[Athen] UCLA hiring Disability Specialist/Learning Skills Counselor, Center for Accessible Education

Lydia X. Z. Brown lydia at autistichoya.com
Thu Jan 28 11:52:20 PST 2021

Job Summary
Requisition Number: 32867
Working Title: Disability Specialist
Salary: $4,842 - $9,591 monthly
Job Type: Contract
Department Website URL: www.cae.ucla.edu
Job Summary Statement: Working in the Center for Accessible Education
(CAE), the Disability Specialist assists in all elements of service
delivery and program development for students registered with the CAE with
various disabilities, including, but not limited to: neurodevelopmental
disorders, acquired brain injury (ABI), psychological disabilities, and
autism spectrum disorder. Major responsibilities include: Assess
Verification of Disability forms, medical documentation, and
psychological/psychoeducational evaluations to verify disability according
to University, State, and Federal guidelines in order to determine
appropriate accommodations and support. Provides information to UCLA
students who suspect that they may have a disability and make referrals to
on-campus and off-campus resources; provides specialized disability-related
counseling for students; liaison with on-campus and off-campus departments
and programs to coordinate services and to explain services for students
served by CAE; leads and/or co-facilitates support groups and instruct
small group workshops in disability management and advocacy; provides
disability awareness presentations for campus faculty, staff and students.
Prepares written program materials, and assists, when necessary, in other
CAE services and functions.
Percentage of Time: 100
Shift Start: 8:30 am
Shift End: 5:30 pm
Qualifications for Position

*13* Records

1. Advanced Degree in Special Education or equivalent combination of
education and experience.

2. Professional experience in post-secondary settings with students who
have disabilities, and working knowledge of support services and
accommodation methods.

3. Working knowledge of a variety of assessment instruments and
psycho-educational reports used to diagnose specific learning disabilities
in adults (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Test, Woodcock-Johnson Tests of
Achievement, Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities, Wechsler
Individual Achievement Test, etc. ), and demonstrated ability to interpret
test results and psycho-educational reports to determine eligibility for

4. Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Assembly Bill 746.

5. Working knowledge of UC Guidelines and Practices, and University Policy
as they pertain to students with disabilities.
Can be trained

6. Knowledge and ability to provide counseling on disability management and
compensatory strategies for students with disabilities.

7. Ability to organize and teach workshops and support groups to assist
students with disabilities to develop personal understanding about
disability-related issues.

8. Working knowledge of adaptive computer technology and specialized

9. Ability to work collaboratively with individuals, departments and
organizations on and off campus.

10. Skill in communicating effectively orally and in writing to obtain and
convey information.

11. Interpersonal skills to interact sensitively with students (with
various disabilities and from diverse backgrounds) and with campus
colleagues, governmental officials and community representatives.

12. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
relationships with other staff members, subordinates and management.

13. Ability to assist in general office functions when needed.
Can be trained

Additional Posting Information
Bargaining Unit: 99-Policy Covered
Application Deadline: 02-10-2021
External Posting Date:
Quicklink To Posting:
Special Instructions: This is a 1 year contract with possibility of
renewal. Contract duration will not exceed 4 years.

*The target salary range is between the posted minimum and $5,150 monthly. *

Contact information:
Number of Positions: 2
Special Employment Designations/ Requirements Per UC Policy
Conflict of Interest: N/A
Critical: Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory
background investigation.
Driving Record: N/A
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Other Special Employment Requirements:
*Position is subject to performance standards and other requirements of the
University wide Police Policies and Administrative Procedures.*

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