Middlesex Community College (MCC) employs over 1,000 people in full-time, part-time, faculty, professional administrative and support positions at campuses in both Lowell and Bedford. MCC is a dynamic institution, priding itself on the quality as well as the diversity of its programs. MCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are an affiliate of the National Coalition Building Institute. We have significantly increased the diversity of our faculty and staff over the last five years, and are one of Massachusetts colleges participating in the Commonwealth Compact whose mission is to establish Massachusetts as a uniquely inclusive, honest and supportive community of -- and for -- diverse people, to acknowledge our mixed history in this effort, and to face squarely the challenges that still need to be overcome, understanding that the rich promise of the region's growing diversity must be tapped fully if Boston and Massachusetts are to achieve their economic, civic and social potential.
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Middlesex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
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Title: Part-Time Disability Support Specialist
Unit: MCCC Part-time Professional Staff
Dept.: Disability Support Services
Location: Both the Bedford and Lowell Campuses
Reports to: Associate Dean of Student Support Services
Date: May 3, 2017
As an active team member in Disability Support Services, the person in this position is knowledgeable and experienced with analysis, interpretation and delivery of academic strategies and reasonable accommodations. This individual possesses the ability to promote the successful integration of students with documented disabilities within the college learning environment; also provides accommodations and support to students with disabilities through interpretation of psycho-educational assessments, learning strategy instruction, advising, consultation with faculty and staff and tutoring using metacognitive strategies.
Essential Job Functions:
- Educate both incoming and existing students as to Middlesex Community College and Disability Support Services (DSS) policies and procedures.
- Interpret and analyze neuropsychological records and psycho-educational assessments to determine eligibility for disability services and appropriate accommodations and support services.
- Meet with students to conduct intake interviews, develop and articulate individual accommodations based on the student's disability and the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehab Act.
- Formulate profile sheets that state reasonable accommodations, make recommendations to the student, and provide information on roles and responsibilities in the delivery of the stated accommodations.
- Provide direct services in metacognitive strategies to students with documented disabilities during one-on-one tutoring sessions to include: assistance with time management, organizational skills, study skills, test taking strategies, pre-registration advice and self-advocacy skills.
- Present general information about DSS services to groups of prospective or current students.
- Serve as Academic Advisor to student cohorts.
- Consult with parents, schools, outside agencies and/or service providers and professionals such as: psychologists, neuropsychologists, therapists, neurologists and advocates.
- Establish ongoing contact with students to promote independent and active learning.
- Promote self-awareness by reviewing assessment results with students and assist in their understanding of strengths and weaknesses and learning style.
- Provide on-going outreach and consultation to the college community, to include: consulting with faculty and professional staff to implement accommodations, providing information and support and facilitating referrals to internal (TRIO programs) and external (State Human Service Agencies) and participating in activities that foster inter-departmental communication, promote co-curricular experiences and impact college retention.
- Maintain awareness of current issues relative to disabilities and accommodations in post-secondary settings and be informed of new adaptive technologies that support increased independence of students with disabilities.
- Administer CPT and proctor tests or exams as needed.
- Provide assistance to students as they make the transition from MCC to a four-year college or to the job market.
- Perform administrative duties, case notes and record keeping as related to the operation of the Disability Support Services Office.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight.
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education - Middlesex Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer
- Master's Degree in Special Education, Education Psychology, Counseling or closely related field
- 2-3 years, related SPED training/teaching/direct service experience and/or training and experience that includes college level disability services, assessment and demonstrated understanding of ADA/Section 504 of Rehab Act and the ability to evaluate disability documentation and make recommendations for accommodations and support services
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and to maintain confidentiality.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with various departments.
- Cultural awareness and competency demonstrated by working with and/or understanding of individuals of diverse identities, such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans, including those with different levels of academic preparation, and varying physical and learning abilities.
- Strong interpersonal, written and oral communications skills.
- Availability to work on both Bedford and Lowell campus and travel between campuses.
- Bilingual skills a plus
This is a Part-time MCCC Unit Professional Position. To view the classification specification for this position link to: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Classification Title Job Description
Salary: $28.29/hour (rate effective 7/1/17), non-benefited; 12-15 hours per week; 33-35 weeks per fiscal year, contingent on annual funding.
Hours: Weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., with some evening availability preferred.
Application Deadline: June 2, 2017
Start Date: August, 2017
The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
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1. Cover Letter
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