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Accessibilities Services Coordinator

Portland, OR
                                                                                                                
Summary Description:  
The Accessibilities Services Coordinator is a part-time (August – July, 20-hours per week) role that reports to the Associate Dean of Students.  This position is responsible to advocate for students with an identified medical disability that will result in the provision of academic accommodations and campus-wide outreach support in accordance with federal law. The person in this role plans and ensures that quality program policy and procedures are provided and meet all current trends regarding evidenced based practice techniques and research. Along with compliance of codes of all local, state, and federal agencies.   


Primary Job Duties:
  • Conducting interviews with current and prospective students who have or may have cognitive, physical, and/or psychological disabilities, maintaining confidentiality as required by law.
  • Develop and implement a Disability Accommodation Plan for all qualifying students. 
  • Review documentation of the disability including medical and psychological reports that include test results and additional acceptable documentation.  Interact with health care professionals as necessary and/or coordinate with the Director of Counseling, when appropriate.
  • Discuss with each student his or her specific needs, previous solutions, and ways to access resources while exploring ways of removing potential barriers experienced as a result of the disability. 
  • Work with faculty members and staff to evaluate and plan necessary academic accommodations for individual students.
  • Explore the ways in which each student has addressed learning difficulties and determine the types of accommodations that have been provided in the past. Use the information gathered to determine which accommodations are reasonable for each situation and student.
  • Refer students to community resources when a student requires resources beyond what Warner Pacific University can internally provide
  • Conduct outreach activities such as meeting with academic departments to educate faculty/staff on student disabilities, accessing accommodations, and the University's legal obligations.
  • Provide each student receiving services with the “Informed Consent for Accommodation Plans” form. 
  • Convert course materials into alternate formats when necessary.
  • Provide each student with a copy of the “Appeals Process” and help them understand their rights if there is disagreement regarding what is a “reasonable accommodation.”
  • Follow-up on tasks, timelines, and required resources to meet the needs of each student’s accommodation plan.
  • Maintain thorough record keeping system and track disability cases to assess current and future needs for disability services.
  • Stay current with best practices in the field of disabilities services.
  • Contribute to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan.
  • Participate in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities.
  • Adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement. Warner Pacific is affiliated with the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana).
  • Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Ability to honor students’ privacy in accordance with FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) regulations.
  • Ability to analyze and find the best steps to honor students with disabilities.
  • Effective interpersonal communication and instructional skills.
  • Outstanding listening and communication skills.
  • Ability to pay attention to details and follow through on ADA plans.
  • Proficient in computer programs including Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively solve problems, initiate and implement projects independently.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with deadlines.
  • Organizational skills to manage the filing, scheduling, and time-sensitive demands of the center.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree.
  • Clinical counseling experience working with elementary, secondary or college level students with disabilities.
Physical Demands – Work Environment: 
The position is located in a typical office environment.  Professional/business casual attire is required.

Warner Pacific University’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment and Lifestyle Standards: 
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The University was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
 
1.   A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2.  The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3.  A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4.  A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5.  For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7.   A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Holy Bible. 


Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
 
Warner Pacific’s students, faculty and staff are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect and accountability, to care for the personal dignity of others and to exercise integrity in their conduct and communication. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
 
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject.  All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above.  Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.


In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at https://warnerpacific.catsone.com/careers/1611-General Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following:
Application, Cover Letter and Resume
 
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