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The Part-Time Clinician in the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) will work up to 29 hours per week. This position will work with DePaul students enrolled in the CSD who have disabilities such as: Learning Disorders (LD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), Chronic Illness, Mental Health Disorders, Physical and Sensory Impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), etc. CSD clinicians work with undergraduate and graduate students in all the Schools/Colleges throughout the University. This position will be located on the Lincoln Park or Loop campus office Monday through Friday with possible evening hours depending on departmental needs. The part-time Clinician works three academic terms (autumn, winter, spring) with possible opportunities for summer employment.
Responsibilities & Duties
Conduct weekly one-on-one sessions with identified roster of students to support academic success including, but not limited to: assessment of student learning profile, creation of customized remediation plan, monitoring student progress, and advising of course selection for next term.
Sessions are 50 minutes in duration and may be once or twice each week as needed for the general CSD student population.
Advocate with and for students, as appropriate, in collaboration with faculty, staff, therapists, parents and other key individuals in students' lives.
Understand CSD confidentiality policies and optional self-disclosure of students' CSD enrollment.
Complete and maintain necessary forms, reports and an ongoing record of the weekly sessions with each student; collaborate with the CSD Advisor or administrative staff regarding individual student needs and progress.
Collaborate with staff sharing key knowledge and best practices as well as accepting same from staff to increase one's own knowledge-base.
Participate in scheduled staff meetings contributing to discussions and any follow-up assignments related to departmental needs.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
Master's degree in Special Education, Disability Education/Rehabilitation, Disability Counseling, Learning Disabilities, Social Work, or related fields.
Knowledge of diagnostic testing instruments (e.g., WAIS-IV, Woodcock Johnson-IV, WIAT-III, BASC3), interpretation of results and associated accommodations.
4-6 years experience providing instructional and advocacy support for students and/or adults with disabilities.
Knowledge of relevant laws governing students with disabilities (ADA, Section 504, FERPA, IDEA) and guidelines for accommodations.
Other Skills & Abilities Reqd
Knowledge of computer technologies and software programs; Outlook, Microsoft Office, assistive technologies, etc.
Excellent communication (verbal and written) and customer service skills.
Team player and collaborator within the department and across the University.
Flexibility and diplomacy in handling unforeseen situations.
Ability to develop a positive working rapport with students.
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- This position will be located at the Lincoln Park or Loop campus office Monday-Friday with possible evening hours depending on departmental needs.
Salary & Benefits Package:
DePaul offers a comprehensive package including competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain the best talent in order to further the University's mission. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Required Background Check:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act
DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
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