Reporting to the Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor- Student Affairs, the holder of this position will be responsible for providing administrative and technical leadership in the establishment and operations of a Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs resource center. The center will ensure accessibility and inclusivity of Differently Abled persons and other Special Needs in all the university’s processes, programs, services, facilities and equipment.
- Establish the Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs resource center;
- Ensure the full adherence and compliance of the access of Differently Abled Persons and other Special Needs (DAP & SN) policy by all arms of the university community;
- Develop tools, instruments, controls and procedures for monitoring, assessment, evaluation and tracking of the provision of services for Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs ;
- Collect and document data on recruitment, admission, enrollment, retention and graduation of Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs;
- Keep records of the diagnoses or natures of the disabilities or special needs presented and performing periodic reviews of the same;
- Act as the point of contact for Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs in relation to information on all university services;
- Notify the relevant department/support services of any admission or recruitment of Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs and of the special or additional learning support required by the person(s);
- Document and track complaints raised by or relating to Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs regarding their work, or in and out of class experience while on or out of campus;
- Liaise with the parents/guardians and support systems for Differently Abled Students with and Special Needs on their general social and academic welfare;
- Liaise with internal and external stakeholders, agencies and committees to generate information, training and advocacy/sensitization programs on the needs of Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs;
- Monitor, assess and evaluate the university’s adherence to the access of the Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs Policy and relevant legal and statutory requirements, and recommend revisions as may be necessary. Such revisions shall be undertaken with due involvement of the office holder.
- Conduct periodic reviews and updating of the Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs policy to ensure that emerging issues, practices and trends in the provision of quality services, products and educations to Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs are, where appropriate, incorporated therein.
- Master’s degree from an accredited university.
- Five years of work experience in the area of disability inclusion or its equivalent preferably in an institution of higher learning.
- Membership in relevant professional bodies.
- Knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy techniques for Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs ;
- A working understanding of research methodologies;
- Strong leadership, analytical & critical thinking skills;
- Strong interpersonal & communication skills;
- Be self-motivated and highly-disciplined;
- High level of integrity & confidentiality;
- Good listening and mediation skills;
- Planning and organization skills;
- Decision making skills.
Interested applicants must provide a cover letter current CV and Certificates, to the following address email@example.com Att: Director of Administration by Friday, October 23 2020 .Please Indicate the position you are applying for on the subject line of the email address.