Sessional Accessibility Counsellor

Website Fanshawe College

Job Description:

Duties: Reporting to the Director, Accessibility, Counselling and Health Services, the incumbent is responsible for providing accessibility counselling, learning strategies and academic accommodations for students who have learning, physical and/or psychological disabilities. In order to recommend appropriate accommodations to meet the learning needs of students this position requires an in-depth understanding of disability documentation including psycho-educational assessments. Additional, duties include facilitation of the Bursary for Students with Disabilities, conducting workshops for students and staff; screening students with suspected learning disabilities, as well as participating in departmental team meetings.

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Disability Studies, Social Work, Special Education or a related discipline required
  • Demonstrated expertise assisting and accommodating students with a wide range of disabilities and accessibility needs including: students with learning disabilities; mental health issues; students who are deaf/hard of hearing, and students experiencing medical and mobility issues
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience assisting students with disabilities in a post-secondary environment
  • Minimum 5 years’ recent and relevant experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and strong interpersonal skills required
  • Equivalent education may be considered
  • Must have a strong commitment to providing quality professional services and a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Commitment to working collaboratively to remove barriers and enhance the learning environment for students with disabilities in accordance with all legal and ethical requirements

Job Details:

Company: Fanshawe College

Job Category: Education

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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