Disability Specialist: Deaf & Hard of Hearing (HOH) Service Coordination
Wright State University
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Internal Number: 17616
Affirmative Action No.:: 23P050
First Consideration Date:: 11/15/2022
Department:: Office of Disability Services
Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate: $46,000
Under the general direction of the Associate Director, the Disability Specialist with a focus on Deaf & HOH service coordinationis responsible for the management and provision of programs, services, and accommodations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HOH) students with disabilities. This position will coordinate and administer the Deaf & HOH services for Deaf and HOH students within the Office of Disability Services. Additionally, this position will directly coordinate student accommodations and work directly with students to discuss their disability/ies, needed supports and self-advocacy.
Master's degree in Human Services, Rehabilitation Counseling, Interpreting Studies, American Sign Language, Deaf Studies, Education, Special Education, or a related field
Three years of related experience with at least one year of professional experience working with the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Experience/training on a college campus providing general advising, student success counseling, career, academic and/or other support to transitioning college-bound high school students and/or continuing college students
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Competence in Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Five years of experience working with the Deaf in Higher Education
Experience working with persons with various disabilities.
Clear knowledge and understanding of the application of Section 504 and the ADA especially in the higher education context
Ability to recognize legal risk associated with certain disability issues
Demonstrated knowledge of all categories of disabilities and appropriate accommodations in an academic environment
Ability to interpret psycho-educational assessments
Ability to use advanced techniques in spreadsheet, database, and/or presentation software
Ability to handle multiple assignments concurrently and re-prioritize; ability to successfully adapt to rapid change; ability to work collaboratively and to foster effective relationships
Ability to communicate and interact well with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds
Strong written and oral communication skills
Essential Functions and percent of time::
50% Disability Accommodations Support:
Determines program eligibility and accommodations through an interactive process with students.
Provides extensive direct support to students with disabilities.
Assists in the testing accommodation processes for the University.
Appropriately supports students with disabilities by referring students to campus resources and support services.
Participates in outreach to new students and families regarding the processes and procedures of the Office of Disability Services.
Participates on divisional and college-wide committees as requested by Associate Director
Assists Director and Associate Director in outreach goals for the Office.
Responsible for supporting and implementing any reporting obligations in coordination with the General Counsel's Office.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned, including broad collaboration with campus partners and being on-call for one week twice a semester.
Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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Wright State University serves nearly 18,000 students and offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs through eight colleges and three schools. Located in the city of Fairborn in Greene County, Ohio, Wright State is conveniently situated adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and is less than 10 miles from downtown Dayton. One of our eight colleges, Wright State University–Lake Campus, is a university-operated regional campus on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina, Ohio. The Wright State alumni community is more than 109,000 strong. For more information please visit www.wright.edu.