The Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University
 

Position Announcements

Clinician I

The Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU is in need of a Department of Health, Baby Watch Early Interventionist. The successful applicant will provide developmental home & center based services to families of children with developmental delays or who have symptoms of Autism, and address behavior difficulties in their homes, community, and/or classroom settings.

This is a position requires travel and services to families primarily in Box Elder county.
Responsibilities:
• Provide evidence-based service using ASD methodology in homes and small group environments.
• Understand and use of adult learning principles and methodologies.
• Demonstrate competence using criterion referenced assessment to identify developmental delays in all areas of development.
• Assessment and teaching children with symptoms of autism and their families.
• Demonstrate the ability to interpret and integrate assessment information needed to develop individualized plans.
• Collect and maintain data to evaluate child progress.
• Work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
• Must adhere to the University travel and driving policies.
Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Bachelor's or Master's Degree in SpEd, master’s in Psychology, bachelor/master degree plus BCBA certification, degree plus ASD methodology certification, or other related degree.
2. If applicable, Utah State licensures(s) required by the Utah Office of Occupational Licensing applicable to the profession.
3. At least one year or education equivalent evaluating and teaching young children with developmental delays or disabilities, including autism and their families.
4. Maintenance of appropriate professional affiliations(s) needed to supervise undergraduate and graduate students during practicum, student teaching, and internships.
5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
1. Write and speak Spanish and English fluently
2. Baby Watch Early Intervention Credential II
3. Training and experience in ASD methodology
4. Live in the Box Elder county area

Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits package
Percent or Time or Hours per Week: 100
Advertised Salary: Minimum $29,500, plus excellent benefits
Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):

Web Accessibility Specialist

E1600237
The WebAIM team specializes in making web content more accessible to people with disabilities. As a Web Accessibility Specialist at WebAIM you will help make the web a better place for everyone.
This is full-time professional contract position based onsite at Utah State University in beautiful (and very low cost of living) Logan, Utah
WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind) is a small, yet reputable non-profit web accessibility consultancy at the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University. We are a leading provider of web accessibility services, tools, and training, and have been working and conducting research in the web accessibility community since 1999.
Responsibilities:
• Provide web accessibility training, technical assistance, and support to WebAIM clients.
• Evaluate client web sites for accessibility and compliance.
• Author and develop WebAIM content and tools, including the WAVE web accessibility tool.
• Contribute to WebAIM's mission of improving web accessibility.
Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
• 5+ years' experience in the web accessibility (strongly preferred), design, development, UX, or related fields.
• Strong web design and development (HTML, CSS, etc.) skills and experience.
• Skills and working knowledge of web accessibility principles, techniques, and guidelines.
• Ability and experience in providing technical trainings, presentations, and support.
• A strong command of the English language in written and verbal communications.
• Ability and desire to travel (no more than 20% time).
• Proactive and motivated team player with excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated personal work habits of self-initiation and attention to detail.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Assistive technology expertise, particularly with common screen readers.
• Web accessibility evaluation/QA and implementation experience.
• Web application engineering experience, including programming, scripting, networking, multimedia, server administration, etc.
• Deep understanding of and experience implementing and evaluating to the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
• Team and project management experience.
• A Master's degree in a related field (information technology, human computer interaction, instructional technology, etc.).
Opportunity Type:
Full-Time w/benefits package
Percent or Time or Hours per Week:
100%
Advertised Salary:
Minimum $55,000, plus excellent benefits

Instructional Coach/Implementation Specialist

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Utah State University, a nationally ranked special education institution, is seeking a motivated professional with an expertise in special education to serve as an instructional coach and implementation specialist with the Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE). The selected candidate will work virtually from a home office while also traveling to schools throughout the Southeastern region of Utah.


The Instructional Coach/Implementation Specialist (ICIS) for the TAESE sponsored Utah Professional Development Network and Technical Assistance Project will display technical, curricular, assessment, and implementation planning behaviors supporting effective professional development and technical assistance (PD/TA) activities, intended to enhance socially valid outcomes for students with disabilities (SWD). The ICIS, in collaboration with the project director (PD), assistant director (AD), and other core team members, will provide PD/TA, instructional coaching, and implementation planning and support for schools in the Southeastern region (preferred but not required that candidates live in the Southeastern region), which will be directed by priorities identified by the Utah State Office of Education, Special Education Section (USOE-SES) based on analysis of relevant data and PD/TA advisory board input. Additionally, the ICIS's actions will be directed by their regional Local Education Agencies (LEAs), annual performance review (APR) determinations, and, more specifically, by their determinations in the Utah Program Improvement Planning System.


