Employment at the CED

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

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.

Behavior Specialist (CED 16-0107)

WVU Research Corporation seeks to hire a Behavior Specialist for WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities based out of Charleston. The purpose of this position is to apply an intensive and comprehensive consultation and training model throughout WV 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.

Assistive Technology Specialist (CED 17-0038)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) seeks to hire a full-time Assistive Technology Specialist for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities at West Virginia University. The purpose of this position is to provide assistive technology demonstrations, trainings, information referral, and electronic access to consumers to consumers, families, and service providers. The Specialist will also research policies, practices and procedures, which facilitate or impede the provision of AT devices or services; conduct outreach activities; collaborate with other agencies; seek additional funding sources to support the assistive technology program.

A bachelor’s degree and 2 - 4 years of experience working with individuals with varying disabilities are required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Incumbent must possess a valid driver’s license. A master's degree, RESNA certification as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) and experience working with current assistive technology software and devices in the areas of computer access, cognitive supports, communication, low vision, deaf/hard of hearing and environmental controls are 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

Specialized Family Care Program Social Worker (CED 17-0046) - Summersville, WV

The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) seeks to hire a full-time Specialized Family Care Program Social Worker for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities at West Virginia University. This position will be based out of Summersville, WV and 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 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. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Incumbent must have provisional or full 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 full benefits package 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 17-0047) - Charleston, WV

The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) seeks to hire a full-time Specialized Family Care Program Social Worker for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities at West Virginia University. This position will be based out of Charleston, WV and 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 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. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Incumbent must have provisional or full 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 full benefits package 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

Assistive Technology Specialist/Service Coordinator

The West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities (WVU CED) is seeking applications for an Assistive Technology Specialist/Service Coordinator. This position will provide assistive technology demonstrations, trainings, assessments and information referral services to families, students and service providers. The AT Specialist/Service Coordinator will work closely with people who work in agriculture through the WV AgrAbility and Green Thumbs, Healthy Joints Programs.

A bachelor’s degree and 2 - 4 years of experience working with individuals with varying disabilities are required. An equivalent combination of experience working with individuals with disabilities and agriculture-related experience will be considered. Incumbent must possess a valid driver's license. A master's degree, RESNA certification as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) and experience working with current assistive technology software and devices in the areas of computer access, cognitive supports, communication, low vision, deaf/hard of hearing and environmental controls are preferred.

At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.