Bethel University

  • Disability Specialist

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/2/2018 12:26 PM)
    Position Number
    # of Openings
    Disability Resources and Services
    FLSA Status
    Months per year
    Benefit Eligible
    Not Benefit Eligible
  • Job Summary

    This position works 16 hours a week, 10 months out of the year.


    Provide academic, vocational, and disability management support for students with disabilities through the Disability Resources & Services Department.


    ● Conduct intake interviews with students requesting accommodations, reviewing documentation for eligibility, and developing an individualized accommodation plan for each student.
    ● Provide academic, emotional, and disability management support to students on their caseload with a wide variety of disabilities.
    ● Maintain files in a confidential manner following state and federal regulations.
    ● Checking in and monitoring students on their caseload.
    ● Maintaining institutional data for students on their caseload.
    ● Setting up accommodations for students in their caseload: setting up alternate text, note takers, connecting students to the testing center, etc.
    ● Facilitating appropriate referrals to other on campus and community resources. Collaborating with appropriate personnel to meet the requirements of the law pertaining to access for persons with disabilities in higher education.

    Provide academic, vocational, and disability management support for students with disabilities in the Disability Resources & Services Department, including:
    ● Consult and problem-solve with staff/faculty on disability-related matters and student educational issues.
    ● Conduct workshops related to self-advocacy, disability management, and student success.

    Primary/critical responsibilities
    ● Participate in department, division and campus meetings.

    ● Participate in the development and achievement of DRS program student learning outcomes.
    ● Represent students with disabilities in university activities.

    Required Skills

    ● Willingness and ability to work cooperatively with colleagues on matters promoting services for students with disabilities and DRS.
    ● Excellent interpersonal skills.
    ● Strong oral and written communication skills are essential.
    ● Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Google Docs and Outlook.

    Required Experience

    ● Experience working with students in higher education with a variety of disabilities preferred but not required.
    ● Case management background preferred.

    Required Education

    ● Master’s degree required. Master’s degrees in special education, psychology, or social work preferred.

    Additional Information

    Must be able to work in a sitting position at a computer for extended periods of time

    This position is 16 hours a week/10 months out of the year


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