Counselor - Disability Services Center
Farmingdale State College - Farmingdale, NY

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The successful candidate will:

Work with college students to develop and enhance their social and communication skills, learning strategies, self-advocacy, organizational and time management skills
• Develop, implement and manage a program that provides services that are informed by best practices for working with students with disabilities beyond testing accommodations
• Conduct regular assessment of services and outcomes for new and returning students with disabilities, working together with the director of Disability Services
• Provide resources regarding disability related services to perspective and current students, parents, high school students and faculty
• Collaborate and foster partnerships with faculty and Student Affairs staff to assist them in their work with students on the spectrum
• Advocate for equal access to all programs and services for all students with disabilities
• Develop comprehensive educational outreach on disability-related issues, through the development and delivery of student workshops, orientations and activities
• Participate actively in staff meetings and in the overall management of the office
• Ensure the college is in compliance with local, state, and federal requirements such as Voter Registration
• Plan, recommend and implement updates to policies and procedures
• Work collaboratively with the Director and the Disability Services Center staff to stay informed of students’ needs and development.


• Master’s degree in Counseling
• Professional experience of 4 years in higher education working with students with disabilities and working closely with faculty and staff
• Knowledge of Section 504
• Ability to produce written communications that are clear and concise
• Ability to orally communicate in an articulate and effective manner
• Ability to view disability-related issues from a broad, non-biased perspective and to understand the impact of equity and inequity in an academic setting
• Ability to handle a stressful, fast paced work environment during certain periods of the year

• Experience working with college students on the spectrum and demonstrated knowledge of facilitating student groups
• Familiarity with universal design, assistive technology and other needs in the field of disability services at the postsecondary level
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, conflict resolution and decision making skills

Additional Information:
This is a full-time position.

For the first 10 working days, beginning January 17, 2013 and ending January 31, 2013 , applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.


Salary $50,000 - $55,000

State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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