University of Utah Job Description
Advises students with a wide range of disabilities such as learning disabilities, ADHD, psychological disabilities, physical disabilities, medical disabilities and other as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Conducts disability eligibility analyses, provides referrals, approves accommodations, and recommends students for services to support their academic goals. Provides related education to the campus community.
Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, special education, social work, counseling, or rehabilitation counseling or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); the ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students; and writing and organizational skills required. Three years experience working with college students, preferably students with disabilities required.
Master’s Degree in a related field preferred; the ability to do program planning; and a working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) preferred.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Challenges encountered by this incumbent include working to help students to understand the procedures and policies related to the ADA and university policies regarding students with disabilities. Incumbents are expected to possess extensive knowledge of the ADA in the context of higher education as well as working knowledge of academic programs, policies and procedures, and student support services. Ability to work with a diverse student population, including those that may be experiencing varying levels of personal and/or academic crises. Other times, the incumbent encounters faculty who are reluctant to accommodate a student with a disability, which requires them to specifically identify resolutions while educating the instructor’s responsibilities pertaining to the ADA.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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