S936 - Director of Counseling and Disability Services

LOCATION: Wayland Baptist University (WBU) – Plainview Campus

DEPARTMENT: Student Services

SUPERVISED BY: Dean of Students

POSITION CLASSIFICATION: Exempt (Administrative)

POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Counseling Center staff.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Coordinator of Counseling and Disability Services is responsible for the operations and staff of the Counseling Center which is dedicated to providing the highest quality programs, services, and opportunities to support student development and success. Additionally, The Coordinator of Counseling and Disability Services is responsible for the development, implementation and coordination of a comprehensive program of services for students with disabilities. The position will have primary responsibility for compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as they relate to disability services for students. The Coordinator of Counseling and Disability Services will support the mission of Wayland Baptist University, as well as the Student Development Goals of the Student Services area. Wayland Baptist Student Services seeks to create Student Leaders who are Christ-like, Capable and Committed.                                                                                                                                                             

SPECIFIC TASKS AND DUTIES AS RELATED TO COUNSELING SERVICES

  1. Provide professional counseling services to students, faculty and staff.
  2. Make appropriate counseling referrals.
  3. Respond to crisis situations.
  4. Plan and develop outreach programs to the university community.
  5. Develop and maintain strong working relationships with administrative and academic departments.
  6. Oversee and participate in on call weekend and evening crisis response.
  7. Develop and monitor annual budget.
  8. Participate in or chair university committees as needed or appointed.
  9. Provide clinical supervision for the universities Master of Arts degree in Counseling program.
  1. Familiarize and stay current on the accommodation process of students with disabilities in private higher education, specifically concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act.

SPECIFIC TASKS AND DUTIES AS RELATED TO DISABILITY SERVICES:

  1. Provides system-wide direct coordination of accommodation services for qualified students with disabilities, including dissemination of accommodation letters. Collects required documents from students seeking disability services. Communicates with students and faculty to ensure reasonable accommodations are afforded to students.
  2. Monitors compliance with ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Continually reviews federal and state regulations that govern the provision of disability services to students.
  3. Compiles and prepares reports, evaluations, and surveys of program activities/services for students as required by the state, federal government, or Office of Civil Rights. Monitors and tracks retention rates of students with disabilities.
  4. Provides training to faculty in developing reasonable approaches to accommodating the needs of disabled students. Ensures awareness of the legal ramifications of compliance failures.
  5. Collaborates with faculty in the development of instructional support and strategies to ensure compliance with students' listed accommodations while maintaining standards of academic excellence. Provides updates on assertive technologies, books, videos, and other resources used by students, faculty, and staff.

The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job.  Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Dean of Students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  1. Masters Degree, or within two semesters of completing a Master’s in Counseling or related field.
  2. State recognized counseling license is preferred.

Experience and Knowledge:

  1. One (1) year of supervised counseling experience, which can include a practicum or internship is required.
  2. One (1) year experience or at least 1 graduate level course in disability services or a related field preferred.
  3. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the counseling process.
  4. Experience working in higher education is preferred.
  5. Experience working directly with university age students is preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  1. Must be familiar with the Life Developmental stage of university students (e.g. Needs, social concerns and issues that impact them).
  2. Must be able to communicate professionally accepted standards of practice in regard to counseling techniques utilized (nothing unconventional of experimental).
  3. Must be able to keep information gleaned from counseling in strict confidence.
  4. Must be flexible, patient and skilled in listening and reflective responses.
  5. Must be cognizant of Wayland Baptist University’s mission statement when dispensing advice.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance.   If hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Employee must be able and willing to travel and teach at external campuses.  Must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver’s license.  Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver’s record.

Wayland Baptist University does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic.