The Catholic University of America



The Disability Support Services staff includes full-time workers in addition to part-time student workers. Student workers work for the office in positions that include, but are not limited to: office assistants, disability assistants, readers, notetakers and assistive technology assistants. While DSS looks to employ those students with work-study it also employs those that do not. If you are interested in working for DSS please contact our office at (202) 319-5211,, or stop by our office located in the Pryzbyla Center, Suite 201.

Office Assistant-General

Description:  The office of Disability Support Services provides assistance to students with disabilities as legally mandated under Section 504 and ADA. DSS works intensively with individuals requesting services and materials and receives and responds to frequent requests for information from students, faculty, staff and individual outside the campus community. Our student employees are expected to develop a thorough knowledge of services available, office procedures, and services offered by other services and offices throughout the university. Student employees work with confidential records and information and as such are expected to maintain high professional standards. Essential job tasks of our office assistants vary but can include, greeting and assisting students, faculty, and staff; receiving and routing of telephone calls, taking messages, interacting with senior level university management; preparation of course materials in alternate formats; creation and maintenance of files on alternative format; training on assistive technology; data compilation and entry, assisting with the creation and maintenance of several office databases; filing; hand delivery of documents to other campus offices; and assisting in office inventory and procurement, including accurate maintenance of inventory for books on tape and tape record.  Student employees must possess word processing and computer skills, be able to handle confidential information, and be able to work well with others as well as work independently. Must have a sensitivity to disability issues/needs, exhibit good organizational and communication skills, and be able to represent the office and university in an appropriate manner at all times.

Position Type: Can be either Work Study or Non Work Study, as needed

Approximate Hours Per Week: 8-10

To apply, send email to


Notetaking is a paid position. Students who are selected to be notetakers will receive $25.00 per credit for the class approximately 2-3 weeks after the end of the semester. Depending on when you start taking notes, you will receive a prorated amount.

All paperwork must be completed and turned in before you start. Any delay in filling out the paperwork may result in receiving prorated amount.
Using your CUA e-mail address, please send an e-mail to with the following information: your name, the course name, number, and section, and the professor’s name.
After receiving your e-mail, we will contact you to arrange a time for you to complete the necessary paperwork and review the notetaking process.  You may print the forms and bring them in.
Thank you for your interest and willingness to provide this service to a fellow classmate.