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Personal Counselor and Disability Services Coordinator

04/21/2017 3:15 pm

Rockford University invites candidates for the position of Personal Counselor and Disability Services Coordinator.  The successful candidate will provide personal counseling and health education information to Rockford University students, faculty, and staff. The counselor will be able to interpret policy, procedures and regulations with regard to personal counseling and disability support services. Will serve as a resource for disability support services that includes assisting Rockford University students with the process to receive physical and/or academic accommodations. The position is housed under the banner of Student Life – Lang Center and is supervised by the Director of Counseling and the Director of Lang Center. This fulltime, exempt position averages 30 hours per week and is eligible for benefits, upon hire, including tuition remission for employee, spouse/domestic partner and dependents.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Provide one-on-one counseling to students with case notation and appropriate documentation of visits
  • Referral and advocacy on behalf of clients
  • Provide health information and prevention/intervention strategies to campus community
  • Provide alcohol/drug use/abuse prevention information and strategies to campus community and participate in alcohol trainings
  • Plan, budget, implement, and assess programs related to disability services
  • Be aware of federal and state regulations with regard to disability services such ADA, ADAA, section 504 and the Fair Housing Act.
  • Provide advocacy and accommodations for students with disabilities as they interact with each other, faculty, and staff
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities in working with faculty, staff and students with diverse backgrounds including academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, and disabilities
  • Consult and utilize industry resources and attend conferences from professional organizations such as NASW, AHEAD
  • Works as part of the Lang Center team to provide services and education to students as well as develop the appropriate web pages for specific content areas
  • Coordination of web resources for screening and counseling information
  • Develops library of resources – pamphlets, books, and other printed information
  • Participation and support of Lang Center events such as groups, health education
  • Other duties as assigned 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position is part of the Lang Center team and would be responsible for some supervision of graduate assistants and student workers as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Understands, accepts, and agrees to practice the Ethical Principles and Standards set forth by the American Counseling Association
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of personal, emotional and academic counseling.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of program development.
  • Knowledge of best practices and legal requirements of the American with Disabilities Act.
  • Ability to interpret University policy, procedures, and regulations.
  • High energy self starter; must be able to take initiative with minimal guidance and be comfortable working both as an individual and as part of a team.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with various stakeholders.
  • Effective time management skills.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum three years professional experience in social service setting is highly preferred.
  • Master’s degree required – in social work or related counseling field (or if individual is working toward completion of supervision hours, intern would be supervised by MSW, LCSW

TO APPLY:

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position if filled.  Please submit cover letter including salary requirements, resume and list of three professional references to:

HumanResources@Rockford.edu

 

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