Employment Status: One full-time, permanent "exempt" position.
Work schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Some assignments may require after hours or weekend scheduling).
First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 23, 2018.
The Office of Services to Students with Disabilities (SSD) is committed to providing eligible students accommodations that ensure equal access to learning and equal opportunity for academic success. SSD also works with its student advisory board as well as CSUSB faculty and staff to raise campus-wide awareness of issues related to disability, accessibility, and equity.
Since 1978, CSUSB has experienced dynamic growth in its population of students with disabilities. At California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) there are over 600 students with verified disabilities served by the SSD office. SSD provides the necessary support services instrumental for the achievement of chosen academic goals. Services are critical to a student's success; therefore, needs are assessed on an individual basis. This highly personalized approach has enabled SSD to successfully help thousands of students achieve their chosen academic goals.
Department Mission Statement:
SSD strives to empower students with disabilities by fostering skills of self-advocacy, resourcefulness, and independence. The SSD office works collaboratively with the campus community to remove barriers and promote an enriched learning environment where students with disabilities can utilize their skills and pursue their academic and personal development goals.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under general supervision from the Director and Lead Counselor, the incumbent will assist students requesting accommodations through an interactive process and study of medical/educational documents in conjunction with CSU and other applicable policies to provide academic accommodations. Typical activities include, but are not limited to:
Creates student accommodations plans, conducts routine follow up and assessment of needs, and maintains records of encounters.
Under minimal supervision, the incumbent authorizes accommodations on a case-by-case basis that are commensurate with the student's verified disability through the ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, CSU Executive Orders and Campus procedures.
Contributes to innovation in counseling services by working with department staff and other campus professionals to design student success programs and services.
Provides counselor coverage as necessary to maintain SSD operational needs.
Incumbent will routinely identify by GPA, length of time to degree and ICD-10 codes, students that are at high risk for academic failure to develop innovative accommodation plans and identify resources that will better meet their needs.
Consults with the Chancellor's Office and various government agencies relating to disability legislation such as the Office Civil Rights (OCR) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) ADA Hotline regarding accessibility and accommodation challenges on assigned caseload.
Collaborates with SSD staff and on- and off- campus departments to meet student resource needs.
Works with appropriate SSD staff to ensure the following services are in place: mobility services, assistive technology, accessible furniture, labs and classrooms and exams.
Serves as an advocate for the students with CSUSB and with outside service agencies.
Promotes disability awareness among faculty and staff through in-service trainings and provides guidance on psychological and cognitive disability-related legislation to CSUSB staff and faculty.
Assists in the development and implementation of special programs focusing on student access and retention.
Assists with the supervision of graduate-level interns.
Introduces appropriate students on caseload to the WorkAbility IV program (WA-IV) and refers them to the Program Administrative Coordinator (PAC).
Incumbent conducts accommodation reviews, evaluation, outreach, implementation, in support/compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act As Amended (2008), the CSU Coded Memo and university and SSD protocols, policies and guidelines. Maintains current knowledge of best practices, legal mandates and ongoing research for all areas of disability.
Completes other duties as assigned.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in Behavioral Sciences, Counseling, Educational Psychology, or a directly related field plus upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution where such are job related.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent to four years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience which includes experience in advising students individually and in groups, and in analysis and resolution of complex student services problems.
A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or a job related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience.
A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling, guidance or a job related field may be substituted for two years of the required professional experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional, personal or career counseling.
Knowledge and Abilities:
The following knowledge and abilities as well as those listed at lower levels in the Student Services Professional series are required for appointment to this classification.
Thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned or the ability to quickly acquire such knowledge. General knowledge of the policies, practices and activities of Student Services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned; general knowledge of the principles, problems and methods of public administration, including organizational, personnel and fiscal management; general knowledge of advanced statistical and research methods.
Ability to carry out very complex assignments without detailed instructions; advise students individually or in groups on varied and complex matters; determine the appropriate course of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals and groups in personal interactions of a sensitive nature; reason logically and analyze and solve organizational and operating problems of one or several program areas; plan, coordinate and initiate actions necessary to implement administrative or group decisions or recommendations; analyze and define complex organizational, policy or procedural problems, collect and evaluate data, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; understand the roles and responsibilities of others and to gauge relationships accordingly by taking into account the variety of the interrelationships, motivations and goals of the members of the organization served; and establish and maintain effective, cooperative and harmonious working relationships in circumstances which involve the denial of requests or the necessity to persuade others to accept a different point of view.
Possess a master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Counseling or Social Work, Educational Psychology, or other directly related field or a doctorate in psychology.
Licensed psychologist, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist or Licensed Clinical Social Worker preferred.
3-5 years of experience in assessing students with disabilities preferably psychiatric and cognitive disabilities.
Prior experience reviewing, evaluating, and determining academic accommodations for college students with disabilities preferred.
Knowledge of ADA and disability legislation as it relates to higher education.
An understanding of how to analyze documentation used to assess students with disabilities.
Knowledge of college student growth and development.
Valid driver's license and a safe driving record such as required by the university for driver's authorization or access to reliable transportation as services may be provided at both the San Bernardino and Palm Desert Campuses.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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 CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.
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