Employment at the CED

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

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

Diversity & Disability Fellowship Program

Position Description: The WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) is recruiting graduate and professional students to participate in the Diversity & Disability Fellowship Program who are pursuing careers working with individuals with disabilities. A graduate student from a diverse background will be selected starting in the fall semester of 2017 continuing through the spring of 2018. The fellow will receive a partial tuition waiver and be paid a stipend for living expenses.

This Diversity & Disability Fellowship Program will increase knowledge of disability services and supports and improve workforce capacity to serve individuals with disabilities and their families.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Enroll in two Disability Studies courses taught through WVU
  • Participate in clinic/observational experiences and other training opportunities
  • Complete a 60 hour hands-on volunteer and capstone project

To be eligible for this fellowship graduate and professional level students must be from diverse backgrounds, must be U.S. Citizens and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be from racial and/or ethnic minority backgrounds
  • Have limited English proficiency,
  • Be from underserved geographic areas (rural or urban),
  • Have a disability
  • Identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender

To apply visit, http://www.cedwvu.org/diversity-disability-fellowship-program/application/ . For more information, email mdanko@hsc.wvu.edu. Applications must be received by March 27th to be considered.

The LEND Program at the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities

The LEND Program at the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities is recruiting graduate students from health and related disciplines for graduate assistantships starting in Fall, 2017. The mission of the LEND Program is to prepare health professionals to serve children and youth with disabilities and the families that care for them. The focus is to train students by using mentors from their fields of study and focusing on family-centered care, teamwork and cultural sensitivity. Selected students may be awarded a tuition waiver and stipend. The program is also looking for family members of a person with a disability and disability self-advocates. Applications are due by March 11, 2017. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. Citizens. For more information, visit http://lend.cedwvu.org/trainee-application/ or contact Diane Williams at awilliams@hsc.wvu.edu or by calling 304-293-4692.