The Highlights: The Education Support Specialist in the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) will work up to 29 hours per week.
This position will work with DePaul students enrolled in the CSD who have disabilities such as: Learning Disorders (LD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), Chronic Illness, Mental Health Disorders, Physical and Sensory Impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), etc. CSD Education Support Specialists work with undergraduate and graduate students in all the Schools/Colleges throughout the University. This position will be located on the Lincoln Park or Loop campus office Monday through Friday with possible evening hours depending on departmental needs. The part-time Education Support Specialist works three academic terms (autumn, winter, spring) with possible opportunities for summer employment.
What You'll Do:
- Conduct weekly one-on-one sessions with identified roster of students to support academic success including, but not limited to: assessment of student learning profile, creation of customized remediation plan, monitoring student progress, and advising of course selection for next term. Sessions are 50 minutes in duration and may be once or twice each week as needed for the general CSD student population.
- Advocate with and for students, as appropriate, in collaboration with faculty, staff, therapists, parents and other key individuals in students' lives. Understand CSD confidentiality policies and optional self-disclosure of students' CSD enrollment.
- Complete and maintain necessary forms, reports and an ongoing record of the weekly sessions with each student; collaborate with the CSD Advisor or administrative staff regarding individual student needs and progress.
- Collaborate with staff sharing key knowledge and best practices as well as accepting same from staff to increase one's own knowledge-base.
- Participate in scheduled staff meetings contributing to discussions and any follow-up assignments related to departmental needs.
What You'll Need:
- Master's degree in Special Education, Disability Education/Rehabilitation, Disability Counseling, Learning Disabilities, Social Work, or related fields
- Knowledge of diagnostic testing instruments (e.g., WAIS-IV, Woodcock Johnson-IV, WIAT-III, BASC3), interpretation of results and associated accommodations
- 4-6 years experience providing instructional and advocacy support for students and/or adults with disabilities
- Knowledge of relevant laws governing students with disabilities (ADA, Section 504, FERPA, IDEA) and guidelines for accommodations
- Knowledge of computer technologies and software programs; Outlook, Microsoft Office, assistive technologies, etc.
- Excellent communication (verbal and written) and customer service skills
- Team player and collaborator within the department and across the University
- Flexibility and diplomacy in handling unforeseen situations
- Ability to develop a positive working rapport with students
- This position will be located at the Lincoln Park or Loop campus office Monday-Friday with possible evening hours depending on departmental needs.
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
- Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
- Top choice medical, dental, and vision benefits.
- Retirement plan matching contribution of 10%.
- Tuition waivers for employees and dependents.
- Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
- Full-Time Benefits
Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported.
Required Background Check:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act
DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.