Services for Students with Disabilities
- Hours and Wages – 20 hours per week in exchange for tuition and fees (excluding graduation fee) for up to 9 credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (a total of 18 credit hours) and a stipend paid twice per month (September-May).
- Qualifications – Full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking graduate student.
General Position Description:
This individual will assist in the provision of services to students with disabilities. The graduate assistant will be responsible for determining reasonable accommodations (under supervision) and academic or other accommodations for students with disabilities. This person will be responsible for becoming proficient in the ADA as amended and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Direction and training will be provided. Students interested in this position may have an interest in rehabilitation counseling, special education and/or learning disabilities, and a theoretical interest in humanistic and existential theory. This position reports to the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities. Experience in higher education is preferred.
Maintain accurate case files and complete relevant paperwork (session notes, letters of accommodation)
Conduct student intakes, review documentation of disabilities and complete letters of accommodation
Meet with students in an “academic coach” role, encouraging better study/organizational skills and working on specific learning deficits
Assist with exam set up/monitoring
Coordinate non-academic accommodations such as special classroom furniture, housing needs, etc.
Assist with training students on assistive and adaptive technology (will be trained to do so)
Assist with web site updates
Act as the primary liaison between faculty/staff/registered students in the director’s leave
Ms. Allison West