Position Number: 988901
Work Type: Staff/Unclassified
Location: Kent Campus
Home Org/Dept: Student Accessibility Services - Kent Campus 
Accessibility Specialist, Student Accessibility Services
Assist in the development and implementation of programs and services for Student Accessibility Services and assist and advise students with disabilities. Reports to Associate Director, Student Accessibility Services or designated supervisor.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Provide individual consultation to students to assess strategies for full inclusion, including the determination and provision of reasonable accommodations; evaluate medical, psychological and neuro-psychological documentation; provide counseling and advocacy for students with disabilities.
Assist in coordinating and implementing programs to improve retention of students with disabilities.
Support department programs and initiatives, in accordance with division and university priorities.
Conduct programs to educate the university community on disability related issues and the services provided by Student Accessibility Services (SAS).
Assist in updating publications and brochures on disability related issues, as directed by supervisor.
May supervise students and/or provide functional guidance of support staff or other employees who work on a project or assignment on a temporary or intermittent basis.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
Bachelor's degree in education, social work, psychology, or a relevant field. Two to three years of experience in working with students with disabilities.
Federal and state legislation related to student with disabilities in higher education *Working knowledge of post-secondary access issues and service provisions *Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Customer/student services orientationVerbal and written and interpersonal communication *Personal computer applications, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite *
Evaluate, interpret, and apply complex requirements and policies *Work in a sensitive, high intensity position which requires daily interactions with students who may feel distressed
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off-campus occasionally.
Must pass a security check.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
For official job descriptions, visit www.kent.edu/hr.
Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use are not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www.kent.edu/smoke-free.
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
Advertised: October 4, 2018 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: November 3, 2018 Eastern Daylight Time
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