Counselor for Disability Services, Kentucky State Univ., Frankfort KY

Counselor for Disability Services, Kentucky State Univ., Frankfort KY

COUNSELOR I for DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER                   posted 8/11/14
Kentucky State University, Frankfort KY
Type:  Staff Position
Position # 100413
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Under general direction, oversees the campus Disability Resource Center; and ensures that the University is in compliance with federal laws governing disabled persons.
1. Provides assistance and advice to disabled students to ensure their needs are met.
2. Assess students’ degree of disability and other factors in order to provide solutions and support.
3. Collects data and maintains cumulative records of students needing special accommodations.
4. Communicates with the University community concerning student needs and University obligations.
5. Refers students to off campus agencies for assistance as appropriate.
6. May facilitate, coordinate, and conduct seminars and workshops relating to the Disability Resource Center and the services we provide.
7. Participate in professional development activities.
8. Assist in developing proposals for additional funding opportunities.
9. Confers with faculty regarding student adjustment problems and academics as it relates to student’s disability.
10. Other related duties as required.

Masters Degree in counseling, social work or relevant field; at least three years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Knowledge of regulations and protocols governing care of and services for the disabled. Knowledge of the University’s policies and programs related to disability services. Knowledge of community resources for people with disabilities. Skill in working with people with a variety of disabilities. Skill in analyzing request for reasonable accommodations and developing and implementing plans for the provision of reasonable accommodations. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Skill in effectively communicating complex technical matters related to disabilities both verbally and writing.

Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. No or very limited physical effort required. No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

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