Learning Disabilities Specialist

Towson, Baltimore County / Baltimore, Baltimore City County
Feb 19, 2014

Learning Disabilities Specialist

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services (DSS) at Towson University is currently accepting applications for a Learning Disabilities Specialist to ensure equal access to educational opportunities by focusing on implementation of services for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and psychological disabilities; successful student acquisition of academic skills and compensatory strategies; and education of the campus community and technical assistance to faculty, administrators, and staff regarding learning disabilities.

Responsibilities: Provides leadership and support to the DDS Director to ensure that Towson University provides equal educational opportunities to students with disabilities with a focus on learning disabilities, as well as students with ADHD, TBI, and psychological disabilities; assist in developing strategic plans and initiatives  and make recommendations to establish or amend policies, procedures, and practices that will facilitate services to students with disabilities; review and interpret psycho-educational, neuro-psychological, and psychological evaluations to determine student eligibility for disability support services and reasonable accommodations;  in conjunction with other Learning Disabilities Specialist, supervise and coordinate case reviews of students with learning disabilities ADHD and TBI assigned to other DSS Specialists and provide advice to ensure appropriate accommodations and consistency with Section 504 and ADAAA laws; provide academic and supportive counseling and advisement to students with disabilities; advise faculty and staff to ensure and facilitate the delivery of accommodations and services to students with disabilities; collaborate with other departments, agencies, and organizations on and off-campus to facilitate services for Towson University students with disabilities; keep abreast of developments in the field of postsecondary education for students with disabilities, particularly learning disabilities; and enhance professional knowledge and skills by participating in professional association meetings and seminars.

Requirements: Master’s degree in special education, counseling, clinical psychology, education psychology, rehabilitation counseling or related field and three years of related professional experience. The selected candidate must have the demonstrated ability to interpret psycho-educational, neuro-psychological, and psychological diagnostic reports and apply information to determining reasonable accommodations; ability to work effectively with students with disabilities in a college setting; strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work collaboratively as part of a team; knowledge of LD, ADHD, TBI, and psychological conditions, as well as Section 504, ADAAA, and FERPA laws; knowledge of specific learning and compensatory strategies, and the ability to present effectively to diverse groups of individuals. A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Salary/Benefits: Competitive salary with full university benefits that include excellent health, life insurance, and retirement plans; tuition remission; and 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days. This position is contingent on funds being available at time of hire.

To Apply: Fully complete the online application and upload a cover letter and resume. This position is open until filled.

Office of Human Resources
8000 York Road
Towson, Maryland


Towson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity.
Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Towson University is a smoke-free campus.