Funding for this position has been secured until August 2016; however if future funding is secured, this position may be extended.
Determine accomodations, counsel and assist in the Services for Students with Disabilities area of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.
Conduct interviews with families and current and prospective students with varying types of disabilities, maintaining confidentiality as required by law. Review disability-related documentation, including psychoeducational and neuropsychological reports to determine eligibility and appropriate academic accommodations under Sec. 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA). Meet with individual students and student groups for problem solving, counseling, information dissemination, and program development, using independent judgment in interpreting policies for these groups. Work with individual faculty members, staff, and appropriate agencies and or individuals outside of the University to evaluate and plan necessary academic accommodations for individual students. Develop and advise groups for students with disabilities. Prepare and deliver presentations and workshops for students, faculty, and other University personnel and or divisions regarding disability issues. Supervise graduate assistants and interns as needed in psychology, social work, and related disciplines.
Other related functions as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in psychology, education, social science, behavioral science, or related field. A combination of three years of experience administering student programs or developing student programs. Experience reviewing psycho-educational reports, working within the guidelines of the ADA, ADAAA and Section 504. Experience counseling students or advising college students with disabilities. Experience with crisis management and counseling. Excellent interpersonal skills. Professional demeanor. Excellent communication skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Master's degree in education, psychology, social science, behavioral science or related field. Experience in a higher education setting. Experience working with students with learning, attentional, autism spectrum, and/or psychological disabilities. Experience with and/or commitment to social justice issues. Demonstrated effectiveness working with diverse student populations. Working experience determining academic accomodations, providing theraputic services and/or completing evaluations for individuals with learning, attentional, autism spectrum, and/or psychological disorders.
May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Professional demeanor and appropriate office attire required. Work continuously with sensitive and confidential information.