Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
The Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office exists to assist the university with its mission of promoting students’ academic success, personal growth, and development of life skills. Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Academic Coach and Counselor works to ensure that students with disabilities receive equal access to curricular and co-curricular opportunities in the academic community, in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as Amended (2008). The Academic Coach and Counselor will provide specialized support services to individuals with disabilities including coaching, counseling, skills instruction, and advocacy.
Master’s Degree in counseling, clinical psychology, social work, special education, or related field; Demonstrated experience providing individual and small group counseling with solution-focused interventions for a variety of clinical impairments including, but not limited to, learning disabilities, psychological disorders, attention disorders, health impairments and/or and problems cause by social and environmental stressors. Ability to conduct assessments and interpret psychoeducational evaluations to formulate interventions. Familiarity with a broad range of diagnostic categories. Must be able to communicate effectively with students, staff, faculty, parents, and the community. Must have demonstrated experience in crisis intervention counseling; and demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of students of differing academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientation. Computer skills required include word processing, email, internet, and basic spreadsheet skills. Commitment to social justice and inclusive excellence.
Licensed or licensed-eligible. Experience interpreting disability documentation including psychoeducational evaluations to determine accommodations and services and formulate clinical frameworks for practice. Experience providing outcomes-based interventions with college students, especially in terms of academic and executive functioning skills and self-advocacy. Experience providing case management services. Working knowledge of federal regulations including Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ability to translate these regulations for a lay audience; Experience developing assessment survey instruments; Experience with databases, statistical software (SPSS), and publications; Experience in a higher education setting.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.
For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfil...ls its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).