Director of Disability Services
Under the direction of the Dean of Student Services, the Director of Disability Services is responsible for provision of services to students with disabilities. The Director will establish, plan, organize and maintain control of all phases of the program. Responsibilities include:
- Serve as lead contact person for all students and community members seeking information on accessibility, accommodations, and other aspects of disability services available at WPCC.
- Responsible for determining disability eligibility and approving reasonable accommodations based on student disclosure as well as supporting documentation from qualified treatment provider(s).
- With assistance from the Disability Services Resource Specialist, oversee selection, placement and supervision of part-time service providers including ASL interpreters, note takers, proctors, readers, writers, etc. including the payroll operations for these part-time providers.
- Responsible for promoting awareness of inclusion and accessibility-related issues to faculty, staff, and students (e.g., neurodiversity; ADA compliance, Web/On-line-accessibility, promoting the use of universal design to meet the needs of diverse learners as well as persons with physical challenges, etc.).
- Coordinate and/or assist with admission and enrollment procedures of students with disabilities as needed/requested.
- Serve as a liaison between persons with disabilities in the community, service agencies, and the College.
- Provide individual counseling as required for students with disabilities.
- Perform other duties as determined by the Dean of Student Services.
- Education, background, and/or training equivalent to a bachelor’s degree required.
- Master’s Degree in Special Education, Education, Mental Health, or related area preferred.
- Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience working with persons with various disabilities required (Neurodiversity, physical, psychological, and learning disabilities).
- Knowledge and experience implementing state and federal guidelines and academic accommodations as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
- Demonstrated knowledge of needs of undergraduate students in general.
- Demonstrated knowledge of strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to adapt communication style and methods to meet individuals’ needs.
- Demonstrated case management and intervention counseling skills.
- Familiarity with Deaf community and willingness to learn basic sign language skills preferred.
Salary: Hiring Range – Minimum to Midpoint ($3,378 – 4,223/monthly)
Application Procedure: Applications must be submitted online at https://wpcc.peopleadmin.com/.
For First Consideration, Applications Must Be Received By: April 6, 2023
Proposed Hire Date: May 1, 2023
For More Information Contact:
Ms. Anita Berry
Western Piedmont Community College
1001 Burkemont Avenue, Morganton, NC 28655
EOE/M/F/D/V - Western Piedmont Community College, an equal opportunity employer, values and encourages campus diversity in students, faculty, and staff.