Job Title: Consultant, Accessibility Services
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Posting Type: Concurrent
Department/Program: Accessibility Services
Description of Position:
The Consultant independently identifies and assesses the individual educational support needs of students with disabilities to facilitate access to programs and courses. The Consultant performs case management of individual students including interviewing, reviewing medical documentation (including psycho-educational assessments), determining and facilitating academic accommodations, providing support and advice, and liaising with internal and external service providers. Additionally, this position assists the Manager in the promotion of access for students with disabilities by developing and providing workshops, materials, and information to staff, instructors, and external stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Interviews, determines, and documents the educational support needs of students and approves accommodations. Records and maintains accurate case notes and student records in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, College policy and ethical standards.
- Reviews, evaluates and interprets specialist reports, psycho-educational assessments, and other medical documentation.
- Contacts medical practitioners (e.g. psychologists, physicians, audiologists etc.) to clarify or validate information provided. Requests and evaluates addendums to medical documentation. Liaises with student’s case manager to coordinate efforts and to exchange information pertinent to the student’s case file.
- Reviews difficulties or problems identified or experienced by students or instructors and provides recommendations on how to resolve issues. Provides appropriate referrals to other departments, College services and government or community agencies. Discusses complex issues with the Manager, as necessary.
- Responds effectively to students in crisis and refers student to appropriate internal or external resources.
- Completes applications for adaptive technology grants/loans, specialized services grants and/or additional educational grants available through the Provincial and Federal governments.
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Education & Experience:
- Master’s degree in Special Education, Psychology, Counselling, Social Work or relevant field.
- Experience with diverse disabilities is preferred (such as learning disabilities, mental health conditions, neurological disabilities, visual & hearing impairments, physical and chronic health conditions).
- Experience reviewing and evaluating a variety of assessments (such as psycho-educational and neuropsychological assessments), specialist reports and other medical documentation.
- Knowledge of adaptive technology an asset.
- Experience working with standard PC systems and applications and office practices and procedures.
- At least two years direct, in-person, experience in providing case management services to adults with disabilities. Post-secondary experience preferred.
- Knowledge of interviewing and counselling techniques.
- Knowledge of guidelines, regulations, procedures and policies governing the provision of support services to persons with disabilities, in a post-secondary environment preferred.
Skills & Abilities:
- Ability to interview clients and maintain a large caseload.
- Effective problem-solving, organizational and time management skills.
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to respond and deal effectively with change and crisis situations.
- Ability to use tact and discretion to deal with or settle complex requests.
- Ability to develop, recommend and implement new strategies, policies, and procedures.
- Ability to interpret and apply College, government, agency, and departmental policies, procedures and guidelines.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
- Ability to maintain student files in a confidential manner.
- Ability to present workshops, seminars, and prepare presentation materials.
- Ability to remain current in the field by attending professional development training, workshops, seminars and conferences.
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary Range: Salary placement is on Langara instructors’ salary scale in accordance with qualifications and experience.
Employee Group: LFA
Application Information: Please forward your resume and cover letter, no later than 4:30pm of the closing date to “Apply Here”.
Competition No.: F063-18
Deadline: August 28, 2018
We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.