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Disabilities Specialist

Vice Provost

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Disabilities Specialist

  • 499278
  • Professional Staff
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Feb 6 2024 at 09:00 CST
  • Vice Provost

Job Summary:

The Disabilities Specialist is responsible for assisting the Coordinator in evaluating diagnostic reports leading to provision of reasonable and appropriate accommodations of services for students with disabilities. This job also assists in the coordination of recommended accommodations in the classroom and on-campus housing; supporting department programs by researching and evaluating adaptive technology.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Provides training in the use of adaptive technology and provides basic coverage as needed.
2. Serves on the documentation review committee in reviewing and interpreting clinical documentation for physical, psychiatric, learning, and attentional disorders.
3. Maintains accurate and confidential records for each student including information related to eligibility and provision of services.
4. Assists students with completion of paperwork, processing documentation in appropriate manner and answers questions related to services.
5. Maintains databases, providing reports and analyzes information.
6. Provides expertise and technical assistance to students, faculty, and University officers on disability issues.
7. Consults with students and University faculty and staff to assure delivery of appropriate support services.
8. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Master's Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, Clinical/Educational or School Psychology, Special Education or related field of study.
• 3 plus years of experience working with adolescence and/or adults with disabilities.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• Experience in postsecondary setting, working with students with disabilities or Adaptive Technology.

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• None

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of and experience working within federal and state disability regulations and guidelines.
• Knowledge of assistive and adaptive equipment/software available to persons with disabilities.
• Skill in in planning and implementing student services/accommodation in an academic environment.
• Skill in the use of Microsoft Office, Windows and PeopleSoft software packages.
• Ability to interpret medical, psychological, educational and clinical testing/documentation to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations in a post-secondary setting.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at https://police.tcu.edu/annual-security-report, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at police@tcu.edu.

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