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Reporting to the Director of Learning and Accessibility Services, the Accessibility Specialist determines eligibility and implementation of ADA accommodations (for students with diagnosed medical, mental health conditions and learning differences) and proactively works to increase campus accessibility for students in compliance with state, federal, and institutional regulations:
Conducts intake meetings for students who are requesting accommodations that are related to a disability or medical condition.
Coordinates communication between faculty, staff, prospective and enrolled students with a diagnosed physical, mental health condition, and/or learning difference.
Utilizes appropriate software to track and respond to student accommodations requests.
Assists with the coordination of accommodations through communication with the faculty, students, and other campus departments.
Provides training and education on disability issues, accessibility, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) for faculty, staff, and student groups.
Sits on the Accessibility Services Committee.
Gathers data on student needs and campus accessibility and makes recommendations.
Assists with events or programming that increase accessibility awareness on campus (1-2 per year).
Supports the assistive technology process for students in collaboration with library staff if needed.
Follows all policies and procedures put in place by the LAS Office in compliance with ADA law and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Maintains knowledge of current legislation and national, state, and local issues affecting ADA accessibility.
Documents, maintains, and reviews current and accurate case records, notes and related information while maintaining confidentiality.
Perform other duties as assigned.
This is a full-time 40/10 position.
Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred in Student Affairs, Social Work, Rehabilitation, Disability Studies or a related field.
Minimum of two years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of medical, psychological, and psycho-educational evaluations.
Knowledge of federal, state and local laws regarding access (particularly ADA Title III and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act).
Skill in developing and delivering professional consultation and training on accessibility issues.
Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing.
Skill in analyzing requests for reasonable accommodations and developing and implementing plans for provision of reasonable accommodations.
The ability to use a variety of computer applications, especially Microsoft Office and a willingness/ability to learn the Accommodate system by Symplicity.
A life that honors the Lord Jesus Christ and is fully consonant with the Statement of Faith and Community Covenant of Wheaton College.
About Wheaton College
Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. Wheaton is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce and student body. We encourage the expression of multiple perspectives within a Christian worldview, inside and outside the classroom. For more information about Wheaton College visit: http://www.wheaton.edu/welcome.
Additionally, Wheaton College aspires to provide a physically safe environment for students, staff, and faculty to learn and work. In support of this objective, the College requires background checks for final candidates, after an employment offer is extended. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.