Student Accessibility Advisor

 
Published: Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013

St. Thomas University offers a dynamic and challenging work environment and invites applications for the full-time position of Student Accessibility Advisor, Student Services and Residence Life.

St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution whose roots are in the faith and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. With a full-time enrolment of 2,400, its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds four Canada Research Chairs.

Reporting to the Director of Student Services and Residence Life, the Student Accessibility Advisor will:

  • Provide support to students based on Psychological-Educational Assessments and other disability related documentation.
  • Assist students in their transition to university and promote the academic success and retention of students registered with Accessibility Services.
  • Act as liaison with various campus offices in providing services to students with disabilities.
  • Train students in use of Adaptive Technology.
  • Assist with retention efforts, orientation programs and academic advising for students.
  • Recommend tutoring, writing lab or counselling services as needed.
  • Manage a student team of note-takers, tutors, and invigilators including hiring, orientation, training, and ongoing supervision.
  • Maintain a list of student needs and assign note-takers, tutors and invigilators according to student needs.
  • Maintain confidential records and files.
  • Book all students’ tests and exams and arrange rooms.
  • Receive and process all time sheets for tutors, note-takers, and invigilators.
  • Assist in preparation of appropriate policies and procedures that are consistent with best practices in the area of Accessibility.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to students accessing the services. 
The knowledge, skills, and experience required for this position include:
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree with 5 years of experience in learning disabilities, resource education, adult education, student services, psychology, counselling, or a related field.
  • Excellent crisis management and intervention skills.
  • Proven skills in communication, problem solving, judgement and organization to deal with a diverse set of demands.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Proficiency in using a variety of computer programs including but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel. 
Salary range: Category B, Level 1, $34,296 - $47,277
Union/Exempt: Union
Hours of work: Monday to Friday; 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Irregular hours - evening and weekend work may be required).

The closing date for receipt of applications is July 11, 2013, or until the position is filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications are received by this date. Please forward your cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to: Jason Scarbro, Director of Human Resources, St. Thomas University, Fredericton NB E3B 5G3 or by email to hr@stu.ca. Each applicant is asked to provide his/her contact information (preferably an email address) as it is normal practice for all applicants to be contacted when the hiring process is complete.

An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. The university welcomes applications from all faiths and backgrounds. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.