Assistant Director, INI Human Development and Family Studies
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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Job Summary The Assistant Director, Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative (INI) position will support the program development and operations of the Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative through teaching/training, university outreach, program/curriculum development, job skills training, recruiting and onboarding, and employer relations. This position will support community teaching and outreach of the Autism Program (TAP) through resource referral, teaching/training, curriculum development, university and community communications, individual and family counseling/consultation and resource referral. Duties & Responsibilities
Develop new programming and supports for autistic UIUC students, assimilate student feedback to create relevant supports for enrolled students, build relationships with campus resources and stakeholders to provide supports for enrolled students, manage regular communication for program including application, registration, parent liaison. Manage recruiting and onboarding of students.
Oversee student social connection and learning as well as mentorship program, develop and teach courses on the topic of autism/neurodiversity supports for student pre-professionals, improve employment skills and opportunities for students through corporate relationships and teaching efforts, develop and teach courses in self-advocacy, employment readiness, life skills, and/or leadership to neurodivergent students, develop and provide university and community trainings on the topic of autism/neurodiversity supports for children and families.
Develop and lead group services for autistic individuals, Supervision of graduate and undergraduate students in field of expertise, Develop programming for community resource and referral services.
Conduct new diagnosis consultations for individuals and families just learning about autism diagnosis, connect individuals to community and state-wide supports for autism, Counsel individuals and families to meet social and mental health needs, Advise team on support materials for Resource Room.
Standing : Occasionally
Walking : Occasionally
Stairs : Occasionally
Sitting : Occasionally
Lifting/Carrying : Occasionally
Pushing/Pulling : Occasionally
Climbing : Occasionally
Balancing : Occasionally
Bending/Stooping : Occasionally
Kneeling : Occasionally
Squatting/Crouching : Occasionally
Crawling : Occasionally
Reaching : Occasionally
Grip/Dexterity : Occasionally
Twisting : Occasionally
Talking : Occasionally
Hearing : Occasionally
Repetitive Motions : Occasionally
Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination : Occasionally
Visual Acuity : Occasionally
Applicants must hold an earned master's degree in a field relevant to targeted remediation for cognitive difficulties and counseling to individuals with disabilities (e.g., education, special education, social work, psychology, human development and family studies, speech-language pathology). Current certification and/or licensing in their respective field, as applicable. At least 2 years of experience with research, clinical practice, and/or direct support and resource referral for individuals on the autism spectrum and other disabilities and their families. Knowledge of local, state, and federal support resources and advocacy. Experience with developing and delivering education/training (classroom teaching, supervising interns or volunteers, community training) on autism/neurodiversity, social competency/skills, life skills for neurodivergent individuals.
Knowledge/experience with collecting and disseminating topic-specific community resources; experience with website/social media maintenance and engagement; experience with implementation of evidence-based individual or group autism supports; work experience with autism supports in the school setting (IEP, 504), work experience with connecting to community resources and services. Experience/exposure to Excel, Canva, Qualtrics, PowerPoint. Appointment Information
This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 10/10/2023. Salary is commensurate with experience. Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on October 9, 2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting including a CV and name and contact information for three references. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Dr. Ramona Oswald, email@example.com. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.
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Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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