Employment at the CED

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

Regional Transition Navigator 17119 (Big Chimney, WV)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Regional Transition Navigator for the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Big Chimney, WV. The purpose of this position is to provide a team of professionals and activities designed to connect youth and young adults (14-25 years) with serious emotional disturbance (SED), serious mental illness (SMI), or Substance Use Disorder (SUD) with needed services and supports to develop independent living skills, create and cultivate natural supports, navigate the various systems within the state, access and participate in treatment and recovery services, and thrive in all eight dimensions of wellness including: emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, occupational, and social. This position works with individuals in substance use recovery not necessarily only individuals with disabilities.

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Patient Navigator 17513 (Big Chimney, WV)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for two full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Patient Navigators for the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Big Chimney, WV. The purpose of this position is to provide care coordination, referral, and follow up services to patients of the Partners in Health system who are enrolled in a research study to receive additional care coordination services. This position will follow-up on results from a patient assessment of social service needs in the following areas: housing, transportation, food insecurity, utilities, and interpersonal violence. Enrolled patients who have identified needs in one or more of these areas will receive coordination services to link them to providers of those services in their region. This position will interact with patients from a variety of clinical and medical facilities within the Partners in Health and West Virginia University system. Facilitate patient connection with provider of needed service and will follow up with the patient after initial referral is made to see whether services were received, what challenges were experienced, and how satisfying the process was to the patient.

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Parent Network Specialist 14952 (Big Chimney, WV)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Parent Network Specialist for the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Big Chimney, WV. This position will work as a member of regional three-person team that includes a CSHCN nurse and licensed social worker. Conduct activities to support the team in assisting families in self-management of their child’s health care services. Assist parents/caretakers in understanding their role in managing their child’s medical needs, making informed decisions about his/her care, and engaging them in healthy behaviors. Plan and facilitate parenting education seminars and provider trainings on family engagement and parent perspective. Responsibilities will require basic decision-making, good interpersonal skills, and resourceful problem solving within available guides and precedents. Work effort will impact client services, program and project image, with some liabilities.

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TBI Outreach Coordinator 17940 (Morgantown, WV)

The West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities is seeking applications for a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Outreach Coordinator. This position will engage in community outreach and trainings to build a TBI trained workforce. Also be responsible for working with organizations across the state of West Virginia that serve individuals at higher risk for a TBI, such as homeless, athletes, victims of Intimate Partner Violence etc. This position will work to identify community organizations and opportunities to increase the presence of TBI services in all 55 counties of WV.

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Transition Specialist 16968 (Morgantown, WV)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Transition Specialist for the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Morgantown, WV. This position will support and coordinate center-wide employment initiatives to help individuals with disabilities gain employment. This position will provide administrative and logistical support to individuals with disabilities and teams who are developing, implementing, and/or participating in employment efforts with the center. This position will work closely with employment leads to also develop courses for professionals and the community (on-line or in person) as needed and establish a comprehensive process for evaluating all employment efforts from design to completion.

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NYTD Youth Outreach Specialist 18068 (Charleston, WV)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a (40hpw), benefits eligible, NYTD Youth Outreach Specialist for the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Charleston, WV. This position will support the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities by overseeing youth outreach and advocacy support to youth who are enrolled in the Mentoring with Oversight for Developing Independence with Foster Youth (MODIFY) Program and engage in the WVFAM Youth Advocacy Group. This position will also oversee, implement, and document youth surveys related to the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) effort for foster and former foster care youth ages 17-21. This position will provide program, as well as direct internal and external client support services. Monitoring and management responsibilities are required for WVFAM development, activities, and coordination. Respond to youth and partner inquiries and independently resolve matters of moderate complexity. Responsibilities require judgment, resourcefulness, and originality. The individual will be able to seek assistance as needed from the program manager but largely work independently. Work effort has considerable impact on client services, program and project image, with potential legal liabilities.

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Curriculum Developer & Behavior Specialist 17279 (Morgantown, WV)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Curriculum Developer and Behavioral Specialist for the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Morgantown, WV. The purpose of this position is to 1) assist in the curriculum development to prepare providers for certification in positive behavior support 2) consult and train service providers to implement trauma informed positive behavior support to decrease challenging behaviors and improve quality of life. Building capacity throughout West Virginia regarding positive behavior support knowledge translation and services, and 3) provide individual case consultation to individuals with serious challenging behaviors to reduce the risk of out of home placement. The candidate will work with individuals with serious emotional disorders who are at risk of out of home placement, to evaluate their support needs. The candidate will work with the individual and their caregivers to develop and implement a positive behavior support plan. In addition, this individual will work with children’s mental health providers throughout West Virginia to provide behavioral case consultation services, develop and conduct trainings, and coach staff in the implementation of trauma informed positive behavior support.

