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. (insert name here) 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"

Interpreter for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)

College of Applied Health Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

(Two 9-month positions)



The Interpreter provides services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at the University of Illinois by interpreting simultaneously from English into sign language, as well as from sign language into English, for classroom lectures and/or other presentations and events on campus.



  1. Interpret classroom lectures, presentations and other campus events and meetings for students, staff, faculty and visitors who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing as those accommodations relate to communication access, including the provision of on-site or remote sign language interpretation, on-site or remote speech-to-text services, and other assistive technology as appropriate, always maintaining confidentiality.
  2. Fill in as needed for campus events and last minute cancellations if possible. Schedule and coordinate interpreter work assignments and coverage for classes, meetings, field trips and other special events, meetings and situations.
  3. Obtain and review related materials prior to providing interpreting services.
  4. Coordinate with Senior Interpreters/DRES Access Specialist on special short or ongoing projects that require special planning, coordination and supervision as assigned, including but not limited to conferences, musical performances, theater, etc.
  5. Interact with faculty, staff, students and guests to resolve problems as needed.
  6. Participate in monthly interpreter staff meetings.



Current licensure at the Intermediate Proficiency level or higher as specified in Section 1515.90 of the Interpreter for the Deaf Act of 2007 Rules.


Successful Candidates will have:

  • Skill in simultaneous translation from English to the sign language modes of communication preferred by Deaf and Hard of Hearing person(s) and from sign language to English. The ability to adjust to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing’s person’s language preference.
  • Skill in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Skill in talking to others to communicate information and ideas so that others will understand.
  • Ability to learn to use special or technical signs employed in an educational setting. Ability to learn new information quickly and have the ability to shift between different work environments and content.
  • The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch and other sources). The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and accurately organize information clearly.
  • Ability to proficiently use Microsoft Office products.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff and other individuals and groups in a campus setting, providing exemplary service while exercising discretion, maintaining confidentiality, and following the Interpreter Code of Ethics.
  • The ability to remain calm and handle high stress when interpreter mishaps or problems arise at the last minute.



This is a full-time Civil Service Interpreter for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing position appointed on a 9-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the interview process is complete. Salary is commensurate with experience.



Applications must be received by November 9, 2019. Apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu. If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:


  1. Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.
  2. Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.
  3. Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), License, and academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three professional references.


Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, contact Mindy Rick at 217-333-4600 or mindy@illinois.edu. For questions about the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.


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


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.



Nationally known disability services program at the University of Illinois announces the availability of a one to two year post-doctoral position with the opportunity for emphasized training in the assessment, diagnosis, and therapy of college students with learning disabilities, ADHD, Acquired Brain Injury, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and psychological disabilities, though experience with other disabilities also occurs.  The post-doc will provide individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, neuropsychological assessments, feedback, psychoeducational training, compensatory strategies, coaching, and academic accommodations to students. Training in the areas of Neuropsychological Assessment and psychological report writing is available. While the emphasis of training and duties are focused on the above, the post-doc will gain additional experience with the Americans with Disabilities Act and its applicability on college/university campuses, writing psychological reports, making recommendations regarding academic accommodations consistent with Section 504/ADA, providing compensatory strategies after diagnosis, and providing supervision to graduate practicum students in clinical and counseling psychology.  There is potential for collaboration with the Counseling Center and McKinley Mental Health Center.  Research opportunities are available.  Position is as a full-time academic hourly for one to two years, with a salary between 53-60k.    

To apply candidates should submit the following materials to Dr. Teresa Davenport, Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES), 1207 S. Oak, Champaign, IL 61820, tdavenpo@illinois.edu:

  • letter requesting consideration and stating post-doctoral training goals and long term career goals.
  • current curriculum vita
  • two professional references

The University of Illinois is an AA-EOE.


Graduate Hourly Positions Available at DRES:

Grad hourly positions available for doctoral students in clinical and counseling psychology to provide individual therapy and assessment and for master's students in speech and hearing science or special education to provide academic coaching.  Contact Dr. Sue Han (suehan@illinois.edu) if you are interested.