Fall Student Assistant - Accessibility Services

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This student position designs an educational bulletin board, researches and creates a Newsletter, and assists with ongoing staff projects.

Position Requirements

  • Collaborate with Accessibility Services staff to research, design and source content for Accessibility Services public relations material and displays, including an annual newsletter and innovative disability-related bulletin boards.
  • Assist Access Specialists as an Indigenous peer learning support coach at Shq'apthut and with on-going project work and workshops as required.
  • On occasion, orient students with disabilities (SWD) to campus services and campus access routes to classrooms.
  • Assist with scanning and editing of textbooks and class handouts for SWD.
  • Tour the campus and report back on possible accessibility issues.
  • Research and create student handouts.
  • Conduct on-line research regarding Accessibility Services procedures at other institutions.
  • Assist with clerical office tasks as required.

The student candidate should:

  • Possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Have good knowledge of computer programs including Word, Excel and Publisher
  • Be a creative thinker who can come up with unique and innovative designs
  • Be able to work independently with minimal direction
  • Have a pleasant telephone manner for communication with community agencies for research activities

Position considerations and training:

  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 2015 training is useful. Training is free through VIULearn.
  • The student will become familiar with the DAS service area, as well as orientate themselves to the campus and student residence access routes.
  • An overview of equipment used and services provided by Accessibility Services is provided.
  • Ethical issues and confidentiality focused on working in a service-oriented environment will be emphasized.

During the length of the appointment, if the specified supervisor is away or ill, Accessibility Services staff will always be available to supervise work.

Sign-up Directions

Interested students can contact Accessibility Services directly to inquire about the current status of this position, and how to apply.