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Disability Specialist

Job Posted:             January 17, 2018

Department:           Disability Resource Center

Rank:                        Administrator III

Search#:                  S17-029

Southern Connecticut State University is a comprehensive university located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment with easy access to New York and Boston. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven. SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

Southern seeks an innovative and dynamic individual to serve as Disability Specialist in the Disability Resource Center.  The Disability Specialist reports to the Director and assists in the general administration of a comprehensive service delivery system for students with disabilities. The Disability Resource Center serves close to 600 students and is recognized state-wide and regionally for its innovative support of students with disabilities in and out of the classroom.

A Master's degree in education or related field is required (school/educational psychology, learning disabilities, counseling or special education) and two years experience working with students with disabilities in an educational setting.  Also required is demonstrated expertise in interpreting diagnostic assessments and in understanding the implications of behaviors elicited by learning, attentional and psychological disabilities.  Additional requirements include: strong communication skills for effective oral and written communication with students, faculty and parents; excellent organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills, demonstrated ability to use computers/software, and a proven ability to work independently as well as with a team. These qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternate experience.

For priority consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to Susan Larson at on or before January 31, 2018.  Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.