Provide assessment, counseling, provision for academic accommodations, and other support services as needed for students with disabilities at the University of Texas at Arlington. All activities shall promote ensuring equal access for students and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in academic programs at the university. To maintain a case load of students with a variety of disabilities who are registered with the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD), and to interact with others on campus as needed to facilitate equal access for students and provide resources for faculty and staff.
1.Analyze information from appointments, educational/medical records, psychological and diagnostic evaluations to assess student's abilities, needs and eligibility of disability services. 2.Participate in departmental DRC meetings to assess student's documentation and eligibility for OSD services. 3.Arrange/monitor interpreting/CART services and review and process invoices related to those services. Assist Director in maintaining budget for scheduling of interpreting/CART services. Coordinate reimbursement of Interpreting/CART cost from DARS. Assist other departments with arranging interpreting/CART services. 4.Maintain large case load of students with various disabilities who are registered with OSD. Meet with students to facilitate equal access to classes and programs and discuss their options and goals to develop educational accommodations. Maintain contact with students during academic semester to resolve disability issues and evaluate accommodation adequacy. 5. Interact with instructors, staff and others to develop/implement student accommodation plan and act as liaison between students, faculty and staff. 6.Provide information and referral to university departments/external contacts requesting services/accommodations. 7. Attend and participate in conferences, meetings, training/workshops on and off campus. Participate in outreach activities and activities within the Division of Student Affairs. 8. Assist Director/Associate Director in the supervision and training of student workers. Provide in-service training to staff, faculty and students. And performs other duties assigned.
Master's degree in a related field of vocational rehabilitation, counseling, psychology, social work, or special education. Three years working in a clinical setting or the equivalent experience.
Experience working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing population, coordination services with external vendors, collaborating with Texas Workforce Commission – Vocational Rehabilitation.
Knowledge of The Americans with Disabilities Act, The Rehabilitation Act, proficiency in various modes of counseling, interpretation of psycho-educational evaluations to assess and identify client issues. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1)Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
The University of Texas at Arlington sets the standard for educational excellence in the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing public research universities. With an enrollment of 38,000 on-campus students and an additional 15,000 online degree-seeking students, UTA is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System. The University ...offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through 10 colleges and schools and is rising in stature through its commitment to transforming the lives of students, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and serving a growing and diverse community.
UTA has developed a strategic plan, “Bold Solutions, Global Impact” (http://www.uta.edu/strategicplan). Taking advantage of our unique location at the center of the fastest growing urban region in the U.S. and adjacency to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, our vision is to be ‘The Model 21st Century Urban Research University’. To support this vision, our strategic plan focuses on four over-arching themes across the University: Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impact, Data Driven Discovery and Knowledge Management. The College of Engineering is playing a critical role in the advancement of each of these themes.
Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world, and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition for their accomplishments. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity, we are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and the Military Times recently named UTA as the best 4-year College for veterans in the state of Texas. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks UT Arlington among the 20 fastest-growing public research universities in the United States over the last 10 years.
With a population of 7 million, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the fourth-largest urban area in the United States. It covers an area larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. The Metroplex is the economic and cultural hub of North Texas and has the 10th-largest gross metropolitan product in the world. Not only is it an exciting place to live and work, the Metroplex offers UT Arlington a host of unparalleled scholarly, research, and economic activity.
UTA has been a catalyst for redevelopment and revitalization in the central business district of Arlington, establishing a true college town environment in downtown Arlington. UTA’s 20-acre, mixed-use College Park District provides new special events and student living space, restaurants, and parking as part of its broad-based initiative to generate and support economic activity at the city’s urban center. In addition, the University is expanding its footprint in both Fort Worth and Dallas and has plans to increase its global presence building on active partnerships led by the College of Business and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation in Central and South America, South East Asia and the Middle East.
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