Student Services Professional
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
Exempt - This position is covered by health benefits,
and is exempt, (not eligible for overtime compensation) according
to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Classification Salary Range:
$4,691 - $6,683 monthly
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent?
Regular or Temporary:
Full Time or Part Time:
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Work hours may vary
depending on operations.
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
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 about SSWD, please visit
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
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
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.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
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
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
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
Conditions 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
15. Professional experience in a university setting providing
counseling, advising, and/or assessing adult students with
disabilities, including those with dual or multiple
16. Experience with Universal Design in Learning pedagogy
Is Background Check Required:
Background Check Disclaimer:
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be
completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a
position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to
satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the
application status of applicants or continued employment of current
California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the
Selected candidate(s) will be required to provide proof of
eligibility to work in the United States.
Conflict of Interest:
California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act:
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated
reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting
Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in
the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition
Equal Employment Opportunity:
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional
commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider
qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression,
sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical
condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully
authorized to accept employment in the United States.
It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to
provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with
disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you
need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the
application and/or interviewing process, visit
The University is committed to creating an education and working
environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual
violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For
more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime
Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy
and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report
(ASR) is available for viewing at https://www.csus.edu/clery
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy
statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information,
crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and
drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains
statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last
three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request
at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.
Number of Vacancies:
Open Until Filled:
Priority Application Deadline:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To apply, visit https://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/5765