About Orange Coast College (OCC)
Orange Coast College's 164-acre campus is located in Costa Mesa just minutes from Southern California's beautiful beaches. Founded in 1947, with classes beginning in 1948, OCC has grown into one of the nation's largest -- and finest -- community colleges, enrolling more than 25,000 students each semester. OCC's has an unwavering commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and rich racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 21,498 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 35% of OCC's students are Latinx, 2% are African- American, 23% are Asian, less than 1% Native American, 31% are White, and 6% are multiracial. OCC engages in a variety of professional development opportunities and partnerships so that we can serve disproportionately impacted groups. Student-centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).
Provides services that enhance disabled students' access to and participation in academic and student life activities. Provides and/or arranges for mobility, access, notetaking, tutoring, adaptive/assistive technology, communication access, and testing support services.
Distinguishing Career Features
The Disability Services Associate is in a career ladder designed for program support to students with disabilities. Advancement requires compliance with the job qualifications including three years as an Associate, the ability to perform the essential functions of the position and demonstrate the ability to assess disabilities, perform substantive instructional support, use of assisted devices, and advocacy.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties may vary among departments, divisions, and jobs. Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following types of duties, as assigned:
* Provides information to, and assists students with on-and-off campus registration. Provides for, and/or coordinates accommodations that enhance disabled students' access to curriculum, services, and facilities. Arranges for accommodations that enable and encourage disabled students to participate in curricular, co-curricular, and social activities that relate to the student's enrollment and are part of student life
* May accommodate Proctors for disabled students by scheduling and proctoring tests, preparing or arranging for modifications of testing instruments to enhance students' ability to complete tests.
* May proctor exams following instructor directions and requirements, allowing for accommodation/modification and maintaining proper security and privacy.
* May serve as note-takers, readers, and other services to assist disabled students in classrooms, laboratories, and other learning environments.
* May act as liaison regarding student accommodations with faculty, proctors, facilities, and other college departments as needed.
* Prepares and/or modifies from instructor's copy, exams, and homework materials that accommodate disabled students, using specialized computer-aided software.
* Documents activities of the office including, but not limited to, calls, attendance, walk-in visits, tests, tutoring, and counseling.
* Compiles summaries and statistics on reasonable accommodations provided to students. Prepares charts and illustrations describing level, types, patterns, and trends of activity.
* Serves as a resource for disabled students to make connections for resources and services that can help enhance self-confidence and contribute to student engagement.
* Prepares periodic reports in compliance with College and funding authority requirements on program activity.
* Participates in the recruitment and selection of students, temporary help, and volunteers that provide accommodation, tutoring, and support to disabled students.
* May attend community presentations and meetings to give information about the program and the College's capabilities to prospective students.
* Assist with the distribution of adaptive equipment, including inventory to multiple sites for disabled student use.
* Performs other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position.
* Required to abide by all District policies and procedures including Board Policy 3050 â Code of Professional Ethics.