[Athen] Washington: Spokane Community College hiring Program Coordinator, Disability Support Services

Lydia X. Z. Brown lydia at autistichoya.com
Wed Dec 30 16:31:05 PST 2020

Hello friends!

My office is hiring. This position will report directly to me.

**NOTE**: The position will be based on the main Spokane campus. There
will be occasional travel to the Northern Counties campuses (2-3 times
per quarter, at most), but otherwise the position will work out of

The position closes on January 12th. Please share with your networks!

Aimee Elber, MA
Director, Disability Support Services
Spokane Community College
p: 509.533.7498
Pronouns: she, her, hers

Disability Support Services Coordinator (Program Coordinator)

$2,999.00 Monthly
Spokane, WA
Job Type
SCC Student Services
Job Number
1/12/2021 4:00 PM Pacific

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Please be aware that this recruitment closes at 4:00 p.m. PST. The
application process will not be available after this time. To ensure
consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as
soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00
p.m. on the closing date.

*The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and
qualified individual for the position of Disability Support Services
Coordinator in the Student Services Division at Spokane Community
College. *

Under general supervision of the Director of Disability Support
Services at the Spokane Community College (SCC) Spokane campus, this
position is responsible for coordinating Disability Support Services
both on the Spokane campus, and as needed in Northern Counties. This
position will assist students and potential students in the initial
stages of application, handling inquiries, providing direct
accommodation services, assisting students with general
accommodations, and ensuring SCC is in compliance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA), Sections 504 and 508 of the Reauthorized
Rehabilitation Act. This position is based out of Spokane, WA but will
need to travel to rural centers and around Spokane as needed for


- Assist students with disabilities so they have equal access to
all SCC classes and programs, including acting as liaison between
students and instructors at all SCC Northern County Centers; arrange
for special accommodations and assistive technologies to support
student’s documented needs, and train students in the use of assistive
technologies. *
- Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), student appointments and
faculty meetings are being conducted remotely. It is anticipated that
travel to Northern Counties sites will be limited to no more than 2-3
times per quarter. *
- Review medical documentation to determine functional limitations
in relation to classroom participation and use that information to
develop accommodation plans for students. *
- Provide direct disability support services to SCC students, on
campus, off campus and online in order for students to have access and
fully participate in all areas of SCC. *
- Provide assistance to students regarding testing accommodations,
equipment demonstration/loan, connecting with campus and community
resources, general assistance with accommodations, and other support
services as needs dictate. *
- Assist students, and their faculty and staff, with obtaining,
using, and learning computer applications and assistive technologies
associated with student accommodations. *
- Assist with the procuring and production of alternate text
materials and the training of users on appropriate hardware and
software involved in delivery of the materials. *
- Stay abreast of current assistive technology and make
recommendations for technology additions and upgrades. *
- Maintain records and files, including departmental statistics and
student files. *
- Maintain confidential and appropriate records by documenting
communication with and regarding students. *
- Conduct DSS presentations and other outreach activities as needed.
- Collaborate with students, faculty, and staff for the purpose of
implementing identified accommodations, clarifying accommodation
needs, and problem-solving. *
- Create accommodation plans and assist students in accessing
college processes and procedures as well as make appropriate referrals
to other student services. *
- Meet with students to identify barriers to full participation,
review additional sources of information, and determine reasonable and
appropriate accommodations based on information gathered in
consideration of the guidelines of Section 504, the ADA and department
policy and procedures. *
- Facilitate front office operations as needed, e.g., greet
visitors, respond to in-person and telephonic inquiries, schedule
testing or appointments with staff, problem solve, assist with record
keeping, interact with other departments, and assist with other duties
associated with general office operations as needed. *
- Work on special projects as needed.
- Provide support to students to assist them in meeting their
educational goals and promote academic independence and self-advocacy
skills. *
- Provide backup assistance to other DSS staff when needed.
- Travel to Northern County centers for meetings as needed.
- Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform related
duties as required. *

* *Indicates this is an essential duty.*
This position is designated a bargaining unit position and union
membership is no longer a condition of employment.



- Knowledge of the legal requirements of Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- One (1) year experience working with persons with disabilities in
a service capacity.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Experience with computers and computer software, e.g.,
spreadsheets, database, word processing, web browsers, and email.
- Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing.
- Ability to cultivate and maintain student relationships.
- Ability to interpret rules, policies, and procedures.
- Ability to respond appropriately to students and others in crises.
- Ability to effectively organize multiple work assignments,
involving competing priorities, to produce work products that are
accurate, of high quality and meet deadlines.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to problem-solve as issues and problems arise unexpectedly.
- Ability to work cooperatively with other college departments and
individuals in order to ensure proper coordination of services between
- Ability to adapt to changes in scheduling and service needs.
- Ability to work with little direct supervision.
- Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best
interests of students at all times.
- A demonstrable understanding of and acceptance of the mission,
values, goals and objectives of CCS.
- The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent
with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution,
community and technical college system.
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching,
learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and


- Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution.
- Awareness and familiarity with appropriate accommodations for a
variety of disabling conditions, particularly for students in
post-secondary education.
- Knowledge or experience with PeopleSoft.
- Experience working with information technology, assistive
technology application and devices, student learning platforms,
student management software, and assistive/adaptive technology
solutions to students with cognitive, visual, or other disabilities.
- Previous experience working in a Disability Support Services role
in a post-secondary institution.


Total compensation is an *estimate* based upon adding the following
amounts together:

- Base compensation, plus
- Current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates, plus
- Median retirement fund contributions.

The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.

Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S.
Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This
is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will
not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the
District to sponsor an H1-B visa. In addition, the Community
Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and
prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned
vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a
multicultural work and education environment. *Prior to a new hire, a
background check including criminal record history will be conducted.
Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude
employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s
suitability and competence to perform in the position. *Once an
applicant is chosen for an interview, they are required to complete
and submit a declaration regarding sexual misconduct and investigation
per state law.


- Work is performed in a normal, temperature-controlled office environment.
- Frequent use of computer and exposure to terminal screens.
- Frequent need for oral and auditory communications.
- Visual focus and strain.
- Work in a semi-open office setting with frequent interruptions
and background noise.
- Work involves constant interruptions and requirement to answer on
demand questions by phone, in person, or electronically.
- Occasional kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and reaching.
- Move up to 25 lbs. frequently and up to 50 lbs. occasionally.


- Full-time schedule (12-month, 40-hours per week).
- This position is overtime eligible.
- Requires local or regional travel. If using personal vehicle
proof of driver's license and car insurance required.
- Criminal background check required.


To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required
competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes
the following:

- CCS online application.
- Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the
responsibilities of this position. *
- Comprehensive resume. *
- Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.*
- College transcript(s) if applicable - unofficial/copies of
transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies
must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.

NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for
this position. *The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required
attachments to your application prior to submission.*

*Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs,
activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color,
religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status,
pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a
mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably
discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by
a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally
protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance
with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief
Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N.
Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call
509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS)
**1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.*

AgencyCommunity Colleges of Spokane
501 N Riverpoint Blvd, Suite 125
Spokane, Washington, 99217
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