Counselor, Office of Accommodations and Accessibility
Marist College invites applications for the position of Counselor in the Office of Accommodations & Accessibility. The Counselor is responsible for assessing needs of students with disabilities in areas of personal and academic adjustment, coordinating the delivery of services that include personal, academic and career counseling, facilitating necessary and appropriate academic accommodations, and designing and implementing programming for students with disabilities.
Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work or related area with training or experience in working with persons with disabilities. Experience in evaluating disability documentation, determining eligibility and generating a plan for the provision of services and accommodations, in collaboration with students, faculty and staff is desired. Knowledge of Section 504, amended ADA regulations and other relevant laws pertaining to disability in higher education required. Experience with diverse populations is preferred. Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills required. Must have the ability to work independently without close supervision, work collaboratively as a team member, multi-task, and work in a fast pace environment where urgent situations often arise. Must have proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Banner and other office-based software.
Works with students on the Trio Grant and Accommodations roster
Advises students regarding academic and career interests, personal issues
Works with faculty to clarify students’ needs in the classroom
With Director, assesses the eligibility of students for Program participation; evaluates need for services and accommodations
Reviews, verifies and interprets disability documentation
Determine appropriate accommodations for students by intake interview and documentation
Recommends reasonable accommodations for course work, examinations, and campus life
Coordinate with all campus offices for referrals
Designs and implements disability-related programming and training activities throughout campus
Other duties assigned
About the Department:
The mission of the Office of Accommodations and Accessibility is to support students with documented disabilities in becoming empowered, independent learners by providing the appropriate accommodations and services necessary to access the educational opportunities at Marist College.
The Office of Accommodations and Accessibility provides a comprehensive range of academic support services and accommodations that promote the full integration of students with disabilities into the mainstream college environment. Services and accommodations are individualized to meet the needs of each student and may vary depending upon the disability and/or course content.
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about
Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
About Marist College
Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century. The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. These ideals were handed down to us by the Marist Brothers who founded the College. Now an independent institution governed by a lay board of trustees, Marist continues to embrace the three ideals as an integral part of the College mission.