APPLICANT: Before you apply please have all documents available to upload during the application process. See Instructions below.
The Student Disability Case Manager is responsible for ensuring academic accommodations as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act for Texas A&M University-Commerce students who are registered with the Disability Resources and Services. The position is responsible for assisting with the coordination of accommodation programs to ensure equal access and successful transition of students with various disabilities in to the University community, as well as, providing guidance, recommendations, and interpretation of disability documentation, policy, and law for students, faculty, and staff while working with various University departments and outside agencies as needed.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide case management for students who apply for services under the protection of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Provides on-going service, assessment, and case management to students with disabilities. This includes direct assistance, individual advocacy, referrals to the appropriate campus services and programs, and outside agencies.
Conduct intake interviews with students, review documentation, participate in accommodation eligibility review and approval process.
Keep, comprehensive and current case notes and records related to the students.
Consult and coordinate with faculty, staff and vendors to ensure delivery of reasonable accommodations to SDRS registered students in accordance with all applicable laws and in accordance with policy.
Provides advising services that address the unique needs of students with disabilities and particularly focuses on those strategies needed by those students to succeed at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Works closely with appropriate offices on and off campus such as Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Commission for the Blind, the Office of Civil Rights, Admissions, Registrarâ™s Office, University Police, Facilities Management, Academic Advising, Residential Living and Learning, Sodexo, and academic departments to ensure that students with disabilities are receiving reasonable and appropriate accommodations. Collaborates with staff members in other administrative services such as Orientation, Student Life, Residence Life, Counseling Center, and Student Health Services in the development of policies concerning the delivery of services to students with disabilities.
Assist students with referral to campus support services and provide on-going tracking and/or communication with students in need of academic monitoring, time management services, tutoring, weekly check-in, etc.
Assists with developing, implementing, and evaluating programs for students with disabilities.
Monitors federal, state and local statutes and regulations and exercise prudent judgment in interpreting the ADA and codes to provide students with the most appropriate services.
Assist with organizing and implementing professional development activities within the department.
Assist with all aspects of the daily activities of the department (student requests, phone calls, and exam services, auxiliary services, accommodations, and assistive technology services).
Attend departmental and university meetings and collaborates with other offices and agencies.
Assist with creating and providing outreach and training for faculty, staff and students.
Serves as âœDirectorâ in the absence of the Director of Student Disability Resources & Services.
Education: Bachelorâ™s degree in Education, Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Assistive Rehab, Special Education, Social Work, or related clinical area, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Five (5) of related experience in counseling, clinical psychology, special education, social work and/or providing services addressing developmental needs. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Knowledge of modern practices and methods of disability services. Knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 relative to University students/setting. Excellent communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to: Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality. Ability to form and maintain effective counseling relationships with students and monitor student movement during the therapy process. Ability to adhere to ethical standards and ADA laws and regulations.
Licensing/Professional Certifications: None
Physical Requirements: None
Other Requirements: None
PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:
Masterâ™s degree in Education, Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Special Education, Social Work, or related clinical area. Administrative support experience in higher education. Experience with Banner, AIM, and/or other data management systems. Experience with assistive technologies such as screen readers, text-to-speech, speech-to-text, and/or screen magnification software.
Licensing/Professional Certifications: Educator Certification, Social Work Licensure, Counselor Licensure, etc.
SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
May supervise student workers and graduate assistants.
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT:During the application process you have only one opportunity to upload documents. The page âœMy Experienceâ has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload files. Be sure to include:
At least 3 references and their full contact information, and
Transcripts if a degree is required.
Applications received by Texas A&M University-Commerce must have all job application data entered. Failure to provide all job application data could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application.
Internal Number: R-007584
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