Western Connecticut State University
Division of Student Affairs
Part Time – 19 hours per week
Western Connecticut State University's AccessAbility Services office is accepting applications for a part-time University Assistant – Learning Specialist with an anticipated start date of Mid-January. This is a part-time position – 19 hours per week over a minimum of three working days, with possible night hours required.
Responsibilities include providing one-on-one and group learning strategy instruction to students with disabilities, primarily psychiatric conditions on topics such as time management, organizational skills, exam preparation, test taking strategies, writing assistance; working to support students and faculty to ensure that student's access/accommodation needs are addressed in a timely and accurate manner; presenting academic workshops; developing training modules for students, faculty and/or department website; conducting assistive technology assessments and trainings on the use of assistive technology; representing office at transition expos and workshops; collaborating with community agencies and schools to perform outreach, and exchange information about services; overseeing student employees; other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Educational Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, or Special Education or closely related field. Experience working with students with psychiatric disabilities in an educational setting (Experience with students in a higher education setting highly desirable). Knowledge of academic learning strategies such as time management, organization and study preparation. Excellent knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Experience working with databases. Excellent oral and written communication skills and critical thinking skills that contribute to identifying comprehensive solutions and implementation strategies. Organization/detail-oriented. Ability and willingness to learn new technologies quickly. Proven ability to work independently as well as with a team.
Preferred Qualifications: A Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Special Education or related field. Demonstrated experience providing direct services (i.e., assistive technology training, 1-1 learning strategy instruction) to individuals with psychiatric disabilities in the postsecondary environment (at least two years). Knowledge of disability laws governing services in high education. Knowledge and experience using a computer based database(s). Knowledge of assistive technologies such as Kurzweil, Read&Write Gold, SmartPens, Inspirations, JAWS, Dragon NaturallySpeaking etc.
Salary & Benefits: $25.00 per hour. Information on benefits may be found on the Human Resources website: http://wcsu.edu/hr/benefits/ As WCSU is a dynamic, diverse workplace, the proven ability to work effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures is highly valued.
Application Process: Prospective candidates must apply via email by submitting a cover letter, which includes the contact information for (3) current professional references and a resume, as one (1) complete file (PDF or Word format only) and not via multiple attachments to: email@example.com. In email subject line of reference: Your Last Name – UA - AccessAbility. Applications must be received by December 21, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.
Western is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer
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