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Human Resource Services

Disability Specialist, Accessibilty Services

Apply now Tracking Code: 492339
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Administration, Professional and Technical (APT)
Salary: 3,484.83

The Disability Specialist is to offer services and accommodations to students with documented disabilities: i.e. neurological, psychiatric and personality disorders, learning disabilities/disorders, as well as orthopedic and locomotor disabilities and other disabilities. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Special Education, Counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Work or a closely related field.
  • Two or more years of experience working with persons with disabilities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Education, Special Education, Counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Work, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Student Personnel Services or a closely related field.
  • Three or more years of documented experience working with persons with neurological and psychiatric disabilities, as well as orthopedic and locomotor disabilities, learning disabilities/disorders, personality disorders and all other disabilities.
  • Two semesters of paid professional experience working with students with disabilities determining accommodations; experience with crisis management; assessing for assistive technology needs in a secondary or post-secondary educational environment.
  • Documented experience evaluating or reviewing diagnostic tests or disability documentation: i.e. medical, mental health, IEP/504 plans, Psycho-Educational reports, etc...
  • One or more years of experience using standard desktop computer application software and operating systems (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in sign language.

Salary is $3,484.43 gross per month.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  

Application Process: Please submit electronically a cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial), and the names and contact information of three recent job-related references who can address your expertise and background for this position. The cover letter must specifically address each of the qualifications listed under Minimum Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications in the exact same order in which they are listed in this announcement.

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits and additional perks.  Information may be reviewed at and    

Interviews will be conducted in-person. 

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Essential Functions 

  • Direct student contact: conduct initial and subsequent interviews with students to request and review disability documentation and determine reasonable accommodations & strategies to ensure accessibility to academic programs and services that meets the needs of students with disabilities and complies with disability and privacy regulations. Conduct informal inventories/histories for: Attention deficit disorder and/or attention deficit hyperactive disorder; learning disability; learning styles; and environmental preferences. Work with students regarding study/behavior strategies, time management and organizational skills. Create and maintain accurate, organized records.
  • Facilitate accommodation plans by establishing and maintaining communication between student and faculty and consulting with campus and community resources to identify and address accessibility issues and refer students to community and campus resources. Serve as a communication facilitator with and resource for the college's Military Programs on matters relating to disability services.   
  • Facilitate the collaboration of other Disability Specialists when there is a need to confer regarding the appropriate documentation or services for students with disabilities.
  • Consult with faculty and conduct in-service sessions for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Academic Divisions, and other college departments as requested. Participate in program review, development, and cross training.

General Duties, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to work variable schedules that may be negotiable based on departmental needs.
  • Ability to travel between campuses as needed.   
  • Experience working effectively as a member of a team.
  • Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in a broad range of subjects.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with persons with disabilities.
  • Familiarity with relevant disability laws.
  • Ability to provide training and information to faculty.
  • Ability to keep up to date with changing technologies/assistive technology, and disability related information & disability and privacy regulations.
  • Knowledge of community referral resources.
  • Demonstrated evidence and understanding of the concepts of diversity and multiculturalism and their application in the workplace.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak Community College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.   

EEO Statement: Pikes Peak Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.  We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging.  Pikes Peak Community College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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