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Disablitities Services Coordinator

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Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Full-time, Paid

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Description

Direct Student Service:
- Evaluates and interprets disability documentation for eligibility determination. Implements reasonable accommodations consistent with current law and identified best practices within the field and maintains confidentiality of records.
- Meets individually with students to discuss current accommodations, assesses need for reevaluation of accommodations, fosters student self-advocacy, and improves communication with instructors/staff throughout their academic enrollment.
- Advocates on behalf of students with faculty and staff to ensure proper facilitation of academic, program, and housing accommodations.
- Provides direct referrals to students for evaluations and on-campus academic and wellness resources.
- Works directly with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
- In collaboration with SSWD staff, plans and facilitates SSWD student workshops.
- Facilitates SSWD participation at various campus wide events (Student Organization Fair, Wellness Fair, Discover Loyola Resource Fair, etc.).
- Travels as necessary to work occasionally at the Water Tower Campus.

Collaboration/Consultation:
- Serves as an active member of the Behavioral Concerns Team (BCT).
- Works closely with the Department of Residence Life regarding housing accommodation needs for students with disabilities.
- Provides consultation and collaborates with staff in other academic and student affairs units including but not limited to First and Second Year Advising, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Social Work, School of Business, School of Law, School of Nursing, First Year Experience, Office of International Programs, Wellness Center and Judicial Affairs.
- Works directly with Facility Services to maintain and improve accessibility on campus.
- Serves as a liaison to the faculty and campus community on issues related to a range of disabilities, classroom and curriculum accommodations, and laws related to ADA compliance for students.

Administration:
- Reviews, develops, and implements policies and procedures for providing individualized accommodations and equal access for students in accordance with legal requirements.
- Recruits, hires and supervises full-time staff, student workers, and graduate assistants. Oversees hiring, training, and payroll services of note-takers and student staff.
- Oversees coordination of accommodated testing, note taking program and alternative text program.
- Coordinates all Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) and ASL Interpreter services, and Assistive Listening Devices.
- Works directly with Accounts Payable, Purchasing and Information Technology (as applicable) to process payments and purchases for auxiliary aides, program services, and equipment purchases.
- Develops SSWD budget and management of expenditures.
- Develops and maintains SSWD program materials and website in collaboration with SSWD staff.
- In collaboration with SSWD staff, plans and implements program assessment to ensure quality and effectiveness of services.
- Oversees development and facilitation of faculty training.
- Performs other duties as required.

Requirements

Master's degree in Higher Education, Educational Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Special Education, or other field. Three to five years of practical experience in a comparable position is preferred.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, adept user of Internet, e-mail and and ability to learn student information system and other University administrative systems.

- A highly specialized combination of knowledge derived from learning theory, curriculum and instruction, and counseling theory is required.
- Experience(s) should demonstrate the ability to work with college age students who have been diagnosed with physical, medical, psychological and learning differences.
- Considerable knowledge regarding learning differences, ADD, physical disabilities, sensory impairments and other conditions; determining and applying appropriate accommodations is necessary.
- Supervisory/managerial experience, high degree of initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision; strong collaborative, problem-solving and planning skills.
- Requires independent professional judgment in the handling and use of highly confidential material and sensitivity to issues of diversity.
- Must have experience with the use and interpretation of standardized test results and psycho-educational evaluations.
- Strong working knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990; the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2009; Section 508, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other federal and state laws pertaining to higher education and disability.
- Must have working knowledge of current adaptive technology software programs and assistive technology
- Excellent written, verbal and electronic communication skills and organizational skills.

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