Accessibility Support Counselor

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Job Description

Accessibility Support Counselor-1803341

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

Master's Degree (or foreign equivalent or higher) in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Education, or related field. Two (2) years of full-time experience working with young adults with disabilities in an educational or community setting. Ability to interpret disability-related documentation/psychoeducational assessment reports. Demonstrated knowledge of the ADA, ADAA, Section 504 and/or laws pertaining to disability services. Familiar with interactive intake process and interpretation of documentation.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated clinical, crisis, and suicide risks assessments and interventions for students with a wide range of psychological disabilities. Familiarity with legal issues and case law related to disabilities services. Previous experience working with an online student information system in a college or university setting. Familiarity with assistive technology and resources.

Brief Description of Duties:

Aid in the coordination and provision of accommodation services for all students with disabilities to include review, evaluation, and interpretation of documentation and the creation of accommodation plans for registered students with physical, learning and psychological disabilities.Serve as a resource for students and their families; meet with and assist regarding accommodations, academic performance, registration, and referrals to appropriate resources.

The selected candidate will have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, exercising strong organizational and time-management skills with an exceptional attention to detail. Essential for this role is the adeptness to work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving. They will possess superior communication and engagement skills, having the ability to communicate and present information effectively and persuasively to various audiences.

    Conduct intake interviews and evaluate student’s eligibility for accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act by assessing the student’s documentation of disability. Consult with students regarding reasonable accommodations, monitor their progress and follow-up as needed. Provide academic supportive counseling to students. Assist students in developing problem-solving approaches through which they can address their needs and concerns. Keep accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date records related to the student.

    Serve as a liaison to faculty, administrators, and staff to address accommodation needs and raise awareness across campus in advocacy for student needs. Engage in outreach activities for the purpose of student, family, and University community education and services. Create a collaborative relationship with other departments and make referrals to other resources when necessary. Engage in outreach and community education activities. Identify and assist in the development of new programs that meet the needs of students with disabilities and participate on various university committees.

    Consult with other service providers, such as CAPS, Student Health Services, Dean of Students’ Office and off campus treatment providers; consult and collaborate with other professionals at the university including residence hall staff and faculty; consult with students’ parents as needed.

    Coordinate with the testing coordinator regarding any testing related needs.

    Provide crisis intervention. Interface with student crisis and access resources on/off campus.

    Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and department mission. Stay up-to-date on best practices and trends on ADA and disability-related issues and works in compliance with federal and state regulations on disabilities.

Special Notes:

This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption. Nights and weekends may be required.

Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.

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About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollock House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

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Official Job Title: Counselor
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Student Accessibility Support Center-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Student Accessibility Support Center-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: Nov 9, 2018
Posting End Date: Nov 23, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: Commensurate with experience within the range of $53,000-$56,000.
Salary Grade: SL3





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Posted: 11/10/2018
Application Due: 11/24/2018
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