Job Description
University of Wisconsin – Madison

Position Vacancy Listing
PVL # 77678

Please Note: A change was made to this position announcement on 09/06/13

Working Title:
Transition Services/Accommodation Specialist
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Bachelor’s degree in clinical, educational, rehabilitation or counseling psychology, special education, social work, or a related field required. Master’s degree is preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
A minimum of two years experience working with individuals with disabilities is required. Preference will be given to applicants who have worked with a wide array of individuals with disabilities including young adults with disabilities in an educational setting.

Relevant Work Experience:
Knowledge of the transitional and developmental needs of a pre-college and traditional college-aged population.
Understanding of disability documentation and processes that lead to eligibility determinations complying with federal and state laws governing disability. Preference given to individuals with a background working with individuals with learning disabilities, AD/HD, health impairments and psychological disabilities.
Ability to develop innovative programming that appeals to pre-college and college-age students and encourages their involvement in program initiatives.
Ability to support career development and pre-employment activities that enable individuals to pursue post-collegiate employment.
Experience with advocacy training and psychosocial skill development across a diverse age range.

Professional Skills
Clear and precise verbal and writing style.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage time and tasks independently to meet work objectives.
Capable of presenting to small and large groups and facilitating group interactions to promote intended learning outcomes.
Experience effectively contributing to team processes and leading team efforts in fulfillment of the organizational and divisional mission.
Principal duties:
Transition Services Program Primary Duties (50%)
Develop simple, comprehensive, and accessible print, web and media materials on topics including but not limited to McBurney services, co-curricular opportunities, scholarships, legal rights and responsibilities, disclosure, health care options, privacy, etc.
Build capacity with campus partners to promote access for students with disabilities on campus (e.g., Admissions, Center for the First Year Experience, etc.).
Provide oversight and management to track prospective student clients through the transition process (including but not limited to collecting disability documentation, service plan development, and disability services training).
Assess the extent to which the TSP is meeting its learning outcomes.
Work with the Transition team to collect retention and graduation rate data and improve transition processes across a student’s enrollment at the institution
Participate in program activities related to transition to employment and supporting the Wisconsin Experience (e.g., study abroad, internships, research, co-curricular involvement, etc.)
Co-supervise the student hourly Transition Disability Program Aide

Direct Student Contact Duties:
Provide outreach to high schools serving discrete populations of students with disabilities.
Act as the initial point of contact for prospective students, their parents or high school personnel on services provided at UW Madison for students with disabilities.
Lead the implementation of the “McBurney Orientation and Service Training Program (MOST)”.
Co-teach Counseling Psychology 115, “Transition to College: A Disability Perspective”.
Manage the internal student case distribution via a preliminary review of documentation and assignment to McBurney accommodation specialists.

Accommodations Specialist Duties (45%)
Assist students as needed in gathering needed documentation to complete the eligibility review process.
Conduct intake appointments, determine eligibility for services, and develop appropriate accommodation plans.
Provide training and or referrals for recommended accommodations and services.
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.
Refer students to appropriate campus, local and state resources (e.g., Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, campus departments, etc.)
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.

MIscellaneous (5%):
Assist in the development of internship opportunities within the Center.
Represent McBurney in divisional meetings or committees.
Supervise the McBurney Speakers Bureau Coordinator and student interns as appropriate to the position’s educational background.
Assist in advancing the mission and vision of the Division of Student Life through targeted projects, initiatives and divisional committees
Represent the Division of Student Life in campus and community activities.
Serve as an educational resource and provide campus trainings on disability awareness, McBurney services, universal instructional design, and the rights and responsibilities of participants in the accommodation process.
Other duties as assigned.
Additional Information
This position will have two primary functions:
Work within the McBurney Transition Services Program (TSP) to provide transition services to prospective and currently enrolled UW Madison undergraduates with disabilities. The McBurney TSP takes a pro-active, long term and holistic view of the collegiate experience, beginning with the prospective student experience and culminating with graduation and entry into employment or graduate school. For a complete description of the Transition Services Program grant, see . Please note that funding for the Transition Program will be grant funded for the remainder of this fiscal year; thereafter, funding for the Transition Program will be part of the McBurney general operating budget.

Carry a student caseload primarily consisting students with learning disabilities, AD/HD, chronic health impairments, and psychological disabilities. These duties include providing an overview of disability-related services and accommodations, determining eligibility for services, developing appropriate accommodation plans and supporting students throughout their enrollment. This position works with current and prospective students, faculty and instructional staff, and the various UW programs that assist students in completing their education.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required

Appointment Type: Academic Staff
Full Time Salary Rate: Minimum $40,526 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: JANUARY 01, 2014
Number of Positions: 1

Application must be received by: OCTOBER 02, 2013
To ensure consideration application must be received by application deadline date. Submit cover letter, resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references referring to Position Vacancy Listing # 77678 to:

Diane Steele
500 Lincoln Dr
70 Bascom Hall
Madison, WI 53706-1314
Phone: 608-263-5700
Fax: 608-265-5646



Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information)

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We encourage applications from under-represented populations in higher education employment.
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #77678 to:
Diane Steele

Phone: 608-263-5700
500 Lincoln Dr

Fax: 608-265-5646
70 Bascom Hall

Madison, WI 53706-1314
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Company Information
Description :
The McBurney Center mission is to utilize our expertise in disability and higher education, and work in partnership with the University of Wisconsin community to:

deliver innovative and high quality services and classroom accommodations to UW students with disabilities
facilitate and advocate for reasonable accommodations so that students have equal access to the programs, activities and services of the institution
cultivate opportunities for students to articulate their strengths and advocate for necessary accommodations
identify and respond to the dynamic nature of student needs and learning environments.

Type :
Direct Employer
Address :
McBurney DRC
702 W. Johnson St #2104
Madison, WI 53715
Application Information
Instructions :
To ensure consideration applications must be received by October 2, 2013
Apply by mail :
Attn: Diane Steele
Job Posting Entered On :
Job Posting Expires On :

McBurney Disability Resource Center