LEARNING INSTRUCTOR FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Location
Philadelphia
Posted
May 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: The Learning Instructor for Students with Disabilities is the individual responsible for providing comprehensive academic support for students who identify with disabilities, including learning disabilities and ADHD. This position is responsible for providing individual and group instruction emphasizing self-advocacy and the development of strategies in academic reading, writing, studying and time management. This staff member also works closely with the Director of the Office of Learning Resources in the provision of academic support for additional students who present with complex learning and study needs. While this position is within the Office of Learning Resources, the Learning Instructor for Students with Disabilities works collaboratively with the Office of Student Disabilities Services to determine comprehensive academic plans for students with disabilities to complement accommodations, academic adjustments, and the use of auxiliary aids. This individual is aware of emerging technologies and appropriately incorporates them into the overall plan for academic support. This position also supports and works collaboratively with faculty and staff members across campus to assure that students with disabilities have the opportunity for academic success and a positive university experience.

Qualifications: Masters Degree in Education with Disability Specialization preferred; Ph.D. desirable. Reading specialist certification desirable. Extensive knowledge in the areas of assessment, academic support, and disabilities research. A minimum of three years experience teaching reading, writing, and study strategies to postsecondary students, including students with disabilities. Knowledge of the learning context of highly selective postsecondary institutions desirable. Excellent organization, written, oral, and electronic communication skills. Competency in supporting the needs of a diverse student population.

Reference Number: 85-25960

Salary Grade: 026

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Weingarten Learning Resource Center

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: A-General/Professional Administrative