Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Priority consideration given to applications received by August 18, 2017.
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Our Disability Resources for Students (DRS) Office has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Counseling Services Coordinator. The position serves a primary counseling liaison role to UW programs and professional schools with complex clinical components including, but not limited to the UW School of Medicine. The Senior Counseling Services Coordinator works directly with enrolled students with disabilities to determine eligibility for academic adjustments, auxiliary aids and services, works to implement and coordinate these services and monitors their effectiveness for the students, including ensuring that the accommodations are provided by the University faculty and staff. The position promotes disability awareness and advocacy in the campus community; providing technical and educational assistance to faculty, staff and students to ensure effective accommodation and equal access and inclusion for students with disabilities; including advising on the use of universal design concepts and principles.
Establish eligibility for services and determine reasonable and effective academic adjustments, auxiliary aids and services for students with temporary or permanent disabilities through an interactive process involving the student, documentation from the student's healthcare provider and, when necessary, consultation with faculty and staff.
Provide technical and instructional assistance and support for faculty, staff, administration and students working with students with disabilities in the facilitation and implementation of approved accommodations.
Provide counseling, problem-solving, advocacy and mediation for students with disabilities in the accommodation process.
Understand and appropriately apply, interpret and explain office and University policies and procedures and State and Federal rules, regulations and laws (e.g., Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990). Provide technical and instructional assistance and support for faculty, staff, administration and students working with students with disabilities.
Maintain accurate and detailed student accommodation records in accordance with office and University policies and procedures.
Create, foster and maintain collaborative working relationships with campus faculty, staff, administration and students.
Assist prospective students, their families, high school counselors and community college advisers in understanding transition issues for students with disabilities from high school or community college and the process for requesting services at the university.
Remain current on research and legal activity in the field and national trends to guide policy/procedure development/revision and recommend improvements in the delivery of services for the office and more broadly across the campus.
Program Administration and Leadership
Recruit, hire, train and supervise volunteer and/or paid student staff responsible for assisting with service provision to students with disabilities.
Participate and provide leadership in office strategic planning efforts, programming, advising and policy development pertaining to access issues and inclusion for students with disabilities.
Assist in developing and updating office policies and procedures.
Contribute to the implementation of assessment tools for the office to obtain feedback on the quality and effectiveness of service provision to students, faculty and staff.
Consultation and Outreach
Promote and facilitate disability awareness, access and inclusion through training, advocacy and accommodations.
Assist in advising the campus community as appropriate on the use and implementation of universal design concepts and principles; identifying barriers to access and inclusion and providing counsel on how to build a universally accessible environment.
Provide resource and referral information to the campus community and general public, which includes but is not limited to information on disabilities, information to promote disability awareness, information about the services of the office and information about community-based services available for people with disabilities.
Build and maintain good working relationships with off-campus disability community/service agencies.
Serve on campus committees as requested by the Associate Director and/or Director.
Assist in other duties and complete special projects at the direction of the Associate Director and/or Director.
Serve a primary counseling liaison role to UW academic program and professional schools with difficult to determine accommodations and complex clinical components including but not limited to Schools of: Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Social Work.
Provide coordination and support for office projects and resource development including but not limited to; program resources, outreach coordination and accommodation services management.
The Counseling Services Coordinator may assist the Director and/or Assistant Director in supervising student and volunteer employees.
Bachelor's Degree in Counseling, Higher Education Administration, Social Work, Education, or related field.
At least three years of professional experience providing accommodations for students with disabilities in higher education.
Knowledge and understanding of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the ADA and other pertinent federal and state laws that provide for an accessible higher education experience for disabled students.
Sensitivity and competency in working with a diverse population.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
Ability to direct and organize work of self and others.
Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to work collaboratively with others.
Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Working knowledge of common computer applications (e.g. word processing, PowerPoint, databases).
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Master's Degree in Counseling, Higher Education Administration, Social Work, Education, or related field.
Four to five year's professional experience in the field working with students with disabilities in higher education.
Knowledge of universal design and social model of disability.
Fluency in American Sign Language.
Knowledge of assistive technologies for people with disabilities.
Demonstrated experience in working on equity and diversity initiatives within and across different constituencies.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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