Disability Coordinator - Office of Student Services/Registrar

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7057769 (Ref.No. 312052DP)
Posted: June 14, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Disability Coordinator in the Office of Student Services works collaboratively with the Director, Program Administrators, and faculty/staff to ensure that legally mandated accommodations and services for BCM students and trainees who have disabilities are implemented as required by state and federal law. Additionally, the Coordinator will work to provide support and outreach for students and trainees with disabilities including but not limited to: disability- related academic coaching, resolving accommodation related issues, and providing referrals. In collaboration with the Director, the Coordinator will work to promote and market the services provided by BCM and provide faculty and staff development. The Coordinator will also maintain regional and national professional affiliations with disability-related organizations.

  • Assist the Director, in processing accommodation applications, determining eligibility and reasonable accommodations and providing intakes for students and trainees with disabilities. Accommodation determinations may require consultation with students, student health- care providers (as needed), faculty and program Administrators across all BCM academic programs at BCM main campus and affiliate campuses.
  • Serve as a resource to students and trainees by providing proactive disability related academic support, coaching, referrals, and informal resolution of accommodation issues.
  • Maintain confidential records, including documents pertaining to disability documentation, the interactive process, reasonable accommodations, case notes, and the implementation of reasonable accommodations.
  • In collaboration with the Director, prepare annual reports and participate in departmental assessment activities.
  • In collaboration with the Director, participate in projects that promote continual improvement in delivery of departmental services and accessibility at BCM. Proactively work with faculty, students, trainees and Program Administrators to implement the recommended accommodations.
  • In all job duties, maintain and promote compliance with BCM policies, state, and federal laws related to equal access for students with disabilities by keeping apprised of applicable legal case law, OCR decisions, and DOJ recommendations, as well as elevating compliance related issues to the attention of the Director.

Required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, Education, or Special Education.
  • Five years of experience with responsibility for program or project monitoring and coordination to include working with college-age students providing student support, coaching, and other services. The experience must include evaluation of ADA mandated accommodations and one year of experience working with people with disabilities.
  • Experience coaching students who are experiencing academic difficulties or who are in crisis.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws related to providing disability accommodations in higher education and in compliance with ADA and Section 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer software skills, including databases, spreadsheets, word processing, and familiarity with student information systems.
  • Experience working with diverse individuals.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including listening abilities coupled with the skill to analyze complex issues and present clear and logical solutions and recommendations.
  • Knowledge of a variety of strategies, tools and accommodations to support student and trainee needs.
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with various stakeholders, including administrators, faculty, staff, trainees and students.
  • Demonstrated experience in successful outreach campaigns geared to improve student and trainee satisfaction and greater academic success.
  • Experience in program assessment and planning.

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in related field (e.g. Higher Education, Student Services Administration, Adult Education, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Special Education, or Vocational Rehabilitation).
  • Experience working in disability services in higher education.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in providing accommodations in the health and medical sciences, including lab and clinical accommodations.




 

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