Disability Coordinator - Institutional Diversity & Student Services

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7059121 (Ref.No. 829-en_US)
Posted: August 8, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Purpose:

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 Baylor College of Medicine students and trainees who have disabilities are implemented as required by state and federal law. Additionally, the Disability 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 Disability Coordinator will work to promote and market the services provided by Baylor College of Medicine and provide faculty and staff development. The Coordinator will also maintain regional and national professional affiliations with disability-related organizations.

Job Responsibilties:
  • 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 Baylor College of Medicine academic programs at Baylor College of Medicine 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 Baylor College of Medicine.
  • Proactively work with faculty, students, trainees and Program Administrators to implement the recommended accommodations.
  • In all job duties, maintain and promote compliance with Baylor College of Medicine policies, state, and federal laws related to equal access for students with disabilities by keeping apprised of applicable legal case law, the Office of Civil Rights decisions, and Department of Justice recommendations, as well as elevating compliance related issues to the attention of the Director.
Minimum Qualifications:
Education:
  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, Education, Special Education, or related field.
  • Preferred: Master’s degree in related field.
Experience:
  • Required: Five years of relevant experience.
  • Preferred: Experience working with disability services in Higher Education.
Certification/Licenses/
Registration:
  • None required. 

 

 

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



 

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