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Wellness Coordinator: Accessibility and Counseling Services (27600)

New York Film Academy
New York - New York City, NY, 10004
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Level: Experienced

Job Location: New York - New York City, NY

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: 4 Year Degree

Salary Range: $65,000.00 - $70,000.00 Salary/year

Job Shift: Any

Job Category: Education

New York Film Academy - New York

New York Film Academy is committed to an inclusive work culture where peoples thoughts, ideas, concerns, and cultures are valued and respected. We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and those sharing in our commitment to inclusivity.

NYFA is a vaccine-mandated campus. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted, if eligible, against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.

*NOTE : Please submit both Resume and Cover Letter to be considered for this position.*

Under the general supervision from the Associate Vice President of Student Health and Services and the Director of Counseling Services, the New York Film Academy (NYFA) Access and Wellness Coordinator will provide services related to student access, behavioral health and diversity. Major emphasis will be placed on engaging students with disabilities, providing students registered with Student Accessibility Services access to NYFA classes and programs, and overseeing all functions of the Student Accessibility Office, including evaluating medical documentation and granting accommodations, as necessary under the mandates of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended). The Wellness Coordinator will also work within Counseling Services to provide education programming, crisis intervention, case management, and individual and/or group counseling to enrolled NYFA students.

The following responsibilities are general duties that a particular employee in this position may or may not be required to perform. The day-to-day duties required of this position may vary.

  • Manages caseload of students with disabilities and facilitates accommodations on their behalf in collaboration with the Associate Vice President of Student Health and Wellness.
  • Orients new students to the policies and procedures regarding the provision of accommodations and services.
  • Responsbile in ensuring NYFAs delivery and effectiveness of disability accommodations for eligible students with disabilities, including ensuring policies and procedures related to accommodations are current.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty, administrators and other campus partners to ensure that members of the University community are receiving the reasonable accommodations for which they are eligible.
  • Responsible for data collection in compliance with NY State Dept of Education.
  • Evaluates client satisfaction and measures outcomes in context of an annual assessment plan.
  • Reviews disability-related documentation, including psychoeducational and neuropsychological reports, engages with students in an interactive process and implement academic accommodations for students with disabilities, as warranted.
  • Consults with health care providers about documentation guidelines and requests clarification when needed and appropriate.
  • Advises students, parents, faculty, and staff on disability issues.
  • Provides case management, short term counseling, crisis intervention and referrals to a diverse student population, under the guidance of the Director of Counseling Services.
  • Conducts intake evaluations and assesses for suicidal/homicidal risk of students seeking Counseling Services and assists Director of Counseling Services in the implementation of wellness services and programming.
  • Maintains confidential records.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Student Health and Wellness, the
  • Director of Counseling Services, and senior management.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff.
  • Strong organizational skills with expertise in planning, problem solving and the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with individuals with various types of disabilities and operationalizing documented functional limitations into reasonable post-secondary accommodations.
  • Understanding of federal laws and regulations pertaining to Disability including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 508, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Amended ADA of 2009 and all other federal/ state and local regulations regarding individuals with
  • disabilities.
  • Skilled in cognitive behavioral and/or dialectical behavior therapies, motivational interviewing and trauma-informed care.
  • Ability to assess risk of harm to self/other and implement effective crisis intervention strategies and/or request immediate consultation with supervisors.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student retention.
  • Awareness of wide array of assistive technologies and resources available to assist students with disabilities.
  • Willingness and flexibility to handle multiple projects at one time during peak times and be able to prioritize based on immediacy.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills to generate accurate utilization reports, trends in service provision, track client case loads and treatment plans and effectively case manage.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with careful attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain clear, informative and timely records of counseling and disability services provided.
  • Ethical / Honest committed to and observant of confidentiality and related privacy laws.


  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in rehabilitation, special education, counseling, psychology, social work, or related field.
  • Masters degree in Counseling or Social Work strongly desired.
  • Licensed or licensed eligible mental health counselor in New York State
  • 1-2 years of experience working with students with disabilities within higher education or a similar environment.
  • 1-2 years experience, post graduation, providing behavioral health services to college-age populations..
  • Experience working in a fast pace, multi-tasking, results drive environment with attention to detail.

The following machines, tools, equipment and / or software are commonly, but not always, associated with the performance of this position. Actual machines, tools, equipment and/ or software used will vary.

  • Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Reader, Power Point, Visio
  • FileMaker Pro
  • Google Documents
  • Apple Software products (i.e. Mac, etc.)
  • Office equipment including, but not limited to, computer, phone, fax machine, copier and calculator.

The following environmental / atmospheric working conditions are commonly, but not always, associated with the performance of this position. The actual working conditions will vary.

  • Higher Education Office environment.
  • Sit for long/high periods of time to perform various computer/administrative tasks.
  • Reasonable dexterity of hands and fingers to operate and/or manipulate computer keyboard and other office equipment.
  • Verbally and effectively communicate utilizing face-to-face contact and telephones
  • Lift, carry, push and/or pull documents/boxes weighing up to 20 lbs.
  • Variable schedule to be determined - some weekends and shifts vary between the hours of 8:30am till 6pm.

The New York Film Academy was founded in 1992 on the belief that a top-quality education in filmmaking should be accessible to anyone with the drive and ambition to make films. The school opened at Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Center in New York City and has expanded worldwide to include campuses in New York; Los Angeles; Miami; and Gold Coast, Australia.

The mission of the New York Film Academy is to educate students interested in the field of visual storytelling. NYFA courses have been designed to increase students creativity and technical expertise through an intense regimen of hands-on and classroom instruction. The Academy's goal is to enrich its students as visual storytellers by helping them realize their personal artistic visions. NYFAs expectations center on the growth of each student as a creative individual. NYFA is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

New York Film Academy (NYFA) is an equal opportunity employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, creed, color, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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