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Title:  Access Coordinator/Learning Disability Reading Specialist, Disability Access

Requisition ID:  12800

Westville, IN, US

Date:  Apr 7, 2021

Job Summary


The AC/LDRS will be housed in Westville but will work in both Westville and Hammond and will be responsible for operations in the Westville office. A typical week during the academic year may include typically four days in Westville with Fridays in Hammond.

  • Access Coordinator/Learning Disability Reading Specialist (AC/LDRS) will work with a dynamic team of professionals in the PNW Disability Access Center to ensure equal access and equal opportunity for PNW students with documented disabilities who follow protocol to secure accommodations.
  • Meet with students and parents to assess and review disability documentation, determine accommodations, prepare Access Plans, consult with faculty to ensure accommodations are provided appropriately and confidentially.
  • Provide Academic Coaching and reading interventions on both campuses some in person and some on Zoom.
  • Proctor accommodated tests and quizzes to ensure each student receives the appropriate individualized accommodations and working with staff to ensure that all tests are secured, scheduled, and proctored with integrity and in a timely manner.
  • Track student progress, providing support, update Access Plans, interface with Counseling Center to secure assessment, refer to other supports on campus.
  • Work closely with the Director, Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident, the Technology Specialist on the Student Review Team to support students.
  • Work with the entire DAC team to ensure consistent practices and policies are utilized.
  • Collaborate with people of diverse socioeconomic and educational backgrounds including families, faculty, staff, and outside experts to ensure accommodations are being appropriately provided.
  • Independently travel to engage in outreach and education activities on PNW Campuses on a regular basis and in the community as needed.

Core Competencies


Expertise in learning disabilities, reading interventions, appropriate and effective accommodations, and remediation. Experience with assistive technology. Detail oriented. Team player. Excellent communication skills, judgment skills, ability to independently problem solve and be a supportive team member. Strong interpersonal skills. Clear and concise verbal and written communication. Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously. Excellent follow through. Willingness to learn and follow Section 504 and ADAAA requirements for higher education, office procedures and protocols, and university policy. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, and Excel) is required. Ability to individually perform all functions of office independently consistent with DAC mission, vision, philosophy, and protocol



Master's degree in Special Education with ICALP Certification, CALP (Certified Academic Language Practitioner) or CALT (Certified Academic Language Therapist) working towards ICALP is acceptable.



2 years of experience working with students with learning disabilities, intensive reading remediation.

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Nearest Major Market: Michigan City

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