TITLE Access Advisor
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 2467
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Disability Resource Center
The Access Advisor meets with individual students to determine accommodations utilizing the interactive process, reviews documentation, and provides ongoing advisement to students. The Access Advisor acts as a liaison between students and faculty and staff regarding equal access in University courses, programs and events.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Disability Studies, Vocational Rehabilitation, Psychology, Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation Engineering, or in a related professional field is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.
Experience: Minimum of two years experience working with people with disabilities is required. Experience working in an educational setting is preferred. Experience working as part of a team is required. Experience training individuals on diversity related topics is preferred.
Skills: An understanding of federal and state policies impacting the provision of services to individuals with disabilities is required. The ability to conduct interviews and review medical documentation to develop accommodations is required. The ability to collaborate with students to determine the best learning environments and appropriate accommodations is required. The ability to solve problems and develop creative solutions when barriers are present is required. Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Reviews medical, psychoeducational, psychological, and other forms of disability documentation in preparation for meetings with students to determine appropriate accommodations.
2. Meets with students to determine accommodations by utilizing the interactive process.
3. Provides ongoing advisement for a caseload of students with disabilities.
4. Acts as a liaison between faculty, staff, and campus stakeholders.
5. Facilitates the interactive process with faculty and student input when making fundamental alteration analyses of courses.
6. Supports the Disability Resource Center (DRC) and the Access Technology Center (ATC) by participating in training and orientation for faculty, staff, and students.
7. Coordinates and administers accommodation-related services to students with disabilities including, but not limited to, note-taking services, auxiliary aides, reader services, scribe services, interpreter services, testing accommodations, and assistive technology.
8. Develops and implements programs and initiatives that promote disability inclusion and models of disability identity.
9. Maintains confidentiality in recordkeeping and communication.
10. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
11. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, staying abreast of current knowledge of emerging issues in the disability field, changes in disability case law which would impact services for students in higher education, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the Director, Disability Resource Center.
12. Contributes to the overall success of the Disability Resource Center and Access Technology Center by performing all other duties as assigned.
The Access Advisor is supervised by the Director, Disability Resource Center.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED JULY 2021