[Athen] Job Opening
Wiersma, Constance A
wiersmac at uww.edu
Wed Oct 19 13:00:28 PDT 2011
Please see the following position description for a job opening at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater:
Academic Staff Title: Academic Staff, Student Services Program Manager I (P75NS)
Working Title(s): Adaptive Technology Specialist/Disability Services Coordinator
Immediate Supervisor: Director
Division/ Department: Center for Students with Disabilities
Percent Employment: 100%
The Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) Adaptive Technology Specialist (ATS) is responsible for assessing adaptive technology needs (low to high), recommending appropriate and cost effective systems to enhance access, and training users on recommended technology from low technology to high technology solutions. Managing the document conversion program (from print to audio or Braille), providing leadership and expertise in electronic access issues related to web and other electronic resources; and providing technical support and training for the various hardware and software involved in the delivery of support services are key work duties in this role. The ATS also provides information, resources, and solutions for low technology adaptions and modifications. The ATS also provides liaison services with the four colleges' technology staff and campus Information and Technology division (iCIT).
The ATS works primarily with a caseload of students with visual impairments, mobility impairments, learning disabilities and functions as the disabilities services coordinator for students with visual impairments, complex physical disabilities, and some learning disabilities providing service eligibility determination, service delivery, and follow up for this student population. A commitment to working with diverse student populations. The ATS also works with students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing or students with temporary disabilities as needed and receives referrals and accommodation recommendations from other CSD staff on behalf of other student populations. Supervision of student staff and interns.
Additionally, the ATS works with faculty and staff to determine technological interventions, integration and processes that assist in maintaining an accessible learning environment. This position is a leadership position in the area of adaptive technology (low to high) and is expected to function as a resource to the campus and community in this area. A commitment to a workplace that intentionally fosters a meaningful educational experience for all students is expected.
§ Master's degree in Rehabilitation Technology, Rehabilitation Engineering, Computer Science, Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Special Education, or a related field strongly preferred. Bachelor's degree considered when bolstered by significant field experience in key components of this position.
§ Two to five years of experience providing adaptive technology interventions (low to high) to solve technology access issues with a broad array of disability populations, preference for higher education environment.
§ Excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Ability to participate and contribute to team processes at the student, unit, division and institutional level.
§ The ability to prioritize and manage the two unique components of the job: adaptive technology and direct student services.
§ Knowledge of Section 504, 508, ADA, ADAA, WCAG 1.0 & 2.0.
§ CSUN Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP) certificate of completion or RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner Certificate (ATP) preferred. Knowledge of electronic records keeping technology and processes preferred.
§ Creativity in developing novel solutions to unusual problems.
§ Technical curiosity and inventiveness.
§ Self-directed in terms of effective time management, prioritization of work duties and response to constantly evolving concerns and situations.
§ Excellence in judgment, coupled with a sense of humor, when faced with conflict, competing interests, and/or time sensitive issues.
§ Ability to look at low technology (ADL) to high technology.
§ Ability and desire to effectively participate in and contribute to team processes at the unit, division, and institutional levels.
Skills and Experiences
§ Two to five years of experience providing adaptive technology interventions to solve technology access issues with a broad array of disability populations including but not limited to individuals with visual impairments, language and learning disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, hearing loss, and motor and dexterity problems. Preference given to applicants who have worked with a college population.
§ Direct experience installing, maintaining, updating and training users on various adaptive hardware and software applications, and other assistive technology.
§ Direct experience in creating or maintaining accessible web sites or providing support on web accessibility.
§ Direct experience in Braille production, Braille translation software, and maintenance of Braille embossers.
§ Strong verbal and written communication.
§ Capacity to manage many complex assignments at the same time and still meet required deadlines.
§ Demonstrated commitment to organizational success and the practice of civility in the workplace.
§ Demonstrated commitment to practices that enhance diversity.
§ Master's degree in Rehabilitation Technology, Rehabilitation Engineering, Computer Science, Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Special Education, or a related field. Bachelor's degree considered when bolstered by significant field experience in key components of this position.
§ CSUN Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP) certificate of completion or RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner Certificate (ATP) preferred.
§ Knowledge of electronic records keeping technology and processes preferred.
