Exams Coordinator for students with special needs
Qatar University
Doha, Qatar
منذ 4 يوم

Department Name

Inclusion and Special Needs Support Center

College / Department Profile

Qatar University Profile :

Qatar University is the premier national institution of higher education with a mission to produce well-rounded graduates with academic knowledge of quality and excellence coupled with a keen spirit of volunteerism and civic responsibility.

This is underpinned by committed leadership and an experienced and motivated faculty and staff body.

DepartmentProfile :

Student Affairs contributes to the educational mission of Qatar University by providing innovative opportunities, quality programs, and efficient services that enrich the students’ learning experience and their personal development.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • The Exams Coordinator for students with special needs position exists to ensure that students and potential students with special needs have equal access to all means of reasonable accommodations.
  • The Exams Coordinator is responsible for coordinating testing accommodations provided to students with a variety of disabilities.

    The goal of alternative testing is to provide equitable access to the process of taking exams. This person must be able to work a flexible schedule and this will include mainly daytime shifts but occasionally evening or weekend.

  • Evaluates and interprets disability documentation to establish service eligibility.
  • Meet with students to conduct intake interviews and develop accommodations in compliance with the University
  • Formulates accommodation plans that delineate accommodations, which are in conformance with the ISNSC guidelines.
  • Presents general information about ISNSC services to prospective and / or currently enrolled students.
  • Communicate with students to determine specific needs and make arrangements for test and exam accommodation
  • Schedules alternative exam times and book rooms that will accommodate the individual needs of students
  • Provides scribing, reading, and / or exam proctoring services for students with documented disabilities at QU as needed for students in class and during tests.
  • Operates assistive technology used for students to complete tests and exams and for converting test and exam copies to alternate formats
  • Consults with faculty and professional staff to implement exam accommodations and to provide information and support as needed,
  • Provides excellent customer service to students and refers students who need advising, counseling, or other support services to appropriate centers.
  • Assures that appropriate testing environments for students with disability are maintained
  • Develops a sustainable system for exams and notetaking accommodations that support independence for students with special needs at QU
  • Hires, trains, and supervises students workers on exams and class accommodations
  • Arranges the schedule ofstudent workers on exams and class accommodations (note-takers, scribes and aides)
  • Verifies and approves hours for student workers on exams and class accommodations
  • Administer and proctor tests or exams, as needed.
  • Monitor and maintain confidential records for the students with special needs.
  • Maintain resources, materials and accurate records of services provided.
  • Participate in research on disability studies, UDL, and assistive technology
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Education or closely related field; or Bachelor's degree in a related field with an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding and / or developing knowledge of disability laws and regulations with the ability to evaluate disability documentation;
  • make recommendations for accommodations; and support services in a higher education setting.

  • Knowledge and skills regarding a wide range of assistive technology.
  • Commitment to professional development relating to special needs support services; continually working to remain current with various technologies and options for students with disabilities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Preferred :

  • Experience with students with disabilities in a higher education setting is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, concepts, methods and techniques of Universal Design and its application across the higher education environment;
  • and the ability to provide formal / informal training / presentations throughout the University to increase awareness and understanding of universal design concepts and other disability-related topics

  • Bilingual preferred.(English and Arabic)
  • Priority for Qataris
  • Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae with cover letter.
  • Experience Certificates.
  • At least three references including contact numbers and email addresses.
  • Non-Academic :

  • Competitive tax-free salary.
  • Housing allowance in accordance with HRM Law.
  • Annual round trip air tickets for candidate and dependents according to HRM Law.
  • Public health care and health insurance to candidate and family members.
  • Annual leave in accordance with HRM Law.
  • End-of-contract indemnity.
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