Accommodations Assistant

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Work type: Part time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Classified Staff
Salary: $14.82-$18.68
Division: Provost
Department: Student Development

Schedule Information: These positions are expected to take turns covering the morning shifts and afternoon/evening shifts with the other Accommodations Assistants. The positions require doing evening work from Monday until Thursday.

Hours Per Week: 19-29

Benefits: Prorated Sick & Vacation; Holiday Pay; 2 Harper Tuition Waivers per semester 

Work Conditions: Work is primarily indoor and sedentary in nature.  The position requires visual acuity, manual dexterity, and auditory acuity to work with a wide range of students.  On occasion, the position will require moving between offices and buildings to provide services.  The position also requires some schedule flexibility in order to accommodate students.

Duties of Position

Works to coordinate exam accommodations and note taking services for students with disabilities.  Accommodations Assistant will serve to implement frontline accommodations, and will communicate with Faculty, ADS staff, and Testing Center staff to ensure high-quality services to students.  The position requires some evening work and schedule flexibility in order to accommodate students.

Manages accommodations  and materials for exam administration, proctors exams and returns exams to Instructors.  Works with Front Office staff and student aides to facilitate these processes.

Utilizing a proprietary software system (Accessible Information Management), manages accommodations and materials for exam administration, proctors exams and returns exams to Instructors.  Works with Front Office staff and student aides to facilitate these processes. 

Provides approved testing accommodations to students.

Assists students and Instructors to coordinate testing times for students needing testing accommodations in ADS.

Assists students with submitting third-party exam accommodation documents, and provides appropriate releases and ADS documents as supporting evidence. 

Maintains regular contact with the Testing Center regarding upcoming certification, licensing, or specialty exams that require testing accommodations or proctoring in ADS.

Communicates with Instructors, students, third-party testing organizations, the Testing Center, and ADS staff as needed.

Meets with students interested in utilizing note taking services, and provides appropriate paperwork to students.

Coordinates note taker recruitment for some courses when needed.

Assists ADS in organizing note taker paperwork, data tracking, and preparation of note taker stipends.

On an emergency basis, serves as a temporary note taker.

Recruits lab assistants to provide note taking and scribing support to students with physical disabilities.

Assists with other direct student accommodations per the direction of the Manager, and Accommodation Services.

Participates in ADS and Student Development meetings as assigned.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager, Accommodation Services, or Director.

Educational Requirements: High school graduate required, but college coursework in Education, Counseling, Social Work, or a related field is preferred. 

Experience Requirements: Direct experience working with college students and/or students with disabilities desired.  Additional experience with test proctoring, academic support, or tutoring highly valued. 

Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: December 10, 2018

Required Documents***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 

* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.

* Employment sponsorship is not available.

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