Learning Disability Specialist (Part-Time)

Harold Washington College (HWC) is one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago. HWC is located in the Chicago Loop and serves nearly 11,000 students. HWC is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority Serving Institution (MSI) with more than 70 percent Latinx or Black students. The college offers an exceptional liberal arts and sciences curriculum and programs in Business, Early Childhood, Architecture, and Digital Media. HWC is City Colleges' Center for Business. The college is also home to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program and is currently the only community college in the city to offer a business degree accessible entirely online. In addition, the college has program partnerships with leading industry organizations such as Aon, Year Up Chicago, DePaul University, and the Joffrey Ballet.

Primary Objective: Responsible for planning, monitoring and solving school based

problems and assist students experiencing academic difficulties. Provide training to

staff. Teach reading strategies and enhance vocabulary skills of college level students. Administer diagnostic testing as needed.


  • Provide instructional tasks, exercises, and intervention strategies to assist staff in educating students, particularly students with disabilities in the school environment.
  • Facilitate Vocational Evaluations by conducting comprehensive initial and triennial psychological evaluations. Assess students using a variety of psycho-educational and objective instruments.
  • Document completed assignments; ensure services have been provided for on behalf of students by the Office of Special Needs. Provide information to all governing agencies upon request.
  • Research other agencies and services available to students having special needs requiring special assistance and accommodations.
  • Counsel students with learning disabilities and monitor progress with regard to the implementation of various study strategies to students.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications :


  • Bachelor's degree, Master's preferred and a minimum of two years experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Ability to advocate on behalf of students to administrators and staff.
  • Must maintain an effective liaison among agencies, staff, administrators and the community to promote overall responsiveness to the program.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills required with the ability to communicate effectively with students.
  • Must have a working knowledge of assessment tools.

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