Monday, March 2, 2015

Coordinator of Student AccessAbility Services

Eastern Connecticut State University, the state’s public liberal arts university, seeks to fill the Coordinator of Student AccessAbility Services position. Under the supervision of the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, the Coordinator will be responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing programs, services, policies, and procedures for the office.  The coordinator will establish and maintain the highest standards for a disabilities services office that consistently incorporate the current best practices and principles for services for students with disabilities.  The coordinator will serve as an advocate for students with disabilities to ensure an understanding and responsiveness for and to their needs.  Other responsibilities include the review of documentation and determination of reasonable accommodations and auxiliary services who qualify for accommodations under American with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the related amendments. 

The coordinator will provide consultation, information, resources, and training workshops to faculty, staff, and students and prospective students and parents as needed.  In addition, the coordinator will work with and train faculty and staff to provide individual accommodations with students.  Maintain liaison/networking relationships with community and external agencies, state and federal rehabilitation services, including area high schools, and community colleges. 

Qualifications:  Master’s degree is required in rehabilitation counseling, counseling, education or related field; three to four years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Recognized and proven ability to coordinate a large multifaceted program of student support services and working collaboratively with faculty and staff. The candidate must have knowledge of relevant Federal and State statutes and regulations (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended), as applicable to the provision of accommodations to student with disabilities in a university setting.  To apply send a letter of application, a resume, and three letters of recommendation as electronic attachments to, Kathleen Parmalee, Counseling and Psychological Services Administrative Assistant.

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