Counselor - Accessibility Services

Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
May 27, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Counselor - Accessibility Services

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

Summary:
As a member of the Accessibility Services counseling team, you meet with students to advise them regarding disability and educational accommodations applicable under Federal/State law including, but not limited to, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Counselors evaluate disability documentation and utilize an interactive process to determine student/visitor service eligibility and reasonable accommodations to provide access to the campus and curriculum while maintaining accurate records in a professional and confidential manner in keeping with ADA and FERPA requirements. Counselors use professional judgement to determine and approve reasonable accommodations including accessible technology for students and visitors.

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in special education, counseling, school counseling, psychology, social work, rehabilitation, or a closely related field and two years of related experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the American Disability Act (1990) and the Amendments Act, Vocational Rehabilitation Act, Section 504 (1973), GRAMA, FERPA, HIIPA, and other federal and state statutes and case law.
  • Knowledge of a variety of disabilities, their impact, and accommodations including accessible technology that provide access to an academic environment.
  • Knowledge of Universal Design for Learning principles and other instructional strategies that provide academic access for students with disabilities.
  • Excellent listening skills and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Skilled in the use of technology such as Microsoft Office (word processing, excel, power points), virtual meeting software such as TEAMS, and the ability to learn new/emerging technology and software.
  • Ability to interpret diagnostic information including medical, psychological, and learning assessments to determine reasonable accommodations.
  • Ability to problem-solve, work collaboratively, and resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to stay current in best practices in the field of accessibility services.
  • Ability to manage unexpected potentially urgent, difficult, and/or crisis situations.
  • Ability to work occasional evening or weekend hours.


Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in special education, counseling, school counseling, psychology, social work, rehabilitation and two years of related experience.


Physical Requirements:
This position performs work in a standard office setting.


Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $38,776-$51,765

Advertisement Number: STA28321
Open Date: 05/27/2021
Review Start Date: 06/14/2021
Close Date: 6/18/2021
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant:

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/22695

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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