Specialist II – Disability Services

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Job Overview

  • Postal Code 14623
  • Salary Offer Commensurate with Experience
  • Experience Level Mid-Level
  • Total Years Experience 3-5
  • Education Masters Degree

Function of Position:

This 12-month position reports to the Assistant Director of the Counseling Center & Disability Services and is under the general supervision of the Director of the Counseling Center & Disability Services.  The primary function of the Specialist is to provide support and services to students with disabilities.  Responsibilities include the service provision of accommodations for students with disabilities; provide/coordinate interpreting services; consultation; and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act at Monroe Community College.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Interpret for deaf/hard of hearing individuals
  • Responsible for the development and coordination of interpreting services
  • Provide direct interpreting services within the academic setting as assigned by the supervisor
  • Address physical, communicative, and programmatic access issues with other campus administrative and/or departments relating to the needs of students with disabilities
  • Monitor invoices and expenses associated with interpreting services
  • Ensure cost and time efficient interpreting processes
  • Participate in the request for proposal, contract review, and negotiating process of interpreting agencies
  • Engage in research, seek external funding opportunities, and manage grants to support students with disabilities
  • Assist in the development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures
  • Provide and coordinate education to the community regarding relevant psychological, social, cultural, and communication aspects regarding deaf and hard of hearing students
  • Maintain the confidentiality of documentation and accurate record keeping on the use of interpreting, C-print and/or other services utilized by students with disabilities
  • Provide intake support for students regarding procedures and policies
  • Assist with the review of disability documentation (i.e. audiograms, etc.)
  • Assist with individual and small-group advisement/academic support for deaf and/or hard of hearing students
  • Assist with assessment, student recruitment, and retention efforts
  • Plan, organize, monitor, and sustain appropriate accommodations for students in a timely manner
  • Serve as an advocate/resource/referral agent for students with disabilities
  • Provide consultation for faculty and staff regarding students’ needs and accommodations
  • Meet with students on a walk-in basis or for scheduled appointments
  • Assist in the design and delivery of assistive technology tutorials and/or workshops
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities that contribute to the service offerings of the department and mission of the College assigned by the Director and Assistant Director of the Counseling Center & Disability Services

MCC Expectations:

  • Responsible for adhering to the College Code of Conduct
  • Responsible for contributing to and maintaining an inclusive and collaborative College environment
  • Responsible for maintaining technological competencies utilized by the College
  • Commitment to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college
  • Commitment to professional growth

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned master’s degree in interpreting, school psychology, special education, communicative disorders, counseling or a closely related field from a regionally accredited higher education institution
  • Minimum of three years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities
  • Proficient in ASL with extensive knowledge of the linguistic structure of ASL and English
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the field of sign language interpreting
  • Knowledge or experience working with interpreting service agencies and/or ACCES-VR
  • Knowledge of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Ethics
  • Knowledge of psycho-educational, career, and aptitude assessments/inventories/scales
  • Experience working in a higher education settings
  • Strong computer background and demonstrated competence in rapidly researching and learning new applications
  • Highly detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work well as an active, contributing team member of a department as well as the ability to work independently and demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to work in deadline-driven environments and effectively coordinate competing priorities
  • Demonstrated competence in effective communication (interpersonal, speaking, and writing) skills

Additional Information:

Position Closes:  May 8, 2019

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Company Information
  • Total Jobs 7 Jobs
  • Category Education
  • Location Rochester
  • Full Address 1000 E. Henrietta St, Rochester, NY 14623
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