Assistant Director, Disability Support Services
Job no: 493309
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Disability Support Services (DSS), assists in the day-to-day management of DSS, and acts as the unit leader in the absence of the Director. The Assistant Director works collaboratively with the DSS staff to provide equal access to students with documented disabilities, including but not limited to: physical/mobility disabilities, learning disabilities, neurological conditions, sensory disabilities, attention deficit disorders, psychological disabilities, and chronic medical conditions. The Assistant Director reviews documentation presented by students who self-identify as having disabilities and/or other academic concerns. Determines and implements reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and auxiliary aids in compliance with university policy and federal/state equal access laws.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assists in the day-to-day management of Disability Support Services (DSS), ensuring equal access for students with disabilities in compliance with university policy, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the New Jersey Law against Discrimination. The Assistant Director assumes the leadership role of the unit in the absence of the Director.
- Responsible for: reviewing documentation presented by students who self-identify as having disabilities; determining reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and academic interventions for student with disabilities, making appropriate referrals to university support services and off campus professionals as needed; providing guidance, educational screenings, and possible referrals for non-identified students who inquire about self-perceived disabilities; providing administrative services; assisting in the coordination of programs or services provided by the department or in collaboration with other departments (e.g., College of Medicine, College of Nursing, or the School of Health and Medical Sciences); providing outreach to students by participating in new student orientation and presenting in classes or to student organizations; consulting with and providing training materials and workshops for university faculty and staff to increase disability awareness.
- Master's degree in education, rehabilitation counseling, or related field required.
- 3-5 years experience reviewing documentation and determining reasonable accommodations in a post-secondary setting required.
- Preferred: Experience working in a post-secondary setting with health professions preferred (ie., physical therapy, physician assistant, medical school, etc.)
- General Office Environment
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- The person in this position is required to perform his or her duties at all Seton Hall University locations and facilities, as assigned.
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