The Disability Access Services is seeking an Access Adviser. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.
Disability Access Services (DAS) serves the mission of OSU by providing access and educational opportunities to a population who has historically been disadvantaged in higher education, students with disabilities. DAS supports students with documented disabilities by providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations as required by Federal and State laws. DAS promotes the development of student self-advocacy skills while maintaining fundamental academic and technical standards. DAS supports the University's core values of Accountability, Diversity, Integrity, Respect and Social Responsibility. As a part of the Office of Dean of Students, DAS focuses on a social justice and universal design model of inclusion when working with the university and students with disabilities.
As a DAS team member, the Adviser meets with prospective students and works with eligible students throughout their time at OSU. The Adviser utilizes a coaching model to assist students with persistence, retention and achievement goals for DAS and the institution. The Adviser is an integral member of the Documentation Review Team and the Housing Review Team, assisting with ensuring the process is consistent and timely. The DAS Assistant Director will review any determinations that result in a complaint. Team members are in frequent contact with faculty/staff to ensure accommodations are reasonable and implemented appropriately for eligible DAS students.
Typically requires Bachelor's Degree in related field. May require certification in area of expertise. Experience working with population of program participants.
Bachelor's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Special Education, Psychology or other field relevant to the work with two years of full-time equivalency professional level experience with an emphasis in working with individuals with disabilities.
Understanding of section 504 and ADA (American with Disabilities Act) as applied to post-secondary educational institutions.
Experience reading diagnostic assessments and documentation of cognitive, psychiatric and medical disorders, and understanding the functional impact with-in an educational setting.
Excellent computer, communication (oral and written) and customer service skills, commitment towards continued quality improvement and institutional effectiveness.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Typically works 8 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday. Some evenings and weekend work required and occasional travel required.
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