We are currently seeking skilled and team-oriented applicants for the following position: Accommodation Specialist
This position is in a fast paced working environment that relies heavily on a team approach and the ability to effectively manage a subgroup of 900+ cases. This position facilitates the provision of reasonable accommodations for qualified university students with disabilities to ensure inclusive and equitable access to the programs, services and activities of the institution. The Accommodations Specialist employs an individualized and interactive process, communicating with University students, instructors, department administrators and other student services staff to ensure accommodations are reasonable, appropriate, and comply with federal and state law and University policy.
The Accommodations Specialist assists faculty and staff in developing fair and effective instructional methods and adaptations to provide classroom access for students with disabilities. This position conducts campus-wide training activities for students, faculty and staff on disability, rights and responsibilities under the law, and best practices regarding reasonable accommodations and inclusive design in a post-secondary environment. Position is expected to maintain strict confidentiality standards, including maintaining confidential and accurate student records.
- This is an open recruitment; three days' notice will be provided prior to closure of recruitment.
The candidate selected for this position will be rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package which includes highly subsidized health/dental plans, retirement plan with 100% university match, generous paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays (adjusted accordingly), tuition waiver benefit and more!
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About Eastern Washington University
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.
Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
- Master's degree in a related field, such as Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, Disability Studies, Counseling Psychology, Communication Studies, Psychology, or Social Work;
- At least 2 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
- Understanding of disability rights and disability culture;
- At least 3 years of experience in a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation and advocacy for options and services to meet a student's comprehensive educational needs through communication and available resources;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and presentation software;
- Professional caliber written and verbal communication skills;
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including sensitivity to students in crisis and the ability to calmly engage in potentially difficult conversations with faculty, parents, and other stakeholders;
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion;
- Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks/projects and complete work within deadlines;
- Basic understanding of federal and state laws regarding disability rights.
- Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.
- Proficiency in SharePoint and Banner;
- Direct experience working with college or young adult population with mental health, learning, attentional, or chronic health conditions;
- Experience interpreting a variety of documentation and determining appropriate actions;
- Proficiency working with an accessibility database, preferably AIM;
- Conversational knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL).
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