POSITIONSUMMARY: The DRC Student Accessibility Specialist provides disability learning support and accommodations for students with documented disabilities.
DUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for implementation of disability accommodations and services for Cabrini University students with a documented disability and assists with provision of information, referrals and support with faculty and staff to facilitate equitable learning opportunities.
• Disability academic support: Uses diagnostic information of assessment related to a student’s disability, provided by the Director, to plan individual academic support. • Disability legal rights and accommodations: Assists students in understanding their disabilities and their rights and responsibilities relating to reasonable accommodations • Access to learning: Develops plans to support access to courses, programs, facilities, services and activities on campus. • Disability transition to higher education: Implements and monitors the academic and psychosocial progress of students with disabilities o Provides self-advocacy skills training for students with disabilities o Advises students, faculty, and departments on appropriate and recommended reasonable academic disability accommodations o Provides information to DRC students to improve their knowledge, skills and usage of assistive technologies to support disability • Compiles department statistics, interprets and analyzes data and prepares reports. • Aids in the development and implementation of DRC policies and procedures. • Assists with the coordination of DRC student groups including the Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society and Peer Mentor Program • Participates in coordination of the DRC orientation program for incoming students and represents the DRC at campus outreach events. • Communicates with parents regarding the support services available in the DRC • Assist with administrative responsibilities as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ANDABILITIES • Excellence in providing instruction in learning and study strategies to young adults with LD/ ADHD, physical disabilities and psychological disabilities • Knowledge of executive functioning skills • Familiarity with psycho-educational evaluations • Available to work late afternoons/early evening hours 4-5 days a week
MINIMUMQUALIFICATIONS • Master’s degree in Special Education, Counseling, or a related field • Knowledge of 504 & ADA • Knowledge of academic accommodations
PREFERREDQUALIFICATIONS • 1-2 years experience in a university support service preferred
"A Cabrini education starts with this premise: students have the potential to do something extraordinary with their lives, and Cabrini surrounds them with opportunities to tap their potential to the fullest.Cabrini is a coeducational Catholic University near Philadelphia where students from a variety of backgrounds come together in a close-knit learning community offering challenging academics and a foundation in values."