Responsibilities:

The candidate should be a self-starter exhibiting extensive experience in providing training and technical assistance. She/he needs to have integrity and credibility. Demonstrated abilities to work openly in a team environment are required. The selected candidate must have good communication and facilitation skills and be willing to travel as needed to complete special education technical assistance assignments.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:


A. Professional Development and Technical Assistance Development, Delivery, Coaching, and Evaluation (working knowledge of the elements of the approved Utah PD/TA contract; a knowledge and understanding of the accountability and results needs in special education; knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); comprehensive knowledge of the Utah Core Standards, Utah Extended Core Standards, and Utah Teaching and Leadership Standards.)


B. Collaborative Implementation Planning and Support Performance Standards and Requirements (theoretical and practical knowledge of implementation science principles; practical knowledge and skills in the use of implementation tools and frameworks that support LEAs to develop complete implementation plans calculated to implement evidence-based practices).


Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:


•Working knowledge and experience in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other special education laws.
•Working knowledge and experience with technology and computers as they relate to special education.
•Evidence of professional writing ability and excellent verbal communication skills.
•Demonstrated ability to work with others in a positive manner.
•Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work independently or as part of a team.


Opportunity Type:

Full-Time w/benefits package


Percent or Time or Hours per Week:

100%


Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):

Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Teaching Philosophy

Program Specialist

Job Details

Title:

Program Specialist


Requisition:

E1600271


Open Date:

04/14/2016


Review Date:

05/14/2016


Job Category:

Exempt


Department:

Center For Persons With Disabilitie


College/Unit:

E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs


Location:

Logan Campus


Posting Duration:

Open Until Filled


Position Summary:

The Program Specialists (PS) for the TAESE sponsored Utah Professional Development and Technical Assistance Project will display technical, curricular, assessment, implementation planning, and leadership skills supporting effective professional development and technical assistance (PD/TA) activities, intended to enhance socially valid outcomes for students with disabilities (SWD). The PS—in collaboration with the project director (PD), assistant director (AD), and regional coaches/implementation specialists—will provide PD/TA, instructional coaching, implementation planning, and leadership supports in Utah, which will be directed by priorities identified by the Utah State Office of Education–Special Education Section (USOE–SES) based on the analysis of relevant data and PD/TA advisory board input.


Responsibilities:

A. Professional Development and Technical Assistance Development, Delivery, Coaching, and Evaluation (75% time)


Performance Standards and Requirements
1. Possess a detailed working knowledge of the elements of the approved Utah PD/TA contract between TAESE and the USOE–SES.
2. Maintain a knowledge and understanding of the accountability and results needs in special education, including state performances plans (SPP), annual performance reports (APR), and state systemic improvement plans (SSIP).
3. Maintain knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Utah’s implementation of IDEA, associated state rules and regulations, and how they relate to professional development.
4. Stay current on all major issues in PD/TA, adult learning principles, and assessment of learning.
5. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the Utah Core Standards, Utah Extended Core Standards, and Utah Teaching and Leadership Standards.
6. Demonstrate an understanding and respect for the general supervision responsibilities of USOE–SES personnel and TAESE’s supplementary support role.
7. Possess a working knowledge of the internal and external measures used to evaluate the Utah PD/TA system, and coordinate with the project director and assistant director, ensuring PD/TA is aligned to produce positive outcomes on internal and external project measures (i.e., enhanced outcomes for SWDs and APR determinations requiring less support).
8. In coordination with the project director, organize and provide coaching support to approved PD/TA providers in terms of specifying learning objectives, developing PD/TA with strong promise to achieve identified objectives, identifying evaluation methods to guide attainment of the objectives, and developing PD/TA with an increased likelihood of transfer to school settings.
9. In coordination with, or as directed by, the project director, interact with instructional coaches/implementation specialists about PD/TA priorities, differentiated levels of support to LEAs, and the formation, delivery, and assessment of PD/TA and technical methodologies to support the needs of LEA personnel in assigned Utah regions.
10. Be familiar with and implement project policies and guidelines, and submit project-related reports in a timely manner, as specified.
11. Develop competencies in using distance meeting and coaching technologies, enabling productive coordination and work in distant project centers.
12. Attend appropriate project meetings and TAESE-related meetings and event.

