Job Description - Specialist, OSD
Description View created on 08/20/2014
Dean, Supervisor or designee
To provide academic advising and related student support services in the Office of Students with Disabilities (OSD).
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Assists with recruiting prospective students by participating in College Connection program, including kick-off, admissions, advising, tours, and follow up.
Provides information on services available through OSD.
Conducts intake interviews, gathers disability documentation. Under the supervision, determines program eligibility and identifies/approves accommodation needs.
Assists OSD Coordinator in maintaining updated student information in departmental database and case management files.
Ensures implementation of appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities and monitors the effectiveness of the accommodations.
Provides information pertaining to and upholds disability related rights and responsibilities applicable under federal and state law.
Disseminates information, makes appropriate referrals and assists in coordinating services with disability service organizations, state and federal agencies, physical and mental health professionals, college academic departments, and other academic institutions. Maintains collaborative/consultative relationship with college personnel and local agencies.
Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Physical and mental disabilities and possible accommodations.
Disability services organizations and functions.
Disability related laws and adaptive technology.
Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Effectively communicating with persons with disabilities.
Two or more years related work expereince in adult disability services.
Ability to communicate effectively in ASL/Sign Language and English/Spanish.