Academic Support Coach

  • McHenry County College
  • Crystal Lake, IL 60012
  • Jun 30, 2021
Part time / Adjunct Advising/Counseling/Support

Job Description



Job Title Academic Support Coach Department Access & Disability Services FLSA Status Non-Exempt Job Type Staff Position Grade 6 Employee Type Part Time Hiring Range commensurate with experience Grant Funded Work Year 9 Months Work Year-Other Information Typical Work Schedule

20 Hours - Flexible schedule to meet department needs to include evenings and weekends.

Bargaining Unit Eligibility Yes-Staff Council Work Week 20 Hours Work Week-Other Information Special Instructions to Applicants Position Introduction


Position Summary

Provide ongoing, individual support and tutoring to students with disabilities and other learning needs. Develops programming for students with disabilities to develop critical skills for academic, personal, and social success. Connects students to resources that meet their specific needs, provide advocacy and help in working with faculty and staff and in navigating campus procedures, and encourages the development of student coping skills, resiliency, and self-advocacy.

Reports to Director of Access and Disability Services Essential Functions and Responsibilities

· Provide ongoing case management, follow-up, and support to students registered with Access & Disability Services seeking study and learning skills
· Mentor students through intrusive relationships and monitor student progress toward goals, intervening as necessary
· Engage with students to help improve time management, note-taking, concentration, test-preparation, productivity, and help students develop their own personal learning strategies
· Coach students for improved management of the aspects of their disabilities that interfere with their abilities to be successful academically, personally, and socially (i.e.- problem solving, self-regulation, etc..)
· Create programs and workshops that enhances the leadership, self-advocacy, and interpersonal skills of students with disabilities.
· Work collaboratively with other departments on campus to create opportunities for educational training and programming to create a more inclusive and accessible campus environment for students with disabilities.
· Works with academic and student affairs departments in providing appropriate referrals for the overall success of a student.
· Educate the campus community on the Universal Design for Learning philosophy to ensure educational programming and courses are readily accessible for students with disabilities.
· Support the facilitation of appropriate student accommodations and services, such as test reading, tutoring, and coaching
· Develop appropriate education plans and advise students on selection of courses, primarily for students registered with Access & Disability Services
· Assist with the facilitation of New Student Orientation by presenting college information and advising students
· Maintain appropriate, accurate records and case notes in a timely manner
· Assume additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Required Education Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution Other Required Qualifications

· Directly related experience working with or teaching individuals who have disabilities

Desired Qualifications

Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution
· Experience providing academic support to adults with disabilities in a postsecondary setting or relevant setting
· Community college experience

Skills and Specifications

· Broad understanding of the Civil rights laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended, Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the ADAA and other applicable laws, and their application at the post-secondary level.
· Understand the implications of the WCAG and Section 508 digital accessibility standards.
· Knowledge of applicable concepts, such as Universal Design for Learning, the social model of disability and accessibility
· Commitment to effectively serving underrepresented student populations
· Ability to work in a dynamic environment and to be sensitive to change and responsive to changing goals, priorities, and needs
· Self-motivated, self-directed, and the ability to work independently
· Ability to learn technological applications
· Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks
· Ability to provide discretion with confidential information
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
· Professional and service-oriented attitude
· Commitment and respect for diversity, equity, inclusion, and the MCC Behaviors of Excellence
· Commitment to the College mission, vision, values, and goals

Location Main Campus

Application Details

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