Office of Services for Students with Disabilities

Disability Specialist

Job Details:
The Disability Student Services Specialist is a full time, annual appointment with the period of employment to begin as soon as possible.

Position Summary: The Disability Services Specialist coordinates services for students with disabilities in compliance with UW System policy, the Congressional Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments. This position assists students with disabilities in becoming integrated into the campus community and maximizing their independence. The specialist is also responsible for instituting programs and projects designed to increase the awareness and responsiveness of the campus community to the needs of students with disabilities.

Required Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Special Education or a related field.
  2. Experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  3. Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups and individuals.
  4. Ability to consistently demonstrate independent judgment and decision making.
  5. Ability to interpret and implement federal and state laws and UW System policy.
  6. Excellent interpersonal, written communication and organizational skills.
  7. Demonstrated computer skills, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office, e-mail, and database management.

Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, School Psychology, Psychology, Higher Education, Special Education or closely related field.
  2. Knowledge of Universal Design and the ability to utilize and incorporate assistive technology to support students with disabilities.
  3. Experience working with adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, and ADHD in an educational setting.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of project planning, transition programming and problem solving techniques.


To Apply:
Submit a letter of application that addresses each published qualification for employment; a resume; a concise separate statement describing the applicant's history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization; and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Materials must be submitted via the online application system.

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To Ensure Consideration:
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by Friday, May 24, however, applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls approximately 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students in over 40 majors including institutional emphasis areas of middle level education, engineering, technology management, agriculture, and criminal justice. The campus is located in scenic southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. UW-Platteville is recognized as a cultural and educational center for the tri-state region of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

Platteville is a friendly, progressive community of 11,000 set in the beautiful rolling landscape of Southwest Wisconsin. It offers an excellent school system, high quality municipal and medical facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and a vibrant business/industrial community. More information is available at

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

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