Disability Specialist

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Posting #:AP 44/2012
Posted:Jun 26, 2012
Employment Status:Permanent Part-Time (Sept to Apr - 35 hr/wk; May-Aug - 28 hr/wk)
Faculty:Not Applicable
Department:Student Development Centre
Grade:Job Group L
Salary Scale:
Hours of Work:

Job Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Services for Students with Disabilities (SSWD), the Disabilities Specialist will provide individual case management to students with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, mental health disorders, medical and sensory disabilities. Duties include: meeting with students to develop and monitor individual accommodation plans; coordinating and implementing learning support services for students with disabilities, including disability related academic counselling, disability specific academic skill development, and career consultation; facilitating appropriate referrals with the Brock community; assisting with the development, creation, revision, and implementation of policies and procedures; providing workshops to the University Community regarding disability related issues in the academic environment; and providing internal and external advocacy regarding students with disabilities and their academic support needs. Together with other SSWD staff this position will review and recommend bursaries for students. Administrative tasks include maintaining clinical files, handling incoming email and phone inquiries, and participating on committees within the Student Development Centre, as required.


The successful candidate will possess a Masters degree in social work, psychology, education or related field together with related experience working with people with disabilities, preferably in an education setting, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent communication (both oral and written), presentation, and strong interpersonal and problem solving skills are required together with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects, timelines, and deadlines. Proficiency with various computer programs including Word, Excel, Outlook and database applications is also required.


This position includes full comprehensive benefits coverage. Applicants are invited to submit a resumé and cover letter, including salary expectations, by applying online below by Thursday, July 5, 2012.

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It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer.