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Health Sciences Disability Advisor
|Job Type:||Disability Services|
|Location:||San Antonio, TX|
|Institution Type:||Private not-for-profit, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 8,000 Students|
University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.
The Health Sciences Disability Advisor works collaboratively with the Director of Auxiliary Services, Coordinator of Student Disability Services and faculty/staff to ensure that legally mandated accommodations and services for students at the UIW Health Professional Schools with disabilities are implemented as required by state and federal law. Additionally, the Health Sciences Disability Advisor provides support and outreach for students with disabilities including but not limited to resolving accommodation related issues. In collaboration with the director, the Health Sciences Disability Advisor provides faculty and staff development in relation to disability services. In accordance with the Mission of the University, another important goal of this position is to make success a possibility for participating students by helping them achieve their academic goals while ensuring equitable treatment and access to all programs and activities across UIW’s health science programs. The Health Sciences Disability Advisor works under the guidance of the Director of Auxiliary Services.
This position is considered a “Responsible Employee” under Title IX federal regulations and “Mandatory Reporter” under Texas state law and The UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy. As a Mandatory Reporter, this position requires you as the employee to promptly report any incident that you witness or receive information about violating Title IX. These reporting responsibilities are set out in the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Under the guidance of the Director of Auxiliary Services, the Health Sciences Disability Advisor:
-Assists with the management of services to all University’s health science schools including, processing intakes for accommodation requests, collecting, verifying and maintaining relevant documentation;
-Analyzes and interprets students’ diagnostic assessments and determines eligibility for services;
-Assists in the preparation of letters of accommodation;
-Coordinates with the appropriate representative to ensure that testing processes and scheduling and facilitates reasonable didactic, lab and clinical accommodations, including the arranging of assistive technology, are consistent with students’ letters of accommodation;
-Conducts training for faculty and staff about disability accommodations and services in compliance with federal and University policies;
-Works collaboratively with faculty and professional staff across the university’s health science schools;
-Maintains and tracks case files including, inputting notes, and documentation at various stages of the interactive process using a case management system;
-Meets regularly with the Director and Coordinator of Student Disability Services to discuss issues relevant to the delivery of services, effectiveness of accommodations and problem-solving strategies throughout the health sciences schools;
-Assists with communications between faculty and students regarding accommodations, interpretation of ADA guidelines or other pertinent issues;
-Performs other duties as assigned
UIW is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sex, gender, age, or religion (except in limited circumstances when religious preference is both permitted by law and deemed appropriate as a matter of University policy).
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
-Knowledge of federal and state laws related to providing disability accommodations in higher education and in compliance with the ADA and Section 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973;
-Strong human-relations and communication skills (written and verbal);
-Knowledge of mediation and conflict resolution strategies;
-Understanding of student personnel services in higher education;
-Proficiency in computer software skills, including databases, spreadsheets, word processing, and familiarity with student information systems;
-Excellent organizational skills;
-Ability to work independently and with a team to include students, faculty and staff;
-Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures;
-Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA.
Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, health professions, adult education or a social science
Required Work Experience
-Three (3) years of experience in higher education or in a professional health field
-Experience working in disability services in higher education;
-Experience evaluating ADA mandated accommodations and working with people with disabilities;
-Experience with software packages: Ellucian Banner, Xtender, Microsoft Office;
Knowledge of and/or experience in providing accommodations in the health and medical sciences, including lab and clinical accommodations;
Required Certifications, Licenses or Registrations
Valid Texas driver’s license with the ability to be insured through UIW’s vehicle insurance carrier
-8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM;
-Occasional evening and weekend hours
-Ability to move across campuses and offices;
-Ability to drive to and from various campuses
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