Specialist - Advisor-Continuing at Michigan State University in EAST LANSING, Michigan

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:

Job no: 725759

Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College: Asc Provost For Undergraduate Education

Department: Resource Ctr For Persons W Disabilities 10053793

Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff

Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Student Services/Student Affairs, Continuing System Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Position Summary

This position:

  • Provides advising, direct services, consultation, and referrals to persons with disabilities to facilitate full participation in university programs and services

  • Provides outreach, consulting, and presentations to university faculty and staff to facilitate an environment of accessibility and inclusion for persons with disabilities

  • Develops and administers programs and services intent on increasing engagement in the mission and programs of Michigan State University while increasing potential for career and life success

Knowledge, abilities and skills required:

  • Knowledge of educational and employment-related accommodations, skills, and tools used by persons with disabilities with focus on psychiatric disabilities

  • Knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to persons with disabilities

  • Ability to use personal interviews and medical documentation (including psycho-educational reports, individual educational plans, and assessment reports) to validate the existence of a disability and to determine and implement appropriate accommodations and auxiliary aids/services

  • Excellent written communication skills and ability to produce clear case notes

  • Excellent oral communication skills including group presentations

  • Strong collaborative/team skills balanced by an ability to operate independently with minimal prompting

  • Working knowledge of assistive technology and its role in facilitating full participation by persons with disabilities

  • Working knowledge of information management via computer technologies including databases, web-based data systems, e-mail, spreadsheets, and word processing

Illustration of duties:

Provision of direct services to persons with disabilities (60%):

  • Interact with students and employees to assess program eligibility, conduct needs assessments, and determine reasonable accommodations

  • Review, recommend, and implement auxiliary aids/services and reasonable accommodations

  • Facilitate full participation in academic, workplace, and extracurricular life through advising, service coordination, and networking

  • Monitor academic progress and assist with academic advising

  • Assist persons with disabilities on the selection and usage of appropriate compensatory strategies and assistive technology where relevant

  • Facilitate positive peer contacts and interactions among persons with disabilities

Presentations, in-services and consultation with faculty, staff, and departments (20%):

  • Provide consultation and advocacy with faculty and staff regarding individual accommodation needs

  • Make referrals to appropriate campus and community resources

  • Produce and present workshops and presentations on empowering students and employees to achieve despite disability challenges

Coordination of programs providing services to persons with disabilities (20%):

  • Read, interpret, and critically analyze medical and functional capacity documentation to determine when conditions represent ADA qualified disabilities

  • Utilize disability documentation and data from needs assessments to implement effective accommodation strategies that enable students and employees to meet essential functions in academic and workplace settings

  • Develop and implement innovative programs to address the needs of targeted student populations

  • Annual reporting of office statistics, needs, progress, and strengths/weaknesses related to programs and services

  • Maintain a high level of knowledge/expertise regarding the issues, resources, and concerns for persons with disabilities with a focus on psychiatric disabilities

  • Research and write funding and program proposals that facilitate new or expanded programmatic efforts for persons with disabilities

  • Other duties as assigned

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Masters -Special Ed, Rehab Counseling, Psychology

Minimum Requirements

Master's degree in special education, rehabilitation counseling, Psychology, or other fields related to integrating people with disabilities in education and the workplace.

Desired Qualifications

Two years' experience working with persons with disabilities with focus on psychiatric or other DSM disabilities in an educational setting is preferred

Required Application Materials

  • Resume or CV

  • Letter of Interest

  • Names and Contact Information for two references.

Review of Applications Begins On




MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Aug 17, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: Aug 17, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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