Program Specialist 1 (UCP 6)

Location
Storrs, CT
Posted
Jun 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Program Specialist 1 (UCP 6)
Job ID: 2017619
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

Under the general supervision of the Associate Director, determines effective academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services for students with disabilities to ensure that all University programs, activities, and services are accessible. Assists in ensuring that all University entities are in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and other state and federal legislation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Manages an assigned caseload of students with permanent and/or temporary disabilities; oversees all activities in ensuring equal opportunity for access to academic and non-academic programs at the University for assigned students; may be assigned a caseload of students with Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other cognitive disabilities to review documentation and identify reasonable and appropriate accommodations.
  2. Responsible for collecting and interpreting medical and educational documentation for assigned caseload, which may include, but is not be limited to, psychoeducational, psychological, neurological and/or psychometric assessment results, in order to determine appropriate and effective accommodations; determines effective accommodations, which do not fundamentally alter the program of study.
  3. Serves as a liaison and a resource for students with disabilities; collaborates and consults with faculty and staff regarding academic accommodations, compliance with legal responsibilities as well as instructional, programmatic and curriculum modifications; provides information to assist the University in providing services to these students.
  4. Makes recommendations to faculty, staff and departments regarding the University's academic and programmatic obligations under the law and University guidelines for students with disabilities; collaborates with appropriate campus constituents regarding scholastic probation, dismissal, extension of academic deadlines, readmission, withdrawal from the University, etc..; develops and provides in-service training to University staff, faculty, and other constituents as needed.
  5. Assists with outreach including coordinating correspondence with incoming and prospective students and/or their parents; communicates information regarding program activities and services to the campus community; conducts outreach activities for high school students and parents.
  6. Assists with the coordination and support of enhanced services programs and outreach programs.
  7. May interview, hire, train and supervise graduate students to assist with the coordination of accommodations or service provision; assigns tasks and sets work priorities; evaluates performance.
  8. Contributes and assists with the development of resource materials and department publications related to students with disabilities; writes copy and contributes to the content of the departmental website.
  9. Conducts in-service training for other campus staff, faculty and institutional administration to promote understanding and increase awareness of the needs and concerns of students with disabilities. Plans, develops and implements methods and techniques of informing/educating, in coordination with program staff; may develop topics, prepares information designed to communicate information to the students, staff, faculty, the public and others.
  10. Represents the Center on various University, divisional and departmental committees in order to assure compliance with federal mandates; serves as a liaison for designated units to address issues of accessibility.
  11. Performs related duties and special assignments as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree in special education, rehabilitation or other related field or equivalent combination of education and experience; Two to four years' experience working with students with disabilities in post-secondary disability service provision; Extensive knowledge, gained through education and/or experience, of the unique needs of individuals with disabilities, including knowledge of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its amendments, and other relevant state and federal legislation; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Excellent counseling skills; Computer literacy in using Microsoft Office, Microsoft 365, Google Apps, and databases.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Master's degree in special education, rehabilitation, higher education administration or other related field; Three to five years professional experience working with individuals with Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other cognitive disabilities in higher education; Experience in interpreting psychological, neurological, and/or psychometric documentation; Experience with the use and applicability of assistive technology for students with disabilities in an academic setting.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full time, 12-month position with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2017. This appointment may require weekend or evening hours due to the nature of the Center's work.

TO APPLY

Interested parties should apply on-line through UConn Jobs at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions (Search # 2017619). For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three (3) professional references. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2017619)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 17, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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