Counselor, Disability Services
San Jacinto College - Houston, TX

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Position Type

Professional

Full-Time/Part-Time

Full-Time

Campus

North

Physical location

San Jacinto College District North Campus 5800 Uvalde Houston, TX 77049

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or related field from a regionally accredited college/university required. At least one (1) year of work experience providing counseling and academic support services to students. Experience interpreting assessment tools designed to diagnose learning disabilities. Ability to analyze documentation and assign appropriate accommodations. Knowledge and understanding of mental health assessment. Knowledge of colleges, universities, agencies, and other referral organizations serving individuals with disabilities. Substantial knowledge of current assessment instruments, techniques, and procedures used to diagnose learning and physical disabilities. Demonstrated knowledge of ADA compliance and other issues related to providing reasonable accommodations for college students. Ability to function as part of a team providing comprehensive Student Support Services.

Preferred Qualifications

Texas LPC or other appropriate clinical licensure. Experience in community college disability services. Experience using Microsoft computer software packages, assistive technology and student record databases. Familiarity with state and local referral resources for students with disabilities.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitates the transition of new students with disabilities into the college environment. - Provides crisis and short term counseling to students. - Presents seminars and workshops regarding disability issues to students and the college community. - Makes special arrangements to obtain equipment, supplies, and special facilities needed to meet accessibility needs of San Jacinto College students with disabilities as needed. - Coordinates and directly provides disability support services for students. - Consults with faculty and staff regarding the needs of students with disabilities and determines the appropriate accommodations for individual students as needed. - Interprets and maintains confidential disability documents and records. - Provides outreach activities for current and prospective students with disabilities and their parents. - Serves as the expert for San Jacinto College on issues related to disabilities and ADA compliance as they relate to educational environments. - Maintains and disseminates support materials and resources related to disabilities. - Advise prospective students and families including traditional and non-traditional students about the admissions process. - Assist students with career planning - Disseminate information on institutional policies and procedures - Understand the institution's interpretation of FERPA rules for the release of student information to faculty, parents, students, etc. - Evaluate and determine the transfer of credits; research course descriptions to determine transferability - Review and interpret placement and other standardized test scores, unofficial transcripts, and course prerequisites - Perform and interpret degree audits - Know graduation requirements - Monitor student registration activities and recommend solutions to academic difficulties. - Maintain systematic and frequent contact with advisees - Coordinate communications to the students regarding such things as registration and academic probation - Maintain accurate records (including electronic records) of interactions with students - Serve as a liaison and foster intentional relationships with other advisors, offices, and departments. - Refer students to the appropriate specialized staff for such issues as comprehensive counseling, financial assistance, tutoring, etc. - Stay abreast of changing institutional information including admissions requirements, new programs, course changes, deadlines, important dates, costs, expanding facilities, updates in college-wide initiatives, transfer requirements, and state and federal mandates. - Other duties as assigned.
Special Instructions to Applicants

T/N Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. San Jacinto College District is an equal opportunity institution. Transcripts must be attached to the application, even if the applicant is a current or former employee of the college. If you are unable to attach transcripts to the application or encounter other difficulties with the on-line application, please contact Human Resources (281-998-6115) or mail to the following address: San Jacinto College District Human Resources 4624 Fairmont Parkway Pasadena TX 77504 Email: hr@sjcd.edu

Salary

Salary Grade 25 $4,052.91 monthly

Work Hours

Twelve (12) month position Forty (40) hours per week Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Must be available to work one late night ( 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.) as well as occasional evening and weekend hours.

Quicklink for Posting

jobs.sjcd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54451

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