Director, Student Accessibility Services
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Under the direction of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Wellbeing, the Director of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is responsible for the leadership of SAS in providing services to students. The Director ensures quality in the delivery of programs and services to students with disabilities enrolled at the School of Medicine; complies with all laws and regulations pertaining to students with disabilities; provides students with appropriate programs and services; ensures accommodations are timely and all student and program records are accurately maintained. Must be able to collaborate with all offices in the School of Medicine and appropriate offices at Seton Hall University to support student learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness.
A day in the life of a Director of Student Accessibility Services at Hackensack Meridian Health can be described as follows:
- Plan, develop, direct, supervise, implement, and evaluate all aspects of Student Accessibility Services.
- Monitor the pre-matriculation process, reaching out to all students who indicate need for accommodation and review the Technical Standards.
- Develop and implement standards, programs, policies and procedures consistent with program requirements and needs.
- Provide direct counseling/advising, assessment and guidance to students with disabilities.
- Review documentation of disability, including psychological, medical, academic and educational assessments, and recommend reasonable standard accommodations for students.
- Implement disability services throughout the School of Medicine academic phases and clinical locations of curriculum. .Provide expertise and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations regarding student access to facilities and instructional programs.
- Interpret federal, state and regional requirements.
- Provide leadership with the development and assessment of student learning outcomes (School of Medicine Program Objectives).
- Communicate program information to the various Offices in the School of Medicine to ensure appropriate student accommodations.
- Assist faculty and departments with implementing accommodations in the School of Medicine.
- Initiate, compile, and maintain all records and data required by the Dean's Office and other official regulatory agencies.
- Conduct intake interviews with students and evaluate documentation for program eligibility in accordance with New Jersey State policy and LCME requirements.
- Facilitate the identification and development of support services needs, including additional staffing.
- Hire, train and evaluate staff and hourly SAS employees, such as administrative and access assistants.
- Provide in-service training for faculty and staff.
- Develop and monitor SAS budgets.
- Serve as a resource and primary liaison for the School of Medicine on issues of student accessibility promotion and advocacy.
- Act as a resource for Office of Civil Rights inquiries and disability related matters.
- Maintain current, relevant knowledge regarding disability services, research, technology and innovative practices.
- Submit program reviews and other periodic reports.
- Demonstrate a commitment to professional development and practice of cultural humility.
- Encourage social justice, equity, and sensitivity in program development and service delivery.
- Perform related duties as required or assigned.
- Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
- Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
- Master's degree in a category of disability, special education, education, psychology, educational psychology or rehabilitation counseling.
- Minimum of 5-7 years in administration of a program for students with disabilities in an institution of higher education.
- Experience in medical education and/or medical residency education.
- An understanding of, ability to demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, ability, military, religious, sexual orientation and gender identity backgrounds of medical students, faculty and staff.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:
- Doctoral degree.
If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!
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