Job location: Maryland - Montgomery County Employment Type:
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Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.Job Title
Part-Time Disability Support Services CounselorJob Description Summary
Montgomery College’s Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) is accepting applications for a part-time DSS Counseling Faculty/Adjunct Counselor at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring and Rockville campuses. We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated counselor who exhibits a high degree of professionalism, a strong commitment to our students, and the ability to motivate and educate in an engaging manner. Disability Support Services (DSS) Office works with students with diverse disabilities (college-wide) and promotes accessibility, equity and inclusion.
***Montgomery College accepts applications for Adjunct/Part-time Faculty on a continuous basis. Applications may be reviewed periodically based on the student enrollment needs. ***
- The listing of a course in the schedule of classes as “TBA” does not constitute an assignment.
- The hiring decision for part-time faculty involves an academic judgment and shall be determined at Management’s sole discretion.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Evaluates diagnostic documentation and intake information to determine eligibility for accommodations and services.
- Conducts initial intake interviews and maintains files to include case notes of on-going contacts.
- Provides academic, transfer, career and short-term personal counseling.
- Provides crisis response and intervention.
- Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication.
- Serves as a liaison between MC faculty, external agencies and medical/therapeutic providers and students.
- Master’s degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, or related field.
- At least one year of experience providing counseling services for students with disabilities.
- Experience in crisis response/intervention.
- Understanding of availability and function of Assistive Technology.
- Demonstrated understanding of the array of clinical and social issues related to disability.
- Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment and must be willing to contribute to the Colleges strategic plan of inclusion.
- Faculty members are expected to have access to a personal computer with virus protection that can connect to the internet outside of the work location (i.e., office, classroom, college campus)*.Montgomery College (MC) provides an MC e-mail account and access to the learning platform, password-protected faculty sections of the website, college listservs, and other faculty communications tools. *If you do not have access to a personal computer, please notify the department chair at the time of interview. Subject to available funds, the college may be able to provide temporary access to resources.
- Must be eligible to work in the United States without a sponsor.
- Understanding and application of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act, as Amended, 2008 in a higher education setting.
- Understanding of and commitment to a community college mission.
- Experience working with students of culturally diverse backgrounds.
- Experience working as a disability specialist/counselor in higher education.
- American Sign Language Proficiency.
As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:
- Successful completion of a background check and degree verification (if applicable). Must provide proof of US degree equivalency for international degrees.
Montgomery College is a tobacco and smoke-free environment
For disability related accommodations please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to: email@example.com at least two weeks in advance.
Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.
Closing DateSunday, August 1, 2021
Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace
For disability-related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two (2) weeks’ notice required to provide accommodations.
Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting
equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.