June 12, 2012
Situated in southern Alberta, the University of Lethbridge is an institution with a unique mandate within Alberta’s post-secondary system and an evolving strategic plan to enhance its position as one of the best universities in Western Canada. The challenge continues and an opportunity now exists for an outstanding individual to join the University as a Disability Resource Assistant.
The Counselling Services department is seeking applications for the position of Disability Resource Assistant. Reporting to the Unit Supervisor for the Disability Resource Centre, the incumbent will support students with physical, psychiatric, and learning disabilities in a variety of ways ranging from assistance with funding documents to classroom and exam accommodations. In addition, the incumbent will focus on assistive technology supports. In consultation with the Disability Resource Centre Learning Strategist, the Disability Resource Assistant will be responsible for teaching students with disabilities how best to use assistive technology to function effectively and efficiently in the post-secondary environment. The overall focus of the position will be to provide a positive, supportive environment that is encouraging and recognizes the student’s unique strengths and needs.
The ideal candidate will have a University degree, a minimum of 3 years direct experience in dealing with students with disabilities, and awareness of issues related to students with disabilities in post secondary studies. In addition, a strong background in Information Technology including Microsoft Office Suite, as well as diverse assistive technology platforms is required. The successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal qualities as well as verbal and written communication skills.
The University offers a competitive compensation package with a full range of benefits.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply by June 19, 2012. Please include a detailed resume with references and salary expectations quoting competition #IN01341 to:
University of Lethbridge
LETHBRIDGE AB T1K 3M4
FAX: (403) 329-2685
Resumes received without quoting the competition number will not be accepted.
The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University is an inclusive and equitable campus encouraging applications from qualified women and men including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.
Thank you to all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.