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GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS IN ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • Regular 12-month Graduate Research Assistantships (20 hrs/wk) available
  • Receive a full-time tuition waiver for fall, spring, and summer semesters (9 credits or more)
  • The tuition waiver provides a savings of over $25,300 per year
  • Competitive graduate assistant stipends ranging from $20,500 to $23,000 per year
  • Funding support for expenses related to conference travel and research presentations ranging from $4400 to $8500 per year
  • Total funding package upwards of $54,500 per year
  • Funding is available for 4 years of study

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS INCLUDE

  • Gain experience in clinical supervision of undergraduate students during APE/APA practicum experiences
  • Acquire college teaching experience adapted physical education/activity, disability sport, and recreation services for special populations at the undergraduate and master’s levels
  • Join a network of faculty and scholars at 9 leading doctoral training institutions in the field of APE
    • Participate in an APE summer institute and bi-weekly multi-institutional seminar
    • Opportunities for summer training at consortium institutions
    • Collaborate on high-quality research projects that advance knowledge in APA
  • Opportunities to be involved in a variety of multidisciplinary research and service projects related to adapted PE/PA, teacher education, motor development, motor skill interventions, and health disparities
  • Undertake leadership opportunities in national and international APE/APA organizations

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Positive Behavior Support Specialist 18192 (Morgantown, WV)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Positive Behavior Support Specialist for the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Morgantown, WV. The purpose of this position is to 1) assist in the curriculum development to prepare providers for certification in positive behavior support 2) consult and train service providers to implement trauma informed positive behavior support to decrease challenging behaviors and improve quality of life. Building capacity throughout West Virginia regarding positive behavior support knowledge translation and services, and 3) provide individual case consultation to individuals with serious challenging behaviors to reduce the risk of out of home placement. The candidate will work with individuals with serious emotional disorders who are at risk of out of home placement, to evaluate their support needs. The candidate will work with the individual and their caregivers to develop and implement a positive behavior support plan. In addition, this individual will work with children’s mental health providers throughout West Virginia to provide behavioral case consultation services, develop and conduct trainings, and coach staff in the implementation of trauma informed positive behavior support.

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Family Based Care Specialist Social Worker 18280 (Summersville, WV)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Family based Care Specialist Social Worker for the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Summersville, WV. This position supports the Specialized Family Care Program by providing 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. This position provides program, as well as direct internal and external support services, with the goal of home availability for persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Responds to inquiries and independently resolves matters of low to moderate complexity. Responsibilities require some judgment, resourcefulness, and originality, but diverse guides and precedents are usually available to apply or adapt to the circumstances. Work effort has considerable impact on client services, program and project image, with potential legal liabilities.

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Mental Health Specialist 18326 (Morgantown, WV)

The West Virginia University is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Mental Health Specialist for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Morgantown, WV. The primary role of the Mental Health Specialist is to serve as a mental health expert for the center and the various programs coordinated within it. This individual will have expertise in areas of trauma-informed counseling, therapeutic approaches, and individual and group therapy.

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 Recruiting Research Assistant (part time, Jan – Dec 2022)

Project title

Autistic* Stakeholder Perspectives and Construct Validation of Flourishing Measures; Informing Surveillance and Intervention

*We acknowledge there are differing perspectives on the use of identity first language “Autistic youth” and person first language, “youth with autism spectrum disorder.” We have adopted identify first language for this project to align with the preferences of our stakeholders.

Project overview

Flourishing is one indicator of childhood well-being and represents positive development across five domains: physical health and functioning, mental and emotional well-being, social behavior and relationships, and cognitive/academic development. This study aims to engage stakeholders to evaluate the construct validity of flourishing items specific to autistic youth. We are seeking to describe first-person perspectives on terminology, understanding, and appropriateness of flourishing measures through discussions and interviews with autistic youth and their caregivers. Outcomes from this study are expected to inform practice-based guidelines for use and interpretation of flourishing survey measures for equitable health surveillance, goal setting, and progress monitoring inclusive of autistic youth.

Responsibilities

  • 10 hours per week
  • Support research team meetings through communication, resource sharing
  • Support mentorship for community research assistant/project consultant
  • Lead participant recruitment, communication and scheduling
  • Assist with data collection, management, and analysis
  • Assist with project reporting and dissemination

Required qualifications

  • Enrolled in a graduate program at WVU (master or doctorate)
  • Excellent communication and written skills
  • Willingness to collaborate with a diverse team of researchers and community members

Preferred qualifications

  • Prior experience working with adults with disabilities
  • Prior experience working with youth in physical activity or health settings
  • Interviewing experience
  • Completed coursework in qualitative research methods
  • Strong interest in health-related or disability research

This position is a part-time graduate research assistantship and includes a 12-month graduate student salary ($15,000.00) and fridge benefits between January 2022 and January 2023.

