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Fall Student Assistant - Accessibility Services

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Description

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.   DisabilityAccessServices@viu.ca