Regional Campus: Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Posting Number: 17ST2120
Job Type: Full Time
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Learning Specialist for The Office of Disability Services. The Learning Specialist reports to the Assistant Director of the Office of Disability Services. This position is responsible for insuring the delivery of reasonable accommodations to all eligible students at the New Brunswick campus at Rutgers in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1998, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and providing reasonable accommodations that include academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and services to students with physical, psychological, learning, health-related, and neurological disabilities.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:Manages a caseload of students seeking services and registered with the Office of Disability Services. This involves conducting intake interviews with students; keeping accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date notes/records related to students; reviewing documentation and evaluating reports; preparing letters of accommodation; evaluating eligibility for services; conducting follow-up meetings with students; and makes referrals to appropriate community and University services or agencies.
Consults with faculty and staff regarding the implementation of reasonable accommodations and services.
Develops and presents disability awareness programs for the University community.
Collaborates with other offices and outside agencies.
Works with the University community to ensure access to courses, facilities, programs, and activities for students with disabilities and promote awareness of disability issues and initiatives within the University community.
Home Location Campus: Livingston (RU-New Brunswick)
Preferred Qualifications:Experience working with students with disabilities in higher education is preferred.
Knowledge of Web 2.0 technology and accessible technologies and information is a plus.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Requires knowledge and expertise in the field of disability services administration.
Must be very knowledgeable about, and able to analyze, various types of documentation such as medical reports, psychoeducational evaluations, and neuropsychological evaluations.
Ability to analyze, monitor, and implement legislation, regulations and policies regarding federal and state laws pertaining to individuals with disabilities in higher education.
Experience working with students with various disabilities in a higher education disability services office.
Ability to handle confidential disability related documentation and records according to federal and state laws.
Must be comfortable working with multiple constituencies in a complex and diverse organizational environment.
Knowledge and familiarity with various assistive and adaptive technologies.
Strong background in student development and advising.
Requires strong computer skills and effective use of various software and hardware programs used in a multi-function disability office including but not limited to database systems, email, social networking, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Department: Office Svcs Stdnts wDisability