Under the supervision of the Director of Student Health, Counseling & Disability Services, the Counselor/Disability Coordinator will serve in two distinct roles – as a mental health counselor and as a disability coordinator. In the counseling role, the Counselor will assist students with developmental and personal growth needs through individual or group counseling sessions. The focus will be on providing students with guidance as to how to deal more effectively with personal, social or educational concerns that may be interfering with their academic success and/or personal life utilizing personal assessment skills, problem solving and decision making skills. In the area of disability services, the Disability Coordinator will coordinate services for students with disabilities in compliance with UW System policy, the congressional act of 1973, Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments. The Disability Coordinator assists students with disabilities in becoming integrated into the campus community and maximizing their independence and academic success. The Disability Coordinator is also responsible for instituting activities designed to increase the awareness and responsiveness of the campus community to the needs of students with disabilities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
45% A. Counseling Services
45% B. Disability Services
- Provide short-term assessment, counseling and referral for students in accordance with departmental policies and ethical standards of the American Counseling Association.
- Provide crisis intervention for emergencies regarding student safety and well-being, including suicide attempts and sexual assault.
- Develop and coordinate counseling groups on a variety of issues/topics relating to student needs.
- Provide consultation for students, faculty, administration and staff who are concerned about unusual, problematic or potentially harmful behaviors.
- Provide referral services as appropriate to on campus services, psychiatrist or community resources.
- Provide educational information and make educational presentations to students, parents, faculty, and staff as needed.
10% C. Administrative
- Assist current and prospective students through the process of acquiring appropriate documentation and registering for accommodations.
- Assist in determining eligibility for students with disabilities.
- Coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities (including, but not limited to, alternative test taking, alternative text, Braille, Interpreter services, and note taking) and communicate with faculty regarding accommodations.
- Provide education to faculty and staff regarding higher education laws pertaining to students with disabilities and accommodations.
- Serve as a consultant to faculty members regarding accommodations in the classroom environment.
- Provide training to students and faculty on how to implement accommodations and use assistive technology provided by UW-Parkside.
- Compiles data for UW System and UW-Parkside reports.
- Maintain student records via the various electronic medical/disability record software systems.
- Participate in staff meetings, staff development activities, and serve on university committees.
- Participate in UW System meetings, regional and national professional organization conferences, and community workshops as necessary and appropriate.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge and adherence to the American Counseling Association's ethical guidelines and state laws related to the delivery of counseling services.
- Knowledge and adherence to the Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments, Section 504, and UW System policies related to disability services.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of student's medical/educational records as defined by law and/or policy and ability to show professional discretion in all interactions.
- Experience reading/interpreting psycho-educational evaluations and other professional documentation.
- Knowledge of current literature and best practices in instructional development and the assessment of students with disabilities.
- Excellent interpersonal, written/oral communication and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated computer skills including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office, e-mail, and database management.
- Strong commitment to supporting an inclusive environment.
- Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Educational Psychology or closely related field.
- One or two years of counselor or clinical experience working with college students.
- Licensed Professional Counselor Designation.
- Experience working with individuals with disabilities.
- Experience working with diverse individuals and groups.
- Knowledge of universal design and the ability to utilize and incorporate assistive technology to support students with disabilities.
- Experience providing alcohol/drug counseling or prevention programming.
- Experience working with adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, and ADHD in an educational setting.
- Experience presenting to a diverse audience on mental health, wellness, drug and alcohol education, and reasonable accommodations.
- Experience working with electronic records systems (preferably Point-n-Click and Accommodate).
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS
Review of applications begins on May 15, 2017
. Applications received by 11:59 PM
on May 31, 2017
will receive full consideration.
Please select the applicable link below:
External Applicants Apply Here
(candidates not currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) - follow link then continue to STEP 2
Internal Applicants Apply Here
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- "Self Service"
Under "Basic Job Search" choose:
- "More Options"
- Job Opening ID: "13105"
- Select this position
- "Apply Now"
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- Cover Letter
- Contact information for three (3) references
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THE UNIVERSITY AND AREA
UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.
The tri-county region that comprises the University's primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu
A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire.
UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7)
In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm
. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.