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Summary of Position:
The Disability Specialist will pay a vital role within the Accommodated Testing Department at LSAC. The Disability Specialist will be responsible for reviewing and making recommendations and decisions on requests for testing accommodations on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) submitted by candidates with claimed physical or mental impairments, including but not limited to learning and attention disorders, visual impairments, and physical and neurological disorders.
- Review and make recommendations and decisions for requests for testing accommodations on the LSAT received from candidates with claimed physical or mental impairments, including but not limited to learning and attention disorders, visual impairments, and physical and neurological disorders.
- Serve as a liaison to external professional consultants.
- Input data into electronic databases regarding testing accommodation requests.
- Create correspondence as needed to communicate decisions and respond to candidates' inquiries.
- Assist in developing and designing documents and materials to facilitate the testing accommodation request and review process.
- Work collaboratively within department to assist with operational matters.
- Graduate degree in Psychology, Special Education, or other closely related field required.
- Doctorate Degree in Psychology, Special Education, or other closely related field preferred.
- Prior experience with testing accommodations.
- Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended.
- Familiarity with professionally recognized diagnostic criteria.
- Ability to understand and follow applicable internal criteria and standards for reviewing testing accommodation requests and communicating recommendations and decisions.
- Knowledge of documentation needed to support a disability determination and experience with different testing accommodations to mitigate typical functional limitations.
- Knowledge of and familiarity with a wide variety of test instruments designed to measure the scope, effect and extent of a person's functional limitations through graduate level coursework and relevant job experience.
- Knowledge of how disabilities may affect functioning in school, work, testing, and home environments.
- Sensitivity to handling personal and confidential information and documentation.
- Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and to perform tasks simultaneously with minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment.
- High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams) and other technology implemented or used by the office.
- Ability to work under pressure in a deadline driven environment is essential.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment, and exercise discretion appropriately.
- Ability to maintain a positive attitude, poise and professionalism.
- Highly approachable and service oriented.
- Must embrace diversity and core company values.
- Ability to accept change and be flexible.
- Some travel and presentations at conferences may be required.
LSAC actively seeks to foster greater levels of diversity in our workforce and in our pipeline of future leaders. We are committed to attract and retain candidates who have a passion for their work and encourage all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, LGBTQ, and differently abled, to apply. LSAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.