The Disability Resource Center creates a culture of care for students, their families, faculty and staff by providing exemplary programs and services designed to enhance students’ academic and personal success.
There are multiple student assistant positions available in various areas at the DRC – Assistive Technology, Educational Assistants, Front Desk, Notes Services, and Testing.

REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT

  • Must receive or be eligible to receive federal work study
  • Students must have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Students must be able to work a minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Must be in good conduct standing with the University of Florida
  • Willingness to make a commitment throughout the entire academic year
The DRC Assistive Technology assistants are responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Assistive Technology Lab. This primarily includes altering digital materials so that they are accessible for a number of assistive technologies. AT Lab Student Assistants should be comfortable with the use of a computer and have basic proficiency with Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF. AT Lab student assistants will be expected to learn about Assistive Technology programs utilized by the DRC.

Job Duties include:

  • Working with students and textbook publishers to fill Alternative Format Textbook Requests.
  • Training DRC students on the use of assistive technology programs, including Kurzweil-3000 and Dragon.
  • Altering exams to be compatible with assistive technology programs.
  • Printing materials in alternate formats (primarily large-print) for DRC students.
  • Assisting students with the use of the KIC BookEye Scanner.
  • DRC Supervisor: Jessica Krauth

The Disability Resource Center hires students to work as Educational Assistants (EA) for students with this specific accommodation. Educational Assistants are there to assist the students in the classroom environment to help with access and possibly assist with homework outside of the classroom.

Job Duties include:

  • Assisting in providing access to academic content listed on each course syllabus.
  • Provide physical and/or visual assistance based on student’s documented needs.
  • Arrange homework time outside of class if needed in sessions
  • Printing materials in alternate formats (primarily large-print) for DRC students.
  • Work load of up to 10 hours per week only
  • An EA is not intended for personal assistance, extracurricular activities, or tutoring assistance.

    DRC Supervisor: Jenna Gonzalez

The DRC Notes Services assistants are responsible for processing incoming Notes Services packet, scanning notes submitted by the note takers, uploading notes into the dropbox for students with notes services accommodations, maintaining the notes services databases, ensuring note takers completed training, assisting with student, staff and faculty inquiries and providing basic clerical support.

Job Duties include:

  • Processing Notes Services Packets for students with notes services accommodations
  • Scanning and uploading notes provided by note takers to the DRC Notes Dropbox
  • Adding students with notes services accommodations to the appropriate course in the DRC Notes Dropbox
  • Managing and maintaining the Notes Services database
  • Ensuring note takers have completed the note takers training
  • Answering student, staff and faculty questions as well as providing information regarding Notes Services
  • Handling a high volume of phones calls and emails
  • Attending regularly scheduled staff meetings and monthly training sessions
  • DRC Supervisor: Natasha Williams

Front Desk Student Assistants are the first line of contact for the Disability Resource Center and work regularly with students, parents, and faculty. The front desk team is responsible for scheduling appointments, answering phone calls, responding to emails, greeting and checking-in visitors, and uploading documentation. Ideal candidates are attentive, friendly, empathetic, responsible, and have great customer service skills.

Job Duties include:

  • Handle multiple responsibilities and respond to high stress situations
  • Appointment scheduling via Outlook and sending calendar updates
  • Phone and email correspondence to appropriate contacts
  • Checking in students and greeting all visitors
  • Processing letters and actions for DRC students
  • Upload documentation into DRC File System
  • Assisting students, faculty, and parents by answering questions and redirecting concerns
  • Handle high volume of phone calls and check-ins
  • Maintain confidentiality and display professionalism
  • Complete required trainings, retreats, and workshops as noted by supervisor
  • DRC Supervisor: Carly Osborne

The DRC Testing proctors are responsible for following and implementing DRC Testing Office policies and procedures, proctoring accommodated exams, prepping accommodated exams that are being administered, maintaining exam security, assisting with student and faculty inquiries, troubleshooting any errors and providing basic clerical support.

Job Duties include:

  • Proctoring exams by seating students in assigned testing space, starting and stopping exams monitoring closed circuit surveillance cameras, and scanning and/or packaging completed exams
  • Answering student, staff and faculty questions as well as providing information regarding Testing Services
  • Prepping accommodated exams provided by faculty
  • Managing the testing database system and assisting with student exam scheduling
  • Answering student, staff and faculty questions as well as providing information regarding Testing Services
  • Handling a high volume of phones calls and emails
  • Attending regularly scheduled staff meetings and monthly training sessions
  • DRC Supervisor: Natasha Williams

REMUNERATION

All student assistants will start at a pay rate of minimum wage and can work a maximum of 20 hours per week.