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Instructor - Special Needs Support

Fox Valley Technical College
$60,800.00 - $82,900.00 per year

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Instructor - Special Needs Support

Fox Valley Technical College

Job Category
Regular Faculty
FVTC Worksite
Appleton Main Campus
Hours Per Week

Fox Valley Technical College celebrates diversity, supports equity and inclusiveness, and encourages individual expression in our workplace.

Job Description Summary
The Special Needs Support Instructors provide instructional support to individuals who are disabled, academically disadvantaged, and who need specialized services to access, enroll, continue or complete a program, course, or activity at Fox Valley Technical College.

50 Week Contract (45 weeks of work, 5 weeks of vacation)

Job Description


1. Provide instructional support services for students with disabilities.
  • Serve as a liaison between FVTC staff, students, community services and area schools.
  • Participate in determination of reasonable accommodations.
  • Coordinate the implementation and use of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities.
  • Assist students with academic-related questions/concerns.

​2. Provide case management for students with disabilities.
  • Meet with students and discuss services of Educational Support Services.
  • Evaluate disability documentation.
  • Advise, register, schedule and monitor students according to the Fox Valley Technical College policies and procedures as needed.
  • Write and implement individual accommodation plans for students.
  • Provide reasonable accommodations per ADAAA, Section 504 and other federal/state laws.
  • Coordinate interpreter services.
  • Proctor tests related to courses as needed.
  • Create and disseminate progress reports in courses.
  • Advise, evaluate and monitor GED/HSED candidates for testing accommodations.
  • Complete State reporting for grant documentation.
  • Meet the requirements regarding electronic documentation and case management.

​3. Be a point of contact for Education Support Services in the FVTC District.
  • Ensure access for students with disabilities in all FVTC programing.
  • Advocate for students.
  • Coordinate interpreter services for campus activities as requested.
  • Establish annual goals/objectives of Educational Support Services.
  • Be a part of state called meetings and work groups, as well as campus committees.
  • Be involved in campus-wide activities and trainings as a way to explain the services of Educational Support Services.
  • Assist supervisor in preparation of annual budget of Educational Support Services.

​4. Provide a coordinated approach to assist individuals with disabilities who are transitioning from the high school or community to the college.
  • Attend meetings and classroom presentations.
  • Explain differences between high school and post-secondary school(s).
  • Meet with students, parents, and various high school agencies.
  • Proctor and interpret admissions tests.
  • Be an active member of a county committee on transition.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Special Education, (Master's Degree in Special Education preferred) AND
  • Experience in special education, rehabilitation, or work adjustment services with individuals who have disabilities, AND
  • Background in teaching Special Education, with knowledge and skills in teaching adults, AND

  • Success and commitment as a team player, including the ability to engage in win-win thinking and to foster consensus.
  • Flexibility in schedule, including availability for evening and weekend assignments.
  • Flexibility, including the acceptance of and willingness to change.
  • Demonstrated ability for written and oral communication with students, staff, employers and other external entities.
  • Proficiency in computer use and applications which support teaching and learning.
  • Highly motivated with strong interest in contributing to the success of students and the college.
  • Ability to work with diverse student, staff, and community populations.
  • Understanding and successful use of learning technology, both on-line and as a tool for distance education.
  • A record of innovations which will facilitate student learning.
  • Demonstrated development of course materials and assessments of student learning.
  • An educational philosophy which places the primary emphasis on student learning in the design, delivery, and evaluation of courses.
  • Willingness to take risks and try new things.
  • Willingness to accept responsibility for professional and personal growth.
  • A commitment to the mission, purposes, and values of the college.

Additional Information

Pay: $60,800.00 - $82,900.00 per year.

Pay is based on a multitude of factors, including experience, qualifications, education, relevant certifications, internal equity, and market data. Note: Internal applicants' wage will be based upon the applicable compensation structure.

It is the expectation that all employees comply and cooperate with the College's emergency action plan and any rapidly changing protocols, as well any applicable government orders affecting the College's operations. This includes adhering to safety protocols and using face coverings and personal protective equipment as applicable.

FVTC strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. FVTC does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, weight or any other protected class.

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FVTC offers more than 200 associate degree, technical diploma and certificate programs, and instruction related to 15 apprenticeship trades, in addition to providing services to business and industry. The college serves about 50,000 people annually, more than any other technical college in Wisconsin. To learn more, visit



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