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Non-Classified Opening

Counselor/Disability Services Coordinator, Disability Services (1902)

Non-Classified Classification

Idaho State University

Open for Recruitment: May 15, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Announcement # NONCLS074004
Salary Range: DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Meridian

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

Posting Number: req491
12 Month Full-Time
Idaho State University

Primary Purpose
We have an open position for a 12-month, full-time Counselor/Disability Services (DS) Coordinator at ISU-Meridian. The primary purpose of this position is to, under the direction of the Director of Disability Services and the Director of University Counseling & Testing Service (UCTS), be responsible for ensuring students receive professional counseling services and that students with disabilities receive equal access and reasonable accommodations while participating in curricular and co-curricular activities sponsored or funded by Idaho State University (ISU). A license to provide mental health services is required to be considered for this position and much of the training for the management of disability services will be provided by ISU. The Counselor/DS Coordinator must demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of individuals with differing backgrounds and must be able to communicate effectively with students, staff, faculty, parents and the community. This position also supervises additional staff who may include an administrative assistant and sign language interpreter. This position reports to the Director of Disability Services and the Director of Counseling and Testing. This position must maintain strict confidentiality of student records in accordance with FERPA & HIPAA laws. Starting Date: Starting between July 1st and August 14th, 2017; date is negotiable.

Key Responsibilities
Counseling responsibilities:
Provision of counseling services; consultation with students, staff, faculty, and other offices; and provision of daytime emergency and triage services. Priority treatment population will be the masters and Ph.D. students from the Department of Counseling. There are opportunities for staff to specialize in areas of their professional interests consistent with the UCTS mission and goals; for example: biofeedback, mindfulness, diversity, international students, etc.

Disability Services responsibilities:
Determines accommodations for students with disabilities by conducting structured interviews and reviewing medical, psychological and technical evaluations. Provides information, referrals, and support to prospective and enrolled students with disabilities while tracking needed information in provided databases. Ensure students and the campus community know and address rights and responsibilities relating to reasonable accommodations.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Masters in counseling or a related field from an accredited program. Licensed in Idaho by July 1st, 2017. Strong clinical skills and commitment to clinical work. Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills. Evidence of collaboration and flexibility in working with others. Multicultural commitment/advocacy. Demonstrated experience in handling difficult and delicate situations tactfully. Excellent organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Supervised experience in a University Counseling Center or in the treatment of college students. Mental health crisis intervention experience. Experience and/or strong interest in one or more of the following areas: LGBTQA students; eating/body image issues; biofeedback; substance abuse; mindfulness; trauma. Knowledge/experience in working with students with disabilities. Working knowledge of equal access laws pertaining to disability access.

Apply online at https://isu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=491

Please submit the following documents with your application:
Cover Letter, Resume/CV, three (3) written letters of recommendation, and contact information for those three references. Letters of Recommendation should be directly emailed to Rick Pongratz at pongrich@isu.edu. (208) 282-2130.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by June 5, 2017. However, the position will remain open until filled. Approved salary range is $47,500 - $52,700 annually, commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website:
ISU Clery Report

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.