Access Specialist, The Center for Equal Access

Duluth, Minnesota
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Aug 30, 2020
Job Type
Full Time
Job Summary
The Access Specialist assesses, determines, and coordinates reasonable academic and clinical accommodations for students with disabilities. This position focuses on students in our graduate, extended, and online programs and students in clinical-based programs, including main campus nursing students. Provides case management to students with disabilities. This may include training and consultation with faculty and staff who encounter students with disabilities registered with The Center for Equal Access.

Key Results/Responsibilities
- Assess, coordinate and implement reasonable residential and academic accommodations consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and identified best practices within the field
- Provide training and support to faculty, staff and students on philosophy, policies, and procedures
- Provide case management and follow-up for students with disabilities
- Participate in CSS and greater community partnerships supporting the mission of The College and Center for Equal Access
- Promote a College climate of diversity, equity and inclusion

Required Qualifications
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in social work, special education or a related field; AND one to three years of professional experience working with people with disabilities; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge and Skills:
– Demonstrated experience working with people with disabilities
- Commitment to The Social Model of Disability
-Knowledge of and/or applied use of adaptive technologies and best practices
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills working with diverse populations
- Abilities to work independently and manage tasks
- Working knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008; The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Section 504, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
- Ability to work collaboratively to produce successful outcomes

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment including computers and telephones. Need to be able to work for long periods of time at a computer to enter data, produce reports and receive information. Communicate effectively with internal and external customers in person and through technology.

Preferred Qualifications
- Master’s Degree in related field ( MSW , LPCC , MEd.) or certifications ( CRC , RESNA )
- Three to five years serving students with disabilities in higher education or similar setting
- Case management skills
- Work experience at a higher education institution
- Work experience in a clinical setting

Special Instructions to Applicants

Equal Access

Pay Rate
Low $40s per year or commensurate with qualifications

EEO Statement
The College of St. Scholastica is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is rich in diversity, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. To learn more about how St. Scholastica supports diversity and inclusion throughout the College, visit our Inclusive Excellence page.

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