Care, Interventions, and Accessibility Specialist
The Care, Interventions, and Accessibility Specialist is a full-time, 12-month, position. Under the direction of the Dean of Students, the Care, Interventions, and Accessibility Specialist blends the functions of non-clinical student consultation; program coordination of student intake and referrals; development and maintenance of topic-specific educational and training programs for all campus members; crisis response; and systems development for reporting and maintaining student cases. This professional will meet directly with and develop supportive action and follow-up plans for students experiencing a medical, mental health, and/or family emergencies. Cases are managed in collaboration with campus and community partners with the end goal of enhancing a student's ability to achieve academic and personal success.
Student Life at Millsaps College focuses on student success through implementing innovative programs and services that promote co-curricular engagement and student personal and academic success. The successful candidate will be highly collaborative but will also have the skills needed to make decisions independently; has skills in assessment and evaluation; understands college student development; will bring new ideas to our units; and help advance our goals to enhance the student experience at Millsaps.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Student Intake, Consultation, and Referral
- Assess issues of concern for students.
- Provide immediate assistance.
- Make referrals to Millsaps Counseling Services and/or the Wesson Student Health Center
- Make short- and long-term referrals to community providers.
- Coordinate information sharing among providers for specific student cases for continuity of care.
- Appropriately communicate with parents and/or caregivers when necessary.
- Conduct follow-up to determine the success of and/or need for additional referrals or interventions.
- Responsible for monitoring and utilizing email accounts for the counseling center and CARE Team.
- Process applications for accommodations for students in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other federal and state statutes.
- Process applications for Emotional Support Animals in accordance with the Fair Housing Act.
- Meet each semester with students who qualify for accommodations in the classroom.
- Provide timely communication with instructors of students registered with Accessibility Services.
- Hire, supervise, train, and evaluate 10-25 Student Accommodations Assistants who serve as note takers and readers for students receiving accommodations.
- Proctor tests for students granted time and environment accommodations.
- Work with faculty, by request, on the proctoring of exams for non-ADA students.
College Leadership and Development
- Serve on the College's Care and Interventions Committee.
- Implement College policies related to the withdrawal, dismissal, and return of students.
- Respond to faculty and staff concerns in a timely manner.
- Maintain effective working relationships with key on- and off-campus partners.
- Create and deliver workshops, educational plans, and training materials for College departments, programs, and students to help campus community members recognize signs of distress and address the needs of students in crisis.
- Develop educational and training plans for students, faculty, and staff in collaboration with on- and off-campus partners to assist in creating proactive approaches to student welfare.
- Develop educational programs for faculty, staff, and students on Title IX, the Violence Against Women's Act, the Clery Act, and related compliance requirements.
- Serve as a visible and accessible resource for students.
- Focus on relationship building and student interaction on a daily basis.
- Partner with supervisor to support Student Life in meeting the needs of students.
- Promote an environment that supports the academic mission of the College and the mission of Student Life.
- Coach, mentor, and develop paraprofessional staff to become effective leaders.
- Maintain knowledge and educate self in areas of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice.
- Effectively utilize Colleague/Datatel, Microsoft Office, and other software packages to perform administrative functions of the position.
- Attend and participate in campus meetings necessary for the successful completion of job responsibilities.
- Create and maintain a supportive work environment by contributing to the success of other offices within Student Life and other campus offices.
- Under the Clery Act, Student Life professional staff are considered Campus Security Authorities and as such are required by law to report the following crimes to the on-call system and to Millsaps Campus Safety immediately upon learning of them: criminal homicide, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, liquor law violations, drug violations, weapons violations, stalking, domestic violence and dating violence.
- This position is also required to report bias-related incidents to the Dean of Students.
- Under Title IX, Area Coordinators are mandatory reporters and must report all college-related incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator. Sexual misconduct includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual behaviors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, including sexual violence and sexual harassment.
- Perform other duties and responsibilities appropriate to the mission of the college.
Education and Experience
- Master's degree in Counselor Education, Counseling, Higher Education Leadership, Psychology, Social Work, or a related social/behavioral science field; 2 years of professional experience in higher education or delivering case management services; OR Bachelor's degree in Counseling, Education, Psychology, Social Work, or a related social/behavioral science field; 4 years of professional experience in higher education or delivering case management services.
Knowledge and Skills
- Evidence of an effective leadership style, strong administrative proficiency, and excellent organizational skills.
- Knowledge of contemporary student development theory and its applications.
- Background demonstrating success in working with college students, families and caregivers, faculty, and college staff.
- Knowledge of common issues and trends for contemporary college students (graduate and undergraduate) and case management.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice.
- Knowledge and experience in areas of crisis and risk management, behavioral intervention, and community standards in a higher education environment.
- Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills.
- Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities.
- Experience with emergency response and crisis management.
- Ability to learn and master Microsoft Office programs, Colleague/Datatel, and other software packages related to the successful completion of work-related responsibilities.
Applicants should submit a current resume, a letter of interest and three references who may be contacted about the candidate's experience and past performance. Materials should be submitted via email to Demitrius Brown, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write "Care, Interventions, and Accessibility Specialist" in the subject line of the email.
Millsaps College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Millsaps College to offer equal educational and employment opportunities to all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.