The Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Accommodation Specialist will conduct intake interviews to gain a foundational understanding of studentsâ™ accessibility needs. The Accommodation Specialist will evaluate information from medical and/or psychological clinicians to determine eligibility, and make referrals and/or engage in consults with clinicians and campus colleagues, as necessary. The Accommodation Specialist will collaborate with and provide general support to other colleagues within the department in order to assist in the efficient and effective management of departmental workflow. The Accommodation Specialist will participate in professional development and other projects/activities as needed to support the SAS office and constituents with disabilities.
Education & Experience
Masterâ™s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Higher Education or similar program preferred; Counseling coursework preferred.
3-4 years of experience working with students with disabilities, preferably in a college setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience working in a fast paced, culturally and demographically diverse setting.
Experience with reviewing and evaluating documentation to determine accommodations in higher education or employment settings.
Experience interpreting federal and state laws/regulations governing the provision of services to persons with disabilities.
Experience with Clockwork software or similar disability accommodation software and/or Banner, highly desirable.
Evidence of cultural competence and inclusiveness; sensitivity to and understanding of diverse perspectives that students and staff bring to their work, including those of academic, socioeconomic, culture, race and ethnicity, ability, gender, sexuality, and intersectional identities.
Strong counseling skills.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong written communication skills.
Effective problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and competing demands.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
Flexibility to evolve with changing SAS programs required.
Knowledge of effective current and new assistive technology.
Knowledge and understanding of ADA regulations, guidelines, and standards as applicable to a higher education or academic program.
Background Check: All offers of employment are contingent upon a successful criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.
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