State of ColoradoDenver 80204
Full Time
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Accessibility Specialist

State of Colorado
Full Time 800 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204, United States


This posting is only open to Colorado residents.  - an exemption contingent upon residency waiver

Department Information
GJD-415490  2/23: Accessibility Center
Community College of Denver is seeking individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and work environment.  CCD values the ability to work effectively with students, families, faculty, instructors and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Our campus is located in downtown Denver, adjacent to two light rail stations, and just minutes away from shopping, restaurants, and event venues.  When you visit our campus, it will be immediately evident that our faculty, staff, and instructors are passionate about serving our diverse student population. At CCD our passion is to help others, and we offer career pathways that will make a difference in the lives of our students.  
If you are interested in sharing our passion for student success, CCD offers generous medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement options. We also offer the opportunity to expand your education, and those of your dependents, through our tuition reimbursement program. 
CCD is a Learning College where policies, programs and practices support learning as the major priority. The Community College of Denver is an Equal Employment Opportunity Educational Employer.   
Background checks will be conducted on all finalists for employment consideration. 
CCD recognizes that administration, faculty, instructors, and staff reflect the diversity of its students and community and prohibits employment and student discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
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The Accessibility Center is part of the Student Programming and Resource Center (SPARC) in the Enrollment Administration and Student Success Division at the Community College of Denver.  The Accessibility Center supports students, faculty, and staff with disability/accommodation-related information.  Students served through the Center have an array of disabilities and needs.  This position focuses on working with students in a manner that leads to persistence, retention, completion and transfer to four-year institutions.  
This position provides: 
  • Access to CCD programs and services for students with disabilities through accommodations, services and principles of Universal Design. 
  • Compliance with and fully supports the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). 
  • Referrals and guidance to students with disabilities to resources within CCD as well as throughout the community.
Description of Job

 The Accessibility Specialist is primarily responsible for coordinating the intake process for students with disabilities or suspected disabilities.  This intake process involves an interview with the student, collection of appropriate disability documentation and determination of appropriate accommodations. This individual guides students in the college process.   This includes students requesting accommodations each semester; as well as encouraging student self-advocacy skills; referrals to appropriate college or campus resources for students with course eligibility; scheduling; and college and career success tools.
This position coordinates and case manages accommodated test scheduling. This includes bringing all pieces of testing together in a timely way – student test appointment scheduling, working with faculty to receive exams timely, working with personnel in the Testing Center to reserve space, assign and/or provide Assistive Technology, and proctors, and managing overflow space and proctor needs during high exam times, such as during finals week.
The Accessibility Specialist supports, educates and trains CCD faculty and staff regarding disabilities and the impact specific disabilities have in the post-secondary setting while encouraging the use of Universal Design. This position trains and advises CCD faculty and staff on the impact of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). This position is responsible for staying current on best practices in disability services in the post-secondary setting, including participation in CO/WY AHEAD and attendance at applicable workshops and conferences. The Accessibility Specialist also participates in college activities such as committee work and recruitment.
Participates in other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, human services, vocational rehabilitation, or related field, or equivalent work experience.
Experience (Minimum/Required):      
Experience working with persons with disabilities in a related field such as higher education, counseling, teaching, or case management.
Knowledge of disabilities and the impact of disabilities in the post-secondary setting. 
Knowledge of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), FERPA, and other regulations. 
Maintains confidentiality. 
Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
Familiarity with psychometric and psychological/learning assessment reports and Assistive Technologies. 
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Banner/Navigate. 
Ability to exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students and the college community.
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to manage multiple projects at the same.

Post-secondary education.
Master’s degree in a field such as counseling, vocational rehabilitation, or education.
Extensive working knowledge of Assistive Technologies.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Bilingual.