§ Expertise in contemporary adaptive technology including but not limited to voice output (preferably JAWS, Kurzweil 1000, Kurzweil 3000, TextHelp), voice recognition, text enlargement (preferably Zoomtext), OCR, Braille translation programs and Braille embossers, electronic notetakers (e.g., BrailleNote, Pac Mate, etc.), Caption Mic, C-Print, remote captioning, and other technology used in an academic setting (web sites, learning management and course presentation software [e.g.Desire to Learn, Blackboard, Google Documents etc.]).
§ Knowledge of federal and state laws regarding disability access and compliance, including Section 504, 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA.
§ Knowledge of web accessibility and usability standards including WCAG 1.0 and 2.0.
Area 1: Direct Services/DSC (30%)
§ Provide information, referral, and support to enrolled students with visual disorders, complex physical disabilities and/or those who utilize adaptive technology.
§ Conduct intake appointments with students with visual disorders or complex physical disabilities: i) collect and review disability documentation, consulting with clinicians as needed, ii) determine eligibility for services, iii) evaluate student access needs, and iv), allocate resources accordingly.
§ Facilitate communication between faculty, staff, and enrolled students with disabilities on access and accommodation issues.
§ Provide on-going consultation and problem-solving assistance to faculty and staff in the provision of appropriate services and accommodations.
§ Assist students in understanding their disabilities and their legal rights and responsibilities.
§ Promote student self-advocacy, independence and development.
§ Create, organize and maintain up-to-date electronic and paper records.
§ Maintain strict confidentiality in verbal and written communications.
§ Interpret and fairly apply departmental and institutional policies and procedures as they pertain to student service use.
Area 2: Adaptive Technology Program Management (70%)
§ Evaluate, procure, install, configure, maintain, trouble-shoot, and update a variety of hardware and software involved in the delivery of support services such as remote captioning, C-Print, Caption Mic, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Brailing Software (e.g. MegaDots), JAWS, and Kurzweil 3000 and 1000.
§ Function as a resource to staff in the use and suitability of technology solutions for individuals with disabilities.
§ Evaluate needs and train users on appropriate hardware and software involved in the delivery of their support services.
§ Train and supervise the Document Conversion Coordinator and associated student and volunteer staff on the use of adaptive technology for document conversation and alternative testing purposes.
§ Hire, train and supervise student workers in adaptive computer lab.
§ Problem-solve electronic access issues related to web and other electronic resources for students using adaptive technology.
§ Make appropriate recommendations on the purchase of new adaptive technology and current best practices in teaching and learning with technology.
§ Work with campus technology partners to ensure campus-wide electronic accessibility through representation of current issues and needs and other related committee structures and processes.
§ Coordinate adaptive technology loan program.
§ Communicate with university departments and facilities regarding assistive technology needs.
§ Promote universal design for instruction and design throughout campus.
§ Stay abreast of legislation and national, state, and local issues affecting access for students with disabilities.
§ Stay abreast of new ways of delivering print and electronic materials in accessible formats and new sources of accessible books and other learning materials.
§ Stay abreast of copyright issues involved in the Document Conversion Service.
§ Stay abreast of emerging technologies.
§ Other duties as assigned.
§ Liaison with iCIT department, college technology liaisons, and other campus partners.
UW-Whitewater is a premier public regional university with an enrollment of 11,400 students in 46 undergraduate majors and 13 master's degree programs. It offers high-quality, career oriented programs with a model general education curriculum.
Whitewater, a city with a population of over 14,000 is located in southeastern Wisconsin near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest. The immediate area offers a wide variety of summer and winter recreational activities, including facilities of the nearby Whitewater Lake recreational area. Whitewater is 50 miles from Milwaukee, 45 miles from Madison and 110 miles from Chicago.
A complete application package must include a letter of application, vita including all relevant professional experience and a list of five professional references. Only complete applications will be considered. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, lists of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. Finalist will need to provide copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
Electronic submissions are highly encouraged.
Please send materials to:
2002 Andersen Library
800 W. Main St
Whitewater, WI 53190
albertp at uww.edu<mailto:albertp at uww.edu>
Applications received by November 18, 2011 are ensured consideration; the position is considered open until otherwise noted. For questions please contact Karen Fisher fisherk at uww.edu<mailto:fisherk at uww.edu>
UW-Whitewater is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. A criminal background check is required for employment.
Please refer to the following websites for further information: www.uww.edu<http://www.uww.edu>; http://www.uww.edu/employment/unclassified.html; www.uww.edu/csd<http://www.uww.edu/csd>.
Connie Wiersma, Assistant Director
Center for Students with Disabilities
Andersen Library 2002E
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater 53190
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