The Center for Students with Disabilities in the Division of
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Support Programs at the
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater seeks a Disability Services
This will be a fixed term annual appointment and reappointment for
subsequent terms is dependent upon needs of the position,
university funding and external forces.
This position facilitates the provision of reasonable
accommodations for university students with learning disabilities,
mental health, chronic medical conditions, developmental
disabilities (autism) and attentional disorders (AD/HD) to ensure
equal access to the programs, services and activities of the
institution. These populations comprise the largest group of
students with disabilities seeking services through the Center for
Students with Disabilities. This position will carry a case load
consisting of students with these disabilities.
The Disability Services Coordinator assists faculty and staff in
developing fair and effective instructional methods and adaptations
to provide classroom access for this student population. This
position may also participate in campus-wide training activities
for students, faculty and staff on disability issues, rights and
responsibilities under the law, and advocacy regarding reasonable
accommodation in a post-secondary environment.
This position will participate in program development initiatives
to serve the primary populations of CSD students including but not
limited to teaching for credit courses, developing educational
effectiveness programs and promoting community building activities
and events. This position may also supervise student employees and
- Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling
Psychology, Social Work, or a related field
- Two years of direct experience working with individuals with
physical disabilities, chronic health disabilities, psychological
and learning disorders including but not limited to mood, anxiety
or autism spectrum disorders, learning disability/dyslexia, and
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Experience working with a college or young adult
- Licensed/license eligible who can supervise pre-master’s
interns from relevant educational programs. Credentials to
supervise pre-master's and master’s students seeking certification
or licensure the following areas social work, rehabilitation
counseling or counseling
75% A. Direct Service
- Experience interpreting various psycho-educational and
psychological/neuropsychological assessment batteries used in the
diagnosis of learning disabilities, mental health disorders, AD/HD,
developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injury and
translating the data from such reports into appropriate
accommodations plans in a post-secondary setting
- Experience providing one-one functional assessments related to
adjustment and academic accommodations
- Experience working with individuals who have dual or multiple
mental health diagnoses
- Experience effectively addressing the unique concerns of people
with hidden disorders (e.g. stigma, medication management and side
effects, executive functioning deficits, etc.)
- Ability to be an effective advocate for reasonable
accommodations in the context of a competitive educational
- Ability to foster independence through the development of
lifelong self-advocacy skills and learning strategies
- Working knowledge of federal and state laws regarding
- Strong verbal and written communication and organizational
skills in a fast-paced environment
- Excellent judgment, decision-making skills, and sense of humor
when faced with conflict, competing interests, and/or time
- Ability to work independently as well as contribute to team
processes at the unit and division level
- Willingness and ability to be an active participant in
following applicable safety rules and regulations including
necessary training and drills
- Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse
socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
15% B. Institutional Support/Outreach
- Conduct intake appointments leading to a service eligibility
determination and recommendations for reasonable accommodations as
- Assist students in understanding their legal rights and
- Promote student self-reliance and the development of
appropriate self-advocacy skills.
- Facilitate communication between faculty, staff, and students
with disabilities on access and accommodation issues and provide
on-going consultation and problem-solving assistance to faculty and
staff in the provision of appropriate services and
- Develop new and effective methods for resolving complex
disability-related accommodation and adjustment issues.
- Communicate with parents/guardians of student clients
respectfully and appropriately in a way that supports the
development of student independence and accountability.
- Maintain confidentiality in verbal and written communications
as required under the Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
- Create, organize, and maintain up-to-date electronic and paper
- Stay abreast of legislation/policy and national, state, and
local issues affecting access for individuals with
- Conduct group sessions with students
10% C. Administrative Duties
- Participate in training and teaching programs for enrolled
students with disabilities including but not limited to the Summer
Transition Program, New Student Seminar, and Career and Pre
Vocational Preparation and related formal and informal and formal
groups and individually focused activities.
- Develop training materials for university personnel working
with students with learning, attentional, mental health and chronic
- Present to University staff and the community on
disability-related topics to promote universal design in
- Provide consultation/technical assistance on disability issues
as needed or requested by individuals and groups at the University
and in the community.
- Participate in division and institution-wide initiatives to
advance opportunities for individuals with disabilities to be
equitably represented in the student population, be retained, and
graduate from undergraduate and graduate programs.
- Assist in advancing the mission and vision of the Division of
Student Affairs through targeted projects, initiatives and
- Contribute to divisional strategic priorities including campus
partnerships, improved climate, etc.
- Represent the Division of Student Life at campus events.
- Promote and respect the practice of civility in the
- Demonstrate a commitment to organizational success.
- Participate in departmental and division-wide quality
- Demonstrate a commitment to diversity.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Contribute to program development for current and emerging
populations (e.g. services for veterans, students with autism,
unrepresented groups, etc).
- Participate in program projects and activities (e.g., search
and screen committees and processes, revision of eligibility
criteria, outreach and communication practices with parents,
- Recruit, train, and supervise interns at a level appropriate to
experience and expertise. Provide on-going support, information,
and resources to staff on disabilities and related trends.
Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive
universities in Wisconsin’s public higher education system that
also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension.
UW-Whitewater’s main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch
campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these
campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the
pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and
focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater’s campuses are located
conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer
the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access
to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan
The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted
to student success within a broad range of academic programs
offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels.
These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the
disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass
study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural
sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and
UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve
students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of
universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the
nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and
UW-Whitewater’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA
Division-III level. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and
sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment,
building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in
serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities,
abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful,
sensitive and understanding ways. The University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from
women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus
University of Wisconsin System ( https://www.wisconsin.edu
Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate
in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In
response to a public records request, the University will not
reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in
writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate
will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).
Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System
Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative
Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal
background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal
background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.
All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they
have been found to have engaged in, are currently under
investigation for, or left employment during an active
investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or
sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks,
these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees
be active participants in following applicable safety rules and
regulations including necessary training and drills.
For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime
statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr.
would like a paper copy of the report please contact the
UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary
within a range of $47,000 - $52,000.
UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn
more about the UW System’s comprehensive benefit package, review
the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure.
UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles ( http://www.uww.edu/leap
emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact
Practices ( https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices
). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs ( http://www.uww.edu/orsp
support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as
other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other
resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and
staff also have access to technology transfer and research
resources provided by WiSys ( https://www.wisys.org
CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT:
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other
work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates
must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time
of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment
term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human
Resources. UW-Whitewater is not an e-verify employer, therefore
STEM extensions are not options for work authorization.
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:
Applications received by January 14, 2022
are ensured full
consideration. Applications received after that date may be given
consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most
qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next
step of the selection process.
If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are
unable to complete the application online due to a disability or
system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding this position, please contact:
Debbie Reuter - Director of CSD
Only complete application packages will be considered. This
includes online submission of the following documents:
This Job ID is 17765
- Cover Letter
- Name and contact information for three professional
- Unofficial Transcripts
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