The Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University
 

Position Announcements

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

Executive Director

E1600292 - Position Summary: The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer for the Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD), Utah’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Services (UCEDD). The Executive Director reports to the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services on fiscal, personnel, and university policy issues. She/he provides vision, leadership, and direction to the CPD; ensures efficient operation and compliance with policies and regulations; serves as a liaison with consumer and constituent groups as well as relevant university and government officials; and coordinates development efforts. Working with senior management staff, the executive director also organizes, delegates responsibilities, and monitors implementation of activities related to fiscal management, facilities, equipment, personnel policies, and reporting.

Responsibilities:
1. Lead a strategic planning process that results in a viable long-range plan for increased effectiveness of the center with widely understood goals with clear markers of achievement.
2. Lead development and implementation of a data-driven five-year plan for growth and increased impact of the CPD consistent with university, state, and federal legislative expectations.
3. Provide sound administrative and fiscal management of the CPD ensuring compliance with relevant policies and regulations while maintaining efficiency and adaptability.
4. Engage relevant state and community partners, including the Consumer Advocacy Committee and others, in CPD planning and implementation processes.
5. Actively support Division Directors’ development of initiatives and projects through collaboration and capacity building.
6. Support development of a broad and diverse funding base including state and federal grants and contracts, foundations, and private funding in support of the mission and strategic plan.
7. Build and maintain collaborative relationships with relevant partners including federal and state policy makers and agencies, the AUCD and statewide DD networks, individuals with disabilities and their families, USU faculty across disciplines, and USU administration.
8. Serve as a liaison between the CPD and the Center for Clinical Excellence in the college.
9. Promote the recognition and reputation of the CPD and the College.
Dept/College Highlights:
The University and College
Utah State University (USU), a land-grant university, is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with “high research activity.” It is in the top 3% of higher education institutions in the country USU generates approximately $200 million in research awards annually. Enrollment (undergraduate and graduate students) exceeds 28,000. There are 41 schools and departments in eight academic colleges and a School of Graduate Studies that offers 38 doctoral degrees and 96 master’s degrees. USU has a national and international reputation for its education, agricultural, aerospace-engineering, and natural resources academic programs. The College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) is ranked 5th nationally in external funding with more than $50.6 million in external grants and contracts (US News and World Report, 2017). It is one of the largest colleges of education in the nation, with eight departments, an elementary laboratory school, over 120 tenure-track faculty, and hundreds of research-supported employees. USU is especially well known for disability-related research and development that reflects work within several academic departments and the Center for Persons with Disabilities.
The Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) is Utah’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Services (UCEDD) and was established in 1972. Its mission is to provide interdisciplinary training, exemplary services, technical assistance, and to conduct research on disability-related topics. The CPD is a focal point for dialog across the state and the intermountain region concerning current and emerging disability issues and has been instrumental in assisting Utah’s congressional delegation to better understand the need for services and supports for children and adults with disabilities. The CPD is an administrative unit of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at USU. CPD staff members direct approximately 80 externally funded development, training, service, research, and evaluation projects totaling over $23 million in FY 2015.
The shared vision of the national network of 67 UCEDDs is a country where all people, including those with disabilities, participate fully in in their communities and workplace as independent and productive individuals. The CPD also supports interdisciplinary leadership through the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program. The Utah Regional LEND is a multi-state collaborative program that is comprised of 7 universities in 5 states that provide leadership education to long-term trainees in 15 disciplines.
The center is organized into Divisions.
Medical
Exemplary Services
Interdisciplinary Training
Research and Evaluation
Technical Assistance and Professional Development
For more information see http://www.cpdusu.org/ and aucd.org.
The CEHS and the CPD anticipate expansion of interdisciplinary training, research, and service opportunities with the construction of the new Center for Clinical Excellence building that will house more than 30 clinics and service providers. Estimated completion date is November 2017.
Applications must be submitted through the online system, but nominations and inquiries can be sent to:
Timothy A. Slocum, Chair Telephone: 435-797-8921
Search Committee for the Director of the Center for Persons With Disabilities
c/o Sharon Weston
6800 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, Utah, 84322-6800

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Earned doctorate.
2. Demonstrated expertise, leadership, and commitment in the field of developmental disabilities including engagement at the state or national level.
3. Experience and demonstrated skills in program planning, development, and implementation supporting people with disabilities through research, training, outreach, technical assistance, and dissemination.
4. Extensive experience obtaining and managing extramural funding.
5. Demonstrated effectiveness in collaborating with partners such as state and federal agencies, consumer organizations, consumers who have disabilities and their families, university faculty, and other stakeholders within the disability community.
6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
7. Demonstrated history of promoting diversity and appreciation of diversity.
8. Understanding of current trends and a clear vision of future developments in disability-related law, legislation, policy and services.
9. Recognition of the importance of technology and new media in providing services.
Preferred Qualifications:
1. Knowledge of and experience with the UCEDD network and LEND programs.
2. Experience facilitating meaningful strategic planning processes and implementing the resulting plans.
3. Demonstrated success facilitating and building capacity to support successful program development based on state and federal grants and contracts, foundation support, and private funding.
Opportunity Type:
Full-Time w/benefits package
Percent or Time or Hours per Week:
100%
Advertised Salary:
Based on qualifications, plus excellent benefits
Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):
Letter of Intent, Resume/CV

