The Accommodation Consultant is accountable to the Manager, Student Accommodations for the development and implementation of individualized academic accommodation plans for students with disabilities registered with AccessAbility Services, based on individual assessments. The incumbent assesses medical documentation and psycho-educational assessments, and works closely with students registered with AccessAbility Services, to explore how the disability or disabling condition affects access to learning and the learning environment. The incumbent uses this information, in combination with Ministry requirements, provincial law, industry standards, and clinical judgement to design and facilitate an individualized accommodation plan that ensures the University of Waterloo is fulfilling its legal duty to accommodate.
The Accommodation Consultant works closely with faculty to ensure academic accommodations are implemented, and to ensure accommodations uphold academic integrity and the essential requirements of a specific courses and/or program. Collaboration with other campus partners, including faculty, Academic Advisors, Career Advisors, Counselling Services, Health Services, Student Success Office and the Writing Centre is critical to providing holistic support to students.
Review medical reports, and consult with students and faculty, to develop individualized academic accommodation plans
Facilitate academic accommodations
Ongoing Consulting on Complex Disability-related Issues/Needs
Collaboration with Partners and Stakeholders