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Disability Specialist

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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month
Location: Platteville
Categories: Student Services

 

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is seeking applicants for two full-time Disability Specialists. Both positions are located on the UW-Platteville campus. One position will serve the Richland and Baraboo/Sauk County branch campuses and involves regular travel to these campuses. Both positions coordinate services for students with disabilities, assist students with disabilities in becoming integrated into the campus community, and maximizing their independence. In addition, the Disability Specialists institute programs and projects designed to increase the awareness and responsiveness of the campus community to the needs of disabled students. Annual salary is $40,000. Travel costs to branch campuses is covered by the university.

 

Responsibilities:

Determine eligibility and coordinate services and accommodations for students with disabilities

Assist current and prospective students and their families through the process of acquiring appropriate documentation and registering for services

Maintain strict confidentiality and show professional discretion in all interactions

Assess and provide appropriate assistive technology

Provide training to students on how to implement accommodations and use assistive technology provided by UW-Platteville

Ensure compliance with disability laws

Comply with FERPA, University policies, and department guidelines

Serve as a consultant to faculty members regarding accommodations and provide training on disability issues

Work some evenings and weekends as required

 

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Psychology Special Education, or related field

Two years of full-time experience working with individuals with disabilities or related population at secondary level

Demonstrated commitment to or experience with diverse populations

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Master degree or post-baccalaureate course work in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Psychology Special Education, or related field

Demonstrated knowledge of project planning transition programming and problem solving techniques

Knowledge of Universal Design and working with young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Department Information: Services for Students with Disabilities’ mission is to assist students with disabilities in obtaining reasonable academic and non-academic accommodations as well as auxiliary aids.  We work with students, faculty, and staff to ensure assessment of students’ abilities, not their disabilities.

 

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

 

 Application Deadline:

To ensure full consideration applications must be received by 12/17/2018. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

 

 

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

Letter of application addressing all required qualifications

A current resume

Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references

A concise, separate statement describing the applicant’s history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

            Rachel Culbertson culbertsonr@uwplatt.edu

 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

 

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

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Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.



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