The University of Toronto Mississauga is seeking to hire a motivated individual with a passion for helping students with disabilities achieve their academic goals. As the second-largest campus of Canada’s top-ranked university, we are committed to creating a dynamic work environment that fosters innovation, learning and discovery. Our employee community comprises 3,400 faculty, librarians and staff, who work together to make an indelible mark on the world by building equitable cities and societies, enabling healthy lives, creating a sustainable future and igniting entrepreneurship.
As an Accessibility Services Advisor, you will play a critical role in ensuring that students with disabilities have the opportunity to access and participate in all areas of student life. You will work with an ethnocultural and academically diverse student population, primarily assessing students’ needs related to mental health and Autism Spectrum Disorders. You will also review and assess confidential medical and psychological documentation, and assess, plan, implement, evaluate and adapt accommodations based on the student’s individual disability-related needs. Additionally, you will facilitate the student’s knowledge about their disability, addressing the strengths and challenges the disability brings to their academic pursuits and daily life activities.
Essential qualifications for this position include a Master’s degree in counselling/psychotherapy or social work and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. You should have a minimum of four years of case management experience working with adults with mental health disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders. You should also have experience dealing with persons in emotional distress or conflict, and an understanding of disability and social equity issues in the post-secondary environment. Additionally, you should possess excellent reading, oral and written communication skills, and critical thinking and interpersonal skills.
The University of Toronto Mississauga is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and encourages candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity-deserving groups to apply. Their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position. This is a 2-year term position, with the closing date for applications being November 28, 2023.