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Reporting to the Director, Accessible Learning Services (ALS), the incumbent is responsible for providing leadership, regular consultation, supervision and direction to staff working in Accessible Learning Services. The position is accountable for ensuring the institution meets all legal, ethical, and human rights requirements when providing academic and placement related accommodations and accessibility supports to students. The position will work closely with Seneca College Academic departments to ensure understanding around reasonable academic accommodation for students and help to resolve conflicts that may arise. The incumbent will continue to develop mechanisms to educate the community regarding the unique strengths brought to campus by students with disabilities. The incumbent will work with provincial and national colleagues to further communication with government around what systemic issues and barriers exist to the success of all our students.
- Develop a strategic plan for the operation within the context of student population growth and multiple campus environments.
- Determine service priorities for the department, including appropriate staffing levels at all times of the year and making adjustments as required.
- Ensure all requirements to servicing students at all campuses are met
- Manage a number of departmental budgets, including revenue generation and expense forecasting over multiple budget cycles.
- Responsible for ensuring the effective and appropriate management of the Bursary for Students with Disabilities.
- Effectively collect, analyze and present statistics that help the department and institution implement effective programs, resources and supports for students with disabilities., including identifying systemic barriers and obstacles that need to be addressed.
- Research, assess and implement initial accommodation process to ensure the utmost efficiency and timeliness of service to students.
- Responsible for selection, training, supervision, professional development, and performance management of staff providing accessibility services in the department.
- Manage relationship with external database provider, ensuring that accuracy and confidentiality of student files is maintained, and ensures that departmental processes meet all legal requirements.
- Demonstrated knowledge of dealing with legal and human rights challenges in a post-secondary environment.
- Proven ability to develop innovative solutions and processes . #li/ss1
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact with a diverse student and staff population.
Qualification & Experience:
- A minimum of five (5) years of progressive management experience in a post-secondary unionized environment with the direct provision of academic support to students with disabilities.
- Regulated Health Professional in good standing is an asset.
- A minimum of a completed Masters Degree in Disability Studies, Social Work, Counselling or Education. If in another field of study, state how the education is related.
Company: Seneca College
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Mississauga, CA
Application Deadline: N/A