Whittier College is an independent, four-year Liberal Arts College distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program. Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body. The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
Academic Counselor/Graduate Intern The Student Disability Services Office at Whittier College seeks an Academic Counselor/Graduate Intern. The Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) provides academic and personal support and accommodations to undergraduate and graduate students with diagnosed learning disorders; psychiatric disorders; hearing, visual, and mobility-related impairments; medical conditions; and temporary disabilities. The office is providing an opportunity for graduate students to learn more about the field of disability services.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 19 hours per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Full Time/Part Time status: Part Time-Temporary (August 2020-May 2021) Salary Range: $15 per hour; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.
Reports to: Director of Student Disability Services
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/SDS
Conduct intakes with students who have learning, physical, psychological disabilities, and/or temporary injuries.
Conduct meetings with students that require minimal recurring contact, such as concussion appointments, emotional support animal appointments, and housing accommodation inquiries appointments.
Review documentation to determine eligibility of students to register with Student Disability Services.
Conduct assistive technology trainings for registered students with disabilities.
Coordinate, develop, and conduct disability-related on-campus workshops for students. Evaluate and assess the effectiveness of the disability-related workshops.
Work with SDS personnel to implement an ally training to create a more inclusive campus environment for students with disabilities.
Facilitate note-taker and proctor trainings for student employees.
Collect data with SDS personnel's assistance in order to develop a brief annual report regarding student's use of services.
Attend weekly meetings with supervisor.
Develop a working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Sections 504 and 508 of Rehabilitation Act, and of assistive technology, software, and other strategies to maintain an accessible learning environment.
Expand on the Graduate Intern manual, including outreach materials used for presentations and workshops.
Assist the Administrative Assistant in proctoring exams and in converting course materials into an accessible format for blind student(s).
Write appointment notes in tutortrac in a timely fashion.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of SDS.
Non-essential Functions of the Job:
1.None identified at this time.
Position Specifications and Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, currently enrolled in a Master's degree program in higher education, psychology, counseling, special education, or a closely related field. Strong written and verbal communication skills required. The candidate should have good counseling and interpersonal skills, be able to communicate with students, faculty, and staff about sensitive disability-related issues, and have a demonstrated interest in disability issues. Candidates will have a commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education.
Application Deadline: Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.
Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.
Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Through challenging, interactive courses, taught by accomplished professors, students learn to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application. Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity.