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Sessional Faculty Accessibility Consultant

George Brown College

Toronto, Ontario,CANADA

Job Title: Sessional Faculty Accessibility Consultant

Position: Sessional contract starting immediately to May 2025 as a Faculty Accessibility Consultant with the possibility of renewal. The position is a hybrid position that works 35 hours / week and is paid commensurate with experience and education as outlined in the Academic Collective Agreement.

The Faculty Accessibility Consultant will play a key role on the Accessible Learning Service and Student Well-Being team.

What you will be doing:

Manages student caseload attached to a program or school.
Provides individualized accommodation support to students by conducting one-on-one meetings to review disability documentation, understand the student’s disability-related functional impacts and previous experience with accommodations, assess potential and real barriers experienced in the learning environment, identify potential challenges in particular programs, recommend appropriate and effective accommodations, create accommodation plans and ensure effective implementation.
Supports administrative duties related to caseload, following AL Services policies and procedures, using the AL Services database and other tools effectively and professionally.
Applies knowledge about a variety of disabilities, Ontario Human Rights Code, the post-secondary setting, and relevant services and supports, to recommend appropriate accommodations and supports for students with disabilities.
Supports students to build skills related to self-advocacy, social connection, resilience, coping, and other dimensions of well-being, while being sensitive to the impacts of disability related stigma.
Consults and collaborates with assigned academic departments to understand program requirements, course outcomes, and course delivery in order to create the most feasible and effective accommodation plans for students.
Works collaboratively with staff, programs, and professional bodies to move practices forward, do outreach to new students and support departmental initiatives.
Exhibits culturally inclusive active listening, anti-oppressive practice, and advanced communication skills when establishing rapport with students, staff, and colleagues.

What you will need to succeed:

Master’s degree in Education, Occupational Therapy, Rehab Therapy, Disability Studies, Psychology, or Social Work.
Three years’ experience working post Master’s with adults with disabilities in a professional setting.
Specialized training/experience in working with disabilities (e.g., sensory, physical, ASD, Learning Disabilities, or mental health concerns).
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of a variety of disabilities, experience assessing impacts and barriers.
Advanced skill assessing disability related needs and recommending accommodations to reduce/eliminate barriers.
Experience using medical, psycho-educational and other assessments and reports to determine accommodation plan.
Experience working in a post-secondary setting.
Skills and strong interest guiding and teaching others regarding accommodations, disability/accessibility, and inclusion.
Strong commitment to diversity, equity and anti-oppressive practice, essential to interact effectively with the College’s diverse student and staff population.
Thorough understanding of Ontario Human Rights and Privacy legislation; ability to interpret and apply legislation, while following departmental and College-wide policies and procedures for consistency and transparency.
Involvement in post-secondary innovation and professional development related to student success, teaching and learning, and the use of technology for learning.
Ability to communicate in ASL is an asset.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to quoting Sessional Faculty Accessibility Consultant in the subject line.

George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from people of all genders, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and indigenous peoples.

George Brown College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources representative responsible for the recruitment for this position will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

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