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Clinical Support Services Coordinator

Apply now Posting #: 2950
Position Status: Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Administrator, Student Affairs

Position Title & Department:

 Clinical Support Services Coordinator; Disability and Learning Difference Resource Center
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Department Description:

The Disability and Learning Difference Resource Center (DLDRC) is committed to helping students with disabilities obtain meaningful academic accommodations and support and to help improve access to the many excellent programs and activities offered by the University.

University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

Coordinates the disability management, counseling and support services provided to students registered with the Disability and Learning Difference Resource Center (DLDRC).

Maintains a caseload of students with disabilities in need of individualized support services with particular emphasis on students identifying with mental health or psychiatric concerns.

Collects, verifies, maintains and appropriately communicates information contained in the documentation provided by students regarding their disabilities.

Assists with review of documentation to determine appropriate academic accommodations. Assists students in the development of compensatory strategies for learning in the curriculum and co-curriculum.

Coordinates the implementation of accommodations and addresses questions and concerns raised by students, faculty, staff and parents.

Provides appropriate consultation regarding disability and wellness issues to university stakeholders including parents, faculty, and administrators.

Provides training and outreach to university constituents on issues relevant to students with disabilities and other mental and behavioral health concerns.

Responsible for the coordination of temporary disability accommodations, notetaking services, or other mental and behavioral support services, as needed.

Assists in monitoring of overall campus accessibility, both programmatic and physical.

Other duties as assigned by the Director of Disability and Learning Difference Resource Center.

The role of the Coordinator of clinical support services in working with students and the responsibilities of the position are significantly tethered in the university's contemporary Roman Catholic mission.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the provision of support, guidance and advising to students registered with the department of Disability and Learning Difference Resource Center.
  • Provides direct services to students with disabilities including: intake appointments, academic advising (supplemental to academic advisement via faculty) and disability management counseling, study skills development and disability case management.
  • Provides verification of disability status to former students and USD alumni.
  • Determines academic accommodations for psychiatric disabilities & is directly responsible for a caseload of students regarding all aspects of accommodations for these students.
    • Maintain electronic records of student and faculty contacts.
    • Reviews medical, psychoeducational and psychiatric documentation to determine appropriate academic accommodations. 
  • Provide consultation, support and training for practicum/interns, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders.
  • Conduct workshops, in-services, training sessions and facilitated discussions on disability issues.
    • Provide consultation to faculty, staff and parents concerning individual student needs.
  • Manages the provision of specific accommodations subsets.
    • Review requests for specific accommodations(i.e. temporary disabilities, notetaking, mental and behavioral health needs).
    • Develop and implement appropriate accommodations.
    • Coordinate communication with other university departments or off-campus providers.
    • Manage various functions of the DLDRC including: temporary disabilities, test taking for students w/ psychiatric disabilities, managing test-taking environment, manage provision of priority registration accommodation program.
  • Provide administrative support to the department, as needed. 
    • Assists in monitoring the overall campus accessibility, both programmatic and physical.
    • Assist with acute interventions and decision making in consultation with Director and serve as the Director’s designee when needed.
    • Assist with mental and behavioral health needs, as license / certifications allows.
  • Serve on Wellness Area, Student Affairs Division and/or University committees as assigned. 
Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Education, Special Education, Psychology, Counseling or related field with an emphasis in cognitive and/or learning disabilities.
  • Two years of experience working with students in the field of disability management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree preferred.
  • Licensed mental health provider in state of California
  • Clinical and administrative supervision experience preferred

Performance Expectations - Knowledge Skills and Abilities: 

  • Expertise in working with and providing support to students with documented disabilities especially psychiatric disabilities and/or ADHD.
  • Knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 as they pertain to a post-secondary environment.
  • Experience working with students in a college/university setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing effectively with faculty, administrators, students and their families.
  • Develop and maintain relationships across multiple campus departments (Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, University Operations, etc.) to support access and accommodations.
  • Familiarity with Catholic higher education and willingness to support the Catholic mission and vision of the University.

Tools & Equipment Used:  Computer, software, telephone, fax, and other related office equipment and technology used by students with disabilities.

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. 

Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits. 

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.  USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Note: This is a 11-month position, paid over 12-months. 

Special Application Instructions:
Resume and Cover Letter Required

Licensure certificate if available, please include in resume and or cover letter. Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu

Additional Details:

Hours: 40

Closing date: Open until filled

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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