Student Service Professional III
Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Tuesday, January 4th @ 11:59pm
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Services to Students with Disabilities (SSWD), the SSWD Access Coordinator interprets diagnostic assessment scores and reports; writes education plans based on functional limitations, and determines academic accommodations and auxiliary services; provides instruction in compensatory strategies and learning issues; serves as a resource for faculty and staff; and refers students to appropriate technological resources and services. The Access Coordinator is responsible for case management for approximately 300 students with primarily learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, acquired brain injuries, psychiatric disabilities, and other disabilities with cognitive and behavioral impairments. Develops holistic academic intervention success plan for students with various disabilities. The holistic intervention plan can include assessment for alternative communication methods, identifying funding sources for communication and/or mobility needs, collaboration with both on-campus resources and off-campus agencies. Working closely with students and faculty, determines efficient and effective resolutions for required academic accommodations that do not involve fundamental alterations of courses, or serious imposition on other students, instructors, or the University as a whole.
The SSWD Access Coordinator works in an interdisciplinary team to provide coordination of efficient and effective academic modification services to students with disabilities. Problem-solving frequently requires analysis of unique issues/problems without precedent and/or structure. Decisions can impact university compliance and liability under federal and state disability law and regulations. Involves planning, developing, and implementing programs, processes, and activities for students with disabilities in accordance with federal and state law, to ensure their equal access to the academic and campus environment. Knowledge of ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and federal Office of Civil Rights decisions and application to postsecondary education, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.
CSU Classification Salary Range: $ 4,691.00 - $ 6,683.00
Recruitment Type: Regular
Work Hours: Monday through Friday 8am-5pm. Hours may vary depending on department need.
Services to Students with Disabilities (SSWD) offers a wide range of accommodation services that ensure students with disabilities have equal access and opportunity to pursue their educational goals.
Working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators, SSWD provides campus-wide consultation and serves as a primary information resource on disability-related issues to the campus community.
For more information: https://www.csus.edu/student-affairs/centers-programs/services-students-disabilities/
Knowledge and Abilities:
The following knowledge and abilities as well as those listed at the lower levels in the Student Services Professional series are required for appointment into this classification.
Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior. General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned; general knowledge of individual counseling techniques; general knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities of the specific campus to which the position is assigned. Working knowledge of student services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned. Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; advise students individually and in groups on complex student related matters; determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature; interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.
A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.
1. Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
2. Experience providing services and advocating for the needs of students with disabilities.
3. Knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and federal Office of Civil Rights decisions and applications to postsecondary students.
4. Knowledge of and ability to identify and develop effective and appropriate compensatory academic strategies and instructional techniques for specific learning barriers as related to disabilities.
5. Knowledge of appropriate accommodations, including assistive technology, and demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of postsecondary students.
6. Knowledge of individual counseling techniques, conflict resolution, and advocacy strategies, as well as demonstrated strengths in time management, organizational skills, and case management.
7. Ability to work independently and possess self-direction skills to be able to initiate plans, organize, prioritize, multi-task, and coordinate work in a fast paced organization.
8. Ability to work efficiently and effectively, and to adapt to change in a dynamic work environment.
9. Effective interpersonal skills.
10. Effective verbal and written communication skills.
11. Ability to work with a diverse student population and diverse work environment.
Condition of Employment
- Ability to pass background check.
12. Master’s degree in Special Education, Learning Disabilities, Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Rehabilitation, or related field.
13. Experience with TRIO SSS.
14. Ability to interpret cognitive and achievement test batteries and reports related to learning disability assessment and determine eligibility for LD services based on University eligibility guidelines.
15. Professional experience in a university setting providing counseling, advising, and/or assessing adult students with disabilities, including those with dual or multiple disabilities.
16. Experience with Universal Design in Learning pedagogy.
Documents Needed to Apply
Resume and cover letter.
About Sac State
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