UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 7/26/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 8/7/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite on Campus and remote.
UC San Diego Health Sciences encompasses UC San Diego Health, the region's only academic health system, UC San Diego School of Medicine, one of the nation's top research-intensive medical schools, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Southern California's first public school of pharmacy, and Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science. UC San Diego Health Sciences' mission is to deliver outstanding patient care through commitment to the community, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching.
The Health Sciences Disability Services Director serves as the expert for School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences for increasing access for and improving retention of students with permanent and temporary disabilities. Under the general direction of the Director of the Office for Students with Disabilities, the Disability Services Director will coordinate the provision of services for students enrolled in the MD and PharmD programs who have a qualified disability and require access to programs and services.
Reporting to the Chief of Staff to the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, with a dotted-line to the Director of the Office for Students with Disabilities, the Health Sciences Disability Services Director serves as the primary contact for prospective and newly admitted students, reviews highly sensitive and confidential disability documentation, determines reasonable accommodations, and provides ongoing disability management support. The Director assesses and determines the nature and extent of a wide variety of disabilities, needed accommodations, and required support services, making decisions related to a wide range of accommodation issues related to the specific needs of the learners in Health Sciences.
The Director consults with faculty and administrators in Medicine and Pharmacy regarding student needs and disability-related curricular accommodations; interprets federal and state laws and regulations to students and faculty; facilitates projects that support the delivery of high-quality services for Health Sciences students; and coordinates with the Office for Students with Disabilities to organize and/or participate in programs to raise awareness of disability issues and empower students with disabilities to achieve academic and personal success. Decisions made by the Director impacts university compliance and liability under federal and state disability law and regulations. The incumbent will escalate complex issues to the relevant Dean, Vice Chancellor, or campus office, as appropriate. Because of the sensitive nature of this position, the Director must have a deep commitment to ethical and equitable business practices and advocate for a more diverse and inclusive learning environment.
Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Five (5+) or more years of relevant experience.
Working knowledge of medical terminology and medical reports and their respective implications for reasonable accommodation and placement.
Strong writing, speaking, and group presentation skills in order to present information in a clear and concise manner to multiple levels in the organization in a professional manner.
Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative, originality, and judgment in applying established principles to new and unusual problems.
Willingness and demonstrated ability to embrace and consistently uphold the principles of community for a collaborative work environment and communicate professionally and courteously verbally, and in written form.
Advanced knowledge of procedures for assessing and determining disability accommodation issues, including the Disability Compliance Office procedures.
Advanced knowledge of the legal framework involving accommodations for students with disabilities through state and federal laws and regulations.
Skill to communicate with instructors and other organizational entities regarding a student's accommodations and other academic needs.
Advanced knowledge of assessment, accommodation, and intervention techniques involved in employee's specialty, for example, learning disor
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