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    Accessibility Assistant - Vancouver, Canada - Vancouver Community College

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    Position Information Posting Number 24AC0019 Position Title Accessibility Assistant Pclass # S9881 Who We Are We acknowledge that Vancouver Community College (VCC) is located on the traditional unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples who have been stewards of this land from time immemorial.

    For over 55 years, VCC has been a leader in innovative, experiential post-secondary learning. We're one of B.C's top employers and we are proud to inspire students to discover their passions, gain essential skills, and learn what it takes to succeed in a competitive workforce.

    At VCC, we respect and celebrate our differences, and are committed to the work of decolonization, accessibility, and inclusivity for all. Be a part of creating an inclusive community that provides equitable opportunities for Indigenous and diverse representation, participation, and success for everyone.

    We value lived experience and encourage applications from members of all groups experiencing barriers to equity. Come join the VCC community as we shape the future together. Position Summary This position is responsible for providing:a) non-instructional support for students with disabilities in classroom and on-campus settings and during off-campus, College-sponsored fieldtrips and/or events; andb) general clerical and logistical support related to student accommodation planning and implementation. Duties & Responsibilities
  • Takes concise lecture notes and facilitates student participation in classroom activities.
  • Ensures the classroom environment and educational activities are accessible to students with disabilities.
  • Identifies problems with students' accommodation plan and refers concerns to the Disability Services Advisor.
  • Assists the student with using and troubleshooting adaptive equipment and software.
  • Creates accessible documents for students with disabilities.
  • Performs a variety of clerical duties such as word processing, filing, researching/compiling/summarizing/relaying information, appointment scheduling related to student accommodation planning and implementation.
  • Compiles, reviews and updates information on the department website regarding relevant accessibility topics as requested by the Supervisor.
  • Provides guiding for students.
  • Acts as a reader and/or scribe for students as needed in exam settings.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Qualifications Education and Experience
  • Completion of Grade 12 including completion of over 1 year of specialized training and with a minimum of over 6 months of experience working with individuals with disabilities or an equivalent combination of training and/or experience may be substituted for the required qualifications.
  • Skills and Abilities
  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, faculty and the general public.
  • Good organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage several time-sensitive tasks at any given time.
  • Experience working with people with multiple disabilities and disabling conditions such as learning disabilities, visual impairments, chronic health impairment, and mental health conditions. Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to, and understanding of, the challenges faced by students with disabilities.
  • Good written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with various groups including individuals with diverse abilities, cultures, and language levels.
  • Ability to take high-quality notes based on class lectures, discussions and activities.
  • Ability to act as a reader or scribe in non-exam settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and act with diplomacy and tact when dealing with issues of a sensitive nature.
  • Knowledge of adaptive technologies available to students with disabilities is considered an asset.
  • Computer experience and proficiency with MS Office with a minimum typing speed of 45 WPM.


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