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Disability Specialist

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 20, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Disability Services Specialist coordinates services to students with disabilities in compliance with UW System policy, the Congressional Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act and Amendments.  Assists students with disabilities in becoming integrated into the campus community and maximizing their independence.  Institutes programs and projects designed to increase the awareness and responsiveness of the campus community to the needs of disabled students.

Facilitates the provision of reasonable accommodations for populations with disabilities to ensure equal access to the programs, services, and activities of the institution. Recommends and facilitates reasonable accommodations for populations with disabilities to ensure access to the physical, educational, and social activities of the institution.


  • Ensure compliance with disability laws, University policies, and department guidelines
  • Embrace and support diversity as a part of the educational process
  • Direct Services to Students
  • Liaison to Campus Community
  • Scholarly and Professional Activity

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Psychology Special Education, or related field is required.
  • Two years of full-time experience working with individuals with disabilities or related populations at the post-secondary level.
  • The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to or experience with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Suite, e-mail, assistive technology, and database management

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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