Reporting to the Director of Student Services and Residence Life, the Student Accessibility Advisor provides support to students with disabilities registered with Student Accessibility Services as well as support in the general office functioning. The Advisor will assist students in their transition to university and promote the academic success and retention of students registered with Accessibility Services.
What you'll do
- Provide support to students based on Psychological-Educational Assessments and other disability related documentation.
- 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.
What you'll need
- Minimum Bachelor's Degree with 3 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.
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St. Thomas University
St. Thomas University
St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 1,900. 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 two Canada Research Chairs.
St. Thomas University originated in 1910, when Basilian Fathers assumed responsibility for St. Thomas College in Chatham, New Brunswick. The college began granting degrees in 1934, was renamed St. Thomas University in 1960, and relocated to Fredericton in 1964. St. Thomas now has 109 full-time faculty, and 12 buildings, several of which have earned architectural design awards and make the campus one of the most renowned in Canada.
Unique Approach to Education
St. Thomas is the only university in Canada wholly dedicated to the study of the liberal arts. A liberal arts education provides a broad base of knowledge and specialized skills that prepare students for a limitless list of careers or post-degree programs. Students gain a unique perspective from more than 30 academic disciplines as they choose from courses in the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, sciences, and interdisciplinary fields. According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (2014), STU students rate faculty significantly higher than do their Maritime or Canadian counterparts while 91% rate their first-year experience as excellent or good and 91% would attend STU again.
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Salary range: Category B, Level 1, $39,308 - $54,186
Union: STUSAU Local 60701
Term: Permanent, full-time etc.
Hours of work: Monday to Friday; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (evening and weekend work may be required on occasion)
The closing date for receipt of applications is November 18, 2019. All applications are to be received by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date. Candidates are responsible for clearly demonstrating in their cover letters how they meet the requirements of the position. Please forward your cover letter and resume quoting competition number SAA1104-CB, by clicking the Apply Now button. Please note that the selection process may include testing related to the advertised requirements. Candidates will be advised of any testing prior to the interview. 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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.