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Current openings at the Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) are listed below.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Resource Coordinator (CED 16-0119)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) seeks to hire a TBI Resource Coordinator for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) at West Virginia University. This position will be located in Martinsburg, WV. The purpose of this position is to provide resource coordination services to individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) so they can effectively access available services; and, to facilitate a seamless continuum of services across agencies. The incumbent will serve as a member of the State of WV Traumatic Brain Injury Program; identify unmet needs and barriers to accessing effective TBI services; collect data to support development of a funding stream for statewide brain injury services and supports; conduct regional outreach to identify and assist individuals with TBI in need of support services; and, provide training and technical assistance to improve service providers capability to offer effective, person-centered TBI services.

A bachelor's degree in psychology, special education, social work, public administration, rehabilitation, or related field, and 5 - 7 years of related experience, and 1 year of experience working with individuals with TBI or other disabilities, as well as those administering and providing direct services to persons with disabilities are required. A combination of education and experience will be considered. The following qualifications are preferred: master's degree in psychology, special education, social work, public administration rehabilitation, or a related field; knowledge of WV services for delivery systems for individuals with disabilities; and a valid social work license.

Competitive salary and benefits offered. For a complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit http://hr.research.wvu.edu and click on the "View Jobs" link. AA/EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/E-verify compliant employer.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Resource Coordinator (CED 16-0120)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) seeks to hire a TBI Resource Coordinator for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) at West Virginia University. This position will be located in Parkersburg, WV. The purpose of this position is to provide resource coordination services to individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) so they can effectively access available services; and, to facilitate a seamless continuum of services across agencies. The incumbent will serve as a member of the State of WV Traumatic Brain Injury Program; identify unmet needs and barriers to accessing effective TBI services; collect data to support development of a funding stream for statewide brain injury services and supports; conduct regional outreach to identify and assist individuals with TBI in need of support services; and, provide training and technical assistance to improve service providers capability to offer effective, person-centered TBI services.

A bachelor's degree in psychology, special education, social work, public administration, rehabilitation, or related field, and 5 - 7 years of related experience, and 1 year of experience working with individuals with TBI or other disabilities, as well as those administering and providing direct services to persons with disabilities are required. A combination of education and experience will be considered. The following qualifications are preferred: master's degree in psychology, special education, social work, public administration rehabilitation, or a related field; knowledge of WV services for delivery systems for individuals with disabilities; and a valid social work license.

Competitive salary and benefits offered. For a complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit http://hr.research.wvu.edu and click on the "View Jobs" link. AA/EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/E-verify compliant employer.

Training Specialist (CED 16-0183)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) seeks to hire a Training Specialist for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities at West Virginia University. The purpose of this position is to support and coordinate the center-wide training efforts at the Center for Excellence in Disabilities. This position will provide logistical support to individuals who are developing, implementing, and/or participating in training efforts throughout the center. This position will also develop courses for professionals and the community (on-line or in person) as needed and establish a comprehensive process for evaluating training efforts from design to completion. Will serve as the lead in a team of professionals overseeing pre-service training, continuing education, and professional development of students, professionals, consumers, and community members.

A bachelor's degree in Education, Human Development, Workforce Education and Development, Human Resources, Public Administration, or a related field, and 5 - 7 years of experience in professional development, training design, and/or development are required. A combination of education and experience will be considered. Incumbent must possess a valid driver's license. Experience working with individuals with developmental and/or other disabilities is preferred.

Competitive salary and benefits offered. For a complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit http://hr.research.wvu.edu and click on the "View Jobs" link. AA/EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/E-verify compliant employer.

Behavior Specialist (CED 16-0107)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) seeks to hire a Behavior Specialist for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities at West Virginia University based out of Charleston. The purpose of this position is to apply an intensive and comprehensive consultation and training model throughout West Virginia for individuals with developmental disabilities services who have challenging behaviors or are in or at risk of being in crisis. The position will primarily provide consultation for children with complex support needs such as serious emotional disorders or co-existing mental health and intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD) diagnoses and individuals with IDD being discharged from state psychiatric hospitals.

A master's degree in psychology, special education, social work, counseling or related field, and 5 - 7 years of experience working with individuals with IDD, mental illness, autism, or other co-existing mental health and IDD diagnoses are required. A combination of education and experience will be considered. Incumbents must possess a valid driver’s license. The following qualifications are preferred: experience working with staff and administration who provide services to individuals with IDD; experience working within state psychiatric hospitals; experience working with children with complex support needs such as serious emotional disorders or co-existing mental health and IDD diagnoses.

Competitive salary and benefits offered. For a complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit http://hr.research.wvu.edu and click on the "View Jobs" link. AA/EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/E-verify compliant employer

Specialized Family Care Program Social Worker (CED 16-0192) - Logan, WV

The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) seeks to hire a Specialized Family Care Program Social Worker for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities at West Virginia University. This position is located in Logan County and will primarily serve Logan, Lincoln, and Mingo Counties; other counties as assigned. This position provides families, organizations, and communities with technical, resource, and referral support for services of the individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities being placed in Program provider homes. The incumbent will also provide regional recruitment, certification, and training to Specialized Care and Respite Care Providers for approved at-risk individuals.

A bachelor’s degree in human services or a related field, and 5 – 7 years of experience working with I/DD populations, and general knowledge of I/DD issues; experience and skill in working as an interagency team member in planning community placement are required. A combination of education and experience will be considered. Incumbent must have, or be eligible for, licensure as a Social Worker or certified Social Worker by the West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners, as well as a valid driver’s license.

Competitive salary and benefits offered. For a complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit http://hr.research.wvu.edu and click on the “View Jobs” link. AA/EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/E-verify compliant employer

Secretary (CED 17-0003) – Big Chimney, WV

The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) seeks to hire a part-time (22.5 hpw) Secretary for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) at West Virginia University. This position will be located in Big Chimney, WV. The purpose of this position is to perform routine clerical and administrative functions following established policies, procedures, and methods in support of the Administrative Assistant Senior, Assistant Director, and staff at WVU CED South Big Chimney office.

An associate’s degree in a business related field, and 6 months - 2 years of administrative support experience are required. A combination of education and experience will be considered.

Competitive salary offered. For a complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit http://hr.research.wvu.edu and click on the “View Jobs” link. AA/EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/E-verify compliant employer