Job Title: ACCOMMODATION SPECIALIST-Short-term Temporary Hourly
Assignment Position Number: 02461 Posting Date 07/24/2018 Closing
Date Initial Screening Date Open Until Filled Yes Position Type:
Short-term Temporary Hourly Rate:
$21.31 per hour
Work Week Minimum Salary: Maximum Salary: Benefits:
This position is not eligible for health benefits.
College/Site: Bakersfield College Location BC-Main Campus Basic
Under the direction of the Director of Disabled Students
Programs and Services, the Accommodation Specialist is responsible
for administering individual accommodations prescribed for students
with disabilities by DSPS counselors including implementing
assistive technology, hiring and managing student scribes, and
providing out-of-classroom testing coordination as needed.
Assist students who are entitled to disability accommodations
with implementing needed accommodations; provide assistive
technology and instruct students how to use technology such as
recorders, assistive listening devices, Braille refresh displays,
and specialized software for people with disabilities; recruit,
hire, and train student service providers, such as scribes; process
paperwork for personnel actions including new hires and
Communicate with service providers and DSPS students regarding
special needs, concerns and problems; research alternatives and
develop workable solutions; follow-up to ensure effective results;
maintain verbal and written confidentiality of service providers
and DSPS students at all times.
Assist service providers, faculty, and counselors in the
development of academic coping techniques for students with
disabilities; connect students with disability-related campus
services and resources including the Alternative Media Specialist,
Testing & Placement Center, and Mobility Services (Public Safety);
provide information to students regarding appropriate and available
college resources, activities, academic planning and time
Maintain a variety of confidential records and update student
files; prepare caseload reports; catalog and maintain a variety of
assistive equipment available for student use.
Conduct accommodations correspondence, including voice, email,
and USPS mail; respond to inquiries and provide information to
students, faculty and staff; provide regular updates to DSPS
director, counselors, and students on progress of obtaining
Generate promotional materials for DSPS program; conduct oral
presentations to campus groups, clubs, and faculty as opportunity
allows; Maintain current online job postings and seek out
additional sources to promote employment opportunities; Participate
in outreach efforts at special events to recruit student employees
and provide information to DSPS students and the campus
Evaluate operations and activities of assigned function;
recommend improvements and modifications; Perform related duties as
Education and Experience
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree in
Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, Computer Information Systems
or related field.
One-year experience providing services to students with
disabilities, preferably working in an office setting.
Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions
(Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the
United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be
evaluated by an evaluation service.
Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a
screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to
limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum
qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an
Knowledge and Abilities
- Policies and procedures of the DSPS Program.
- Problems and concerns of students with disabilities.
- Principles and methods of instruction as applied to disabled
students, with special emphasis on assistive technology,
alternative media, scribe/notetaker use, and accommodated
- Basic recruiting and screening techniques.
- Banner, SARS, BC College Website, Catalog Course
- Operation of personal computer software programs including word
processing, spreadsheet tools, email, and specialized software for
students with disabilities.
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
- Correct English usage, spelling, vocabulary, and grammar.
- Oral and written communication skills.
- Proper reception and telephone etiquette.
- Principles and procedures of confidentiality, record keeping
- Work independently with little direction.
- Understand and relate to students with a wide range of
- Maintain current knowledge of technological advances in the
fields of assistive technology and alternative media.
- Analyze situations accurately and take appropriate action.
- Exercise judgement when interacting with administrators,
faculty, staff and students regarding service provision to DSPS
- Demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse
population, including students with learning disabilities, physical
limitations, mental health issues, acquired brain injuries and
- Establish and maintain cooperative, confidential, and effective
working relationships with others.
- Read, interpret, apply and explain rules regulations, policies
- Maintain confidential student records and files.
- Prepare reports related to assigned activities.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Recruit, train and provide work direction for service
- Prioritize work to meet schedules and timelines.
Salary Grade 41.5 Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position
is filled. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or
reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.
Completed application packet must include:
- Completed Online Application for Employment form
- Current resume
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate
in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the