Disability Specialist
Milwaukee Area Technical College - West Allis, WI

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Job Description

DISABILITY SPECIALIST
STUDENT SERVICES
WEST ALLIS CAMPUS

CLOSING DATE : February 26, 2013

NATURE OF WORK :
Under the supervision of the Manager, Student Accommodation Services, assist students with disabilities to be successful and employable by providing a variety of accommodations in accordance with Section 504 (e) of the ADA. Work with an assigned program or location to recommend appropriate academic placement, skill assessment, and registration in MATC courses. To provide academic support, career guidance, disability awareness advocacy, and general support to assist adult students with disabilities in achieving their goals. Work requires exercise of judgment and discretion in a wide variety of duties utilizing established policies and procedures.

Employee works as part of a support service team and/or independently to devise, modify and adapt situations and make decisions to meet the needs of adult students with disabilities. Demonstrates a commitment to the college values of excellence, respect and integrity. Supervision received is general in nature with standardized practices that enable the employee to perform independently, referring unusual situations to the supervisor for advice and/or assistance.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Duties listed may vary in terms of relative importance and others may be added or eliminated as positions within this job title develop. In addition, specific positions within this job title may have minor variations in duties. Duties with a circle (•) before the number are essential functions as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

• 1. Determine the factors and conditions that are likely to promote individual learning.
• 2. Design, modify, and adapt supplemental instruction to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
• 3. Interpret and/or clarify classroom instruction.
• 4. Instruct students on test taking strategies, study skills, comprehension skills, memory techniques, time management, research methods, and computer skills.
• 5. Advise faculty and staff of alternative strategies of instruction when working with students with disabilities.
• 6. Proctor, read, and scribe tests. Additionally, reword test questions and directions in such a way that the integrity of the evaluation is maintained.
• 7. Provide customized academic support to individual students with disabilities and/or small groups in academic areas as needed.
• 8. Collaborates and consults with instructional, student life, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and other community agency staff in providing designated referral and support services.
• 9. Generate and maintain a variety of detailed individual student records required by funding sources.
• 10. Works to eliminate attitudinal barriers and discrimination toward students with disabilities and to enhance sensitivity and awareness.
• 11. Generate and maintain documentation required to demonstrate attendance accountability.
12. Supervises student note takers, records time, pay sheets and a myriad of other duties associated with note taking.
13. Explain career sheets and/or program information to students to assure understanding of program requirements and various career opportunities at MATC.
14. Advise students in relation to the selected program enrollment requirements and procedures, which may include financial aid information.
15. Assists students in developing class schedules through identification of required classes, course availability, program changes, filled programs/classes, etc
• 16. Participates in in-service training, workshops, and other education activities as required or assigned.
17. Performs related duties as required or assigned.

Qualifications

Requires (90) approved college credits, (Bachelor’s degree preferred), with a minimum of 22 credits in related fields such as Psychology, Special Education or Educational Psychology and (2) years of work experience serving the academic needs of adults with disabilities or any equivalent combination of training and experience to provide these following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

1. A broad knowledge of physical and mental disabilities, including terminology.
2. Knowledge and understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and confidentiality requirements related to serving adult students with disabilities.
3. Knowledge of various categories of learning styles of adult students with disabilities.
4. Ability to work with adult students with diverse backgrounds and with various disabilities.
5. Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, community agencies, other MATC students and staff, and the general public.
6. Ability to design, modify, and adapt supplemental instruction to meet the needs of adult students with disabilities.
7. Ability to use judgment, discretion, and decision making skills in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
8. Ability to work effectively as part of a support service team or to work equally as well independently.
9. Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written means.
10. Ability to understand and support teacher-student relationships
11. Knowledge of adaptive technology and software programs.

SALARY :
$24.49 per hour

HOURS :
Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

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