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Position: Assistant Director - ASD

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
40 4CB – Department not found Full-time A98564


Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Accessibility Services Department (ASD) Director, the Assistant Director - ASD will: provide leadership and administrative management to Accessibility Services; assist in day-to-day activities for coordinating support services and reasonable academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities and provide operational oversight for the Office; serve as acting director in absence of director as appropriate.


Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Supervise full and part-time ASD counselors, as well as budget management, and communication from the ASD to on and off campus public entities.   
  • Supervise documentation of educational, psychological, medical, learning disabilities, career, and vocational diagnostic information, to determine eligibility and appropriate accommodations.
  • Counsel and advise students with disabilities regarding educational and disability accommodations, courses, careers, finances, and style of instruction relevant to their diagnoses.
  • Develop and maintain individualized accommodative services for students in accordance with ADA, Section 504, and case law Section 504, GRAMA, FERPA, and confidentiality.
  • Interpret UVU policies and procedures relevant to ADA, Section 504, case laws, and liability issues concerning students with disabilities.
  • Collaborate with the other ASD supervisors in effective communication with students, faculty, staff, and off campus constituents and agencies.
  • Coordinate the Quantitative Literacy Review Committee decisions, actions, and outcomes with ASD.
  • Consult with the ASD Director, student services and academic affairs staff, administration, and university faculty regarding education and disability issues.
  • Develop training to educate faculty, staff, and students on ADA and 504 requirements, laws, current trends and equal access disability issues including development and expansion of an effective transition program between local high schools and UVU for students with disabilities.
  • Consult with the ASD Director in: all budget -related matters including grants, soft, and hard funds; supervisory responsibilities.
  • Perform misc. duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Full-time and part-time counselors.

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • N/A

Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited institution with a master's degree or higher in a related field of study and two years experience related to the summary of duties: OR a combination of education and experience totaling 8 years. 

  • Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and how to interpret and relate case laws and liability issues to students with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of interpreting documentation from appropriate licensed professionals, DSM IV, and ICD 10. 3
  • Knowledge of counseling, academic advising, vocational rehabilitation, and resources on/off campus.
  • Knowledge of de-escalation and counseling techniques.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations, problem solving, and decision making skills.
  • Ability to utilize computer applications and appropriate departmental and campus databases.

Disclaimer:
This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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