Coordinator of Disability & Wellness Support
Founded in 1968 to meet the post-secondary and continuing education needs of Cecil County residents, Cecil College has been serving the community and shaping its future for more than 50 years. The College is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the governor. The College’s fifth president, Dr. Mary Way Bolt, reports directly to the Board of Trustees.
Cecil College is centrally located in Maryland’s most northeastern county, just one half mile from Interstate 95. It is easily accessible from Philadelphia and Baltimore, as well as from Wilmington, Delaware.
With a diverse student population, Cecil College enrolls approximately 2,500 credit students and 3,400 non-credit students. Cecil offers associate degrees, certificate programs and non-credit classes. Cecil offers a variety of associate degree and certificate programs.
Through its open admissions policy, Cecil College provides learning opportunities for all who have the desire and ability to benefit from its courses and programs, regardless of age, gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or socioeconomic status.GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reporting to the Director of Student Life, the Coordinator of Disability & Wellness Support provides programs and services for all students and learners across the College including but not limited to students with disabilities and/or mental health concerns. The Coordinator of Disability & Wellness Support manages ADA academic accommodations in accordance with applicable laws and institutional policies and develops, implements, and evaluates a full complement of services for students with disabilities. The Coordinator also leads programs and services aimed at improving the well-being of the general student population.
Given the interaction with employees, students and college community, this position requires in person presence. This position is eligible for telework.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIES:
- Consults with College stakeholders to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities.
- This includes serving as a liaison to Facilities and Public Safety to ensure the physical campus adheres to ADA compliance.
- Conducts student intake process and paperwork, including review and evaluation of disability documentation to determine students’ eligibility for services and appropriate accommodations.
- Maintains paper and electronic confidential files regarding students’ disabilities and accommodations.
- Monitors academic progress of students and provides guidance.
- Trains faculty and staff on state-of-the-art technology and auxiliary aids, laws and regulations, and best practices for providing excellent instruction to students with disabilities.
- Provides supervision and coordination of support personnel including scribes, note takers, and interpreters.
- Provides assessment interviews, referrals, and consultation with faculty and staff related to student mental health.
- Provides college-wide programming and support related to alcohol, drug, and domestic violence.
- Promotes positive student self-advocacy skills and acts as an advocate for student needs with faculty and staff when necessary.
- Assists students in developing realistic, goal-directed educational plans.
- Provides faculty and staff with current information and resources on how they can best refer students who are struggling with mental health issues.
- Assists Public Safety with responding to students who are experiencing a mental health crisis while on campus.
- Develops and implements annual goals and objectives including descriptive measures to assess the success of the department’s and division’s initiatives.
- Develops and implements internal and external trainings to educate the community regarding disability services and cultural impacts.
- Serves as a resource on various college committees.
- Monitors the Disability & Support Services budget to ensure expenditures enhance the level of services provided to students.
- Develops, implements, and coordinates operational systems, policies, and procedures related to disability support services.
- Ensures that information shared on the College’s website and portal is current and accurate.
- Participates in College events such as graduation, new student orientation and welcome week events, admission open houses, and transfer fairs.
- Collaborates with professionals from local community agencies to ensure appropriate and timely student referrals.
- Networks with peer institutions and engages in continuing education and professional development related to the essential functions of the position.
- Keeps abreast of professional and ethical standards.
- Coordinates programming for faculty, staff and students to promote and educate around disability issues and awareness.
- Work in collaboration with Institutional Research for data assessment reporting.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education: Master's degree in counseling, higher education, social work, or a related field required.
Experience: Minimum three years of experience providing counseling and working with individuals with disabilities, preferably in an educational setting.
Scheduling Requirements: Work schedule may vary during critical periods requiring evening, Saturday, or Sunday work hours depending on the need.
Physical Demands: Ability to bend and lift boxes of materials, travel to Elkton Station and outreach activities locations.SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- The diplomatic and tactful nature required to build relationships quickly across cultures within the college and to work effectively with a wide range of people, including persons from diverse backgrounds.
- An understanding of issues relevant to persons with disabilities and the ability to anticipate students' needs, expectations, and requirements with a focus on universal design in a post-secondary environment.
- Ability to review medical documentation, neuropsychological reports and other evaluations to determine appropriate academic accommodations.
- Ability to deal calmly and deliberately with students in crisis and identify the appropriate support resources.
- Commitment to integrity, excellence, lifelong learning/ professional development
- Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and listening skills.
- Ability to set priorities and manage multiple and varied assignments.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to utilize Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and other computer programs.
For best consideration, please apply by September 29, 2021.