Employment Opportunities at DRES

Beware of Email Scams - if you receive an email similar to the one below - do not respond or send money.  It is not from DRES!

"I am Dr. Christopher C.Babbitt and I work as a clinical counselor for the department of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES). I provide individual and group therapy, coaching, assessment and academic screenings to support students with disabilities (physical, chronic, psychiatric, and invisible)registered with DRES. A large percentage of the students served by the mental health unit have psychiatric disabilities or co-morbid psychiatric disabilities and need mental health support to be successful at the university. In addition, many University of students with academic difficulties and no prior diagnosis are seen and assessed through the academic screening and assessment process. I also am the director of supervision, training and coordination of counseling psychology and clinical psychology graduate students of the United States who have practicums at DRES and APA-accredited school psychology pre-doctoral interns.

You have received this email because you have an offer from the University Office for Students with Disabilities to work with me while we help Students with disabilities frustrated with ignorance and lack of services but as my temporary personal assistant. I care about Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture, Children, Civil Rights and Social Action, Education, Environment, Disaster and Humanitarian Relief, Social Services and lots more.

This is a very simple employment. You will only help me Mail letters, Make payments at Walmart and purchase some Items when needed. This employment only takes an hour a day and 3 times a week for $620 weekly.

I am unable to meetup for an interview because I am currently away and helping the disabled students in Australia. You will be paid in advance for all tasks and purchased to be done on my behalf and some of my personal letters and mails will be forwarded to your residence or nearby post office for you to pick up at your convenience. Upon my arrival we will discuss the possibility of making this a long-term employment if I am impressed with your services while I am away. My arrival is scheduled for the last week of Feb 2018"


Current Full Time Positions Available at DRES:

Position Announcement Visiting Access Specialist

University of Illinois

College of Applied Health Sciences

Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

The Visiting Access Specialist determines eligibility of services and reasonable accommodations for University of Illinois students with various types of disabilities including psychiatric, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other disabilities as needed, remains current with federal and state mandates as they relate to college students with disabilities, and consults and serves as a resource with faculty and campus administrators on accommodations and access issues impacting students with disabilities. This position may become non-visiting.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

  1. Consult with students with disabilities and instructors in the planning, determination, and implementation of academic adjustments, modifications, and auxiliary aids and services as required by Section 504 of the Rehab Act, the ADA (1990), and the ADAAA (2008).
  2. Address physical, programmatic, digital/electronic, and attitudinal access issues with other campus administrative and service units relating to the needs of students with disabilities.
  3. Remain current in the knowledge and understanding of the ADAAA/504 as well as DOJ and ED/OCR decisions relative to post-secondary services to students with disabilities.
  4. Collaborate with other DRES staff in the ongoing refinement of internal service policies, procedures, and practices.
  5. Schedule, coordinate, and conduct tours of DRES administrative and service facilities to prospective students, visitors, alumni, AHS interview candidates, faculty/staff, and university officials.
  6. Provide support services to students such as academic coaching, crisis management, and transition planning as needed.
  7. Participate in the development and implementation of disability education training for the Illinois campus.
  8. Assist in maintaining current information on the DRES website.
  9. Other duties as assigned to further the mission of the unit.

This position requires a master’s degree in rehabilitation, psychology, social work, special education, education, or a closely related field. Experience in mental health services and/or working with individuals with mental health disabilities is preferred. Knowledge of and experience in the delivery of ADAAA/504 mandated post-secondary academic services to students with disabilities, especially with psychiatric disabilities is preferred. The position requires a productive team player with the ability to deliver a high level of interactive service, develop and maintain collaborative relationships inside and outside of the unit, prioritize effectively, as well as proactively solve problems. The successful applicant must work well under pressure, have the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with a great deal of accuracy, possess strong written and verbal communication skills along with exceptional organizational skills. The applicant must demonstrate the ability to work well with students, faculty, and staff at all levels within a diverse, multi-cultural, collaborative environment.

Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a 100% time, 12-month visiting appointment. This position may become non-visiting in the future dependent upon funding and programmatic needs. Proposed starting date is November 16 or as soon as possible after.

For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume, and the names and email addresses or phone numbers of three professional references by October 10. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Candidates may be interviewed before October 15, but no hiring decision will be made before full consideration date.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Mindy Rick, 217/333-4600 or mindy@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

 

University of Illinois

College of Applied Health Sciences

Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services

Career Services Specialist

The Career Services Specialist is responsible for supporting the career/employment needs of students with disabilities registered with the Division of Disability Resources & Educational Services (DRES) through:  (1) the development, implementation and evaluation of campus and off-campus outreach efforts; (2) individual and group developmental career experiences; and, (3) the establishment and maintenance of employment-related partnerships in industry.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Build relationships and collaborate with staff from departmental career service programs, the university Career Center, and other university units supporting the employment and career options of University of Illinois students and alumni through job fairs, workshops, etc.
  2. Serve as DRES liaison to the Career Services Center, including attending meetings held throughout the academic year and serving on sub-committees.
  3. Develop/refine the Career Support Services (CSS) available to currently registered DRES students and alumni based on need and interests related to aspects of employment and career development.
  4. Supervise graduate hourly, undergraduate, and graduate student interns who work with the CSS program.
  5. Establish DRES alumni relations and outreach in support of the CSS program.
  6. Participate in the development and implementation of disability education and employment accommodations for corporate, governmental, and not-for-profit entities wanting to enhance the inclusion and diversity of their workforce.
  7. Coordinate and collaborate with DRES staff and campus stakeholders, partners, and allies to plan and support National Disability Employment Awareness Month activities in October of each year.
  8. Actively participate in grant projects through meeting established and developing future milestones, and serve as point of contact for awarding agencies.
  9. Recruit, plan, implement and evaluate student participation in diversity-related programming, and facilitate student networking at career events.
  10. Provide direct services and support to students and alumni with disabilities related to career development and employment preparation, resume and cover letter creation, job search strategies, and interview preparation.
  11. Counsel students and alumni on disability-related topics, such as self-advocacy skill development, requesting reasonable accommodations in the workplace, the disability disclosure process, and transition planning, as needed.
  12. Recruit and prepare students to participate in internship and employment programs specifically designed for students with disabilities, such as the American Association for People with Disabilities (AAPD) Summer Internship Program, Microsoft Autism Hiring Program, Lime Connect, and Workforce Recruitment Programs.
  13. With campus and off-campus employment partners, develop a job shadowing and mentoring program for students to increase knowledge of career options and opportunities. 
  14. Develop and maintain multimedia presence by providing resources to students and alumni, including updated information on CSS within the DRES website, and regular announcements on social media and through the electronic employment newsletter.
  15. Remain current in the knowledge and understanding of the ADAAA/employment accommodations.
  16. Collaborate with other DRES staff in the ongoing refinement of internal service policies, procedures, and practices.
  17. Schedule, coordinate, and conduct tours of DRES administrative and service facilities to visitors, alumni, faculty/staff, and university officials.
  18. Develop and offer career development and transition courses for DRES students.
  19. Organize Summer STEM camp opportunity through partnerships with campus units.
  20. Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements and Qualifications

This position requires a minimum of a master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, career/vocational development, counseling or related area. 

Minimum of one academic year experience working with college students, preferably in a setting related to career development, academic advising or student success or one academic year experience with other clients on job search related skills and topics required.

The position requires a self-starter with the ability to deliver a high level of interactive service, develop and maintain collaborative relationships inside and outside of the unit, prioritize effectively, as well as proactively solve problems.  The successful applicant must work well under pressure, have the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with a great deal of accuracy, possess strong written and verbal communication skills along with exceptional organizational skills.  The applicant must demonstrate the ability to work well with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and industry contacts at all levels within a diverse, multi-cultural, collaborative environment. 

