Disability Services Professional (Program Specialist 1), UCP 6 REPOST

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Job Title: Disability Services Professional (Program Specialist 1), UCP 6 REPOST
Location: Storrs Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 2019357
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 the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 and other state and federal legislation.


  1. Responsible for interpreting psychoeducational, psychological, neurological, and/or psychometric documentation for assigned caseload in order to identify appropriate accommodations; determines effective accommodations which do not fundamentally alter the program of study.
  2. Manages an assigned caseload of students with disabilities; oversees all activities in ensuring equal opportunity for access to academic and residential and co-curricular programs at the University for assigned students.
  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. Develops and conducts in-service training for faculty, staff and the greater UConn community to promote understanding and increase awareness of the needs and concerns of students with disabilities.
  5. 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.
  6. Contributes and assists with the development of resource materials and department publications related to students with disabilities; writes copy and contributes content to the departmental website.
  7. 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.
  8. Performs related duties and special assignments as required.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in special education, rehabilitation services, higher education administration or other related field. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Two to four years’ experience working with students with disabilities.
  3. Extensive knowledge, gained through education and experience, of the unique needs of persons with disabilities, including extensive knowledge of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its amendments, and other relevant state and federal legislation.
  4. Proven ability to evaluate and produce reliable results, problem-solve and trouble shoot problems.
  5. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  6. Computer literacy in using Microsoft products and databases.


  1. Master’s degree in special education, rehabilitation services, higher education administration or other related field.
  2. Three to five years’ experience working with students with disabilities in post-secondary disability service provision.
  3. Experience and familiarity with the use and applicability of assistive technology for students with disabilities in an academic setting.
  4. Experience in interpreting psychological, neurological, and/or psychometric documentation.
  5. Excellent counseling skills.


Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full time, 12-month position with an anticipated start date of late August/early September. This appointment may require weekend or evening hours due to the nature of the work.


Please apply online at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions. 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 # 2019357)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 31, 2019.

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 a+s 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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Posted: 2/11/2019
Application Due: 8/2/2019
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