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CHEM 125 Laboratory Access Aide - Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL)
The Centre for Accessible Learning is recruiting for a Laboratory Access Aide position to help facilitate access to the Fall 2021 in-person CHEM 125 laboratory course for a student with a disability. The lab (section LA09) is held every other Friday from 1:30 p.m. – 5:20 p.m starting in Week 2 (Sept. 17).
The Laboratory Access Aide will provide in-person lab assistance for a student with a visual impairment, as required, in order to help facilitate the student’s reasonable access the CHEM 125 lab activities. This assistance may include, but is not limited to, support with preparation for the lab and any in-lab set-up as required due to visual demands; review and translation of lab procedures, graphics etc., where the student’s disability results in difficulty accessing the materials; physical handling and manipulation of lab equipment at the direction of the student; documentation of lab findings, as necessary; and other associated duties as assigned by CAL which are necessary to support the student’s access to the learning experience. While the lab aide will provide support to offset barriers related to the visual demands of the lab, the student is expected to perform all of the student responsibilities deemed essential (e.g., appropriate preparation and familiarity with experimental procedure; making decisions about next steps during the course of an experiment; etc.).
Experience in working with students with disabilities is NOT required. The rate of pay is $25 per hour for 4 hours a week for 6 weeks.
Preference will be given to students who are in their 3-4th year of study or are graduate students.