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Accessibility Consultant

Full Time Contract

Location:

Toronto

Deadline: 2022-01-16

Posted: 2022-01-05


Hours of work: 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (flexible hours may be required to meet operational demands, including evening coverage and the occasional weekend or evening event)

Faculty/Department: Student Success and Engagement

Campus/Location: North/Lakeshore

Salary: Academic start salaries are determined by qualifications and years of related experience as detailed in the current Collective Agreement for Academic Employees.

What you will do:
The incumbent will be responsible for providing individualized accommodation support to learners identifying with a spectrum of disabilities through an interactive process with the learner involving self-report and review of assessment documentation to assess potential and real barriers experienced in the learning environment, identify potential challenges in particular programs, and recommend appropriate and effective accommodation plans to address these needs. The incumbent will possess abilities demonstrated by culturally inclusive and sensitive active listening, anti-oppressive practice, inclusivity, caseload management, and implementing appropriate resources to support learning, staff, and colleague engagement and rapport. The Accessibility Consultant will work closely with faculty to understand program requirements, course outcomes, and course delivery in order to design and implement the most feasible academic accommodations and engage to address or identify the needs of learners as they arise. The incumbent will support learning skills acquisition through the design of individual learning plans with instruction on strategy. The Accessibility Consultant will educate, liaise with, and coach College administration, faculty, and staff to ensure institutional policies and practices are consistent with the Ontario Human Rights Code and other relevant legislation, as well as advocating within the College and beyond on a broad range of issues impacting learners with disabilities including the promotion of equity and access through the lens of universal design for learning principles on campus. The incumbent will contribute to a positive, co-operative, solution-focused team environment. Work may be assigned at any one of our campuses or satellite locations.



What you bring to the role:

Qaulifications:
• Possession of a Master’s degree in Counselling, Disability Studies, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Education, or a related field.
• Completion of Learning Strategist Specialist or related program (e.g., LSLD program, Cambrian College) required.
• Minimum of three years full-time experience working with adults with disabilities within a community organization or health care setting, with demonstrated experience coordinating care across sectors, agencies, and interdisciplinary professionals.

Other qualifications include:
• advanced skill assessing disability related needs and recommending accommodations to reduce/eliminate barriers;
• specialized training and demonstrated experience interpreting the implications of various types of disabilities within an educational context;
• experience using medical, psycho-educational and other assessments and reports to determine an accommodation plan;
• advanced understanding of interview techniques and professional boundaries – including conflict of interest, confidentiality, consent, and professional discretion;
• skills and strong interest guiding and teaching others regarding accommodations, disability/accessibility, and inclusion;
• highly resourceful, open-minded, collaborative, and oriented to ongoing learning and peer consultation;
• familiarity with the College/post-secondary environment – including involvement in postsecondary innovation and professional development related to student success, teaching and learning, and the use of technology for learning;
• effective computer skills, including experience using databases, learning management systems, adaptive technology, as well as experience/interest in e-tools for student services;
• experience providing learning skills support and instruction;
• working knowledge of adult education theory and practice;
• working knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and other relevant legislation in the post-secondary context – including the ability to interpret and apply legislation, while following departmental and College-wide policies and procedures for consistency and transparency;
• excellent mediation and conflict resolution skills; written and verbal communication skills, positive and solution-focused teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, and creative thinking skills.

What’s In it for you?
• An opportunity to have an impact with a post-secondary institution, poised to do great things.
• Diverse, hard-working, committed team of people who care about each other.
• Tools and technology that will allow you to succeed at your job.
• Amazing perks
• Highly supportive work culture

At Humber College we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it! Experience comes in many forms, skills are transferable, and a progressive mindset goes a long way at Humber. If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, consider applying and tell us why you are a great candidate for this job. Find your Spot at Humber!

We thank you for your interest in working with Humber College. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Consideration for Support Staff and Academic positions will be given to internal employees in accordance with the respective Collective Agreements.


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Humber College is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our city. We actively seek Indigenous Peoples and individuals from equity-deserving groups with demonstrated skills and knowledge to deal with all aspects of equity, diversity and inclusion in a post-secondary environment.

Accommodation

Humber College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Our HR Generalists will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process. This document is available in alternate formats upon request.

Anti-Discrimination Statement

At Humber College, all forms of discrimination and harassment are prohibited. Students and employees have the right to study, live and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. If you need assistance on concerns related to discrimination and harassment, please contact the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion http://hrs.humber.ca/human-rights-equity-diversity.html or the Office of Student Conduct at studentconduct@humber.ca
 

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