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Director, Disability Services

Company:
Owens Community College
Job Location:
Toledo, Ohio
Category:
Disability and Accessibility Services

Job Description Summary: Oversee the staff and the basic operations of the Disability Resource Center to ensure the accessibility of programs and services across the College. This entails the management of data and reports, review of college policies and procedures with regards to accessibility as well direct interactions with students to determine accommodations and problem solve any issues that arise.

Essential Function

  • Directs and administers the delivery of support services for students with disabilities on both Toledo and Findlay campuses, and Owens Learning Centers.
  • Ensures campus compliance of appropriate laws and regulations in service provision and equal access for students.
  • Supervises the coordination of individualized services which are made available to special needs students; such as assessments, oral testing, taping of tests, etc.
  • Provides fiscal responsibility for departmental budgets. Monitors federal grant allocations. Assists in administering the Perkins Grant and other related grants. Makes inquiries and, if appropriate, applications for other available funding sources. Makes recommendations on best utilization of resources.
  • Serves as the liaison to various community services agencies (i.e., Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Services for the Blind, Abilities Center, Sight Center, etc.) to provide coordination and assure availability of appropriate services to the College community.
  • Appropriately documents each interaction with students. Maintains files on students and their specific disability documentation (separate from academic files) and ensures confidentiality. Compiles specific data including number of students with disabilities enrolled, types of disabilities, services utilized and academic majors for both institutional and federal reporting purposes.
  • Works with Student Services in presenting open house, open registration, graduation, and other special events..

Knowledge:

  • Extensive knowledge of federal laws pertaining to students with disabilities including section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Understanding of the different psychoeducational tests used in diagnosing learning disabilities.
  • Knowledge of types of accommodations available specific to types of disabilities in a post secondary environment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of a variety of Achievement and Intelligence tests for both children and adults.
  • Understanding of the specific details of tests including age norms, test administration, reliability, scoring process and the meaning of the scores.

Skills

  • Interpersonal communication
  • Conflict management skills.

Abilities

  • The ability to interpret psychological, medical and educational documentation and determine reasonable accommodations.
  • The ability to recognize strengths and weaknesses in subordinates and delegate tasks proportionately

Other Characteristics

  • Sensitivity, leadership, detail oriented and well organized

Education and Experiences

  • Master's degree in Higher education, Disability Services, Special Education or related field
  • At least 3 years supervisory/management experience in a disability services provider field.
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