St Edwards University
  • Student Disability Services
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

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Disability Counselor

Student Disability Services


St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of Disability Counselor. It is the role of the Disability Counselor to ensure that all St. Edward's students, Graduate, and Undergraduate, who are diagnosed with a disability, receive the services and accommodations that are within their legal rights. The position includes direct disability services, ongoing counseling/support and leadership across campus regarding compliance, advocacy and education regarding students with disabilities. The Disability Counselor upholds St. Edward's mission by safeguarding the precept that there will be no discrimination either in the recruitment, admission, educational process, or treatment of students with disabilities. This position is supervised by the Director of Student Disability Services.


For consideration:

  • Master's degree in counseling, social work, higher education or related field required
  • Licensure or licensure eligible preferred, (i.e. LPC, LCSW, LMFT), experience working with people facing mental health challenges required
  • Minimum of one to three years professional experience in an educational setting in an academic or mental health counseling role required, higher education preferred
  • Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Fair Housing Act and all other relevant federal and state laws pertaining to individuals with disabilities preferred.
  • Ability to work with a diverse constituency including faculty, staff, and students required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to follow workplace and attendance guidelines required.
  • Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required.

Essential Responsibilities:

Disability Counselor Responsibilities

  • Determines if students qualify for disability services under the ADA, Section 504 and/or the Fair Housing Act, and approves academic accommodations based on individual needs.
  • Reviews documentation related to disabilities and functional limitations
  • Engages in the interactive process with students to clarify requests
  • Provides referrals for documentation to off-campus services and resources as needed
  • Maintains collaborative and consultative relationships, and mediation when appropriate, with faculty, staff, community resources, parents, and others involved in providing accommodations to qualified students.

Student Academic Support Responsibilities

  • Maintains caseload of qualifying students with disabilities.
  • Coordinates and monitors the effectiveness of direct disability services in collaboration with faculty and staff to ensure equal access to programs and services.
  • Provides on-going academic counseling support, skill-building and advocacy services.
  • Maintains student records in a confidential manner.
  • Educates students regarding their disabilities: characteristics, learning and coping strategies.

For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.


The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

Medical & Rx Coverage - UMR (HSA & FSA Available)

Dental - Sunlife Dental

Vision - Sunlife Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan - (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts

An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at; https://www.stedwards.edu/human-resources/benefits-summary


HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit an online application at; https://stedwards.applicantpro.com. Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.

In your cover letter, please describe your lived experiences that prepare you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

ABOUT ST. EDWARD'S UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students.


OTHER ITEMS TO KNOW

Sponsorship:

We are not offering sponsorship at this time.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Available: Immediately

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