The University of Texas at Arlington Job Posting

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Counseling Specialist IV - Disability Specialist

Hiring department Student Disabilities
Monthly salary $3,166+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 12-10-26-01-3125
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Arlington, TX
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

In order to be considered for this position you must submit an online application. Please do not contact the hiring department directly. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To provide disability counseling and provision for academic accommodations and other support services as needed for students with disabilities in a postsecondary setting. All activities shall promote ensuring equal access for students and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Essential Functions

Maintain a large case load of students with a variety of disabilities who are registered with the Office for Students with Disabilities in order to facilitate equal access to classes and programs. Confer with students to discuss their options and goals so that educational accommodation plans can be developed by conducting intake appointments and providing disability related academic and career counseling. Analyze information from appointments, educational and medical records, psychological and diagnostic evaluations to assess students' abilities, needs and eligibility of disability services and participate in departmental Documentation Review Committee meetings to assess students documentation and eligibility for disability services. Interact with instructors, staff and others on campus to develop and implement student accommodation plans and maintain close contact with students during academic semester to resolve disability issues and evaluate accommodation adequacy and act as a liaison between students, faculty, and staff. Observe and record students' progress to ensure students' educational accommodations are met. Provide information and referral to university departments and external contacts requesting services and accommodations. Attend and participate in conferences, meetings, trainings, and workshops on and off campus and provide in-service training to staff, faculty, and students. Participate in outreach activities, activities within the Division of Student Affairs and provide basic office coverage of unit when needed. Assist Director and Associate Director in the supervision and training of student workers and assist Director in maintaining budget guidelines and provide support for the scheduling of disability services.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Master's degree (or equivalent) in Vocational Rehabilitation, Counseling Rehabilitation, Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Special Education, or a related field. 3 years of experience working in a counseling setting. Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: college or college degree, list school name, degree type, major, graduated or not, and hours completed if not graduated. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with deaf and hard of hearing population, coordinating services with external vendors, collaborating with Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation May be required to work occasional nights and weekends. Must have reliable transportation for local travel. Criminal background check conducted.

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