Department: UL - Office of Disability Services (ODS)
Access Consultant – Disability Services
George Mason University Disability Services, within University Life, invites applications for an Access Consultant, responsible for disability services coordination at the Fairfax, Va., campus. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
- Facilitates access to courses, programs and services, activities and facilities for students with disabilities;
- Works collaboratively to develop and implement best practices in promoting inclusive design, determining and providing reasonable accommodations, and assessing efficacy;
- Applying independent judgment and expertise, interrelates with students, faculty and administrators across campus to improve the accessibility of the campus through the delivery of programs and services that reframe disability and promote inclusive design; and
- Provides support and case management to students with disabilities, as specified by the mandates for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA) of 2008, and state and university policies.
- Work collaboratively with the Associate Director and Director to review and interpret confidential medical and psychological evaluations in order to determine eligibility for services and appropriate accommodations;
- Develop, monitor, adjust and evaluate individual accommodation plans for students;
- Provide ongoing student case management, follow-up, and support of accommodations both in and out of the classroom, as well as related faculty support and advocacy;
- Maintain confidential student files, records and correspondence; and
- Track and maintain presentation and table fair schedule; and train and supervise student workers.
- Advanced degree in rehabilitation counseling, special education, educational psychology, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience; and
- Experience (one to two years is preferred) working with students with disabilities (experience working with individuals on the spectrum), at-risk students and reading psychoeducational, neuropsychological and other assessment based reports.
- Master's degree in special education, counseling, a social service field, or another related field;
- Experience working with students on the autism spectrum;
- Experience working with individuals with psychological, physical (visible and invisible), sensory impairments, medical conditions, learning disorders, attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and/or other conditions;
- Experience documenting written decisions and case progress;
- Related administrative/programmatic experience;
- Ability to monitor extensive details while focusing on overall program mission;
- Experience creating support groups at for at-risk populations;
- Working knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the ADAA of 2008, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and other appropriate laws;
- Ability to work evenings and/or weekends on occasion; and
- Experience supervising student workers.
Salary: Low $40,000
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA849z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.