Learning Specialist - Office of Disability Services (ODS) - New Bedford Campus - Bristol Community College
Bristol Community College
February 3, 2018
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Location: New Bedford, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Fri Feb 2 2018 Job Description:
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Provide direct services to students with disabilities and maintain a caseload of approximately 75 to 100 students within a full range of disabilities; conduct intake interviews, arrange accommodations, monitor academic progress, and serve as academic advisor; work with students to develop self-advocacy skills, independence, and the necessary strategies to succeed in their coursework and program of study, including the use of appropriate academic supports; build strong relationships with faculty and staff and conduct outreach to community agencies and high schools in support of transition to college.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Dean for Disability Services in collaboration with New Bedford Campus Dean.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Identify, counsel, advise and facilitate request for accommodations for students with disabilities.
Review/evaluate diagnostic information and documentation establishing eligibility for services and determining reasonable accommodations.
Develop student accommodation plans each semester.
Arrange for note takers, texts in alternate format and other auxiliary aids as required.
Consult with students, faculty, administrators, and other campus personnel regarding students' instructional needs and reasonable accommodation.
Partner with Student and Enrollment Services and Academic Affairs to provide additional support services as needed.
Provide academic advisement to students and monitor progress.
Maintain confidential student files and documentation.
Participate in staff development initiatives to promote sensitivity to the needs of individuals with disabilities.
Contribute to the teamwork of ODS staff in topical study and discussion and program-wide projects.
Screen students for learning disabilities and confer on academic petitions.
Participate in local, state, and national trainings, conferences and conventions as budget allows.
Prepare monthly data and services reports.
Assist in compiling departmental/ divisional reports, manuals, and other written correspondence.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education, Psychology, Counseling or related field; minimum of one year experience in the provision of disability services in a community college or university setting with a varied student population, including students with autism, learning disabilities, mobility challenges, students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, students with visual disabilities and students with psychological disabilities; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience to include three (3) years' experience and/or training that includes college-level disability services; knowledge of federal laws pertaining to individuals with disabilities, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended/ADAA; experience in reading and interpreting psychological and educational evaluations and other professional documentation; interpersonal and communication skills that foster a culture of accessibility; understanding of Assistive Technology and its applications in the college classroom; experience with Microsoft Word Suite and Outlook and demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to speak another language other than English.
POSITION STATUS: This is an MCCC/MTA part-time unit position with no benefits, 18.5 hours per week for 45 weeks at $28.29 per hour funded through August 31, 2018 by a grant under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. Some evening and/or weekend hours may be required.
SALARY: $28.29 per hour.
STARTING DATE: February 2018
Internal Number: 94207
About Bristol Community College
Bristol Community College is a comprehensive, public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), offering degree and certificate programs that give our students the skills they need to transition successfully to the workforce, to a four-year institution or promote individual opportunity. As one of fifteen Massachusetts community colleges, BCC offers a wide range of educational programs and community services. It develops and presents programs for the entire community, from children to senior citizens, and it is well known for its friendly atmosphere and a faculty that cares about its students. We serve more than 11,987 students at campuses in Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, Taunton, and online. The Workforce Education Institute develops active partnerships with business and industry, preK-12, colleges and universities, and social service agencies to maintain relevance and effectiveness of all credit and noncredit programming. The College enrolls over 18,667 students a year in community services program, in workforce development, adult literacy, personal enrichment, and our Kids College program. We value and respect diversity with...in Bristol Community College and the world while preparing well-rounded learners for employment and for life. BCC is a signatory to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and as such is actively committed to sustainability throughout all areas of the College.