The George Mason University, Office of Disability Services within the University Life Department, invites applications for an Access Consultant, responsible for disability services coordination at the Fairfax, Va., campus. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Facilitates access to courses, programs and services, activities and facilities for students with disabilities;
Works collaboratively to develop and implement best practices in promoting inclusive design, determining and providing reasonable accommodations, and assessing efficacy;
Applies independent judgment and expertise and interrelates with students, faculty and administrators across campus to improve the accessibility of the campus through the delivery of programs and services that reframe disability and promote inclusive design;
Provides support and case management to students with disabilities, as specified by the mandates for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA) of 2008, and state and university policies;
Works collaboratively with the Disability Services specialists to review and interpret confidential medical and psychological evaluations in order to determine eligibility for services and appropriate accommodations;
Develops, monitors, adjusts and evaluates individual academic and housing accommodation for students;
Provides ongoing student case management, follow-up, and support of accommodations both in and out of the classroom, as well as related faculty support and advocacy;
Maintains confidential student files, records and correspondence;
Develops and conducts presentations for internal and external stakeholders, incoming students and families;
Other duties as assigned.
Advanced degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education, Educational Psychology, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience;
Experience (one to two years is preferred) working with students who have disabilities and reading/interpreting psychoeducational, neuropsychological and other assessment-based reports.
Master's degree in Special Education, Counseling, a social service field, or another related field;
Experience working with individuals with psychological, physical (visible and invisible), sensory impairments, medical conditions, learning disorders, attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and/or other conditions;
Experience documenting written decisions and case progress;
Related administrative/programmatic experience;
Ability to monitor extensive details while focusing on overall program mission;
Working knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the ADAA of 2008, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and other appropriate laws;
Ability to work evenings and/or weekends on occasion.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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