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Accessibility Specialist

Apply now Job no: 494996
Work type: Staff - Full-Time
Location: Main Campus - Administration
Categories: Full-Time, None, Student Services, Compliance

Title: Accessibility Specialist

Department Org: Accessibility/Disability Resources - 104170

Employee Classification: U8 - Classified Exempt Salaried FT

Bargaining Unit: Professional Staff Association

Primary Location: Main Campus - Administration

Shift:  1

Start Time:  8:15 a.m.   End Time:  5:00 p.m.

Posted Salary: $38,672 -- $48,382

Float: False

Rotate: False

On Call: False

Travel: False

Weekend/Holiday: False

Job Description:

The Office of Accessibility and Disability Resources supports the academic mission of The University of Toledo and is committed to facilitating access for disabled students for an equitable and inclusive university experience. Access and accommodations are mandated by Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This position is responsible for managing a large caseload of students, interpreting and analyzing incoming medical and psychological documentation for eligibility of services from students, schools, health care professionals and others, and conducting prospective, initial, and check-in appointments with students to identify reasonable and appropriate accommodations in the higher education setting. This position provides consultation, advocacy, and coordination of accommodations for students by collaborating with colleges, faculty and other university departments to ensure proper implementation of reasonable accommodations. This position requires a high level of professional judgement as disability accommodations are legally mandated, and must be balanced with ensuring that accommodations do not fundamentally alter the essential function of course objectives and university requirements. This position handles confidential and sensitive information such as psychological and medical reports as well as educational records protected under FERPA.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor' Degree required. in Rehabilitation Counseling, School Psychology, social work, Disability Studies or related field.
2. Two to four years of experience working in disability Services is required.
Two to four years of experience in a post-secondary environment.

Communication and other skills:
1. effective communication, excellent oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills sufficient to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a diverse student, staff, and faculty population; strong time management and organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines; experience in working the Microsoft Office Suite; and working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the most current versions of the DSM and ICD.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Master's Degree preferred in Rehabilitation Counseling, School Psychology, social work, Disability Studies or related field.


Conditions of Employment:

All UToledo employees on all campuses, including those working on campus and working remotely, are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or have an approved exemption.
To promote the highest levels of health and well-being, the University of Toledo campuses are tobacco-free.  To further this effort, the University of Toledo Health Science Campus Medical Center is requiring candidates for employment to be nicotine-free.  Pre-employment health screening requirements will include cotinine (nicotine) testing, as well as drug and other required health screenings for the position. With the exception of positions within University of Toledo Main Campus and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, the employment offer is conditional upon successful completion of a cotinine test and Occupational Health clearance.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation. 

The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request. 

Computer access is available at most public libraries and at the Office of Human Resources located in the Center for Administrative Support on the Main Campus of the University of Toledo.

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Last Updated: 1/23/23