Accessibility Services Specialist
Community College of Aurora 20 reviews - Aurora, CO

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Accessibility Services Specialist

Community College of Aurora

REPORTS TO: Accessibility Services Office (ASO) Director

SUPERVISES: As assigned: PT Hourly Staff, Work Studies, and Contract Employees of Vendors

To provide reasonable accommodations, on a case-by-case basis, and through an interactive process, to qualified students and employees with disabilities as
mandated under the following:

Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act of 2008(civil rights)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973(program accessibility)

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973(electronic and information technology accessibility)
National Voter’s Registration Act (NVRA) Sect. 7(voter registration assistance for students with disabilities)

The Accessibility Services Specialist is expected to have strong customer service and problem-solving skills and to respond independently to constant challenges and change while maintaining discretion and professionalism at all times. In order to provide effective and efficient services, it is expected that the employee will be flexible, maintain confidentiality, use tact and diplomacy and will be sensitive to the needs of those presenting with disabilities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Manage Program Operations (60%):
• Respond to general inquiries regarding accommodations made in-person, by phone or by e-mail and make appropriate referrals both within and outside the program
• Assist students, as needed, with CCA online formsCollect documentation on the functional impact of the disability in a learning environment
• Schedule an appointment for the accommodation interview
• Schedule and provide case management, as needed
• Work with faculty who have students with disabilities in their classes, as needed
• Work with students who are blind and use assistive technology
• Work with students who are deaf and coordinate interpreting and captioning services
• Provide excellent service and support to both internal and external customers
• Maintain confidentiality of all student disability information

Coordinate Note-taking, Special Furniture and Testing Accommodations (20%):
• Provide direct services allowing the college to fulfill its legal responsibility to accommodate students with disabilities
• Manage scheduling and proctoring of exams and services for students approved for test accommodations
• Coordinate with Facilities to arrange placing of ADA furniture in specified classrooms
• Manage volunteer note-taking services and collaborate with faculty to ensure note takers are acquired for all requesting students who are qualified
• Ensure all forms are processed and maintained according to established policies
• Prepare and maintain reports as determined by supervisor

Providing Administrative Support (5%):
• Receive and submit hourly support staff timesheets for processing
• Collect, compile, and report department-specific program or administrative information
• Manage recruitment, hiring, supervision, training, and scheduling of hourly support staff
• Have students sign Choice forms as mandated under the National Voter’s Registration Act (NVRA) and submit monthly reports

Document Management (5%):
• Copy, scan, maintain and retrieve student documents
• Prepare and maintain spreadsheets and database that tracks various student information

Provide Accommodations to Employees with Disabilities as Approved through HR (5%):
• Assist employees in following established procedures, including the online request form
• Collect from the employee the documentation of functional impact of their disability in a working environment
• On a case-by-case basis and through an interactive process discuss with the employee the functional impact of their disability in a working environment
• When appropriate, educate the employee on assistive technology that might be appropriate
• Review the information with the ASO Director and make a recommendation to HR
• Work with HR to make accommodation arrangements for those who qualify
Special Projects and Activities (5%):
• Assist in planning and implementation of workshops and other activities both on campus and in the community
• Assist in disability awareness activities
• Serve on committees and perform other related duties as determined by Director
• Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Special Education, Social Work, Human Services or a related field
• Documented work experience working with individuals with disabilities in a post-secondary setting
• Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
• Masters’ Degree in Counseling, Special Education, Social Work, Human Services, Student Affairs or equivalent
• Comprehensive knowledge of the mandates listed above and how they apply to a college setting
• Work experience with the specific disability related services:
Documentation of disability
Assistive Technology (
JAWs (assistive technology for individuals who are blind)
Sign Language
• Ability to educate staff and faculty concerning their responsibility to individuals with disabilities
• Ability to work with staff and faculty in creating solutions to enhance accessibility in their programs, including electronic and information technology
• Work experience in crisis situations
• Ability to work independently or as a team member
• Sense of humor
• Flexible

By submitting an application for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.

The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the CCA website at A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Community College of Aurora, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses.

Salary Range: Anticipated Salary range is in the high $30’s to low $40’s, depending on experience and education.CCA offers an excellent benefit plan. Leave and holiday benefits are also included. For more information on the insurance benefits, click on the following link: Benefits.

Deadline to Submit Application Material: This position will remain posted until final candidates have been identified or it has been filled. It is anticipated that application review will begin on April 10, 2013. If you have questions regarding this position, we do request that you send an email to

Application Process: To apply, please email a cover letter specifically addressing the position requirements and a professional resume to the Human Resources Department at .

Notice to all Applicants:
• Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.
• Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
• Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
• Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.
• CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit
• Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
The Community College of Aurora does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability in the admission, access, treatment or employment in its programs or activities. Inquiries about Title VI, Title VII, Title IX and Section 504 should be made to Debbie Irvine, 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A201, Aurora, CO 80011-9036

CCA Mission:
“The Community College of Aurora provides lifelong educational opportunities, prepares the current and future workforce, and promotes excellence in teaching, learning and service to our diverse community.”

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