Job Details
Alternative Media Disabilities Specialist
Classified
DSPS
08/03/2022
08/17/2022
Opened until filled

ALTERNATIVE MEDIA DISABILITIES SPECIALIST

FIRST REVIEW AUGUST 17, 2022 - OPEN UNTIL FILLED

$3,553 TO $4,242 PER MONTH

$42,636 TO $50,909 PER YEAR

12 MONTHS / 40 HOURS PER WEEK POSITION, MONDAY - FRIDAY

PRIMARY WORK LOCATION: WEED CAMPUS

 

Under the direction of the Director- Student Access Services (SAS) and the supervision of the Vice President of Student Services, provide a variety of support services with identified disabilities; input data into an assigned database; provide instruction and training to students in the use of adapted computers and software programs; prepare and scan textbooks and other documents for production of alternative format materials; train and provide work direction to student workers.

  • Provide instruction and training to students in the use of adapted computers and software programs; identify and utilize equipment and programs specific to student functional limitations; monitor and document HTC usage; maintain knowledge of current trends and developments in adaptive computers and assistive technology. Implement captioning, interpreting, closed captioning and other related needs for students by applying for DECT grant and contracting with vendors for services.

  • Prepare and scan textbooks and other documents for production of alternative format materials, including braille, e-text, large print and audio formats; communicate with vendors, publishers and other organizations to acquire alternate format materials. Oversee and implement accommodations for note-taking services including Livescribe Pens, Scanning Pens, and digital recording devices and software.  Maintain inventory of equipment, check in equipment and clear for next lender, maintain list of equipment loans.

  • Provide a variety of support services to students with identified disabilities; request and process disability documentation from schools and other appropriate agencies; Meet with faculty and/or staff to provide technical assistance on appropriate technology to meet accessibility requirements for students with disabilities.

  • Operate a variety of office and adaptive equipment including a calculator, copier, fax machine, braille embosser, tactile printing machine, screen reader program, computer and assigned software.

  • Input data into an assigned database for learning disability eligibility

  • Train and provide work direction to student workers.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of assistive technology policies and procedures for access for individuals with disabilities.

  • Communicate with personnel and outside agencies to exchange information and resolve issues or concerns.

  • Prepare and maintain a variety of reports, records and files related to assigned activities.

  • Attend a variety of meetings as assigned.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.

  • Possession of an Associate’s degree in Computer Science, Graphic Design, Instructional Design or related discipline. OR

  • Any combination equaling two years of education in Computer Science, Graphic Design, Instructional Design or related discipline and work experience in alternative media production and assistive technology software and equipment applications. 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year minimum of work experience working with students with disabilities with regard to the use of assistive technology. 

Knowledge & Skills 

  • State and federal accessibility laws.

  • Alternate media production process.

  • Accessibility strategies and requirements for various disabilities.

  • Alternate media and print formants.

  • Current trends and developments in assistive technology.

  • Outside sources of alternate media.

  • Oral and written communication skills.

  • Principles and practices of supervision and training.

  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

  • Operation of a computer and assigned software.

  • Provide a variety of support services with identified disabilities.

  • Evaluate and input data into an assigned database to determine learning disability eligibility.

  • Provide instruction and training to students in the use of adapted computers and software programs.

  • Prepare and scan textbooks and other documents for production of alternative format materials.

  • Train and provide work direction to student workers.

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

  • Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.

  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

  • Meet schedules and time lines.

  • Work independently with little direction.

  • Plan and organize work.

  • Cost effective alternatives to meet assistive technology needs

  • Comprehensive understanding of universal design, accessibility principles, applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures related to online instruction and 508 compliance

  • Learn new assistive technology applications and provide training to others

  • Prepare records and reports related to assigned activities.

 
WORKING CONDITIONS
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
 
Environment
  • Professional Office environment

  • Constant interruptions

  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers and filing cabinets

Physical Demands

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard

  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information

  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time

  • Seeing to read a variety of materials

  • Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to file materials

  • Ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds

 

Benefits:

The District offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage to employees and qualified dependents. In addition, the District provides vacation, sick leave and paid holidays. The employee participates in CalPERS through District and employee contributions.

 

Selection Process:

After the preliminary screening, selected candidates will be invited to the campus for an initial interview with the Search Committee. Videoconference interviews (in lieu of an in-person initial interview) will be offered.  Candidates to be interviewed will be selected from applicants who most closely meet the minimum and desired qualifications.  Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.  The Search Committee will recommend finalists to the Superintendent/President for a final interview.

The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling of the position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available.

 

Conditions of Employment:

Employees must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements prior to appointment that include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance (EC 87408.6), fingerprint processing, and verification of their legal right to work in the United States.  A pre-employment physical examination is required for this position.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in completing the application or interview process must notify the Human Resources Office in advance.

College of the Siskiyous is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry or political or organizational affiliation.

College of the Siskiyous is accredited by the Accrediting commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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