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PURPOSE: Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Student Disability Resources the Senior Disability Advisor serves as lead working independently and is responsible for planning, development, delivery and evaluation of comprehensive, integrated disability support programs and accommodations for students. Performs highly complex and sensitive work with and on behalf of students with learning, psychological, and/or physical disabilities and/or brain injuries, including people in crisis. Collaborates as a member of the Student Disability Resources (SDR) department, the Health and Wellness Services team and the division of Student Affairs, with the focus on integration and inclusion of students with disabilities into curricular and co-curricular university programs and services, retention and graduation.
ESSENTIALDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
Disability Resources Advising
Provides disability management advisement, strategies, interventions, and confidential counseling for the retention of students with disabilities. Determines eligibility and disability accommodations through an interactive process with each student, including and not limited to intake interviews, interpretation of diagnostic assessment results, neurological reports and CSU policy to determine eligibility and verification of specific disabilities. Provides students with a thorough understanding of SDR resources and student responsibilities to self-advocate for services. Refers off campus for further assessment and advises students about interviewing prospective disability specialists. Develops, implements, monitors, intervenes and modifies individualized student action plans and evaluates progress of each student through various methods. Makes referrals to and works in cooperation with a wide variety of CSUMB academic support offices, community services, agencies, high schools and post-secondary institutions; advocates on behalf of the University; acts as a resource to the greater campus and community at large. Conducts workshops in study skills, self-advocacy, and student success strategies. Develops and provides retention services for students, including on-line learners and Veterans.
Frequently uses, maintains and helps to improve SDR’s confidential student file system, databases and web-based information.
Compiles and analyzes data to prepare reports and other outputs on all aspects of support services area, including division and system wide reporting for the CSU Office of the Chancellor.
Serves as Lead for SDR:
Advising services including SDR interns, trainees and student assistants who support Advising functions. Assigns and distributes workload, establishes systems to review and manage day-to-day work flow to maintain satisfactory service quality, reports to SDR manager regarding completion of workflow. Recommends action in situations where there is not a precedent or standard method of performing the work. Provides input for performance evaluations.
Functions as resource expert on disability as it relates to students’ education, best practices, work techniques, and advises SDR staff on more complex disability issues. Serves as lead for SDR in: department learning outcomes for student clients; learning disability assessment and eligibility; strategies and accommodations for students with a focus on mental health; appeals process with Admissions, academic disqualification, and other student petitions for exception to University policy; and liaison with campus departments including graduate and clinical degree programs.
Outreach, Collaboration and Presentations both on and off campus
Conducts in-service training for faculty and University programs. Provides training to applicable groups on and off campus in order to assist the university in provision of equal access while maintaining academic standards.
Assists in the development of innovative approaches utilizing available resources to meet the needs of students with disabilities and others, emphasizing independence, wellness and full participation in the learning process. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity & competence addressing needs of a diverse student population and community
Acts as liaison to the faculty for students who are registered with SDR and works closely with faculty, department chairs and deans to ensure effective consideration and delivery of student accommodations. Acts as a resource and consultant to faculty, Deans, and Administrators regarding disability-related issues and partnerships to support student retention and graduation.
In conjunction with the SDR Manager, leads the development and implementation of appropriate standards, policies and procedures for delivery of services for all CSUMB students.
Participates in SDR strategic planning process, assessment of program effectiveness, development of communication materials and funding proposals, committees and events and supports Health and Wellness Services and the Division of Student Affairs and the campus at large. Participates in regional professional associations.
Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.
Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field plus upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution where such are job related.
Experience: 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.
Special Conditions of Employment:
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
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.
This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
This position has been designated as a sensitive position with responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property; authority to commit financial resources of the university through contracts greater than $10,000; access to, or control over, cash, checks, credit cards, and/or credit card account information; responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access; access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards.
This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) and will be required to participate in annual training and to immediately forward to the Clery Director all reports of crimes brought to their attention pursuant to the Clery Act and California State Education Code, Chapter 16, of the Donahue Higher Education Act, Section 67380.
May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.
Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.
Compensation and Benefits:
Anticipated hiring salary in the mid- to high $5,000’s per month. For salary range info see: CSU Salary Schedule. CSUMB offers an attractive employee benefits package, CSU Benefits R07. The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.
How to Apply:
Week of February 4, 2019 Zoom Interviews
Week of February 18, 2019 On-Campus Interview
For full consideration, submit the required documents by the priority screen date listed above. For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library (map).
CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to: Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
Quick Link for Job Posting: 4784
Internal Number: 4784
About California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), is a comprehensive public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class, historically under-served, and low income populations. The university values an educational environment of cultural and linguistic diversity and gender equity; ethical reflection and practice; effective and experimental use of technologies as resources to people and catalysts for learning; and the integration of cross-disciplinary models enabling students, faculty and staff to engage in innovative instruction and coordinated service learning. The curriculum is organized around student learning outcomes. It is global in perspective, and of sufficient breadth and depth to meet local, regional, and statewide needs, specifically those of both isolated rural communities and inner-city populations. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service. The campus is ...located on Monterey Bay, 100 miles south of San Francisco.
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