Coordinator, Testing & Disability Services

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Feb 29, 2024
Full time Psychology Social Work Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Multicultural Affairs Other Administrative Positions

Job Description

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Coordinator, Testing & Disability Services

Job ID: 269247
Location: Summerville Campus
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary:

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About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

 



Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other. We are part of the University System of Georgia.

 



Location

Augusta University -

Our Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Director, the Disability Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and provision of programs, services, and accommodations for students with disabilities. This position will directly coordinate student accommodations and works directly with students to discuss their disability, needed support and self-advocacy. Additionally, the Disability Specialist directly coordinates assistive technology resources and services for students with disabilities.

 



Responsibilities

The duties include, but are not limited to:

 

 



DISABILITY PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION: Determine disability program eligibility and accommodations through an interactive process with students. This includes educating students about documentation requirements, making appropriate referrals when documentation isn't available, determining which documentation should be sent to the RCLD for review, interviewing students to determine the nature of the functional limitations related to learning and academics, providing suggestions for appropriate accommodations, and drafting necessary accommodation letters for appropriate faculty and/or staff. Provides extensive direct support to students with disabilities. Assists in the disability testing accommodation process for students. Appropriately supports students with disabilities by referring students to campus resources and support services. Participates in outreach to new students and families regarding the processes and procedures of the Disability Services Office. Maintains an updated knowledge of rulings from the OCR, court case law, national standards, and BOR policies related to individuals with disabilities.

 



OUTREACH AND EDUCATION: Assists the Director in achieving community outreach goals for the office and with collaboration goals involving campus partners. Provides individual and group training for students, faculty, and staff in the areas of ADA, assistive technology, testing accommodations, etc. Develops, implements, and maintains accessible technology plans for students with disabilities. Serves as a resource to external agencies for issues of and requirements germane to disability services and accessible technology.

 



TECHNOLOGY: Participates in divisional and college-wide committees as requested by the Director to advise on technological accessibility issues and assistive technology requirements. Assist in the implementation of disability access needs into the university's comprehensive planning process. Advises and assists faculty and staff on access issues/concerns for students with disabilities in all courses and labs throughout the University. Coordinates University alternative formats with CIDI or other agencies. Provides direct instruction and support to students with disabilities regarding accessing and using assistive technology.

 



GENERAL OFFICE DUTIES:

 

Provides back-up when needed for the efficient operation of Testing & Disability Services, including test proctoring, answering phones, assisting customers, etc. Perform all other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Human Services field, Psychology, Social Work, Rehabilitation Counseling, or related discipline

 



OR

 



Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field with three - five years of related experience.

 



Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience

 



Knowledge of assistive technology and devices.

 



Knowledge of auxiliary aids.

 



Familiarity with strategies and experience working with students with disabilities, preferably in an institution of higher education.

 



Clear knowledge and understanding of the application of Section 504 and 508 and the ADA especially in the higher education context.

 



Ability to recognize legal risk associated with certain disability issues.

 



Demonstrated knowledge of determining functional limitations due to a disability

 



Demonstrated knowledge of all categories of disabilities and appropriate accommodations in an academic environment.

 



Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

KNOWLEDGE

 



Knowledge of assistive technology devices including computer hardware and software.

 



Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.

 



SKILLS

 



Detail-oriented with strong organizational, prioritization and multi-tasking skills.

 



ABILITIES

 



Ability to communicate and interact well with people of all ages and backgrounds, excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

 



Ability to handle multiple assignments concurrently and re-prioritize, ability to successfully adapt to rapid change; ability to work collaboratively and to foster effective relationships.

 



Ability to quickly learn and apply new concepts.

 



Ability to use spreadsheet, database and/or presentation software.

 



Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Shift/Salary/Benefits

Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position)

 



Pay Grade: 14

 



Salary Minimum: $36,197 - Midpoint: $48,866

 



Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

 



Recruitment Period: Until Filled

 



Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

 



Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

 



Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

 



Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

 



If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

 



Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

 



For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

 



All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

 



How To Apply

Consider applying with us today!

https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/ Search Job Opening ID: 269247

Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university

Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee

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