Knowledge of job search strategies and career development theories, best practices and resources is required.  Knowledge of and experience in the delivery of ADAAA employment accommodations is preferred.  Familiarity with online career database systems such as Grad Leaders, Handshake, Symplicity and other current and emerging technologies within the career development field is preferred.

Salary and Appointment Information

This is a full-time, regular (not visiting) academic professional non-tenured position appointed on a 12-month service basis.  The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date.  Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Procedures and Deadline Information

To ensure full consideration, create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your letter of application and resume by August 17.  Online application will also require names and contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references.  The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  This position requires successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Mindy Rick at mindy@illinois.edu or 217/333-4600.Position Announcement

 

Athletic Trainer

Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

College of Applied Health Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Athletic Trainer is responsible for the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries for the athletes who participate in the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) Adapted Athletics Program.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide athletic and functional training services to student-athletes with disabilities in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and the Illinois Athletic Trainers Practice Act (225 ILCS 5/) and Rules.
  2. Provide athletic training services for the DRES athletic teams and visiting Paralympic athletes including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as necessary.
  3. Coordinate the prevention, care, rehabilitation and evaluation of all athletic related injuries and illnesses sustained during practices and competition, utilizing all the resources within the University and community.
  4. Provide athletes with evaluation of physical status, injury evaluation, provision/coordination of treatment/rehabilitation and prevention programs, application of physical agents, instruction in proper therapeutic exercise, strengthening and conditioning, improvement of coordination and range of motion, return to playing sports and basic wheelchair skills such as balance and transfers.
  5. Maintain communication regarding the care of athletes between DRES physical therapist(s), team physician(s), McKinley Health Services and other medical professionals, as needed.
  6. Communicate with the team coaches the status of injured athletes and work toward compliance with return to sport progression.
  7. Provide athletic training services at selected educational and/or competitive programs sponsored by the DRES including first response to injury of non-DRES athletes at home tournaments.
  8. Provide athletic training services at wheelchair sport camps sponsored by the division during the summer months.
  9. Maintain record keeping for all medical records, medical supplies, rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries and illnesses.
  10. Coordinate with team physician to provide pre-competition physical examinations and health updates.
  11. Develop & conduct strength and conditioning programs that meet the fitness and sport specific needs of individual athletes and groups of athletes/teams.
  12. Perform travel management responsibilities for away competitions and events.
  13. Develop clinical placement partnerships with athletic training programs and provide supervision and instruction to athletic training/pre-athletic training students and volunteers.
  14. Assist physical therapist with maintaining appropriate Occupational and Safety, Health Administration guidelines for the work place.
  15. Collaborate with the physical therapist in the development of fitness, health and wellness programs for athletes.
  16. Work a flexible schedule so that all matters pertaining to athlete health and well-being are accommodated.
  17. Collaborate with other athletic trainers and strength & conditioning specialists on campus and in the community to address and share best practices.
  18. Collaborate in research conducted by UI faculty/researchers that relates to persons with disabilities.
  19. Assist in working toward accomplishing the strategic plan of the university, college, and division.

Reporting Relationships

Manage and supervise athletic training students, graduate assistants, aides and volunteers.

Position Requirements and Qualifications

Minimum of bachelor’s degree in health related field required. Master’s degree preferred.

Minimum of one year in athletic training setting required.  Experience with individuals with neuromuscular and/or orthopedic disabilities and in adapted sports and recreation is preferred.

Certification by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification; licensed or eligible for licensure by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulations; and evidence of compliance with continuing education requirements established by the Illinois Athletic Training Practice Act and Rules is required.  Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist preferred.

National Strength & Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist best practices is also preferred.

Salary and Appointment Information

This is a full-time, regular (not visiting) academic professional non-tenured position appointed on a 12-month service basis.  The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date.  Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Procedures and Deadline Information

To ensure full consideration, create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your letter of application and resume by August 31.  Online application will also require names and contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references.  The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  This position requires successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Mindy Rick at mindy@illinois.edu or 217/333-4600.

 

Current Graduate Hourly Positions Available at DRES:

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