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Disability and Accessibility Specialist (Temporary)

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Reed College seeks a temporary Disability and Accessibility Specialist to join our Disability and Accessibility Resources (DAR) team. This role facilitates the interactive accommodation process, playing an important role in providing students with equal access to the college’s programs. This role reports to the Director of Disability and Accessibility Resources.

This is a temporary role working up to 29 hours/week. Weekly work schedule is flexible. The anticipated end date for this role is May 27, 2022. Pay is $30/hour and this position is not eligible for benefits.

Who You Are

  • You have experience working in disability services in K-12 or higher education.
  • You have experience assessing student accommodation needs. You have experience reviewing medical documentation. 
  • You are a clear and compassionate communicator.
  • You have facilitated accommodation meetings between students and teachers/faculty.
  • You thrive in a work environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • You are known for being a team player and not a soloist. You prefer working in a team to working alone. 
  • You have been commended at work for being friendly and for having excellent customer service.
  • Your friends and colleagues say you’re a good listener.
  • You handle highly sensitive and personal information with sound judgment, tact, and discretion.
  • You have experience working with HIPAA and understand the importance of privacy and confidentiality in medical matters.

What You’ll Do

  • Provide professional and compassionate support to students seeking accommodations for disabilities. 
  • Conduct intake meetings with students.
  • Interpret medical documentation to determine the range of accommodations available that are relevant to a student’s functional limitations.
  • Facilitate accommodation meetings with students and faculty.
  • Set clear next steps with students and faculty and always follow up on time.
  • Resolve questions or concerns related to the accommodations process.
  • Maintain student records and case notes in the Accessible Information Management (AIM) System. 
  • As needed, support other DAR staff members with needs related to assistive technology, alternative format texts, accommodation coordination, and/or other departmental needs. 

Application Instructions

Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these in any format, but .pdf works best. In your cover letter, please address the following:

  • What inspires you to do this type of work?
  • What is your ideal weekly work schedule?

As you apply online, you will be asked to provide an answer to the following:  

  • If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted, so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

Reed College replies to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.

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Reed College is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Your unique skills, work history, cultural contributions, and lived experiences are essential to building this community. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.