Counselor - Accessibility

Counselor - Accessibility


Gaston College
201 Highway U.S. 321
Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: 704-922-6200

Job Location

201 Highway 321 South

Dallas, North Carolina, 28034


$57,686.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Closes: Saturday, September 17, 2022

Target Start Date

Monday, September 19, 2022

Expected Work Hours

Full Time

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications


  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, school counseling, clinical psychology, social work, or a related field required.


  • Generally works in a traditional climate-controlled office environment and requires the ability to sit for extended periods.
  • Some walking, standing, and bending required, and the ability to lift and maneuver items weighing up to 25 pounds. 
  • Work environment can be stressful at times in dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines.
  • In addition to regular office hours, position sometimes requires overtime and/or evening hours.

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description



OPEN UNTIL FILLED - Review of applications will begin 8/17/22

Gaston College is committed to providing equal access to higher education for individuals with disabilities. The Accessibility Counselor serves as a resource to students, faculty, and staff on issues related to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Accessibility Counselor provides academic, personal, and student development services and counseling to students with disabilities at Gaston College. The position delivers comprehensive educational programming to students with documented disabilities, assisting them with obtaining academic support and reasonable accommodations to achieve their educational and vocational goals. This position will also assist in College programs, activities, and committees designed to promote academic success.




  1. Receive current documentation from qualified professionals that supports the need for accommodations as related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504.
  2. Review documentation and collaborate with students to determine functional impact of disability and appropriate accommodations to provide equal access.
  3. Evaluate, accept, or deny accommodation requests based on appropriate documentation and/or the request’s impact on the fundamental and essential elements of the course or program.
  4. Collaborate with students, instructors, and staff to provide equal access in the most integrated and appropriate setting.
  5. Work with instructors to identify essential elements of courses and programs to evaluate requests for adjustments/accommodations.
  6. Document activities and maintain current records and confidentiality of information.
  7. Secure and maintain assistive devices, aids, and equipment.
  8. Provide training for students, staff, and instructors on ADA Compliance and the proper use of assistive technology.
  9. Arrange accommodations for guests on campus for special events such as graduation, meetings, etc.
  10. Coordinate and implement workshops for students on Counseling Accessibility, campus and community resources, and academic and life skills improvement. 
  11. Utilize Aviso Retention software to monitor student performance and connect students with appropriate resources.
  12. Maintain current information regarding accessibility services for students, staff, and visitors, including websites, printed material, student handbooks, faculty handbooks, etc.
  13. Coordinate services from other agencies such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Security, local education agencies, and other community agencies.
  14. Secure outside contractors for services that are unavailable on campus such as interpreting.
  15. Stay abreast of laws, guidelines, and recent Office of Civil Rights (OCR) court rulings to ensure quality service and compliance provisions.
  16. Participate in professional development activities to stay current with improved methods of service delivery and new technology and aids.
  17. Assist with admission, advising, and registration processes as needed.
  18. Maintain knowledge of College programs, admission requirements, and technical standards of programs for counseling students with disabilities.
  19. Assist in College programs, activities, and committees designed to promote academic success.
  20. Provide personal, academic, and career counseling to students whose issues are impeding their academic success and make referrals when appropriate.
  21. Demonstrate professionalism through collaboration, collegiality, and outstanding customer service for both internal and external clients.
  22. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Success and Retention or Vice President for Student Affairs.

Job Post Contact

Maelle Keener