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CUNY Disability Accommodation Specialist Level 1- Office of Disability Services (Hourly) in Bronx, New York

Disability Accommodation Specialist Level 1- Office of Disability Services (Hourly)

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Bronx Community College

Full/Part Time



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This class of positions provides various services to disabled students. There are two assignment levels within this class. The following are typical tasks within this class of positions. Employees may perform other related duties for the purpose of providing support services to disabled students. Depending upon the needs of service, the duties of this position may require the use of one's own automobile in the performance of official duties; moreover, these duties may be performed on campus or at the student's home. Positions report to the College Director of Disabled Student Services, or equivalent. Upon application to the University Personnel Director, a college may utilize this title for persons who are to provide similar services to disabled employees.

Assignment Level I

  • Serve as a test accommodations proctor at various examinations to ensure administrative coordination with the appropriate faculty member.

  • Assists with the recording, note taking, and videotaping of classes, lectures, and other academic presentations, assisting faculty and staff as appropriate.

  • Serve as reader, note-taker, or transcriber for disabled students; also serve as lab assistant as required.

  • Visit student's home to ferry instructional materials between home and campus; insure hook-ups of special equipment at student's home.

  • Provide technical support to participating faculty members so as to facilitate the delivery of services to disabled students.

  • Maintain liaison with departments or other administrators overseeing tutors, and coordinate available college tutoring services so that the needs of the student may be fulfilled.

  • Maintain financial need criteria on projects participants, making appropriate referrals to the applicable state-sponsoring agencies.

  • Coordinate services available to students that deal with the anxiety, dysfunctional organizational patterns and the like.

Assignment level II

  • Conduct individual academic and programmatic needs assessments and evaluations for disabled students.

  • Develop individual specialized educational plans to enable students to attain their full academic potential.

  • Identify student disabilities, and then determine and provide those compensatory learning techniques that are appropriate to the student's needs.

  • Serve as assistive technology specialist; provide the appropriate individualized assistive accommodations for disabled students.

  • Coordinate the provision of remedial activities appropriate to the needs and capacities of the student.

  • Provide assistance in course review and selection so as to encourage students to satisfy academic requirements of their program of study.

  • Provide career development service and support with an acknowledgement of student disabilities so as to assist students in achieving career goals; provide disability-related advisement and accommodation planning for students; maintain liaison with medical professionals regarding the nature of student disabilities and appropriate accommodations.


Disability Accommodation Specialist




The Disability Accommodation hourly - Assistive Technology Specialist is responsible for providing technicalexpertise and support in furtherance of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSWD) mission to provide equalaccess to higher education for students with disabilities. Working independently, the individual will:

-Oversee production of alternate media (E-text, Kurzweil, large print, Dragon Naturally Speaking, ZoomText, audio files, etc.) enabling students with visual disabilities access to instructional materials

-Scan text material using special software and convert it into alternative forms of output-Prepare and submit requests to publishers and authors for permission to adapt copy-written materials

-Catalog materials and information and maintain database of inventory; maintain inventory records of allsource materials borrowed and ensure timely return

-Serve as the primary contact person on campus as it relates to alternate media for students withdisabilities

-Provide alternate media orientation and training to students; learns, develops, and implements new andemerging alternate media strategies, production techniques, and technologies

-Oversee the operation of assistive technology hardware and software in the SSWD Lab and otheraccessible workstation locations (i.e. Library), ensuring that all workstations are available and operational-Work cooperatively with Lab Managers in IT computing labs to meet student needs, and with faculty andstaff from other campus departments to ensure that students with disabilities have access to technology

-In collaboration with IT professional staff, install and maintain assistive technology hardware andsoftware in the SSWD Lab and other accessible workstations and general use instructional computinglabs to meet student needs-Provide technical support to participating staff and faculty members so as to facilitate the delivery ofservices to disabled students

-Maintain, update, and develop as needed all assistive technology software and hardware including takingprimary responsibility for the SSWD Lab and other accessible workstations

-Participate actively as a member of the SSWD team for the smooth planning and operation of supportservices for students with disabilities-Perform other technical duties as needed and assigned by the SSWD Director and Services Manager

-Provide consultation and support to other technical staff on the accessibility of campus websites anddocuments, including testing, evaluating and recommending alternatives

-Consult and work cooperatively with the library, academic departments and other campus departments toensure students with disabilities have access to technology

-Provide workshops and classroom presentations on assistive technology

-Diagnose equipment and software failures, and either repairs them or coordinates their repair with theappropriate service representatives

-Serve as Liaison between students, faculty, and service providers regarding technology issues

-Consult and collaborate with other appropriate groups and individuals on- and off-campus to assure bestpractices related to providing alternate media and assistive technologyServe on related on-campus committees such as the Tech Fee Committee


Assignment Level I

An associate degree from an accredited institution of higher education, and two years of related work experience, OR

Education and/or work experience that is equivalent to the above.

Assignment Level II

A baccalaureate degree from and accredited institution of higher education, and four years of related work experience, OR

Education and/or work experience that is equivalent to the above.


Starting salary commensurate with education and experience: New Hire: $21.33* Incumbent: $24.10 *This amount reflects a 13% salary suppression in effect for the first 24 months of employment only.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigating to the following links: Select "Employment", then select "Search Job Postings", and find JOB ID # 24996. Please attach resume and cover letter. References on request. For general assistance with your CUNYFirst application, please go to for information.


September 25, 2023, with a review of resumes to begin on September 7, 2023.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.