Please email your resume and a brief letter of interest to Dr. Ross at Samantha.Ross2@mail.wvu.edu. Applicants will be reviewed starting January 3, 2021.

Community Support Specialist 18525 (Morgantown, WV)

The West Virginia University is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Community Support Specialist for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Morgantown, WV. The purpose of this position is to provide support for the Mentoring & Oversight for Developing Independence with Foster Youth (MODIFY) Program and to provide follow-up services to youth in transition from foster care to adult independence. The primary emphasis is the coordination of services to youth exiting foster care. Service coordination provided to this group of young adults will ensure that system linkages are in place for supporting these youth in the life domains of housing, employment, education, finance, physical/mental health, family and socialization. The goal of these services is to promote self-sufficiency and a successful transition to independence for former foster care youth.

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Community Work Incentives Coordinator Specialist 18498 (Morgantown, WV)

The West Virginia University is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Community Work Incentives Coordinator Specialist for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Morgantown, WV. The purpose of this position is to provide work incentives planning and assistance to beneficiaries with disabilities and their families, who are potentially eligible to participate in Federal or State work incentives programs designed to assist disabled beneficiaries to work. This position will conduct outreach efforts and work in cooperation with Federal, State and private agencies and nonprofit organizations. This position will also provide information on: the adequacy of health benefits coverage that may be offered by an employer of a beneficiary with a disability; the extent to which other health benefits coverage may be available to that beneficiary; and the availability of protection and advocacy services for beneficiaries with disabilities, and how to access such services.

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MODIFY Program Manager 18526 (Big Chimney, WV)

The West Virginia University is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, MODIFY Program Manager for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Big Chimney, WV. The purpose of this position will oversee the activities of the Mentoring and Oversight for Developing Independence with Foster Youth (MODIFY) grant. This position will be responsible to plan, direct or coordinate organizational activities, including policy formulation, management of daily operations, and resource stewardship consistent with research objectives. They will provide operational leadership; require creativity, in-depth SKAs and interpretive abilities to effectively resolve complex problems. They will supervise and coordinate the activities of others responsible for the supervision and/or performance of various duties in support of business operations (i.e. procurement, human resources, finance, general operations and office support). Work effort has significant impact on personnel, budget and operations, producing major organizational, legal and financial results and/or liability.

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Manuscript Technical Writer – Remote Position

The IMPACT WV Project is looking for a Manuscript Technical Writer to contribute to program-level reporting and products to various audiences. A Technical Writer will be responsible for writing abstracts, manuscript drafts and final submissions, and other summative documents about the IMPACT WV program.

Responsibilities

  • Determine the clearest and most logical way to present information for greatest reader comprehension.
  • Generate innovative ideas for program products- particularly ideas for presentations and manuscripts.
  • Meet with subject-matter experts to ensure specialized topics are appropriately addressed.
  • Analyze information required for the development of a written product.
  • Review and/or copyedit content developed by other members of the team.
  • Gather system information, produce and maintain technical documentation.
  • Present technical information in a live setting when needed, by providing training or walkthrough of technical aspects of the systems.

Experiences:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, in a technical field such that incorporates writing technical drafts and other products.
  • 2+ years of experience in Technical Writing (equivalent relevant experience may be considered)
  • Computer proficient
  • Superb critical thinking and attention to detail skills; you are a fast-learner and understand pretty easily complex concepts and have a keen eye for details.
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills.
  • Strong communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation

To be considered for this position, please email your resume and writing samples to Dr. Lesley Cottrell at lcottrell@hsc.wvu.edu.

Paths for Parents Program Manager 18608 (Morgantown, WV)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Paths for Parents Program Manager for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Morgantown, WV. This position will be responsible to plan, direct or coordinate organizational activities, including policy formulation, management of daily operations, and resource stewardship consistent with research objectives. They will provide operational leadership; require creativity, in-depth SKAs and interpretive abilities to effectively resolve complex problems. They will supervise and coordinate the activities of others responsible for the supervision and/or performance of various duties in support of business operations (i.e. procurement, human resources, finance, general operations and office support). Work effort has significant impact on personnel, budget and operations, producing major organizational, legal and financial results and/or liability.

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Temporary Clinic Coordinator 18660 (Morgantown, WV)

The West Virginia University is seeking applications for a temporary Clinic Coordinator for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Morgantown, WV. The purpose of this position is to appropriately navigate clients to the services that address their stated needs. This position will coordinate the initial client intake and connect the client to the appropriate provider (clinical or programs) based on the documented needs. This position will also ensure that clients have completed the appropriate documentation so that providers have the resources they need to conduct high quality services, and that families understand next steps following a clinic visit. Finally, this position will work with the CED provider(s) to ensure referrals for the client to receive services beyond the CED have been appropriately documented and completed.

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