The Point Loma Nazarene University community is, and intends to be, a decidedly Christian community, as exhibited by our shared beliefs, corporate practices, and Christlike character.
The Disability Support Specialist functions within Student Development under the supervision of the Director of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) and Tutorial Services, as a member of the highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary Student Success and Wellness team. The Disability Support Specialist assists the Director of the DRC and Tutorial Services with all aspects of the provision of programs and services to graduate education and adult degree completion students as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990), Amendment (2008), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973).
Time: Part time
Demonstrates a breadth of skill and knowledge associated with ADA/504 and Disability law within higher education settings.
Receives official documentation; handles documentation according to DRC established protocols for ensuring security and confidentiality.
Conducts initial Accommodation Plan meetings with students requesting disability support; reviews documentation, assists in the determination of appropriate accommodations based documentation, and ensures files are processed in accordance with the Accommodation Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
Develops and disseminates official Accommodation Plans to faculty, DRC student and appropriate staff in timely manner.
Coordinates the DRC Exam Accommodation Process in accordance with the Exam Accommodation SOP. Completes administrative record keeping (paper and electronic) in accordance with established SOP.
Receives and delivers exams/quizzes proctored on the Mission Valley campuswithin 24 hoursof exam being given/taken.
Provides and maintains separate locations on site for quizzes and exams that allow for minimal distractions.
Attends weekly supervision meetings as required.
Communicates collegially with faculty and appropriate administrative offices throughout the academic year.
Acts as liaison between student, faculty and administration and provide advocacy and support for students as needed.
Ensures compliance with ADA/504 laws and PLNU Disability Resource Center established procedures and protocols.
Assists DRC Director to establish MOUs with Disability Support Offices for all Community College partners for providing accommodations at their campuses.?
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Working knowledge of ADA and Section 504, as related to the provision of accommodations in a post-secondary environment.
Knowledge of academic support functions, assistive and educational technology.
Excellent time management, work accuracy and organizational skills.
Strong, well-demonstrated verbal, aural and written communication skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Interpersonal skills that support effective and professional communication with students, faculty and staff.
Highly developed collaborative skills, commitment to maintaining team cohesion.
Ability to present to small groups of students.
Compliance with all Standard Operating Procedures and procedures for Disability Resource Center.
Commitment to supporting the needs of adult learners with academic needs.
Working knowledge of problem-solving, team-building, and academic learning skills, including experience in crisis intervention.
Attend professional development activities for Student Development and the Student Success and Wellness Team.
Bachelor’s degree; supplemented with at least (2) year of related experience; work experience with adults with disabilities, required.
Previous supervisory experience preferred; previous training experience required.
Innovative technological skills that support the use of technology in higher education.
Demonstrated computer literacy in Excel, Word, desktop publishing software and presentation-related software.
Ability to work with a diverse adult population to encourage success for students.
Must possess excellent team member and customer service skills that consistently promote collaboration and collegiality.
Understanding of and commitment to the institutional and spiritual mission of Point Loma Nazarene University.
Commitment to adhere to the Community Life Covenant of Point Loma Nazarene University.
Must have early afternoon to early evening hour availability.
The work is primarily sedentary and may require sitting for extended periods of time. Use of computer equipment: computer keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Vision to read documents, email and other correspondence, and reports on paper and computer monitor. Hearing and speaking to communicate effectively with others in person and by phone. Will also stand, stoop, push, pull, and lift up to 10 lbs throughout the day. Some assignments may require travel to Main Campus and/or Community College satellites.
At Point Loma Nazarene University, academics, faith, and community are all vital. Students benefit from this balanced approach to education and leave PLNU prepared to think, act, and contribute to the world. In addition to more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate program regional centers throughout Southern California. PLNU serves more than 3,500 students.
PLNU is a commu...nity committed to calling. As a result of our mission to provide whole-person education in the context of our Christian faith, our faculty and staff are known for their excellence, regardless of their responsibilities or field.
We believe God calls all of us to participate in bringing about His Kingdom in a unique and deeply personal way. We also believe in pursuing calling together. Excellent work and meaningful relationships all belong to what we call vocation. Being part of a community full of individuals engaged in the same endeavor will set you up for a lifetime of weaving calling into who you are and everything you ever do.
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