Disability Career Counselor (Student Services Professional I)
San Diego State University
Location: San Diego, California
Internal Number: 4304170
Disability Career Counselor (Student Services Professional I)
Job No: 528345 Work Type: Locations: San Diego Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Under general supervision, the incumbent will provide employment and internship preparation services for students and alumni who are consumers of the Department of Rehabilitation. This initiative will require individualized career assessments, collaboration with students and alumni, career services, and networking with employers. Under the guidance of the Workability IV Coordinator, the incumbent will assist students and alumni with the search for internship and employment opportunities related to their IPE goal. In addition, the incumbent will help students and alumni increase their network through participation at career fairs, workshops, and individual contacts with employers who are receptive to providing internship and employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities.
The incumbent will create notes that document important issues or concerns that are relevant to the student or alumni progress towards internship or employment search. Attend WAIV and SDS staff meetings.
The incumbent will assist the Assistant Director with SDS's programming to increase visibility on campus and in the community. They will serve on campus programming committees with students, staff, and faculty, assist with planning, provide work direction for student assistants, and attend events.
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent/probationary position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.
The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity is responsible for the coordination and development of student services and building the inclusive excellence of SDSU's staff and faculty at San Diego State University. Departments include, but not limited to, Assistant Deans for Student Affairs; Career Services; Center for Educational Partnerships, Outreach and Success; Communications Services; Counseling & Psychological Services; Cultural and Identity Centers; Educational Opportunity Programs and Ethnic Affairs; Financial Aid and Scholarships; Military Veterans Program; New Student and Parent Programs; Office of the Student Ombudsman; Residential Education; Resource Management; Student Disability Services; Student Health Services; Student Life and Leadership; Student Rights and Responsibilities; Testing Services Office; Well-being & Health Promotion; and programming related to Inclusive Excellence.
Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity
The Division works proactively to address systemic inequities through professional learning, community building, advocacy, policy recommendations and organizational structures, while facilitating an integrated vision and shared responsibility for prioritizing and advancing institutional goals. We aim to foster an affirming campus culture based on the core values of excellence, equity, diversity, belonging and inclusion through:
Recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are reflective of the diverse student body and communities served by SDSU, and recruiting students who are representative of the rich diversity of the region and the world;
Fostering an environment that is welcoming, affirming, and empowering for students, faculty, staff and alumni of all backgrounds;
Enhancing the career and educational pathways of a diverse student body, the faculty and staff; and
Cultivating relationships with the local community that advance the well-being of diverse individuals and communities.
Position upholds the Student Affairs and Campus Diversity Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, specifically:
'The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity acknowledges and honors the inherent value and dignity of all individuals by creating and nurturing a learning and working environment that affirms and leverages our community's diversity of traditions, heritages, perspectives, and experiences. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusive excellence designed to facilitate the personal and professional success, growth, development, and well-being of all members of our community. We manifest this commitment through our innovative, strategic and collaborative efforts to develop leaders who believe in and lead others toward practicing civility, mutual respect, and inclusion in our workplaces and society.'
The Senior Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity. The Senior Assistant Vice President serves as a lead executive officer in the Division. The Senior Assistant Vice President is responsible for the 3 direction and coordination of department programs/personnel as designated by the Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity. The incumbent represents the interests of the Division on a day-to-day basis at the sub-Cabinet level and is responsible for the promotion of student development through a program of co-curricular activities and services to students. The Senior Assistant Vice President is also responsible for the quality of the campus social, cultural and educational environment and the student services that enhance the University's academic programs and the intellectual and personal development of students on the San Diego State University campus.
Student Disability Services (SDS) in the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity provides a full range of accommodations and services to nearly 2,500 students with physical, psychological and learning disabilities, facilitating equal access to the educational process. This is accomplished through direct service support, review of campus accessibility, adaptive technology, assessment, test accommodation, and a variety of other services. Accommodations vary according to types of disabilities, and may include sign language interpreting; provision of alternative formats, such as electronic text or Braille; computer-assisted real-time captioning; test accommodation; advising; assistive computer technology; cart transportation service and numerous other services. Provision of these academic support services, technology and advocacy promotes the retention and graduation of students with disabilities at SDSU.
The office consists of the Director, Assistant Director, an Accommodations and Evaluations Coordinator, three Counselors, a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Coordinator, an Accommodations Specialist, an Alternative Media and Assistive Technology Coordinator, an Operations Coordinator/Budget Officer, a Test Accommodations Coordinator, a Test Accommodation and Captioning Assistant Coordinator, a Special Services Coordinator, three office support staff and 40-50 hourly employees and student assistants.
Two additional programs are affiliated with Student Disability Services. The first is funded by a federal Trio-Student Support Services grant that provides enhanced services intended to increase graduation and retention rates of at-risk undergraduates. The Trio-SSS program employs three professional staff. The second is a Workability IV program that is a cooperative contract between the state Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), SDSU Career Services and Student Disability Services the purpose of which is to deliver enhanced career services to students with disabilities who are DOR consumers. The Workability IV program employs two full-time professional staff and one part-time support staff.
For more information regarding the Student Ability Success Center Department, click here.
Education and Experience
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration, or a job-related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of one year of experience in professional Student Services work at the entry trainee level. Equivalent amounts of graduate level job-related education may be substituted for the required experience.
Significant working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Sections 504 and 508 of 6 the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended in 1998, FERPA, and other relevant state and federal laws and codes.
Ability to interpret medical and psycho-educational documentation to determine eligibility for disability accommodation.
General knowledge, acquired through a combination of education and experience, of the principles, practices and procedures related to disability services delivery in institutions of higher education.
Professional education experience, intelligence, and initiative to sustain moderately complex and independent case management.
Knowledge of emerging educational and computer technology and applications in the higher education environment sufficient to authorize the use of technology suitable for a variety of disabilities.
Master's degree in a field related to job responsibilities is preferred.
Work experience in disability services at the postsecondary level is preferred.
Working knowledge of assistive technology hardware and software, as well as standard computer hardware and software is preferred.
Superior oral and written communication skills.
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,066 per month.
Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.
CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,066 - $5,752 per month.
Diversity and Community at SDSU
At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.
Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement. For more information, click here.
At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university.
SDSU's Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another.
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on July 6, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by July 5, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.
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 CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.
SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Beau Barron at email@example.com.
Advertised: Jun 22, 2023 (9:00 AM) Applications Close: Open until filled
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