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Disabilities Advisor

Employer
University of Utah
Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 19, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Disabilities Advisor

Job Summary

Manages a caseload of students with disabilities. Provides referrals, evaluates documentation and recommends students for services to facilitate their integration into the academic environment. Provides related education to the campus community. Bachelor's Degree in rehabilitation counseling, psychology, special education, social work, and counseling psychology.; Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); the ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups; and writing and organizational skills required. Master's Degree that includes coursework/experience in assessment; the ability to do program planning. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Responsibilities
1. Perform intake interviews to gain a foundation of information to provide assistance for people with diagnosed disabilities.2. Evaluates appropriate documentation outlining client strengths and weaknesses to determine eligibility for services and identify necessary accommodations, i.e. additional time to take an exam, recording class lectures for auditory processing disabilities, etc.3. Prepares letters of support for student financial aid, department advisors etc, along with letters to faculty pertaining to any accommodation that may be necessary.4. Meets with students who have disabilities on a regular basis to discuss and plan learning strategies, provide advising, as well as encouragement to facilitate their academic progress.5. Prepares notes to complete after each advising session and maintains files along with the intake questionnaire to determine and track client progress6. Evaluates the probability of a learning disability or Attention Deficit Disorder as well as other disabilities and provides appropriate referrals.7. Resolves difficult, and oftentimes crisis situations that require immediate attention, i.e. severe depression, suicide, etc., as well as more moderate problems, i.e. obtaining a alternative format for a student with a reading disability to enable them to participate.8. Responds to inquiries and explains services to help prospective and current students understand what is available to facilitate and meet their academic needs.9. Responds to inquiries and explains services to help prospective and current students understand what is available to facilitate and meet their academic needs.10. Summarizes and disseminates current information and research pertaining to learning disabilities to the campus community to expand and increase their knowledge on the subject.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, special education, social work, counseling, or rehabilitation counseling or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); the ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students; and writing and organizational skills required. Three years experience working with college students, preferably students with disabilities required.

Master’s Degree in a related field preferred; the ability to do program planning; and a working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) preferred.

Preferences
Counseling experience preferred.



Special Instructions


Requisition Number: PRN38884B
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary: Monday - Friday 8:00Am-5:00pm with some telework 
Department: 00317 - Disability Services
Location: Campus
Pay Rate Range: 56000
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: No

To apply, visit https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/166207


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