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Disability Specialist

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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month
Location: Platteville
Categories: Office and Administrative, Student Services

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is seeking an applicant for a full-time Disability Specialist. This position is located on the UW-Platteville campus, and will also serve the Richland and Baraboo/Sauk County branch campuses and will require regular travel to these campuses. This position coordinates services for students with disabilities, assists students with disabilities in becoming integrated into the campus community, and maximizes their independence. The candidate will also institute programs and projects designed to increase the awareness and responsiveness of the campus community to the needs of disabled students. Annual salary is $42,000. 

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
  • Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends
  • Additional duties as assigned
  • Be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations; including necessary training and drills

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Psychology Special Education, or related field is required.
  • Two years of full-time experience working with individuals with disabilities or related population at secondary level.
  • The candidate will also be able to demonstrate a commitment to or experience with diverse populations.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters 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 41 baccalaureate and 7 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:

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

Applications are required to be submitted electronically via the UW-Platteville careers portal. 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. One reference must be from a past or present supervisor.
  • 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:

            Pam Greenhalgh 608-342-1818

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. As a member of the campus community for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, it is essential that you support and foster a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. 

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.

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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.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study.

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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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