counselor disability services resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
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Excellent in building positive relationships with students, faculty and administrators to promote growth, sustain policies and impact overall success. I am also a dedicated higher education professional with over 20 years of service helping students create a bright future based on personal strengths, academic ability and career goals.

  • Motivating and inspiring visionary
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Sound judgment with accountability and compliance
  • Prudent problem-solving and mediation skills
  • Leadership experience working with diverse groups/individuals
  • Self-starter and team player
  • Manager of people, projects, budgets and processes
  • Extensive student services experience
  • Effective teacher, trainer and facilitator
Education and Training
Texas Southern University Houston, TX Expected in 05/2003 Doctor of Education : Counselor Education - GPA :
Texas Southern University Houston, TX Expected in 05/1996 Masters of Education : Guidance And Counseling - GPA :
The University of Texas At Arlington Arlington, TX Expected in 05/1992 Bachelor of Arts : Psychology - GPA :
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Certified Mediator
  • Certified Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Critical Incident Stress Management certification (CISM)
Houston Community College - Counselor, Disability Services
City, STATE, 09/2012 - Current
  • Provide counseling services to assist students identify, mitigate and/or remove barriers that impede their ability to reach their academic, career, and personal goals. Provide personal, academic, career, crisis, and disability counseling.
  • Review medical documentation and determine appropriate accommodations. Ensure that accommodations are consistent across campus and within legal requirements.
  • Consult with legal counsel and the HCC Office of Institutional Equity for any alterations in the protocol or individual accommodation plans.
  • Design and participate in the development of presentations for students, faculty and staff of the provision of equal opportunity for students with disabilities.
  • Serve as a primary planning liaison for HCC programs, policies, and procedures relating to compliance and the promotion of opportunities for students with disabilities.
  • Maintain current information regarding state and federal laws and regulations as well as the best practices of other colleges/universities concerning the rights of students with disabilities and ways of providing reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities while maintaining program performance standards.
  • Coordinate with the HCC Office of Institutional Equity on student complaints alleging discrimination and non-compliance under the ADA and other applicable federal and state laws regarding discrimination on the basis of disability.
Houston Community College - Faculty Counselor & Designated School Official
City, STATE, 02/2010 - 08/2012
  • Streamlined operational efficiencies, designing company-wide analytics tool for client-specific metrics, financial performance, and site performance management tracking.
  • Developed and supervised staff by providing orientation, training, support and direction.
  • Served as a liaison between Department of Homeland Security and other authorities, (i.e., the Social Security Administration) to communicate F-1 issues and advocate for students.
  • Developed, designed, and distributed queries / reports to identify and communicate with students needing to take reporting actions.
  • Provided district-wide training and support on policies and procedures for staff members in international support services.
  • Enhanced production methods and improved employee motivation to maximize team productivity.
San Jacinto College - Director, Career Counseling
City, STATE, 08/2000 - 02/2010
  • Provided overall leadership and oversight of the preparation, collaboration, advocacy, and administration of the College’s student services career counseling and testing programs; events, activities.
  • Provided leadership through the delivery of exceptional career counseling and testing services, which positively impact student success, strategic planning, development, implementation, assessment, and management of current career counseling and testing practices.
  • Developed and supervised staff by providing new employee orientation and training.
  • Hired and supervised multi-level employees for full and part time professional, student and internship positions.
  • Prepared annual grant budgets for student services department.
  • Met the needs of individual students by working closely with the students, faculty, along with other student services staff.
  • Provided individual and small-group career counseling and testing services to meet students’ educational and personal needs
  • Adhered to the colleges' Essential Expectations and strategic goals

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School Attended

  • Texas Southern University
  • Texas Southern University
  • The University of Texas At Arlington

Job Titles Held:

  • Counselor, Disability Services
  • Faculty Counselor & Designated School Official
  • Director, Career Counseling


  • Doctor of Education
  • Masters of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts

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