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Part-Time Accommodations Specialist
Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, Michigan
 
 
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Date Posted 05/03/2014
Category
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Information

 

Posting Number 20110253
Job Title Part-Time Accommodations Specialist
Job Category Staff

Position Summary Information

 

Job Description Summary

Southwestern Michigan College, a two-year college located approximately 30 minutes north of South Bend, Indiana, and approximately 30 minutes from Lake Michigan, is seeking a part-time Accommodations Specialist.

This person will support the Special Populations Office in the provision of accommodations for students with disabilities. To assist with Compass Assessments and the preparation of specialized accommodations required for specific disabilities.

Required Qualifications

Associate degree in subject, certifications and or work experience with students with disabilities. 
Any combination of these as long as they have the criteria to meet the essential duties of this position.

Preferred Qualifications

Computer literacy required. (Word, Excel Spreadsheets) Successful methods of helping students with disabilities and use of a variety of technologies to support accommodations. Excellent organizational and personal communication skills. Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard as well as ability to read and review materials for accuracy. Hearing and speaking to exchange information with students, parents and staff. Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time. Willingness to learn new technologies to support different individual needs. Ability to be flexible in daily schedules and assignments in order to meet student needs. Ability to deal with constant interruptions.

Other Information

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
Read Compass Assessments for incoming students. Secure textbooks from publishers in adapted format. Assist students in the use of software such a Balabolka and Open Book technology. Send Accommodations Memo’s to instructors and students each semester. Support the data development process for entering new student data. Enter Banner data each semester. Maintain lists of active students. Be available for drop-in requests for assistance and support.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should contact the Director of Human Resources, Ms. Kate Dorner, Southwestern Michigan College if they wish to have any additional information about this position.

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