August 23, 2021
Community College Professional level 18, 12-month,
Full-time 35 hours per week
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm
(EST) on Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Quinebaug Valley Community College
742 Upper Maple St, Danielson, CT 06239
Anticipated Start Date:
The Learning Disabilities Specialist provides and supervises
learning assistance services such as diagnostic testing,
specialized instruction, laboratory assistance, and tutoring
services to current students and potential students that have
disabilities which make their participation in higher education
more difficult than students without these limitations.
Incumbents must possess the proven ability to effectively work with
a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty,
staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and
written communication skills along with strong Information
technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,
Outlook, Teams, etc.)
A Master’s degree in an appropriately related field together with
one (1) year of related experience; or a combination of experience
and training which would lead to the competencies required of a
Successful Candidate must have or must possess:
- Experience working with students with learning disabilities and
conducting required interventions and accommodations in an academic
- Experience adhering and navigating laws and regulations
applying to students with special needs.
- Experience conducting assessments and utilizing diagnostic
testing methods and instruments.
- Experience advising students with special needs.
- Experience in the design and development of special needs
interventions and assistance.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are
encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and
experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this
position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the
degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.
Example of Job Duties:
- Experience utilizing/integrating assistive technology software
and adaptive technology options for students with motor, vision,
auditory impairments, and learning disabilities.
- Leadership experience conducting prospective and new student
intake meetings, faculty/staff training, and accommodation review
- Experience with teaching the student self-advocacy
responsibilities and skills, while balancing strategies and
interventions to support students with the transition to
- Experience with multi-tasking and prioritizing student,
faculty, staff initiatives along with community outreach to area
high school transition counselors and agencies supporting students
- Experience with data management programs.
- Participation in higher education professional organizations
and professional development opportunities.
Under the direction of the Associate Dean, Academic & Student
Affairs the Learning Disabilities Specialist is responsible for
contributing to successful learning experiences for client students
through effective performance in these essential functional areas:
developing effective programs to assist students with learning and
other disabilities to participate in the College’s academic
instruction; performing or supervising diagnostic testing of client
students and for providing professional guidance on best approaches
for students’ learning opportunities; delivery of useful learning
assistance services to client students; the fiscal integrity of the
College’s learning assistance program.
In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the incumbent is
required to carry out the essential duties of attendance and
participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; service
on assigned committees and task forces; attendance and
participation at committee, staff, informational and professional
meetings. All of these may involve attendance at evening or weekend
This posting includes qualifications, experience, and skills but is
not limited to the full specifications
stated in the job description.
Salary $67,587 approximate annual plus excellent State of CT
medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits.
To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.
Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date
will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes
are not acceptable.
All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship
or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and
Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background
check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community.
Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal
history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial (credit)
report or driving history check.
Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination
CSCU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious
creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin,
marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental
disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran
status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record.
The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries
regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino
Director of Equal Employment Opportunity
CSCU IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F