Disability Services Counselor
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Type of Position:Professional Staff - Student Affairs
University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College
University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College at North Little Rock is an integral part of the Arkansas Technical and Community College System maintained by the State of Arkansas. The college is governed by the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees and a seven-member Board of Visitors and derives its support largely from student tuition and fees and legislative appropriations.
UA - Pulaski Tech, a comprehensive two-year college, offers associate degree and certificate programs for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities and/or for career preparation and advancement. Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.
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Student Life and Leadership
Summary of Job Duties:
This position works under the supervision of the Associate Dean of Students and provides support services to students with disabilities.
Coordinate and schedule interpreters for deaf/hard of hearing students for all campuses;
Serve as the primary contact for students with disabilities;
Collect, review and maintain confidentiality of student disability documentation and all FERPA bound student records and communications;
Interview and register students with the disability services office and determine appropriate accommodations.
Assist students with disabilities in the admissions process, financial aid, career planning, and the selection of coursework.
Serve as a liaison between students and faculty in the provision of accommodations.
Provide entrance and classroom testing accommodations for students with disabilities as needed.
Assist with training for faculty and staff on topics related to effectively serving students with disabilities.
Coordinate services for low-vision/blind students including assistive technology needs and textbook formatting.
Collaborate with state and community agencies to provide services to disability students.
Provide general academic advising services to general population students as needed.
Assist in the development and delivery of new student orientation, student resource fairs, and preview/recruitment events.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in rehabilitation counseling, counseling, social work, psychology, education, higher education or a related area from accredited institution;
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of the two-year college student;
Customer and solutions oriented with a strong commitment to customer service, while maintaining compliance with policies and ADA guidelines.
Commitment to the mission of a comprehensive two-year college and an understanding of the different components of a student services operation.
Experience serving students in a two-year college environment;
Two (2) years of experience working in a higher education setting as a counselor or with disability services; and;
Knowledgeable of assessment measures (academic, vocational, psycho-social) and accommodation protocol;
Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within courses and classrooms, as related to serving students with disabilities;
Knowledge of community social agencies, services and resources for the disabled.
Master's Degree Preferred
$38,000 - $42,000
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
Required Documents to Apply:
Letters of Recommendation, License or Certificate (see special instructions for submission instructions)
Recruitment Contact Information:
All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site [Register to View] target="_blank">[Register to View]
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
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