Provide assessment, eligibility determination and provision for academic accommodations, and other support services as needed for students with disabilities at the University of Texas at Arlington. All activities shall promote ensuring equal access for students and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (2008) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in academic programs at the university. To maintain a case load of students with a variety of disabilities who are registered with the Student Access & Resource Center (SAR Center) and to interact with others on campus as needed to facilitate equal access for students and provide resources for faculty and staff.
Analyze information from appointments, educational/medical records, psychological assessments and diagnostic evaluations to understand student's abilities, needs and eligibility for disability services.
Participate in SAR Center Documentation Review Committee to assess student's eligibility for services.
Maintain case load of students registered with SAR Center; meet with students to facilitate equal access to classes and programs; discuss options and goals to develop educational accommodations; maintain contact with students during academic semester to resolve disability issues and evaluate accommodation adequacy; monitor and record student's progress in AIM system to ensure students' educational accommodations are met.
Maintain an interactive process with instructors, staff and others to develop/implement students accommodation plan; act as liaison between students, faculty and staff.
Provide information and referral to university departments and external contacts requesting accommodation information and services.
Attend and participate in conferences, meetings, training/workshops on and off campus. Participate in SAR Center outreach activities and activities/committees within the Division of Student Affairs. Performs other duties assigned.
Bachelor's degree in a related field of vocational rehabilitation, counseling, psychology, social work, or special education.
Three years' experience working in a disability related academic or clinical setting.
Master's degree in related field of vocational rehabilitation, counseling, psychology, social work, or special education.
Three years' case management experience working with students with disabilities in a disability office on a higher education campus.
It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University's compliance with this policy.
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.