DASS Counselor & Coordinator (505042)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Channel Islands
  • Camarillo, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Human and Social Services Legal Services Public Health

Job Description


Division of Student Affairs

Student Services Professional III


Provides independent in-person and virtual counseling and guidance to new students with disabilities in their transition and adjustment to the University. Evaluates, verifies, and interprets documentation from various professionals to determine eligibility and appropriate/reasonable disability-related accommodations at the University level and other campus activities. Maintains communication with community professionals regarding specification of students' disability, functional limitations, and medication-related symptoms. Develops innovative accommodation plans to meet the needs of students with complex disability-related limitations. Independently provides group and individual consultation to campus student leaders regarding the needs of students with disabilities and how to promote an inclusive campus environment. Responsible for the development and facilitation of comprehensive transition and retention programs for prospective students, freshman, transfer, and returning at-risk students with disabilities. Develops and facilitates workshops/training to students, faculty, staff and community members regarding all aspects of DASS including, but not limited to: services, study skills, high school transition, transfer student outreach, and ADA as Amended compliance. Advocates for the needs of students with disabilities and contributes to the office's responsibility for 504/ADA compliance at the University. Assists in the strategic planning of DASS programs. Collaborates to seek and establish best practice programs for providing accommodations, services, academic retention and student success for students with disabilities. Assists with developing and facilitating services for students. Compiles student data and completes reports as necessary. Creates, implements and analyzes program assessments for in-depth analysis of program needs and improvements. Develops new procedures and guidelines for DASS program. Supports and counsels students during crisis situations and/or following hospitalizations related to medical conditions. Assesses and monitors national trends that may impact the institution. Refers students to campus support services. Performs additional related duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in counseling, guidance, student personnel, student affairs, psychology, social welfare, or closely related field required; Master's degree strongly preferred. At least three years of professional, student services work experience in a college or university disability program or a program working with adults with disabilities required. A Master's degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience.. Professional experience with program development and implementation required. Must have strong working knowledge, application and experience utilizing counseling theories and techniques when working with individual and groups of college students with disabilities. Working knowledge of ADA, Section 504, and 508 laws, rules, and regulations as it pertains to higher education. Ability to collaborate with others to help resolve program concerns, interpret policies, and mediate complex and sensitive issues. Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and resolve multi-dimensional matters in response to students who are at risk, in crisis, or who have other program issues. Ability to guide students and parents through sensitive and confidential matters related to disability accommodations. Ability to work with college students of various disability types and severity, including but not limited to: learning, physical, psychological and developmental. Must be able to demonstrate effective and professional communication skills. Ability to use effective verbal and written communication to develop and conduct trainings and workshops on all aspects of DASS services. ADA, Section 504/508, FERPA, orientation, study and retention skills required. Ability to develop and maintain collaborative networking relationships with campus staff, faculty, administration, government and educational agencies and non-profit agencies as it relates to persons with disabilities. Strong interpersonal and team building skills. Ability to work collaboratively and provide assistance to DASS team members working within various aspects of DASS including alternative testing, note-taking, orientation, and ASL/CART services. Knowledge and ability to utilize academic search engines to compile data for program development, and consistently meet the changing needs of our students. Ability to work evening, weekend and off-campus assignments as needed with advance notice.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

Hiring Range: $4,691 - $5,108

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Camarillo, California 93012 United States View Map