Counselor-Accessibility (Search Re-Opened)

Counselor-Accessibility (Search Re-Opened)


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

Job Location

Dallas, NC


$57,686 / Grade 14



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Closes: Thursday, January 31, 2019

Target Start Date

Friday, February 1, 2019

Expected Work Hours

Typically 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Reports to

Director-Admissions and Counseling

Employment Type

Full-Time, Regular Staff

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.
  • Three years of counseling or related service experience required.  Related experience may include, but is not limited to: academic advising, student programs, instruction, social work, clinical psychology, employee assistance programs, student services programs, etc.
  • Must be able to function in a fast-paced learning environment. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with short-term and crisis counseling preferred.
  • Experience in higher education preferred.
  • Experience in providing ADA services preferred.

Position Description

Position open until filled - review of applications will begin 1/2/2019



Working in a fast-paced, walk-in student services environment, this position will be the primary coordinator of services for students with accessibility needs in a college environment, and serve as an academic advisor for College programs.  This includes providing accommodations and support services to students with disabilities, with particular attention to recruitment, admission, advising, retention, classroom accommodations, and graduation.  This position will also assist in College programs, activities, and committees, which are designed to promote academic success.


Accessibility Services

  1. Receive current documentation from qualified professionals that supports 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. Screen, 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. Maintain and be responsible for securing assistive devices, aids, and equipment.
  8. Provide training for students, staff, and instructors in proper use of assistive technology.
  9. Arrange accommodations for guests on campus for special events such as graduation, meetings, etc.
  10. Provide ADA training to staff and faculty on an ongoing basis as well as orientation and training for new faculty/staff.
  11. Keep current information regarding disabilities services for students, staff, and visitors to include web sites, printed material, student handbooks, faculty handbooks, etc.
  12. Coordinate services from other agencies such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Security, local education agencies, and other community agencies.
  13. Secure outside contractors for services that are unavailable on campus such as interpreting.
  14. Stay abreast of laws, guidelines, and recent OCR/court rulings to ensure quality service and compliance provisions.
  15. Participate in professional development activities to stay current with improved methods of service delivery and new technology and aids.

Advising and Registration

  1. Provide admission, registration, program, and assessment information to prospective students interested in the College and its programs.
  2. Assist with admission, advising, and registration processes.
  3. Provide information and answers to student questions about the transfer process to other two- or four-year institutions.
  4. Maintain knowledge of College programs, admission requirements, and technical standards of programs for counseling students with disabilities.
  5. Assist in College programs, activities, and committees that are designed to promote academic success.
  6. Develop and conduct workshops for students having academic difficulty and for the general student population that assist in the enhancement of life skills as well as academic success.
  7. Assist with student activities which promote student success and leadership development which might include, but are not limited to, teaching academic success classes, support groups, testing, student organizations, and outreach programming.


  1. Provide personal, academic, and career counseling to students whose issues are impeding their academic success and make referrals when appropriate.


  1. Behave in a professional manner that promotes collaboration, collegiality, and outstanding customer service for both internal and external clients.
  2. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions and Counseling and/or the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

How to Apply

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Job Post Contact

June Stromberg