Job Details

Everett Community College
  • Position Number: 1469179
  • Location: Everett, WA
  • Position Type: Disability Services

Program Specialist 2

Posting Number: 02198
Department: Center for Disability Services

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Center for Disability Services at Everett Community College provides a variety of support and accommodation services to enable student academic success. We are seeking a highly motivated and student focused individual to join our dedicated team, which serves a diverse community on campus.

Reporting to the Director of the Center for Disability Services (CDS), the Program Specialist 2 identifies and implements specific academic adjustments that are deemed appropriate for individual students.

These services include but are not limited to: acquisition or production of materials in alternative format (including Braille, audio books, electronic text, large print or captions), problem solving accommodation issues with students, staff, and faculty, and train students on use of technology. Represent and communicate on behalf of the Director/Assistant Director in their absence.

Provide students, staff, program participants and/or the public with information and presentations related to disability services, interpretation of policies and activities. Compose written communications and establish and maintain records relating to program operations.

Student services:
  • Conduct intake interviews with students. Determine which accommodations are reasonable and appropriate given the type of disability and explain policies and procedures for requesting accommodations
  • Use independent judgment to determine feasibility of altering established accommodations
  • Manage the Department's portion of the Early Alert system via Starfish software
  • Obtain alternative format course materials from appropriate agencies
  • Train students on the use of various types of adaptive technologies
  • Stay current with disability-related issues and trends in the field, especially as they relate to student accommodations
  • Provide students with information on policies, procedures and the rights and responsibilities of the student, instructor, and Disability Services office as it relates to the provision of academic accommodations
  • Research and make recommendations regarding adaptive equipment, software, and furniture
  • Scribe and/or proctor tests through the Center for Disability Services
  • Explain services available through the office and the procedures used to request those services to prospective CDS students, parents, staff and faculty
  • Perform other essential duties as assigned

    Campus Resources:
  • Consult with and assist faculty in making necessary classroom accommodations for students with disabilities
  • Serve as campus resource regarding disability issues
  • Give classroom presentations regarding disability awareness and the services available through CDS
  • Represent CDS office on campus committees as assigned by the Director

    Community Liaison:
  • Provide liaison with community agencies regarding the Center for Disability Services and programs, both on and off campus
  • Collaborate effectively with a variety of students, staff, and the public from diverse cultural, social, economic, and educational backgrounds
  • Answer questions from the community regarding services available through CDS, referring the person to the Director when necessary
  • Give disability awareness presentations to community groups as requested

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Bachelors degree in education, human services, psychology, sociology, social work or closely related field
    Demonstrated experience working with people with disabilities, preferably in higher education
    Communicate and work respectfully and effectively with people from diverse backgrounds such as racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic, and with diverse physical and learning disabilities
    Demonstrated ability to multi-task and attend to student needs and program duties in a busy office environment
    Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
    Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills
    Strong interpersonal skills
    Ability to remain calm and provide continual high quality customer service in difficult situations.
    Knowledge of or willingness to learn federal and state laws regarding disability access and compliance, including Section 504, 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA
    Experience with various types of adaptive technology and production of class and electronic materials and media into accessible formats

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Masters degree in education, human services, psychology, sociology, social work or closely related field
    Demonstrated skills in word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail and the Internet
    Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL)
    Three years experience providing adaptive technology interventions to solve technology access issues with a broad array of disability populations, preferably higher education environment
    Experience engaging and working with different educational, social, non-profit and governmental entities

    Physical Demands:
    Everett Community College follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:
    Ability to operate office equipment
    Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials
    Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person

    Work Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours.

    Posting Date: 05/20/2019
    Closing Date:6/21/2019
    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Everett Community Colleges mission is to educate, equip, and inspire each student to achieve personal and professional goals, contribute to our diverse communities and thrive in a global society. Furthermore, the Colleges vision, strategic plan and core themes value, respect and uphold equity, cultural competence and inclusion. We are committed to hiring a Program Specialist that exemplifies the vision, mission and core values of our institution.

    Everett Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or age.

    This position is represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees union.

    Drug-Free Campus
    In compliance with federal and state regulations, EvCC is committed to a safe and drug-free campus. Employees are required to comply with EvCCs policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notification of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety. The complete policy is available at the EvCC Policies page. If you would like a printed copy of the policy, or if you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at 425-388-9229.

    Safety and Security
    EvCC strives to be a safe, secure and prepared campus for our students, staff and community. Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety, Security and Emergency Management page.
    This information is required by law and is provided by the EvCC Security Department. If you would like a printed copy of this information, you may contact the Security Department at (425) 388-9990.

    Salary: $37,260 to $48,480 plus benefits

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