Disability Support Services - Non-Instructional Full-time Faculty | Montgomery College Job at Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

  • Montgomery College
  • Rockville, MD

Job Description

Job Description

Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, is seeking a Disability Support Services Counseling faculty member to fill a position beginning August 2024 . We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated counselor who exhibits a high degree of professionalism, a strong commitment to our students, and the ability to motivate and educate in an engaging manner. Disability Support Services (DSS) Office works with students with diverse disabilities (college-wide) and promotes accessibility, equity and inclusion. This position is part of a collective bargaining unit.

Montgomery College is a public, fully accredited, open-admission institution. Led by President Jermaine F. Williams, Ed.D., Montgomery College is dedicated to student success and is widely recognized for the quality and scope of its academic programs. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? The faculty and staff of MC are integral to our continued excellence.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Evaluates diagnostic documentation and intake information to determine eligibility for accommodations and services
  • Determines and authorizes appropriate services/accommodations within the context of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and ADAAA, 2009
  • Maintains a caseload of approximately 120-150 students with a wide range of disabilities
  • Conducts initial intake interviews and maintains files to include case notes of on-going contacts
  • Maintains liaison relationships with Montgomery County Public Schools, Department of Rehabilitation Services and other external agencies and medical/therapeutic providers to share information and referrals for students with disabilities
  • Maintains liaison and consultative relationship with teaching faculty and staff to ensure the provision of disability-related accommodations and to promote the understanding of disability-related issues
  • Counsels students on academic, career, social and personal issues.
  • Develops, implements and assesses retention strategies and educational plans for students with disabilities who are experiencing academic and completion difficulty.
  • Provides crisis intervention and follow-up.
  • Supports students with significant mental health needs referred via the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
  • Teaches Student Success (STSU) courses such as First Year Seminar, Study Habits, Career Development, and/or develops/presents in-service training to MC faculty/staff.
  • Serves as a student advocate, as appropriate
  • Uses technology for case file management, advising, educational planning and teaching/learning resources.
  • Provides service to the College and community through active membership and leadership in division, campus, and College councils, committees or work groups.
  • Collaborates with college faculty, administrators, and staff to provide engaging, relevant and accessible student-centered co-curricular support services.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, or related field.
  • At least 2 years of experience providing counseling services for people with disabilities in a secondary or post-secondary setting or a clinical setting including vocational rehabilitation.
  • Understanding and application of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act, as Amended, 2009 in a higher education setting.
  • Experience in crisis response/intervention.
  • Understanding of the availability and function of Assistive Technology.
  • Experience evaluating disability documentation to establish eligibility for and to determine appropriate services/accommodations.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the array of clinical and social issues related to disability.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least five years of experience as a disability support services counselor in higher education.
  • Eligibility to sit for appropriate licensing/credentialing exam.
  • Experience in threat assessment.
  • Understanding of issues related to transitioning and transfer.
  • Experience teaching Student Success courses.
  • Knowledge of community resources for individuals with disabilities.
  • Experience working with students of culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Experience supporting underprepared students.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the community college mission.
  • American Sign Language proficiency

The hiring Range is $62,319 to $93,020, annually.

Application Process:

  • Apply online at
  • For consideration, dates of employment must be included in your application or attachment.
  • Please include a complete resume/application including all relevant or related experience.
  • List any awards or recognitions that are community, industry or educationally relevant.
  • Include professional organizations or affiliations that you hold membership in.

Optional but encouraged: Submit a cover letter and an unofficial copy of your transcripts from your highest degree earned.

Additional Information:

  • Successful completion of a background check.
  • Participation in a retirement plan is required.
  • If you are retired from the Maryland State System, you may not enroll in either the pension, or optional retirement plan, per state law.
  • For international degrees, you must provide US degree equivalency verified by a nationally recognized credential evaluation service.

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

  • Successful completion of a background check and degree verification (if applicable).

  • For international degrees, you must provide US degree equivalency verified by a nationally recognized credential evaluation service.

  • Participation in a retirement plan (Pension or Optional Retirement Plan, depending on the position). If you are already retired from the Maryland State Retirement System, you may not enroll in a Maryland State Retirement System plan at Montgomery Collage and may have earnings restrictions, per state law.

Our package includes: sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes.

If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Human Resources and Strategic Talent Management at 240-567-5353 or HRSTM@montgomerycollege.edu . We require at least two weeks advance notice to enable us to provide the requested accommodation.

Montgomery College is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace.

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time,

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