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Speech Language Pathologist

E1600355
Open Date:
08/30/2016
Review Date:
09/30/2016
Job Category:
Exempt
Department:
Center For Persons With Disabilities
College/Unit:
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Location:
Logan Campus
Posting Duration:
Open Until Filled
Position Summary:

Provide speech and language services to children under the age of three with developmental delays/disabilities, including symptoms of autism. The successful applicant will also work closely with the children's family members. This is a full-time benefited position.
Responsibilities:

Essential Functions

Speech and Language Pathology Position Responsibilities include:
1) Evaluate speech, language, cognitive-communication, social communication. Administer a variety of norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessments in order to analyze the nature and extent of speech, language and other impairments.
2) Coach parents and/or direct teach speech, language, cognitive-communication and social communication to toddlers and their families, utilizing an individualized plan with both long-term goals and short-term goals established for each individual's needs.
3) Instruct parents in small groups to implement evidence-based practice.
Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Communication Disorders and Certificate of Clinical Competence. Consideration may be given to those who are eligible for CFY supervision. The clinical fellowship experience must be completed within one year of hiring. Continued employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the clinical fellowship and CCC award.
Ability to obtain and maintain state licensure(s) required by the Utah Office of Occupational Licensing applicable to the profession.
Maintenance of appropriate professional affiliation(s) needed to supervise undergraduate and graduate students during practicum, student teaching and internships.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Second language (Spanish)
Education and/or experience instructing children with ASD and their families.
Educational background to evaluate and treat oral motor and feeding disorders.

Opportunity Type:
Full-Time w/benefits package
Percent of Time or Hours per Week:
100%
Advertised Salary:
Minimum $35,000, commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):

Director of Child Care Nutrition Program

Requisition: E1600354
Open Date:
09/02/2016
Review Date:
10/02/2016
Job Category:
Exempt
Department:
Center For Persons With Disabilities
College/Unit:
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Location:
Logan Campus
Posting Duration:
Open Until Filled
Position Summary:

The USU Child Care Nutrition Program director will oversee and coordinate the Child Care Nutrition program in the state of Utah and ensure that Federal and State regulations are being followed for family day care home providers and unaffiliated sites that have been approved by the Utah State Board of Education and USU. The director will work closely with USU staff as well as State Board of Education staff to ensure federal and state regulations are being followed.
Responsibilities:

USU is seeking a full-time Director to run and oversee the Child Care Nutrition Program throughout the state of Utah in day care homes and centers. The USU Director of the Child Care Nutrition Program will be responsible for the following:

Preparing two annual management plans and budgets and submitting them to the Utah State Board of Education for approval. Completing budget amendments as needed.
Planning, preparing, and conducting center trainings annually that meet Child and Adult Care Food Program federal and state guidelines.
Collect provider monthly claims for reimbursement and process these claims using minute menu software and CNPweb State Board of Education software.
Supervisory oversight of monitors and the monitoring function. Home visit requirements: four week visit, review files prior to visits, travel, review paperwork in homes, inspect homes, review meal services, provide technical assistance/on-site training, and take corrective action, where needed. Activities relating to the serious deficiency process: issuance of notice, evaluation of corrective action, appeals, and termination. Investigations: parental contacts, block claiming, Utah State Board of Education drop-in visit follow-up; menu reviews to determine claim accuracy and meal eligibility. Activities related to annual updating of enrollments.
Ensure adherence to Child and Adult Care Food Program regulations by all providers, centers, and staff.
Maintain office supplies including approval, ordering, distribution, organization, and confirming receipt of orders.
Attend quarterly State Board of Education quarterly forums and annual conferences.
Visit, inspect, and complete paperwork (application, agreement, etc.). Conduct initial training, tiering (obtain maps-school/census, locate providers, obtain/evaluate IEF’s file maintenance), and advertising.
Answer phones, provide food program guidance according to state and federal regulations for in home providers and child care centers.
Hiring/firing; evaluating; training; rules/manuals; job descriptions; benefits; conflict resolution.
Preparing for State Board of Education reviews and preparing and sending information to the State Board of Education when requested.
Annual renewals in CNPweb and Minute Menu.

Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

(Includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)

Bachelor's degree in FCHD, Human Services, Nutrition, or related field
Find, gather and collect accurate information or data according to federal and state guidelines
Deal with program participants and staff in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
Enter, transcribe, record, store, or maintain information in either written or electronic form
Lead the work of others by monitoring, reviewing, training co-workers and/or delegating work
Speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally
Principles, practices and procedures of an office environment
Operate a computer keyboard, MS Office proficiency (Word & Excel)
Operate office equipment
Communicate fluently in English, review and/or edit documents for accuracy and completeness
Establish, organize and/or maintain files
Communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing
Organize information in a clear and concise manner, detail oriented, highly motivated
Use automated software applications
Research methods, techniques, and/or sources of information
Grammar, spelling and punctuation
Excellent oral/written/verbal communication skills
Selection is contingent upon successfully passing a background check

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge and understanding of Child and Adult Care Food Program Rules and Regulations for centers and home child care providers and child care licensing rules and regulations
Master's degree

Opportunity Type:
Full-Time w/benefits package
Percent of Time or Hours per Week:
100%
Advertised Salary:
Minimum $45,000 DOE, plus excellent benefits
Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):

Program Coordinator II - USU Eastern Price Campus

E1600359
Title: Program Coordinator II - USU Eastern Price Campus
Requisition: E1600359
Open Date: 09/19/2016
Review Date: 10/19/2016
Job Category: Exempt
Department: Center for Persons with Disabilities
College/Unit: E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Location: USU Eastern Price Campus
Posting Duration: Open Until Filled
Position Summary: Mange/coordinate Department of Health (DOH) Baby Watch (BW) grant ensuring compliance with Baby Watch requirements and compliance related to the provision of early intervention services as required by state and federal policies and regulations. Attend state Baby Watch meetings as required and inform the program’s clinical coordinator(s) and other staff of changes and requirements as applicable.
Responsibilities:
50% of time
• Manage program procedures ensuring program is in compliance with DOH contract and BW policies and procedures.
• Collaborate with the Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD), contract fiscal manager, to ensure that all information is provided in in a timely manner to ensure accurate completion of the MER for monthly billing.
• Develop the annual budget as required by BW and monitor expenditures as needed to ensure that the contract and Medicaid/CHIP collections are not overspent.
• Provide oversight for the completion of Medicaid and CHIP billing including reconciliation of EOB and identification of unbilled enrolled children.
• Monitor office leases, working with the USU Real Property office.
• Attend state Baby Watch meetings as required and inform the program’s clinical coordinator(s) and other staff of changes and requirements as applicable.
25% of time
• Approve and monitor employee annual and sick leave requests as required by the CPD/USU policies.
• Assist clinical coordinators with annual performance reviews.
• Oversee child find activities for Carbon County.
• Work with clinical coordinators to ensure best practice, compliance and monitoring of all direct services.
• Supervise office staff ensuring completion of work assignments.
• Develop and maintain system as system for monitoring orders and receipt of orders including coding and submission of receipts to CPD.
25% of time
• Develop and maintain an inventory tracking system of equipment purchased with program funds, per the requirements of the DOH contract including procedures for disposal of non-working items.
• Develop and maintain system as system for monitoring orders and receipt of orders including coding and submission of receipts to CPD.
• Develop and maintain an inventory tracking system of equipment purchased with program funds, per the requirements of the DOH contract including procedures for disposal of non-working items.
Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in business, education, public health, or other related field
• A minimum of 2 years coordinating state contracts, program management or other related positions of responsibility
Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in business, education, public health, or other related field
• Supervisory experience
• Knowledge and experience of early intervention programs
• BW Credential or willingness and ability to obtain a BW administrative credential
Opportunity Type:
Less than 100% time w/benefit package
Percent of Time or Hours per Week:
75%
Advertised Salary:
Minimum $43,700, plus excellent benefits

Staff Assistant I

E1600346
Title: Staff Assistant I
Requisition: E1600346
Open Date: 09/20/2016
Review Date: 09/27/2016
Job Category: Non-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:
Provide office and administrative services to the Clinical Services program.
Responsibilities:
• Welcomes and greet clients and visitors, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries.
• Optimizes clients' satisfaction, provider time, and treatment room utilization by scheduling appointments in person or by telephone.
• Keeps client appointments on schedule by notifying provider of client's arrival; reviewing service delivery compared to schedule; reminding provider of service delays.
• Comforts clients by anticipating clients' anxieties; answering clients' questions; maintaining the reception area.
• Ensures availability of treatment information by filing and retrieving client records.
• Maintains client accounts by obtaining, recording, and updating personal and financial information.
• Obtains revenue by recording and updating financial information; recording and collecting client charges; controlling credit extended to clients; filing, collecting, and expediting third-party claims.
• Maintains business office inventory and equipment by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; scheduling equipment service and repairs.
• Helps clients in distress by responding to emergencies.
• Protects clients' rights by maintaining confidentiality of personal and financial information.
• Maintains operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related duties as needed.
• Adhere to all Clinic policies.
Clinical Office Receptionist Skills and Qualifications:
• Multi-tasking, Flexibility, Telephone Skills, Customer Service, Time Management, Organization, Attention to Detail, Scheduling, Word Processing, Professionalism, Quality Focus
Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:
• 2 years of related office experience
• Ability to maintain confidentiality according to HIPAA
• Ability to multitask and maintain attention to detail
• Experience providing excellent customer service in person and over the telephone
Preferred Qualifications:
• 2 years of experience in a clinical or medical office
• HIPAA training
• Associate or Bachelors in office management
• Experience with electronic medical records and scheduling
Opportunity Type:
Less than 100% time w/benefit package
Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 75%
Advertised Salary: Minimum $23,000, plus excellent benefits