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Job Details: Coordinator of Counseling and Disability Services

Job Title:

Coordinator of Counseling and Disability Services

Submitted on:

November 19, 2021


Commensurate with experience

Start Date:

December 7, 2021


12 months

Job Summary:

The Coordinator of Counseling and Disability Services, who reports to the Dean of the Academic Resource Center, must demonstrate experience with mental health and behavioral intervention strategies, we well as coordinate campus disability services and classroom accommodations.

The Coordinator must have the skills to organize and administer a sustainable emotional and physical health awareness program. The Coordinator will serve as an advisor to the campus Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) to provide expertise and recommendations for intervention strategies to address psychological needs, behavioral signs, symptoms and risk factors involving potential suicide, sexual assault, substance abuse, actual or potential violence, or serious psychological disturbance. The Coordinator will provide some individual counseling services and provide referrals to off-campus professional services for students when appropriate.


• Personable demeanor that allows students to easily connect.
• Highly motivated, flexible, organized, customer service-oriented, and student centered.
• Being a consummate professional when representing the department and Panhandle State University.
• Outstanding personal and professional integrity.
• Team-oriented mindset to achieve goals and objectives.
• Collaborative and transparent approach to decision-making and problem-solving.
• Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively with very diverse constituencies both inside and outside the university.
• Ability to take initiative, work independently and cooperatively with colleagues, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
• Critical thinking and problem-solving skills with careful attention to detail.
• Proficiency with standard computing software applications.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Master's degree in counseling, school counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or social work, and have or be able to attain the appropriate licensure.


• Offer programs and services to promote and enhance the emotional and physical well-being of student, staff and faculty.
• Consult with the Dean of the Academic Resource Center and the Behavioral Management Team to manage serious cases involving campus safety, as well as the safety of the individual.
• Provide leadership and direction for the day to day operations of the Counseling Office.
• Being knowledgeable and decisive for management of relevant policies and procedures related to counseling and cultural competence.
• Ensure availability and effectiveness of 24-hour crisis intervention including potential walk-in and on-call services.
• Ensure fiscal responsibility of departmental budgets and allocated resources.
• Coordinate and collaborate with other divisions and departments.
• Create and implement innovative awareness programs.
• Consult with University administrators, faculty, and staff on matters related to mental health issues, emotional challenges, and psychosocial problems affecting all students.
• Provide individual and group counseling as appropriate to meet needs of our students.
• Work closely with campus police to assess recurring behavioral issues.
• Meet regularly with the Dean of the Academic Resource Center to discuss the status of student issues.
• Advance the mission and goals of Panhandle State University through strategic planning, innovative thinking and assessment.
• Comply with confidentiality requirements as set by FERPA, HIPAA, federal, state, local requirements and professional licensing standards.
• Participate in training and monitoring ARC Student Mentors.

• Guide students with disabilities on how to request reasonable accommodations and assist instructors on best practices for implementing classroom accommodations.
• Monitors all aspects of the department's daily operations, including supervision of student workers, budget management, crisis support, and preparation of reports.
• Occasional weekend and evening time commitments may be required.
• Must have a strong work ethic and lead by example.
• Must be a professional, credible and respected representative of the institution internally and in the community.
• Demonstrated willingness and ability to act ethically and socially responsible.
• Must be able to lift more than 20-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and walking.
• Can be exposed to a variety of weather conditions for periods of time.
• Ability to communicate in a courteous manner.
• Other duties as assigned by Dean of Academic Resource Center or designee.

The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Applicant Must Submit:

  • Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Three References, current addresses and phone numbers
  • All College Transcripts (unofficial)
  • Completed Consent & Disclosure form for pre-employment background check (available here)
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OPSU is an AA/EE/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, and veterans status in its programs and services.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

  • Rene Ramon, Section 504/ADA (disabilities),
    Office ML 107B, Telephone: 580.349.1556;
  • Dana Collins, Discrimination (race, color, national origin, age, and veterans status), Title IX (sex),
    Office: SL 125, Telephone: 580.349.1574.

For additional information and/or to respond, contact:

Oklahoma Panhandle State Univ.
Office of Human Resources
P. O. Box 430
Goodwell, OK 73939
Telephone: 580-349-2611
Fax: 580-349-2302
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