advising and counseling to students; assist students with course selection, registration, academic plans, career decisions, and understanding academic policies and procedures; provide coaching/mentoring assistance and recommend strategies and learning skills to enhance academic progress; advise students regarding self-advocacy; monitor students' progress.

Provide information to prospective students and their parents regarding services, documentation guidelines, high school to college transition issues, and reasonable accommodation processes and procedures; assist with student recruitment at college fairs throughout the state in conjunction with the office of admissions; answer routine correspondence and phone calls from prospective parents, students with disabilities, and high school personnel; meet with students and parents during Orientation and Registration.

Provide information and guidance to faculty members and staff. Discuss techniques and methods for accommodating students with a wide array of disabilities, balancing essential course requirements with student rights, faculty/student rights and responsibilities, providing testing accommodations for students, etc.

Assist with maintenance of department's web page. Present programming on disability related issues to campus constituency groups. Assist office with adaptive technology, policy development, programming, research, and legal compliance issues.

Participate in University committees. Assist with collecting, analyzing, and reporting information to be used for university-level reports or briefings; assist with developing long and short term goals within the framework of institutional and divisional priorities.

This list of essential duties, tasks and responsibilities is not all-inclusive; individual will perform other related duties as assigned. 


Knowledge, Skills or Abilities

Ability to interpret a wide array of medical, psychological, and educational documentation;

Preferred knowledge of federal/state statutes, theories of disability, and counseling techniques;

Demonstrated appreciation and knowledge of diversity issues;

Strong written and oral communication skills;

Organizational/record keeping skills;

Ability to work under stressful conditions and balance competing priorities;

Computing competence.

Minimum Qualifications 

Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, College Student Personnel, Educational Administration or related field or Bachelor's degree with advanced certification beyond Bachelor's degree. One year of working with persons with disabilities required. 


Preferred Qualifications 

Preferred experience in a higher education setting/knowledge of higher education issues 



Part-time (.6 FTE), Administrative staff position available. Administrative Grade Level 353. 


To Apply 

For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources at (419) 372-8421. Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.

Application Information

Postal Address:          Human Resources

Bowling Green State University

1851 North Research Drive

Bowling Green, OH 43403


Fax:     419-372-2920

Online App. Form:     https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/

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