Accommodation Counselor

Huntsville, Walker County
May 16, 2014

Requisition Number: 201400129S

Department: Services for Students with Disabilities

Full Time Part Time: Full Time

Educational Experience Requirement: Master's Degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, education, psychology, social work, or a related field from an accredited institution. One year of experience in a related area, preferably, in a post-secondary educational setting. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature and Purpose of Position: Develops, facilitates, monitors, adjusts and coordinates Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) services for eligible students.

Primary Responsibilities: Reviews medical, psychological, and educational documentation submitted by applicants for Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) services. Conducts disability intake appointments with prospective clients. Develops, facilitates monitors, and adjusts accommodation plans for eligible clients. Consults with clients, instructors, and SSD Director regarding implementation and effectiveness of accommodation plans. Advises students regarding grievance procedures and consults with SSD Director regarding student grievances. Represents department at college preview days, new student orientations, and related functions. Provides outreach presentations on SSD services and related topics to Sam Houston State University (SHSU) community. Promotes disability awareness on campus. Represents department on university committees. Assists SSD Director with departmental assessments. Maintains current knowledge of developments and trends in post-secondary, student disability services. Assists with proctoring of exams during peak testing periods. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications: Requires knowledge and skill sufficient to evaluate student accommodation requests and supporting documentation, including psychological/educational assessment. Knowledge of current trends in disability law and best practices in post-secondary disability services preferred. Requires excellent oral and written communication skills, reading and computer skills. Interacts effectively with diverse populations and various departments of the university. Work schedule may vary from normal working hours as required by outreach functions and special projects. Some travel to SHSU satellite campuses may be required to conduct intake appointments with distance learners.