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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
  • Position Number: 1345556
  • Location: Superior, WI
  • Position Type: Student Affairs and Services -

Accommodations Specialist (765 hours/year) WITC Superior Campus

Posting Number: 2010633
Position Type: Faculty
Department: Student Affairs

Position Overview:
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Accommodations Specialist at the Superior Campus. This position is responsible for coordinating disability services and ensuring equal access for students with disabilities. The Accommodation Specialist reports to the Dean of Students. Work schedule is 765 hours scheduled over 38 weeks/year and requires flexibility to meet student demand.

Required Core Abilities:
WITC seeks to employ individuals with talent, commitment, enthusiasm, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to:
-Assess own learning and progress toward established personal and professional goals.
-Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
-Communicate effectively in personal and group settings.
-Contribute to a diverse, respectful, and inclusive working and learning environment.
-Effect change and demonstrate flexibility and positive leadership.
-Acquire and apply technology to working and learning.

1) Bachelors degree with a minor or 20 semester credits in special education, rehabilitation, speech pathology, or other related field.
2) Previous work experience involving provision of direct accommodation services to students, including but not limited to: seating, positioning, augmentative/alternative communications, keyboard emulation, and assistive technologies.
3) Knowledge of state and federal laws regarding disability services in post-secondary education.
4) Knowledge of services available for students with disabilities in a post-secondary environment.
5) Demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse economic, social, racial, and ethnic background.
6) Demonstrated leadership skills.

Physical Demands:
Standing, Walking (Frequently);
Sitting, handling/fingering, reaching outward, reaching above shoulders (Occasionally);
Lifting/Carrying 10 lbs. or less (Frequently), 11-20 lbs. (Occasionally);
Pushing/Pulling 12 lbs. or less (Occasionally)

Job Description:
Learner Success
Promote equal access to post-secondary education
  • Serve as advocate for issues regarding students with disabilities
  • Work with facilities to foster campus and college-wide awareness regarding physical access
  • Disseminate information through institutional printed publications regarding disability services and how to access them
  • Distribute policy and procedure(s) on availability of services via all relevant campus publications (catalogs, programmatic materials, websites, etc.)
  • Ensure referral, documentation, and disability service information is up to date and accessible on the institution's website
  • Ensure that criteria and procedures for accessing accommodations are clearly delineated and disseminated to the campus community
  • Provide information on grievance and complaint procedures when requested
  • Provide information and referrals to assist students in accessing campus and community resources
  • Promote access to the campus community
  • Facilitate the college-wide acquisition and availability of a wide variety of assistive technology to help students access materials in alternative formats.
  • Encourage universal design in facilities, in communication, and in instruction
  • Be a resource for college-wide staff accessibility issues
    Provide services to students with disabilities
  • Determine with students appropriate academic accommodations and services
  • Review disability documentation and diagnostic testing to determine appropriate accommodations or supports
  • Create reasonable accommodation plans with students with disabilities to ensure program accessibility, yet do not compromise the essential elements of the course or curriculum
  • Offer an array of supports, services and assistive technology so that student needs for modifications and accommodations can be met
  • Facilitate the learning of assistive technology and adaptive equipment
  • Assist with eligibility and special needs accommodations for HSED/GED testers
  • Encourage students with disabilities to develop independence & self advocacy
    Provide college-wide staff development activities related to special needs as requested
  • Inform faculty regarding academic accommodations and compliance with legal responsibilities
  • Inform faculty of their rights and responsibilities to ensure equal educational access
  • Inform faculty of the procedure that students with disabilities must follow in arranging for accommodations
    Operational Effectiveness
    Maintain records that document student plans for provision of selected accommodations
  • Develop a case management system that addresses the careful accurate records of each student
  • Create a confidential file on each student including relevant information pertaining to eligibility and provision of services
  • Document the basis for accommodation decisions and recommendations
  • Complete client reporting data as required by the state
    Assist with the review, and revision of college-wide written policies and guidelines for disability service provision
    Research emerging issues in disability services
    Assist with the development of disability grant proposals and provide input to college grant manager
  • Complete grant evaluations, end of the year and mid year reports.
    Assist with transition services
  • Participate with community agencies, secondary schools and county transition teams
  • Participate in transition activities for persons with disabilities from college, district high schools, agencies and the community
  • Participate in state-called transition and special needs service meetings as requested by Dean. Share information with all campuses.

    Posting Date: 10/19/2018
    Testing Date:
    Testing Time:
    Testing Place: No applicant testing required for this position.
    Closing Date: 11/16/2018
    Open Until Filled: No

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Your application will be considered complete when we have received a completed online application, a cover letter addressing all of the qualifications for this position, and a resume. Original or copies of official or unofficial college transcripts will also be helpful in our determining who the best candidates are to be interviewed. Please note that original transcripts will be required prior to any job offer being made. If you have any questions on the transcript requirements, Human Resources can be contacted via email at
    Please mail transcripts, if unable to scan, to Human Resources:
    505 Pine Ridge Drive
    Shell Lake WI 54871

    Please note: the College reserves the right to extend time limits or re-initiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

    Weeks per year: 38 weeks per year
    Hours per week: 20 hours per week
    Salary Hiring Range: Non-Instructional Faculty FY19 Wage Range Table $27.82/hour
    Benefit Information: Professional Development

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