Accessibility Consultant

of Applied Arts and Technology
P.O. Box 1015. Station B
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 2T9
College Website: http://www.GeorgeBrown.ca
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Accessibility Consultant

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Competition Number: REQ 3047

TITLE: Accessibility Consultant

DIVISION: Accessible Learning Services

SALARY: Faculty Teaching Scale

LOCATION: 200 King St.E.

STATUS: Full Time Faculty

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately

At George Brown College, we have established a reputation for equipping our students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. As employees, we are committed to creating an enriching learning community for our students, delivering excellence in what we do, holding ourselves accountable for our work and demonstrating diversity and respect for one another.



What responsibilities will you have in this role?

•Manages diverse student caseload attached to a program or school.
•Provides individualized accommodation support to students by conducting one-on-one meetings to review disability documentation, understand the student’s disability-related functional impacts and previous experience with accommodations, assess potential and real barriers experienced in the learning environment, identify potential challenges in particular programs, recommend appropriate and effective accommodations, create accommodation plans and ensure effective implementation.
•Supports administrative duties related to caseload, following AL Services policies and procedures, using the AL Services database and other tools effectively and professionally.
•Applies knowledge about a variety of disabilities, Ontario Human Rights Code, the post-secondary setting, and relevant services and supports, to recommend appropriate accommodations and supports for students with disabilities.
•Supports students to build skills related to self-advocacy, social connection, resilience, coping, and other dimensions of well-being, while being sensitive to the impacts of disability related stigma.
•Consults and collaborates with assigned academic departments to understand program requirements, course outcomes, and course delivery in order to create the most feasible and effective accommodation plans for students.
•Works collaboratively with Assessment Centre staff, and teaching faculty in assigned academic areas, guiding and supporting effective and appropriate decision-making and problem-solving in a positive and solution-focused approach, to ensure appropriate accommodation of students with disabilities.
•Educates, guides, and supports teaching faculty across the College regarding accessibility, disability, academic accommodations, and designing for maximum inclusion and access.
•Exhibits advanced understanding of post-secondary education, academic policies, procedures, and conventions.
•Works collaboratively with staff, programs, and professional bodies to move practices forward, do outreach to new students and support departmental initiatives.
•Exhibits culturally inclusive active listening, anti-oppressive practice, and advanced communication skills when establishing rapport with students, staff, and colleagues.
•Maintains appropriate boundaries for one’s professional role when supporting students and communicating with staff.
•Knows how to interpret and apply policies and professional ethical guidelines relevant to accommodating, advising, and supporting students’ development.
•Familiar with post-secondary learning platforms, accessible formats, and adaptive technology to meet the needs of students with disability.


What qualifications do you need for this role?
•Master’s degree in Education, Occupational Therapy, Rehab Therapy, Disability Studies, Psychology, or Social Work.
•Three years’ experience working post Masters with adults with disabilities in a professional setting.
•Specialized training/experience in working with disabilities (e.g. sensory, physical, ASD, Learning Disabilities, or mental health concerns).
•Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of a variety of disabilities, experience assessing impacts and barriers.
•Advanced skill assessing disability related needs and recommending accommodations to reduce/eliminate barriers.
•Experience using medical, psycho-educational and other assessments and reports to determine accommodation plan.
•Advanced understanding of interview techniques and professional boundaries including conflict of interest, confidentiality, consent, and professional discretion.
•Ability to manage caseload client and administrative duties effectively.
•Experience working in a post-secondary setting.
•Skills and strong interest guiding and teaching others regarding accommodations, disability/accessibility, and inclusion.
•Highly resourceful, open-minded, collaborative, and oriented to ongoing learning and peer consultation.
•Excellent mediation and conflict resolution skills; advanced interpersonal and communication skills; exceptional team skills; positive and solution-focused approach to working with others.
•Effective computer skills, including experience using databases, learning management systems, adaptive technology, as well as experience/interest in using e-tools for student service.
•Strong commitment to diversity, equity and anti-oppressive practice, essential to interact effectively with the College’s diverse student and staff population.
•Thorough understanding of Ontario Human Rights and Privacy legislation; ability to interpret and apply legislation, while following departmental and College-wide policies and procedures for consistency and transparency.
•Involvement in post-secondary innovation and professional development related to student success, teaching and learning, and the use of technology for learning.
•Effective ability to convey conceptual and practical information to students in ways that respect diverse backgrounds, areas of sensitivity, experience, education level, and learning needs.
•Ability to communicate in ASL is an asset.



Note: All prospective staff being considered for this position will be required to undergo a criminal reference check.

TO APPLY:
•If you are a George Brown College employee, go to https://adfs.georgebrown.ca/adfs/ls/Idp ... ignOn.aspx to apply via our internal site.
•If you are an external candidate, go to www.georgebrown.ca and click on the “Employment at George Brown” link to apply or click on the ‘apply’ button to the left of the posted job to apply.



NOTES:
Please ensure your resume highlights all relevant education, training and experience that are applicable to the minimum qualifications for this role. Please include your teaching philosophy with your application.
•The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
•First consideration will be provided to internal candidates in accordance with our Academic Collective Agreement.



Closing: January 17, 2020



George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from people of all genders, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and indigenous peoples. George Brown College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources representative responsible for the recruitment for this position will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.



For information on George Brown College, please visit our website at www.georgebrown.ca.
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