TITLE: Access Resources Coordinator
CLASS: Academic Professional
EXEMPT STATUS: Exempt
NATURE AND SCOPE OF WORK
The Access Resources Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all disabled services to students requesting accommodation. The Coordinator will work with students in developing a reasonable accommodation for classes offered through Portland Community College, including identifying accommodations for distance learning which can place students throughout the US and abroad. The Coordinator must research and remain current on new disabilities, case law, and state and federal regulations and apply that information to PCC's Disability Services. Services required by students vary by disability and requires knowledge of physical, sensory, learning, and psychiatric impairments so that student can participate in all areas of college curriculum. The Coordinator works independently with decisions impacting student success and college liability.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES (Includes some or all of the following)
1. Coordinate taping services district wide for students who are blind or print disabled. Order available recordings from local service providers. Recruit and train volunteers and hired staff to record material for students.
2. Coordinate test proctoring services for students with disabilities district wide. Work with instructor and student in identifying date and time for test. Ensure materials are received and secure. Recruit and train aides in proper test proctoring.
3. Coordinate the Disability Services Resource Center. Design area to meet a wide variety of student needs (such as distraction free testing sites and wheelchair-accommodated worksites). Coordinate tutor services. Hire, train, and schedule Resource Center Aides. Monitor center and assist students.
4. Coordinate Accessibility Aide services district wide. Recruit student, work study, or casual employees to provide classroom aid assistance to students with disabilities. Train aides on specific disability and on legal issues relative to what the aide can or can not do.
5. Coordinate note taking services district wide. Counsel students with disabilities on how to approach classmates for note taking assistance. Provide carbonless paper supplies or make copy machine available to note takers.
6. Coordinate GED special accommodations, ensuring the college is following ADA and GED regulations. Document, evaluate, and determine reasonableness of accommodation requests. Submit information to State of Oregon for approval. Administer the test.
7. Coordinate special tutorial support services for all campuses. Develop and implement policies and procedures for requesting and receiving service delivery. Evaluate priority of student request. Recruit, hire, and train qualified tutors. Monitor quality of tutoring services.
8. Develop and supervise Mentoring Project for at-risk students. Determine eligibility criteria and select students for program participation. Mentor students and provide instruction on organizational and study skills. Maintain contact logs and service records. Liaison with counselors on student progress.
9. Develop and implement policies and procedures. Participate in annual budget development. Monitor and oversee budget. Justify expenditures.
10. Perform related duties as assigned.
Work is performed in an office environment.
Light physical exertion required in the periodic handling of medium-weight parcels and supplies. Occasional moving of furniture or setting up new equipment in the Resource Center requires the ability to lift, bend, stoop, or crawl.
Master's degree in Education, Special Education, or related field. Experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirement on a year for year basis.
Demonstrated experience working with individuals who have disabilities. Demonstrated experience recruiting and training volunteers and hired staff. Experience assessing educational needs of adult disabled students. Experience working with a wide variety of physical, sensory, learning, and psychiatric impairments. Proficiency in American Sign Language desirable.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of current disability laws and court decisions regarding the college's responsibilities to students with disabilities.
Considerable knowledge of changing disabling conditions.
Knowledge of rules governing confidentiality.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal community resources.
Knowledge of basic counseling and behavior management techniques.
Skill in teaching techniques for different learning modes.
Skill in American Sign Language.
Skill in budgeting and financial record keeping.
Skill in operating a computer and various supporting software packages.
Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and services and resolve complex problems.
Ability to diffuse difficult and sometimes hostile situations.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to operate a variety of office equipment.
Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form.