ArkSTART Coordinator

Fayetteville, AR
Aug 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number NC832P

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Working Title ArkSTART Coordinator

Position Number 16331

Department Partners for Inclusive Communities

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The ArkSTART Coordinator will be responsible for responding to referrals for consultation/treatment of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and behavioral health needs in their designated area. Primary responsibilities will include providing on-site technical assistance to families, agencies, organizations; providing training on a variety of topics related to crisis prevention/intervention; completing and maintaining national START training; maintaining an active caseload of 10-15 (per 20 hours worked), and collecting all data required to evaluate efficacy of services delivered.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Master's degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or a related field
  • A minimum of one year of experience with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or behavioral health conditions

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications
  • A minimum of two years of experience working with individuals who have a dual diagnosis (developmental disability and behavioral health condition)
  • Experience in crisis intervention
  • Experience with Positive Behavior Supports

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Ability to complete START certification
  • Ability to provide systematic consultation in accordance with the START model
  • Ability to interact with individuals in a variety of settings while providing consultation
  • Ability to collect and enter data timely

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Balancing
  • Climbing
  • Crouching
  • Feeling
  • Grasping
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Stooping


  • Driving
  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Talking
  • Walking


  • Hearing

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 30 hours per week (schedule may vary based on department needs). Rotating on-call schedule

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Northwest Arkansas

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 75

Salary $39,000

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? Yes

Does this position require a background check? No

If yes, please specify
  • MVR (Motor Vehicle Registry) check

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal background check, a sex offender registry check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 08/21/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date 09/01/2017

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

This position will be servicing the Northwest Arkansas area.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

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    Documents Needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
    4. List of Professional References
    5. License (Trade, Drivers License, CDL, etc.)
    6. Letter(s) of Recommendation (1)
    Optional Documents
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Proof of Veterans Status
    3. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s) cont.


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