Employing Department: Office of Student Disability Support Services
Contact: Kate MacDonald
Job Title: Graduate Assistant for Student Disability Support Services
Office Overview The Office of Student Disability Support Services (OSDSS) is committed to fostering accessible learning opportunities and environments for students with disabilities. In working toward this mission, the OSDSS provides guidance, access to resources, and accommodations for students with disabilities including, but not limited to, medical, psychiatric, and learning disabilities, and mobility, visual, and hearing impairments. The OSDSS is currently seeking strong applicants for the position of Graduate Assistant (GA). In this position, the GA serves in various roles to include resource counselor, advocate, facilitator, leader and educator. In doing so, the GA provides direct services to students, interacts with faculty and staff, and provides coordination, assistance, and administrative support for the OSDSS office, its programs, and services. Position Overview Responsibilities of the OSDSS GA include: Conducting intake appointments for students, approving reasonable accommodation plans, and connecting students to related campus and community resources; Providing one-to-one disability resource counseling sessions for registered students; Generating and maintaining confidential student records; Managing the provision of educational materials in alternative formats; Assisting with training student employees and prioritizing their work tasks; Creating and implementing in-services for various campus constituents such as resident assistants and student orientation leaders; Furnishing testing accommodations such as proctoring, reading, and scribing, in conjunction with Counseling Center staff; Consulting with prospective students and their families; Participating in outreach initiatives on and off of campus; Taking part in various research projects and assessment initiatives, performing data collection, analysis and statistical reporting; Assisting with maintaining departmental website; Developing and executing special projects and/or programs according to individual interest and departmental priorities; Performing other duties as assigned. Applicant Requirements and Qualifications: A bachelor's degree is required. Enrollment in a master's degree program at the University is required, with majors in education, social work, nursing or a related field being preferred. Applicants must be service-oriented and have superior organizational and problem solving abilities. Additionally, applicants should have demonstrated competency for interacting with a wide diversity of people. Sensitivity to and understanding of diversity issues is imperative. Experience working with people with disabilities will be viewed favorably. Applicants must understand the essential need for interacting in a professional and ethical manner, to include maintaining confidentiality. The ability to work independently as well as part of a team is required and strong oral and written skills are essential. Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications (particularly Word, and Excel). Applicants must be able to work 20 hours per week (during Fall and Spring Semesters) over a minimum of four days (Monday-Friday) between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm.
Location: Student Disability Support Services, Guerrieri University Center
Hours Per Week: 20
How To Apply: To apply, send all college transcripts, cover letter, resume and list of three references to: Katherine MacDonald, firstname.lastname@example.org Disability Services Coordinator Office of Student Disability Support Services Salisbury University, GUC Rm 263 1101 Camden Avenue Salisbury, MD 21801 Applications submitted by April 8th, 2016 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
Majors Required: All; Preferred: education, social work, nursing or a related field.
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