[Athen] Job Posting - Work with Employees with disabilities

Hunziker, Dawn A - (hunziker) hunziker at email.arizona.edu
Wed Nov 20 10:18:22 PST 2019

Hi all,

Our department is growing! We are hiring for a new position to assist with working with our disabled employees at the University of Arizona. Please see job posting at http://uacareers.com/postings/43204

Posting information is shown in the table below as well.

Have a good day!


Workplace Access Consultant
Disability Resource Center (9601)
Main Campus
Position Summary

The Workplace Access Consultant serves as the primary contact for University of Arizona (UArizona) employees, departments and personnel regarding disability-related workplace access. The Consultant engages with employees and supervisors to increase understanding of inclusive workplace practices, identify barriers in the work environment and determine reasonable modifications or accommodations. The Workplace Access Consultant will research essential job responsibilities, policies and best practices, and must provide sound rationale to both employees and supervisors on determination of reasonable accommodation. The Workplace Access Consultant serves as a resource to UArizona departments and personnel regarding workplace access and Universal Design and collaborates with relevant University units to provide technical direction and support to the campus community in increasing access to UA employment environments.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here<http://www.whyua.arizona.edu/>.

The University of Arizona is in the process of creating a new classification and compensation architecture. This University Career Architecture Project (UCAP) will revolutionize the way we think about professions and manage compensation at the UA. It is a two year initiative that will replace the current classified staff and appointed professional categories of employment with market-based job functions and families. As an applicant, UCAP will create clearer career paths and opportunities and will help you make more informed pay decisions. To learn more about this project, please visit ucap.arizona.edu.
Duties & Responsibilities

Essential Responsibilities/Duties

• Engages in the interactive process with employees and supervisors to assess the disability-related barrier in the work environment and develop a plan for the implementation of effective modifications or provision and coordination of reasonable accommodation.
• Reviews relevant documentation to determine eligibility for accommodations, maintaining appropriate confidentiality.
• Consults with the Assistant Director, Workplace Access, to determine appropriate modifications or accommodations when necessary.
• Prepares professional correspondence to employees and supervisors regarding the determination of eligibility and appropriate accommodations.
• Provides information and referral to employees with disabilities.
• Provides ongoing consultation to departments and supervisors on access and Universal Design.
• Assures the collection of appropriate data to support service delivery and assessment; prepares periodic activity reports.
• Provides training to staff and faculty on reasonable accommodation and disability in the workplace.
• Serves as liaison to Human Resources, Risk Management and other University units in regard to disability and the workplace environment.

Professional Activities

• Works actively to develop and maintain excellent communication and working relationships with all DRC staff members to ensure effective service delivery, support and collaboration.
• Documents and maintains appropriate and accurate records in electronic and hard files.
• Maintains appropriate confidentiality in verbal and written communications.
• Participates in University committees and other work groups.
• Participates in professional development activities through presentations, publications, attendance at conferences and/or related activities.
• Stays abreast of national, state, and local disability-related issues, as well as Disability Studies scholarship, disability activism, art, and culture.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge of disability, access, and reasonable accommodation at the post-secondary level, including knowledge of federal and state laws regarding access for people with disabilities.
• Experience meeting with individuals one-on-one to gather relevant information, explain policies or processes, and develop solutions.
• Experience interpreting, explaining and applying laws and/or policies.
• Strong listening and communication skills.
• Strong writing skills and experience developing professional correspondence.
Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s, Doctorate, or JD degree in a field related to disability, employment, law, human services, or related field.
• Knowledge of disability and access issues.
• Knowledge of federal and state laws regarding access for people with disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act.
• Experience interpreting and applying the Americans with Disabilities Act and other access or equity related laws/policies.
Preferred Qualifications

• Knowledge of Disability Studies, models of disability, and Universal Design.
• Experience working on disability access issues or institutional equity at a post-secondary institution.

Dawn Hunziker
IT Accessibility Consultant, Sr. |Disability Resources
The University of Arizona | hunziker at arizona.edu<mailto:hunziker at arizona.edu>
drc.arizona.edu<http://drc.arizona.edu/> | itaccessibility.arizona.edu<http://itaccessibility.arizona.edu/>

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