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Disability Specialist

Company: Texas State
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Posting Information Posting Number2023771 Posting/Functional TitleDisability Specialist University Pay Plan TitleStudent Development Specialist II LocationSan Marcos DepartmentOffice of Disability Services Recruitment TypeOpen to All Job TypeFull-Time Monthly Salary$3,750.00 - $4,000.00 Job CategoryExempt Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position. + Bachelors degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field, or a combination of education and experience that demonstrates the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities. + Experience working in a disability related academic or clinical setting. + Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as collaboratively as an effective team member. + Excellent interpersonal skills, encompassing both oral and written communication abilities. Preferred Qualifications + Masters degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or related field. + Strong ability to understand and address the unique needs of college students with disabilities, with a genuine interest in providing one-on-one support to meet their accessibility requirements in an academic environment. + Proficiency in interpreting a range of educational, psychological, and medical documentation. + Knowledge of disability law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504, and its practical application for students with disabilities. + Knowledge of the Accessible Information Management ( AIM ) database. Job Description The Disability Specialist position works with students with disabilities to facilitate access to the educational environment. The Disability Specialist is responsible for collaborating with faculty and staff to improve accessibility and promote an inclusive environment. This position assists in the coordination of activities which increase disability awareness within the Texas State University community. Job Duties + Provides ongoing service and case management to students with disabilities, including monitoring the effectiveness of accommodations, offering individual advocacy, and making referrals to relevant campus services and programs. + Offers resources that cater to the unique needs of students with disabilities, focusing on strategies specific to Texas State University. + Conducts meetings with students who request accommodations, which involves gathering, interpreting, and validating documentation (e.g., student self-reports, medical records, school records) provided by the student. Through an interactive process, assesses the students disability and its impact on academic performance and campus engagement to determine appropriate accommodations. + Provides consultation and training to faculty and staff on accessibility issues and laws, serving as a knowledgeable resource for the accessibility needs and rights of students with disabilities. + Participates in disability outreach and awareness events. + Assists in the development and/or review of office publications, policies, and procedures. + Represents the department in university division and departmental committees and task forces. + Stays updated on research and best practices concerning students with disabilities in higher education. Additional Information to Applicants Job Open Date08/08/2023 Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight) Open Until FilledYes Normal Work DaysMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Normal Work Hours Start8:00AM Normal Work Hours End5:00PM Posting NoticesYou will be required to electronically attach a resume, cover letter, and list of references to your application. Legal and Required Notices Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications. Why work @ Texas State? + Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents! + Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more! + Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program + Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs. + An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus + Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, youll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation. Quick Link Applicant Document

Keywords: Texas State, San Marcos , Disability Specialist, Other , San Marcos, Texas

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