Location: Wellesley Hills, MA Category: Part-Time Staff Posted On: Wed Aug 29 2018 Job Description:
Part-time position (maximum 18 hours per week) at the Wellesley Hills and Framingham campuses. Works with the Coordinator of Disability Services and Interim Director of the Academic Achievement Center to provide professional academic services to otherwise qualified students with physical, learning, and/or psychiatric disabilities.
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
Determines and implements appropriate academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities in order to achieve equal access within the college learning environment. Reviews/evaluates diagnostic prescriptive documentation of students with specific learning disabilities and the documentation of students with other disabilities including medical/psychiatric, mobility, and modality deficits. Works with the student to determine and incorporate appropriate testing accommodations into their academic programs;
Determines eligibility for protection under the new Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment (ADAAA), Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, and other applicable federal and state civil rights legislation;
Promotes self-advocacy and independent learning in the college learning environment by assisting students in understanding their individual disabilities and exploring various methods of compensating for those disabilities (when necessary);
Works with the Coordinator and may consult with students, faculty, administrators and other campus personnel regarding issues of disability. With the permission of the student, and in collaboration with the Coordinator, the specialist might discuss the individual needs of the student with relevant faculty members, administrators, and other College personnel;
Works with the Coordinator while communicating with students, college personnel and outside agencies to incorporate appropriate auxiliary aids and individualized accommodations when necessary for equal access;
Teaches students how to learn more efficiently by using appropriate auxiliary aids and assistive technology aimed at strengthening individualized student learning;
Works with the Coordinator to provide reasonable academic accommodations in testing situations, including placement exams as necessary;
Refers students to appropriate college services. (e.g. Peer Tutoring, Reading and Writing Center, Math and Science Center, Health Educators, Psychologists, Advisors, Academic Department Heads, etc.);
Performs any other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in Special Education, Educational Psychology, Counseling, Deaf Education, Teaching, or closely related field;
Three (3) years experience and/or training that includes college-level learning disability services, learning disability assessment, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Section 504 compliance, development of policies/procedures, teaching, or curriculum development; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Experience in higher education, preferably in a community college;
Experience in the use of competency-based individualized instruction, preferably in a comprehensive learning center;
Relevant background/experience working with students with disabilities at the post-secondary level;
Knowledge of current assistive/adaptive technology and the ability to learn new technology quickly;
Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment (ADAA);
Demonstrated ability to both independently and as a team member;
Excellent communication skills; and
Strong knowledge of and commitment to the mission and student population of a community college.
MassBay Community College fosters educational excellence and student success, prepares students for local and global citizenship, anticipates and responds to the needs of surrounding communities, and contributes to evolving regional economic development.