|Job Title||Senior Disability Specialist|
|Posting Date||January 31st, 2013|
Work is completed with a high level of independence under the direction of the Director of the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD). Provides disability management counseling to students with disability(ies) as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Assembly Bill 746 as it relates to OSD's mission. When presented with sensitive ADA/504 related issues by individual students, parents, faculty, and/or broader campus community (the colleges, Student Affairs, Campus Counsel, Academic Dept. Chairs, graduate program administrators or School of Medicine faculty and administrators, Veterans Administration), researches and responds to the issue(s) appropriately. Independently prioritizes and completes on-going tasks following established departmental guidelines, University policies, and State/Federal laws. Other assignments are made by the Director on a project basis. Work is reviewed periodically with the Director through status reports, Disability Specialist meetings, and when actions necessitate a deviation from standard guidelines.
Conducts or reviews student intake interviews involving students with disabilities. Counsels office staff and students on disability management issues. Develops and maintains relations with campus departments, community agencies, and national organizations.
Performs research and development of training and evaluation tools, screening mechanisms and teaching modules.
Graduation from a university with major work in related field, and at least 4 years related experience in a college-level disability support service or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education Counseling, Higher Education Counseling or closely related field in post-secondary arena with students with disabilities or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Working knowledge of counseling theories/strategies, interviewing techniques and psychosocial aspects applicable to training/teaching/empowering diverse educational and disabled student populations, through a combination of individual and group settings.
Working knowledge of research, development and training strategies appropriate to the development/maintenance of skill levels consistent with university-level standards of satisfactory performance, specifically, disability management, life skills and academic learning skills (time, study and exam management), as well as crisis intervention experience.
Demonstrated working knowledge of disability classifications, ADA/Section 504 of the rehabilitation Act (defining disability, significant/functional limitations and mitigating factor), and current related legislation, as well as the DSM-IV codes.
Skilled in coordinating service provision, and co-facilitation of group support, including skill in addressing emerging disability issues of independence/life skill facilitation, and counseling techniques specific to understanding and counseling re: psychosocial aspects of disability.
Strong, well-demonstrated verbal, aural and written communication skills.
Duties may require direct contact with children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) form will be required.
Background check required.
UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity / Staff Affirmative Action Employer that values a diverse workforce and provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities.
|Location||La Jolla, CA|