[Athen] Pikes Peak Community College job posting: half-time (benefits included) Disability Specialist

Nusen, Michael Michael.Nusen at ppcc.edu
Thu Jul 26 17:51:29 PDT 2012

Pikes Peak Community College has the below (& attached) job posted at https://employment.ppcc.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=show_job&job_id=1410
for a half-time (benefits included) Disability Specialist position that closes at 4 p.m. on Tue., 8-7-12.

If you have questions, please contact Patricia Padeway in Human Resource Services at 719-502-2296.
Thank you,
Michael Nusen
Director, OASIS/CAC (Office of Accommodative Services and Instructional Support/Computer Access Center)
Pikes Peak Community College

Disability Specialist (Half-time)
Part Time
VPSS - Vice President for Student Services - Office of Accommodative Services and Instructional Support (OASIS)

The purpose of the Disability Specialist is to offer services and accommodations to students with documented disabilities: i.e. neurological, psychiatric and personality disorders, learning disabilities/disorders, as well as orthopedic and locomotor disabilities and other disabilities.

This is a half-time position, 20 hours per week, benefits included. The work schedule will be two and a half days per week; subject to change to accommodate departmental needs.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in Education, Special Education, Counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Work or a closely related field.
* Two or more years of experience working with individuals with neurological and psychiatric disabilities, as well as orthopedic and locomotor disabilities, learning disabilities/disorders, personality disorders and all other disabilities.

Salary is $1,623.79 per month, non-negotiable. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2012. Please see Application Process below.

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

If you are covered by the Address Confidentiality Program, CRS 24-21-201 through 24-21-214, please notify the Human Resource Services office at 719.502.2600 so that you are provided the appropriate time extension for notifications provided by U.S. mail. The extension allowed under this program applies only to U.S. mail notifications that include a deadline of 10 days or less.

By submitting an application for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the State of Colorado; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.

Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on your application.

The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A paper copy of this report can also be obtained at the Office of Human Resource Services upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Pikes Peak Community College, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses. You can also find institutional policies concerning the annual security report as well as policies governing sexual assault, access to the facilities, etc.

Release Date





Pikes Peak Community College, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the foot of Pikes Peak, is a two-year, fully accredited institution of higher education offering a broad program in transfer, career and technical, and preparatory subjects, with a focus on individual student success and community needs. Present enrollment for day and evening classes is over 10,000 students on three full-service campuses and satellite campus locations in Colorado.

For our instructional positions, we are looking for an individual who

* has experience with learner-centered education and mentoring;
* is willing to help recruit students;
* has worked with students in preparing for careers and community service;
* is experienced in working with diverse learner populations;
* has experience in student learning assessment programs;
* is interdisciplinary in teaching and curriculum development;
* has a demonstrated self-orientation toward problem solving, community service, teaching and curriculum development, and other applied results; desires to make positive contribution to the institutional environment;
* and has a highly developed understanding and a demonstrated record of applying global and multicultural perspectives to course and curriculum development.
For our Administrative positions, we are looking for an individual who

* has demonstrated supervisory experience and skills, including project management and problem solving;
* is experienced working with diverse populations;
* has highly developed budget management skills;
* is able to develop and implement strategic initiatives;
* has experience utilizing technology to increase efficiency and productivity;
* is an effective communicator;
* and has the ability to plan, organize, and measure complex systems and processes.

Essential Duties

* Direct student contact: conduct initial and subsequent interviews with students to request and review disability documentation and determine reasonable accommodations & strategies to ensure accessibility to academic programs and services that meets the needs of students with disabilities and complies with disability and privacy regulations. Conduct informal inventories/histories for: Attention deficit disorder and/or attention deficit hyperactive disorder; learning disability; learning styles; and environmental preferences. Work with students regarding study/behavior strategies, time management and organizational skills. Create and maintain accurate, organized records.
* Facilitate accommodation plans by establishing and maintaining communication between student and faculty and consulting with campus and community resources to identify and address accessibility issues and refer students to community and campus resources: i.e. communication with the College's Department of Military and Veterans Programs Office on matters relating to disability services. Serve as the communication facilitator with campus resources as requested by supervisor.
* Participate in student case conferences. Act as delegate for supervisor(s) as requested. Assist new students with voter registration. Assist supervisor with maintaining up to date resources information that assists students with disabilities.
* Consult with faculty and conduct in-service sessions and participate in program review, development, and cross training.

