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):

Speech Language Pathologist

E1600290 - 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:
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.
1. Ability to obtain and maintain state licensure(s) required by the Utah Office of Occupational Licensing applicable to the profession.
2. Maintenance of appropriate professional affiliation(s) needed to supervise undergraduate and graduate students during practicum, student teaching and internships.
3. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
1. Second language (Spanish)
2. Education and/or experience instructing children with ASD and their families.
3. Educational background to evaluate and treat oral motor and feeding disorders.
Opportunity Type: 100%
Advertised Salary: Minimum $33,000, commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):

http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=1413&job=speech-language-pathologist

Web Accessibility Specialist

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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

http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=1416

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

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

E1600294
Requisition: E1600294 Open Date: 05/19/2016
Review Date: 06/19/2016
Job Category: Exempt Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits package
Location: Logan Campus Percent or Time or Hours per Week: 100%
Department: Center For Persons With Disabilities
College/Unit: E Eccles Jones College of Ed & Human Services
Posting Duration: Open Until Filled

Position Summary: Full time position for a licensed Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) is open at the Center for Persons for Disabilities. The chosen applicant will provide COTA services to families with children under 3 who are eligible for early Intervention services in the Up to 3 program.

Responsibilities:
• Assess and teach children who have delays with feeding, sensory integration, and fine motor skills
• Demonstrate competence using criterion referenced assessment to identify developmental delays in all areas of development
• Individual instruction to parent/s to assist the family of an Up to 3 child with understanding the special needs of their child and providing information to enhance their child’s development
• Understanding and use of adult learning principles and methodologies
• Demonstrate the ability to interpret and integrate evaluation information needed to develop individualized plans to meet the child and family needs identified through assessment and identification of family concerns and priorities
• Consultation to day care providers, community activity facilitators, and other individuals that have contact with children enrolled in the Up-to-3 program
• Ensure appropriate supervision and active involvement of USU students
Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:
• Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant program
• Licensed as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in Utah
• Two years of experience working as Certified Occupational Therapist in Early Intervention program
• Must adhere to the University Travel and Driving policies.
Core Characteristics:
• Able to take initiative
• Action Oriented
• Technical Learning
• Commitment to ethical behavior
• Honest and trustworthy
• Strong work ethic
• Commitment to the improvement of USU
• Self-motivated
• Manages multiple tasks quickly and efficiently
• Works well in a team environment
• Decision Making
Disclaimer
This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications require of employees assigned to the position.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with feeding team and assistive technology team in an EI program
Cover Letter, Resume/CV

http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=1424

Occupational Therapist

E1600304
Position Summary:

Occupational Therapy Services include:

Evaluation and assessment to identify fine motor delays including adaptive, sensory motor, and postural development in children birth to 3.

Interpretation and integration of information needed to develop an individualized treatment plan to improve an individual's functional ability and adaption to the environment and, other activities as assigned.


Responsibilities:

1. Assessment in the area of fine motor development, adaptive, sensory motor and postural development, including the use of standardized norm-referenced criterion, and/or curriculum based evaluations and assessments.

2. Assessment practices to assist with the selection, design, fabrication, and referral (if necessary) for assistive and orthotic devices to allow the child to have increased function and participation in their home and other environments.

3. Customize treatment programs related to:

a) Pervasive developmental disorders

b) Other disorders that impair functioning in home, school, and social environments

c) Visual impairment

d) Dysphagia

e) Ability to perform daily activities

f) Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training

g) Guidance to family members and caregivers

4. Nature and demands of:

a) family-centered service delivery

b) facilitation and development of interdisciplinary treatment plans

c) the combined use of community programs, activities, and services to meet the needs identified by the individual treatment plans.


Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:

1. Bachelor's or Master's degree in Occupational Therapy and Utah state licensure(s) required by the Utah Office of Occupational Licensing applicable to the profession (or eligible to apply);

2. Baby Watch Early Intervention Credential II or ability to obtain and maintain credential;

3. Maintenance of appropriate professional affiliations(s) needed to supervise undergraduate and graduate students during practicum, student teaching, and internships.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to professionals able to demonstrate experience or knowledge in:

1. Two or more years of experience with pediatric population;

2. Certification in Sensory Integration;

3. Experience providing specialized services to children with Autism;

4. Course work and/or certification in Nero-developmental treatment.


Opportunity Type:

Full-Time w/benefits package


Percent or Time or Hours per Week:

75-100%


Advertised Salary:

Minimum $45,000, plus excellent benefits


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

Cover Letter, Resume/CV


Often Functional Requirements (25-75% time):

Both hands required or compensated by the use of acceptable prostheses


Continuous Functional Requirements (75%+ time):

Use of fingers (e.g. typing),Extended sitting,Repeated bending


Continuous Environmental Factors (75%+ time):

Inside


ADA Cognitive Requirements:

Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions, in books, manuals, and mathematical or diagrammatic form. Deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


ADA Math Requirements:

Perform ordinary arithmetic, algebraic, and geometric procedures in standard, practical applications.


ADA Communication Requirements - Speech:

Expression of a level to communicate fluently with clients/customers and others to obtain and provide complex information. Vocalize and explain detailed and problem-solve, both in-person and by telephone. Capable of interpretation of technical materials, oral presentation of reports and able to adapt vocabulary, tone and content for listener.


ADA Comm Requirements - Comprehension:

Comprehension and expression of a level to routinely draft narrative information such as case histories, compose routine correspondence on own initiative, make interview notes. May involved a large volume of such composition.


ADA Travel Requirements:

Minimal travel required – ability to travel infrequently (i.e., annually) for activities such as developmental sessions at a centralized training center.