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Rehabilitation Counselor
Title:Rehabilitation Counselor
Department:Division of Student Development and Success
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies:  1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0095/8

Salary Range: $72,187

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, 20008

Brief Description of Duties

Incumbent functions as Rehabilitation Counselor in the Disability Services office in the Student Wellness Cluster, Division of Student Development and Success. The incumbent reports to the Assistant Vice President for Student Wellness and as such performs the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyzes reports containing medical and psychological data and interprets the relationship of such data to the educational needs of students with disabilities.
  • Uses computer software in data collection and record keeping.
  • Assists in the recruitment, orientation and registration of disabled students informing them of the educational opportunities at the University of the District of Columbia.                              
  • Provides comprehensive rehabilitative counseling to students with various types of physical, learning, and psychological disabilities.
  • Plans and evaluates the daily operations of disability services.
  • Maintains current and up-to-date records of individual counseling sessions with students receiving disability services.
  • Maintains individual students’ academic and services rendered records.
  • Consults with faculty in the provision of reasonable accommodations.
  • Arranges and coordinates services and outreach programs that meet the needs of students with documented disabilities.
  • Prepares and submits necessary budgets and reports.
  • Assists with or serves on university wide committees.

Other Duties:

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Local travel between campuses.
  • Maintains relationships with agencies (i.e. RSA, DDS) to keep abreast of activities and services for students with disabilities.
  • Floating team assignment as needed. Floating teams are groups of individuals with specific skill sets that come together for a specific project/activity period. Based on necessity, an individual can be assigned to more than one team simultaneously.

Minimum Job Requirements


  • Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, or related field.
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and/or Licensed Professional Counselor preferred.


  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience working in the counseling field with experience working with students with disabilities in higher education.
  • Experienced with Microsoft applications and comfortable with technology.
  • Proficiency in counseling skills, counseling theory, and ethics as outlined in the American Counseling Association (ACA).
  • Experience in providing counseling to diverse populations.
  • Experience working in the higher education setting.
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to interact appropriately with faculty, staff, administrators, students and other stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of pertinent federal statutes, laws, rules and regulations, and policies applicable to state, federal and University mandates.
  • Knowledge of EEO laws and employment and industry trends.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFSCME local 2087 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit:

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