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Director, Student Accessibility Resources

San Jacinto College
Houston, TX 77049
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San Jacinto College

Equal Opportunity Statement: The San Jacinto College District is committed to equal opportunity for all students, employees, and applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, pregnancy, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, genetic information, marital status, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

Director, Student Accessibility Resources - Central Campus

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The function of the Director is to provide leadership in the development, facilitation, implementation, and assessment of a comprehensive variety of support services designed to ensure college access for eligible students. Provides leadership and support to Accessibility Services Counselors and Coordinator of Neurodiversity Support Services across the College District


Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide overall leadership, planning, and supervision for the accessibility services support area within Student Support Services. Direct and evaluate program goals and outcomes to ensure reasonable accommodations and services for students with disabilities
  • Serve as the College expert and liaison to the campus community regarding the provision and coordination of academic and campus accommodations for students. Ensure college policies and practices align with ADA regulations
  • Establish collaborative relationships on campus and in the community by serving on internal and external committees, anticipating changes that may create or remove barriers, and advising the campus community as appropriate. Develop, foster, and maintain relationships with community service organizations and agencies.
  • Provide campus leadership with assistance in resolving student accessibility issues and initiating programs and practices that contribute to the success of students with disabilities
  • Develop educational programs related to disability services, mental health issues or other topics that may hinder student success.
  • Monitor and maintain the effectiveness of student accommodations in the educational process.
  • Refer students to appropriate external agencies to complete assessment, outside community mental health resources and other community agencies.
  • Work with the Dean to plan, implement and evaluate the programs and services provided by the department

Additional Job Functions:
  • Provide short-term counseling and crisis intervention as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with staff, faculty, and administrators throughout the institution to achieve the College's annual goals and objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to demonstrate the College values
  • Facilitate timely, professional communication and problem resolution strategies
  • Have good working knowledge of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its impact on community colleges
  • Have good working knowledge of a broad range of disabilities
  • Must be knowledgeable about the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) and the college's policies and procedures related to TSI
  • Must be knowledgeable about and be responsive to FERPA law and regulations
  • Maintain processes and systems that improve the quality of customer support services
  • Demonstrate working functional knowledge and use of Banner
  • Must be knowledgeable about university transfer requirements, reverse transfers, and articulations agreements
  • Coordinate, plan, and implement targeted events and activities on campus
  • May conduct individual and group counseling
  • Must adhere to the highest principles of ethical behavior and strive to ensure the fair, objective, and impartial treatment of all persons with whom they deal
  • Must use reasonable and informed practices to limit the liability exposure of the institution, its officers, employees, and agents
  • Maintain counseling and advising records as required by federal and state professional counseling regulations
  • Must possess outstanding customer service skills and have the ability to work with multiple projects and within deadlines.
  • Must be available for occasional nights and weekends activities

Required Education:
  • Master's degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related discipline from a regionally accredited college/university required.

Required Experience:
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in working with neurodiverse students and/or students with disabilities
  • Experience in career/educational, individual, short-term counseling, crisis intervention, minority concerns, learning styles/study skills.
  • Experience with creating and fostering student success, retention and completion.

Preferred Experience:
  • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience.

Preferred Licenses/Certifications:
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.), Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), or related license preferred.
  • Any license(s) and Certification(s) must meet the State of Texas guidelines and regulations for counseling practices, regardless of exempt status of educational entity

Note: This position has opportunity for limited remote work arrangements with appropriate approvals and in accordance with the policies, procedures, and needs of the College

Salary Grade: 29

Salary is based on the Board-approved salary schedule for the current fiscal year. See Salary Schedule

Requisition Number: req2918

Posting Close Date: 6/6/2021


Posted: 2021-05-12 Expires: 2021-06-13

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