Disability Management Counselor (SSP III)

Mar 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Disability Management Counselor (SSP III)

Job ID: 101977

Full/Part Time:

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Code: 3084

Job Grade: Range A

Salary and Hours Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., schedule may vary based on operational needs.

Recruitment Salary Range: $4,204 - $$4,414 Per Month
Classification Salary Range: $4,204 - $5,989 Per month Job Summary Under the general direction of the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities, the Student Services Professional III (SSP III) performs a variety of complex and/or sensitive professional student service work from preadmission to the university through graduation. This work includes analysis of needs, considerable advisement of policy and eligibility requirements and the use of planning, interviewing and counseling techniques. Assignments require the application of a high degree of judgment, persuasiveness, imagination and professional skills and knowledge in the specified program or service area as well as a general understanding of the interrelationships and need for coordinated action to develop integrated solutions crossing organizational lines. When appropriate, the SSP III develops approaches for possible implementation that meet specific program needs.

The purpose of this work is to assist students in making successful progress toward their degree objectives; to provide learning experiences which supplement those in the classroom; and to assist and encourage students to utilize effectively the knowledge, skills and abilities learned during their university careers.

SSWD provides a comprehensive range of academic support services and fosters an accessible programmatic, physical, and technological environment to facilitate retention and graduation. In collaboration with the university, the program ensures equal access and compliance with federal and state disability access laws, civil rights regulations, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended, and relevant Office of Civil Rights decisions.

The Disability Management Counselor (DMC) independently reviews and analyzes medical, psychological, learning and cognitive assessments and determines appropriate accommodations and auxiliary aids in an interactive process with up to 350 students with various learning, cognitive, psychological, hearing, visual, mobility, and other permanent and temporary disabilities. The DMC writes comprehensive individual accommodation plans, provides disability management counseling and crisis counseling and maintains confidential records. The DMC also works with students to identify and assist in developing and utilizing compensatory learning strategies/techniques, and assesses needs for assistive technology and training, alternative media, and course modifications. Applying knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, OCR decisions, and current best practices in postsecondary education, the counselor articulates the rationale and legal foundation for approved accommodations and the basis for any denial. He/she collaborates with university personnel to address access issues, including barrier removal, policy and curriculum modifications, and provides consultation and advocates with faculty, staff, and academic departments on behalf of students. The counselor must be well versed in campus and community resources and refers students for additional financial aid resources and financial literacy information, career planning, graduate and professional school sources, and Department of Rehabilitation, Social Security, and other off campus resources for individuals with disabilities.

For more information on Services to Students with Disabilities please visit: http://www.csus.edu/sswd/ Benefits/FLSA This position is covered by health benefits, and is exempt, (not eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

For more information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/benefits/benefitsprograms.html Minimum Qualifications Knowledge and Abilities:
The following knowledge and abilities as well as those listed at the lower levels in the Student Services Professional series are required for appointment into this classification. Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior. General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned; general knowledge of individual counseling techniques; general knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities of the specific campus to which the position is assigned. Working knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned.

Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters; determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature; interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.

Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.

A master¿s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related. Required Qualifications Experience
1. University student services experience (e.g. advising, admissions, student programming or development) or equivalent agency/client experience
2. Experience working with students from various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
3. Ability to independently prioritize, plan and organize work in a fast-paced environment
4. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to provide direct programs and/or services to a diverse student population
5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse environment
6. Ability to compile, prepare, write and review reports
7. Proficiency using standard office software packages (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite)
8. Familiarity working with school-based record/data systems/software (example: PeopleSoft) or equivalent agency client database
9. Ability to understand, interpret, analyze and apply complex rules, regulations and procedures
10. Ability to understand and analyze the nature of problems presented by constituents, present solutions, and project the consequences of alternative courses of action
11. Ability to carry out complex assignments without detailed instructions Preferred Qualifications 12. Master¿s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, Higher Education, Special Education, Social Work or similar.
13. Experience working with students considered to be ¿at risk¿
14. Experience counseling and advising adults/college age students with a wide variety of disabilities
15. Experience with and understanding of medical, neuropsychological, learning disability, and other disability assessments and reports
16. Experience and familiarity with the impacts of disability in a postsecondary environment and related appropriate accommodations, including assistive technology
17. Knowledge of legal foundation and rationale for accommodations, including specific understanding of federal and state disability access laws and their application to postsecondary setting. Eligibility Verification - Candidate selected will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. Background Check A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. Conflict of Interest The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter. Child Abuse and Neglect Report The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Equal Employment Opportunity California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/index.html

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/Information%20for%20Job%20Applicants.html

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification. For additional information, visit http://www.csus.edu/aba/police/ Application Deadline OPEN UNTIL FILLED; Applicants who apply by the deadline 11:59PM, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 will be given priority review. How To Apply Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs webpage located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment/. Once there, applicants can also click on the instructions link to see how to apply. External applicants can apply by clicking on the Staff and Management Opportunities at Sacramento State link. Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.

Please note: Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of application.

1. Letter of interest (Cover letter).
2. Current curriculum vitae/resume.
3. Three (3) references who can speak to a broad range of candidates professional qualifications (including name, title, and telephone number).

For questions regarding this search, contact:
Baron Siegfried Marsh
HR/Employment Services
Phone: 916-278-6076
Email: Baron.Marsh@csus.edu

For technical difficulties, please contact our IRT help desk at (916) 278-7337.

To apply, visit: http://www.csus.edu/about/employment/


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