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Academic Coach and Counselor

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Academic Coach and Counselor
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170250
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office exists to assist the university with its mission of promoting students’ academic success, personal growth, and development of life skills. Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Academic Coach and Counselor works to ensure that students with disabilities receive equal access to curricular and co-curricular opportunities in the academic community, in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as Amended (2008). The Academic Coach and Counselor will provide specialized support services to individuals with disabilities including coaching, counseling, skills instruction, and advocacy.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in counseling, clinical psychology, social work, special education, or related field;
Demonstrated experience providing individual and small group counseling with solution-focused interventions for a variety of clinical impairments including, but not limited to, learning disabilities, psychological disorders, attention disorders, health impairments and/or and problems cause by social and environmental stressors.
Ability to conduct assessments and interpret psychoeducational evaluations to formulate interventions.
Familiarity with a broad range of diagnostic categories.
Must be able to communicate effectively with students, staff, faculty, parents, and the community.
Must have demonstrated experience in crisis intervention counseling; and demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of students of differing academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientation.
Computer skills required include word processing, email, internet, and basic spreadsheet skills.
Commitment to social justice and inclusive excellence.

Preferred Qualifications:

Licensed or licensed-eligible.
Experience interpreting disability documentation including psychoeducational evaluations to determine accommodations and services and formulate clinical frameworks for practice.
Experience providing outcomes-based interventions with college students, especially in terms of academic and executive functioning skills and self-advocacy.
Experience providing case management services.
Working knowledge of federal regulations including Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ability to translate these regulations for a lay audience;
Experience developing assessment survey instruments;
Experience with databases, statistical software (SPSS), and publications; Experience in a higher education setting.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Applicants must complete the online faculty application at Posting #AP0170250 and submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references as attachments to that application. For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply by the review date of October 31st 2017.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Services for Students with Disabilities
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8:00 - 5:00 M-F and as needed
Job Posting Date: 10/05/2017
Review Begin Date: 10/31/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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