General Duties

* Must be able to work variable schedules that may be negotiable based on departmental needs.
* Ability to drive between campuses as needed.
* Experience working effectively as a member of a team.
* Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills to include maintaining an atmosphere of civility.
* Strong verbal and written communication skills in a broad range of subjects.
* Good interpersonal skills.
* Ability to work with persons with disabilities.
* Familiarity with relevant disability laws.
* Ability to provide training and information to faculty.
* Ability to keep up to date with changing technologies/assistive technology, and disability related information & disability and privacy regulations.
* Knowledge of community referral resources.

Minimum Qualifications

* Bachelors - Counseling or Bachelors - Education or Bachelors - Social Work or Bachelors - Special Education or Bachelors - Vocational Rehabilitation
* Experience two or more years neurological and psychiatric disabilities or and other disabilities or orthopedic and locomotor disabilities and other disabilities or and other disabilities

Preferred Qualifications

* Master's degree in Education, Special Education, Counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Work, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Student Personnel Services or a closely related field
* Three or more years of documented experience working with individuals with neurological and psychiatric disabilities, as well as orthopedic and locomotor disabilities, learning disabilities/disorders, personality disorders and all other disabilities
* Two semesters of paid professional experience working with students with disabilities in a community college accommodation granting disability services office conducting intakes and reviewing provider documentation for the purpose of granting academic accommodations
* Documented experience administering diagnostic tests and/or evaluating disability documentation: i.e. medical, mental health and learning disabilities (i.e. aptitude/cognitive and achievement testing)
* Documented experience in crisis management for post-secondary or secondary students with disabilities
* Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population of students with various abilities and technology needs
* Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team
* One or more years of experience using standard desktop computer application software and operating systems (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.)
* Demonstrated knowledge of assistive technology
* Demonstrated ability to communicate in sign language


Salary $1,623.79 / month. For instructional positions in particular, additional compensation may be possible with teaching overloads, special assignments, etc.

Fringe Benefits

Full-time faculty positions receive paid sick leave, group health and life insurance with College cost participation, a State retirement program, and academic recesses in accordance with the College calendar.

Administrative positions receive paid sick leave, paid annual leave, ten paid holidays per year, group health and life insurance with College cost participation, and a State retirement program.

Application Process

Please submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial), and the names and contact information of three recent job-related references who can address your expertise and background for this position. The cover letter must specifically address each of the qualifications listed under Minimum Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications in the exact same order in which they are listed in this announcement.

Application Closing

Completed materials must be electronically submitted through the Pikes Peak Community College Employment Center https://employment.ppcc.edu/. No other form of application will be accepted for this position. For full consideration, application materials must be received by the date specified in the announcement above.


Pikes Peak Community College reserves the right to withdraw or change "position availability" based on unanticipated budget constraints or other non-specified reasons it deems relevant.

Notice To All Applicants

The State of Colorado must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. If hired, the applicant will be required to provide documents to show identity and authorization to work. This law applies to all persons hired. All finalists must submit to and successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.

Those hired will be required, at their expense, to have official transcripts sent within sixty (60) days of the date of hire to Pikes Peak Community College's Human Resource Services from those institutions that support degree(s) that were conferred upon them.

Colorado fiscal rules require all new employees to be on direct deposit payroll. This is a condition of employment.

Non-discrimination Statement

Pikes Peak Community College does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, or disability in employment. Pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the ADA Amendments Act of 2008,and Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), the college has established grievance procedures for its employees and/or job applicants. Specific complaints of alleged discrimination under Section 504 or the ADA (disability or veteran status) or Title VII (sex, race, national origin, or sexual harassment) or ADEA (age) should be referred to the Executive Director of HRS, 5675 South Academy Boulevard, Room C-202, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906; (719) 502-2600; or the Colorado Community College System Office, 9101 East Lowry Blvd., Denver, CO 80230, (303) 620-4000; or the Colorado Civil Rights Division, Colorado Springs, CO, (719) 633-7518; or the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Denver, CO, 1-800-669-4000 (Voice) or 1-800-669-6820 (TTY).

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