B. Project Management (25% time)


Performance Standards and Requirements
1. Display extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of implementation science principles, and coordinate with the project director to support coach/implementation specialist’s effective use of implementation science principles, assisting LEAs in planning for effective transfer of key skills from PD/TA training settings to school settings.
2. Display practical knowledge and skills in the supervision and use of implementation tools and frameworks that support LEAs to develop complete implementation plans calculated to implement evidence-based practices, scale them to address all students’ needs in LEAs, and sustain them over time.
3. Assist in Supervision of Coaches.
4. In coordination with, or as directed by, the project director, be responsible for the timely completion of all reports and paperwork relating to PD/TA activities.
5. In coordination with, or as directed by, the project director, attend relevant state, regional, and national meetings, as well as trainings and conferences.
6. Maintain an effective collaborative relationship and communication pattern with LEA personnel, core team members, coach/implementation specialists, and other program specialists.


Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications
•Earned bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, speech-language or project related skill/knowledge area.
•Working knowledge and experience in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other special education laws.
•Working knowledge and experience with technology and computers as they relate to special education.
•Evidence of professional writing ability and excellent verbal communication skills.
•Demonstrated ability to work with others in a positive manner.
•Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work independently or as part of a team.


Opportunity Type:

Full-Time w/benefits package


Percent or Time or Hours per Week:

100%


Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):

Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Program Specialist/Associate Director

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Title:

Program Specialist/Associate Director


Requisition:

E1600230


Open Date:

02/18/2016


Review Date:

03/19/2016


Job Category:

Exempt


Department:

Center For Persons With Disabilitie


College/Unit:

E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs


Location:

Logan Campus


Posting Duration:

Open Until Filled


Position Summary:

Utah State University, a nationally ranked special education institution, is seeking a motivated professional with an expertise in special education to provide technical assistance and professional development in special education and information dissemination with the Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE). This position will involve leadership and management responsibilities in delivering technical assistance and professional development.

TAESE at Utah State University is funded by a variety of State special education contracts. TAESE provides technical assistance and professional development in a wide variety of special education topics to over 20 States across the country.

The candidate should be a self-starter exhibiting extensive experience in providing technical assistance and professional development. S/he needs to have integrity, credibility, and strong leadership skills. Demonstrated abilities to work openly in a team environment are required. The selected candidate must have good communication and facilitation skills and be willing to travel as needed to complete special education technical assistance assignments.


Responsibilities:

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
I. Working closely with the TAESE director. This position will provide technical assistance to assigned client States.
1. As assigned, develop technical assistance and professional development activities that are consistent with the TAESE vision/mission and contract requirements.
2. Follow procedures outlined in the TAESE Standards of Technical Assistance.
3. Maintain communication and final approval of any technical assistance with the TAESE Director.
4. Be familiar with special education laws and regulations, including IDEA, ESEA, Section 504, ADA, and FERPA.
5. Be familiar with and be prepared to provide technical assistance related to the SEA/LA Part C and B State Performance Plan (SPP), Annual Performance Report (APR), and State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP).
6. Work with SEA and school district staff to correct special education noncompliance areas.
7. Be an effective facilitator and be skilled in group discussions.
8. Be a skilled trainer and technical assistance provider.
9. Be prepared and continue to build capacity around the following: Supporting efforts at the SEA/LA in sustaining systems change and disseminating and using scientifically based academic and behavioral materials and practices.
10. Conduct outcome and impact evaluations as necessary on assigned activities.
11. Take an active role in providing information for updating the TAESE website.
12. Participate in quarterly staff teleconference meetings.
13. Conduct other duties, as assigned by the TAESE Director.

II. Prepare necessary reports and documentation of TAESE activities as required.
1. Plan/arrange travel in accordance with University and federal policies and procedures, submitting all required documentation.
2. Complete all necessary paperwork and supports relating to each activity.
3. Meet deadlines and prioritize work appropriately.
4. Interact effectively with TAESE clients in a service-oriented manner, clarifying issues that are unclear or not definitely prescribed by practice, procedure, or precedent.
5. Follow all USU policies and procedures.


Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications
• Earned master’s degree in special education or a related field.
• Working knowledge and experience in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other special education laws.
•Working knowledge and experience with technology and computers as they relate to special education.
•Experience working with or for State/local education agencies.
•Evidence of professional writing ability and excellent verbal communication skills.
•Demonstrated ability to work with others in a positive manner.
•Excellent technology skills, computer usage, conferencing, webinars, and online training.
•Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work independently or as part of a team.
•Willingness and physical abilities to travel to client locations.
•This position requires extensive travel.

Preferred Qualifications
•Earned doctoral degree in special education or a related field.


Opportunity Type:

Full-Time w/benefits package


Percent or Time or Hours per Week:

100%


Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):

Cover Letter, Resume/CV