Special Services Coordinator/Counselor
Job Title Special Services Coordinator/Counselor Job Summary
Under the general direction of the Director of Advising and Government Relations, the Special Services Coordinator/Counselor will advise students regarding academic and career concerns, articulation and other related services, as well as provide mental health counseling services as needed. Coordinate intervention strategies for a case management approach to support the success of academic and ABE under-prepared and at-risk students. Coordinate activities, services and accommodations for students with disabilities and other special needs.
Academic Support Services: Coordinate with academic advisors and other designated personnel to identify non-traditional, under prepared and at-risk academic and adult basic education students who have barriers to academic success. Refer students for diagnostic testing when appropriate. Interpret test scores and assist students in assessing academic skills; advise students on appropriate course selection and scheduling; file degree plans; determine transfer classes accepted toward degree; provide students with information regarding other institutions and transfer requirements; verify that students meet the requirements for graduation.
Academic Case Management: Provide initial intake, assessment and advisement processes using the academic case management system to provide effective intervention strategies to alleviate obstacles and maximize student success. Continue to pilot test, refine, and evaluate the effectiveness of the academic case management system.
Counseling Services: Provide comprehensive counseling services to students including but not limited to assistance with planning and problem solving in academic and educational matters, short-term crisis counseling, and provide referral information for further mental health counseling.
ADA Coordinator: Serve as the ADA coordinator for the College; Ensure equal access for students with special needs. Serve as a liaison for people with disabilities on various boards and committees; Coordinate awareness activities. Inventory community resources that could be helpful with student needs, develop functional liaisons with those agencies, and initiate referrals.
Record Maintenance: Maintain records to track student progress, and ensure that appropriate data is included in the student data management or tracking system.
Administrative: Maintain and monitor budget, submit required reports. Participate in committees, councils and professional development activities as assigned. Provide staff development workshops. Complete and submit reports as required.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
Perform additional duties as assigned.
A Master's degree in social work or a related field is required. A minimum of two (2) years' experience in higher education environment related to student development or counseling is preferred. Ability to deal effectively with a variety of individuals from varying backgrounds and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must obtain NM Counseling licensure or NM LMSW licensure within two (2) years from date of hire.
Requires frequent and continuous sitting/moving about, continuous use of fine motor skills, and pushing and pulling of up to 20 lbs.
Must be available to work 40 hrs. per week with normal work hours from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.
Salary Grade PR 13 Salary $40,507.65
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number P001504 Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 03/30/2020 Open Date 02/19/2020 Close Date
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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents Required Documents
- Cover Letter
- Transcripts (Unofficial Accepted)
- Letter of Recommendation