Disability Services Counselor (12-month Professional Faculty)

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 24, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Disability Services Counselor (12-month Professional Faculty)

Position Number: 298GA022
Job Open Date: 03/19/2021
Job Close Date: 04/18/2021
Open Until Filled: No

Job Description
55%, College Wide support for disability services personnel: Responsible for training, leadership, and oversight for disability services college-wide. Collaborate with disability services personnel to determine appropriate and reasonable accommodations. Train and education students and faculty as needed on implementation of disability services. Coordinate with facilities on physical accommodations for students, including classroom placement of special chairs and desk, classroom changes, etc. Requisition sign language interpreting services for deaf students. Coordinate with interpreters and other service providers to schedule support for in-class and co-curricular activities. Collaborate with testing center to meet student accommodation needs. Collect and provide data on disability services to VCCS. Provide leadership and services for students with disabilities. Write and approve accommodation letters for students with disabilities. Stay informed of current legal requirements related to the evaluation of academic accommodations and adjustments for students with disabilities in higher education. Develop processes and services to continuously improve the delivery of services to students with disabilities. Effectively communicate student needs associated with disability service with college staff, including Testing Center, Financial Aid, Advising, Student Support Programs, and Admissions and Records. Collaborate with faculty to ensure appropriate academic accommodations are implemented for eligible students. Travel among all campuses as required.

25% Student Advising and Case Management: Promote student development and provide outstanding level of academic advising in a positive, supportive environment for future and current students, parents, and other community members. Serve as the dedicated advisor/case manager for all students with disabilities at the Middletown campus. Provide leadership to develop in-person and virtual advising experiences for students with disabilities. Assist with planning and implementing workshops and services each semester supporting student development, success, and retention to students, groups, and faculty at LFCC and in the community. Collaborate with other Student Services team members to provide outstanding programs and services. Collaborate with faculty to improve student experiences within the classroom.

10% TRIO Student Support Services Case Management: Serve as the primary case manager for TRIO participants with disabilities. Responsible for advising, transfer planning, referrals to campus and community services, assistance with financial aid and scholarship applications. Responsible for keeping detailed records and notes on each interaction with students and supporting grant reporting activities. 

8% Administrative Services to the College: Serve as evening administrator on duty for the college through 7:30 pm as requested up to 7 evenings per semester. Remain current with college crisis and emergency protocol. Liaison with campus police, facilities, and learning personnel. Provide positive support, collaboration, and leadership within the Student Services team. Serve on committees, professional development activities, and other duties as assigned. Regularly assist in evaluating and redesigning internal processes within the Student Services Team to improve customer service, efficiency, and effectiveness. Serve on the Student Support Team and provide crisis intervention and community referrals for students as needed.

2% Continuous improvement: Actively participates in and shares learning experiences, especially within the VCCS, and the primary transfer institutions for our students. Assists in ensuring that our Student Services Team is utilizing best practices. Regularly assist in evaluating and redesigning internal processes to maximize Student Services Team efficiency and effectiveness. Occasional travel for conferences and other educational opportunities.

Compensation and Benefits
The minimum salary for this restricted position is $56,610.00 per year, however, actual starting salary will commensurate with education and/or experience. The position is restricted, with funding through August 31, 2025. The position is a 12-month professional faculty role and as such is eligible for the benefits package offered by the Commonwealth of Virginia for state agencies and the Virginia Community College System. For more information, please visit www.dhrm.virginia.gov and www.vccs.edu.

About Lord Fairfax Community College
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is a comprehensive, nonresidential, two-year public institution of higher education with 4 locations-the Fauquier and Middletown Campuses, the Luray-Page County Center and the Vint Hill Site and outreach sites throughout the College’s service region. The service region includes the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, and Warren and the city of Winchester.

LFCC’s Middletown Campus and Luray-Page County Center are nestled within the Shenandoah Valley with easy access to a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities, historical sites, and a welcoming network of towns and cities where families grow and diverse business thrive. LFCC’s Fauquier Campus and Vint Hill Site are located within the Upper Piedmont region of Virginia. Situated in Fauquier County, and located just 40 miles west of Washington, D.C., this area offers the beauty of country living with easy access to the international community of our nation’s capital.

LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC offers a variety of day, evening, weekend and distance learning classes. As one of the fastest growing community colleges of the Virginia Community Colleges, LFCC serves over 9,100 unduplicated credit students and approximately 1,200 employers with business and professional development through Workforce Solutions. In terms of student enrollment, LFCC is the seventh largest of the 23 colleges of the Virginia Community Colleges.

Celebrate with Us
LFCC is embarking on the celebration of our 50 Years of Impact. In the fall of 1970, LFCC first opened its doors at the Middletown Campus to begin classes with 577 students. Beginning, January 2020, LFCC will celebrate 50 years of cultivating educational opportunity and economic vitality within our community. We look forward to reflecting on our past, celebrating the present and moving forward with a renewed dedication to our community and student achievement.

Fiscal year 2020 was one of the strongest years for higher education in state budget recent history. There were no increases to tuition or fees for students, $4 million statewide increase to training grants, compensation increases for employees and health premiums remained unchanged. LFCC ranks 8 out of Virginia’s 23 Community Colleges in the amount of performance based funding received.

LFCC continues to prepare for the future; our facilities and campus improvement projects include new construction of the Luray Page County Center in Luray, VA as well as the anticipated Hazel Hall Building at our Fauquier Campus in Warrenton, VA.

Lord Fairfax Community College, located in the Northern Shenandoah Valley is accepting applications for adjunct, part-time faculty (day, evening and weekend) positions for Adjunct Faculty. Positions are appointed on a course-by-course, semester basis as needed. Responsibilities include teaching college level courses, which may include distance learning on and off campus courses during the day, evening and weekends.

Additional Information
Your Expertise. Our Inspiring Culture. Enriching Lives and Community Vitality. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the value that students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), LFCC will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of accommodation in order to provide access to the application, interviewing and selection process. 1-800-906-5322 ext. 7226

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. LFCC shall promote and maintain equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification), status as a veteran, national origin, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

Special Assignments
May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA's/Required Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in special education, psychology, counseling, social work, or other closely related field. 
  • Experience working collaboratively with and advocating for diverse student populations and/or community members. 
  •  Diverse knowledge of human behavior, theories of learning processes, and/or theories on student motivation and retention strategies. 
  • Ability to provide crisis care or assisting to manage conflicts diplomatically 
  • Knowledge of ADA laws as they relate to the learning environment. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Flexibility and resourcefulness in problem solving

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience using adaptive technology 
  • History of advising or academic coaching

Operation of a State Vehicle:  Yes
Supervises Employees: No
Required Travel: Travel to sites and campuses per duties of the role.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested individuals must apply online.

Upload Profile Attachments: Cover Letter (this is optional, but recommended), Resume (Resume/CV is required for all Faculty/Administrative positions) and Unofficial Transcripts (required for all Faculty/Administrative positions).

Reference checks, background screenings, and eVerify are required for all LFCC positions. Satisfactory reference, background screenings are a condition of employment.

Apply online at https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/32606 

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.