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Student Affairs at the University of Victoria helps to transform students' lives by supporting and inspiring the highest standards of student learning and success, community engagement and staff development. The comprehensive and integrated range of services we provide make Student Affairs one of the most dynamic and diverse divisions on campus.

As a unit within the Division of Student Affairs, the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) is responsible for providing institutional leadership in the delivery of a comprehensive student-focused accessible learning model and delivers training and education to further the University's commitment to provide equal access to all academic programs. CAL provides advice and consultation on the University's legal and regulatory compliance with the BC Human Rights Code, the Ministry of Advanced Education, and University policy and procedures. Keeping current with best professional practices, standards, and research, CAL facilitates equal access to... all university academic opportunities. CAL's work is designed and guided by theories and knowledge of universally designed instruction, student learning and development, CAS Standards, and reflects developmental and demographic profiles while remaining responsive to relevant campus stakeholders. CAL is a core academic support unit for both students and faculty and contributes to the recruitment and retention of students as well as their academic and personal success.

Reporting to the Associate Director of the CAL, this role is responsible for the development and on-going delivery of programming for students with learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other diagnoses. This includes academic accommodation planning with students and faculty, and training on inclusion, access, and universally designed environments for learning.

Occasionally this position may experience difficult people who are adversarial, and challenging to communicate with. Additionally, the position may participate in responses to students in crisis, and/or legal or human rights proceedings on behalf of UVic that can be highly stressful and personally impactful.


Undergraduate degree in an area relevant to the work of the Centre for Accessible Learning, such as Education, Psychology, Counselling, Social Work or discipline relevant to working with students with disabilities. A graduate degree is preferred.

• Three years' experience working with students with disabilities, including students with learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses, and interpreting and assessing psychoeducational reports
• Experience in providing academic services to adults with disabilities in an educational setting. Post-secondary setting experience preferred.
• Knowledge of legal guidelines, regulations, case law and policies governing the provision of services to persons with disabilities in a post-secondary environment
• Experience with diverse populations
• Presentation experience

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

• A demonstrated understanding of the implications of a diagnosis of ADHD or learning disability as it relates to a student's success at university and the range of services/resources available both within the University and in the community
• Ability to assess medical/psychological documentation, functional limitations, environmental barriers, and learning outcomes in a post-secondary academic environment
• Excellent innovative, flexible, and creative problem-solving
• Ability to interact with people in a tactful, professional, and diplomatic manner
• The ability to respond calmly and efficiently in crisis situations
• Strong ability to communicate verbally and in writing clearly, convincingly, and professionally; and to negotiate complex situations in a calm and persuasive manner
• Ability to integrate current research and evidence into professional practice
• Knowledge of assessment and evaluation of programming
• Demonstrated ability to work proactively, and with independence, anticipating the needs of the unit; to work effectively in a student-centered environment; and to have a commitment to work in this area
• A commitment to ongoing professional development
Victoria BC


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