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Disability Counselor I
Student Counseling
Counseling Center

The Counseling Center/Disability Services are committed to providing confidential, culturally-competent and evidenced based counseling and disability services to students. Our philosophy encourages students’ empowerment, the development of individual strengths, greater independence, and self-advocacy. Disability Services staff maintains disability-related documents, certify eligibility for services, and determines reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Disability Services strives to provide individuals with the tools by which they can better accomplish their educational goals.  The Disability Counselor provides, arranges, and coordinates accommodations for students in courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities. This part time position is 8 months, 30 hours per week.

- Provide disability counseling and case management services to qualified students with disabilities.
- Certify students with disabilities for Disability Services utilizing national documentation guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
- Review documentation (including psycho-educational reports) for disabilities and verify that documentation meets the criteria for services.
- Determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations for the classroom, residence halls, and other campus services.
- Provide personal counseling services to students.
- Complete paperwork, including documentation of clinical and disability work.
- Attend to case management issues related to students certified with Disability Services and/or using counseling services.
- Respond and manage student crises.
- Participate in Counselor-On-Call rotation (24 hour availability).
- Participate in weekly clinical, business, and disability team meetings.
- Meet requirements for professional counseling or psychology licensure and maintain licensure in good standing with the board.
- Seek continuing education opportunities to stay current on best practices in counseling and disability fields
- Assist in maintaining CC/DS database.
- Consult with outside professionals, when needed.

- Masters degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or related field required.  
- Licensed (or licensed-eligible) to practice in the State of North Carolina.
- If clinically supervising another staff member, must hold license for at least two years.
- A minimum of one year of disability services/counseling experience.
- Short-term/ time limited counseling experience.
- Working knowledge of laws relating to higher education and disability such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  
- Strong computer/technology skills.
- Limited evening or weekend work possible.
- Must participate in Counselor-On-Call rotation (24 hour availability).

Preferred skills:
- Disability services experience.
- Experience in higher education.
- Knowledge of assistive technology.
- Crisis intervention experience.

Computer Skills:
Position requires previous experience with PCs and working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Word, and Excel.  Knowledge of e-text reproduction, scanning, and text-to-speech technology preferred.

Other Skills Required:
Mental health crisis management experience preferred.

Certificates, licenses, registrations:
Must be licensed (or licensed-eligible) in Psychology, Social Work or Professional Counseling or related field.

To apply, complete the online application.  Attach a cover letter and resume.

Cover Letter, Resume

Contact Information:

1st Floor Park Center
(919) 760-8898
Fax: (919) 760-8164