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Douglas College

Accessibility Specialist, Accessibility Services

Full Time
4 days ago

Position Details

Position Title Accessibility Specialist, Accessibility Services Posting Number 00267F Location New Westminster Campus Grade or Pay Level In accordance with the current Collective Agreement Salary Range In accordance with the current Collective Agreement Position Type Faculty - Contract Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Contract Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Faculty Start Date 10/31/2020 End Date 03/31/2021 Diversity Statement
Douglas College is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination, that values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.
Work Arrangements
During COVID , this position will be working primarily remotely; however, occasional work on the New Westminster Campus may be required. For remote work, access to technology, internet, and private space is required.
What Douglas Offers
DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.
The Role
Douglas College is looking for an Accessibility Specialist to join the Accessibility Services team. Accessibility Services advises the college on disability issues, facilitates individual accommodations for students, and works collaboratively to identify and remove barriers in the learning environment. The team consists of Specialists who plan accommodations for students with disabilities and staff who provide exam accommodations, accessible course materials, communication access, and assistive technology accommodations. Accessibility Services is part of the Student Affairs and Services department and helps students access and navigate other services such as Counseling, Advising, Financial Aid, Indigenous Services, and Student Life.


The Accessibility Specialist coordinates accommodations and support services for students with disabilities. This includes
• evaluating diagnostic, educational, and interview data
• meeting with students to discuss the impact of their disability and determine appropriate accommodation
• consulting with instructors to determine how accommodations may be provided within regular course expectations and objectives
• advising and supporting students with accessibility and advocacy needs and referrals
• maintaining, storing, and sharing confidential disability and accommodation information
• conducting meetings with students, faculty, and other service providers
Accessibility Specialists also contribute to team efforts and initiatives that enhance services for students with disabilities in response to ongoing change and development in the field. This includes collaborating with college faculty, staff, and administration to improve accessibility across the college.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
To be considered, applicants must meet the following criteria:
• A Master's degree in Educational Psychology or equivalent discipline such as Special Education, Psychology, Counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation, or Disability Studies
• Experience working with youth or adults with disabilities in a clinical or educational setting
• Professional experience conducting and interpreting assessments, planning and implementing individual services, and managing a diverse caseload

To be successful in the role, Accessibility Specialists also require
• Ability to work within and promote a social model of disability
• Knowledge of psychosocial and academic impacts of disability relevant to adult learners
• Demonstrated experience applying principles of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act ( FIPPA )
• Professional experience in the administration and/or interpretation of normative assessments and reports in areas such as: cognition, academic achievement, vocation, mental health, behavior, and self-regulation
• Teaching experience, preferably post-secondary or secondary
• Personal attributes and interpersonal skills that facilitate teamwork and effective working relationships with a wide range of students, faculty, staff, and community members
Link to Full Position Profile Needs a Criminal Records Check Yes

Open Date 10/01/2020 Close Date 10/15/2020 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must ensure that a resume and cover letter is submitted online and received by 4:30 p.m. on October 15, 2020. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. This position will remain open until filled with the first review date of October 16, 2020.
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