Accessibility Specialist, Student Disability Access Center
Job ID: R0042921 | Health Services Professional | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Student Disability Access Center at the University of Virginia's Student Health and Wellness Center is seeking an accessibility specialist to work with undergraduate and graduate students. This position will review documentation and determine appropriate accommodations on an individual basis in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The specialist will facilitate communication between students, faculty, and staff at the University to ensure that these accommodations are met. The specialist will participate in active dialogue to troubleshoot any disability-related accommodation issues with students, parents, faculty, and staff as needed. The specialist will also provide outreach and education to the University community on disability-related topics and engage in program development as appropriate.

The specialist's responsibilities include:
  • Reviewing documentation and approve accommodations in accordance with the American Disabilities Act, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Facilitating implementation of accommodations and other services for students with disabilities with a specific expertise in autism spectrum disorder. Collaborating with University faculty and staff, as appropriate, in support of students with disabilities. Engaging in ongoing problem-solving resolution.
  • Maintaining thorough and confidential records of contacts and communications with students within data management system.
  • Collaborating as part of overall accommodation services team on case management and program development.
  • Coordinating program development for department, such as academic coaching or peer mentor group, or other programs as appropriate or assigned.
  • Working collaboratively with the SDAC Director and assistant directors on SDAC policies and initiatives for the purpose of providing advocacy and initial problem resolution with students, faculty, staff, guests, and parents.
  • Working with director and other SDAC staff in larger mission of collaborating with and education of University faculty, dean, administrators, parents, and students about disability within the context of diversity at the University.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Education: Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, counseling psychology, social work, special education, higher education, or related field.
  • Experience: 3 years of related experience, preferably 2–3 years working experience in higher education, preferably with experience working with persons with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated intercultural competence and a continuing commitment to advance equity, inclusion, and social justice practices in support of a diverse community.
  • Demonstrated integrity and ability to handle complex, sensitive, and confidential issues.
  • Ability to build trusting relationships with all constituencies within the university community.
  • Experience in developing and facilitating professional training for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Strong organizational and program development skills.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is an exempt-level position with UVA benefits. Employees benefits package highlights include:
  • 22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off
  • Parental and community service leave
  • Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs
  • Retirement through the Virginia Retirement System
  • Tuition and professional development benefits after the first year
  • Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year

The successful candidate will pass both a background check and a health and drug screen.

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.


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Charlottesville, VA
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