Research Associate - Center on Community Living and Careers, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University Bloomington

Posted: Monday, October 9, 2017

The Center on Community Living and Careers conducts research, training, and technical assistance related to secondary transition services, employment services, and community participation for individuals with disabilities. This position will be responsible for developing and conducting training, research, and evaluation related to CCLC projects and developing and managing technical assistance relationships with stakeholders across the state.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•   Provide coordination, facilitation, training and technical assistance to organizations and/or schools on
    topics related to integrated employment (supported and customized), community living, inclusive
    practices, person-centered planning, or secondary transition to adult life in special education.
•   Develop and conduct workshops, in-service trainings, and conference presentations.
•   Facilitate meetings with a variety of stakeholders (e.g., policymakers, executive directors, school
    personnel, employment providers).
•   Develop written products and online training modules related to the field of employment services,
    special education, transition from school to adult life, interagency collaboration, or community
•   Evaluate compliance and quality transition IEP's and develop professional development activities for
    Indiana educators based on results of the data.
•   Conduct research and evaluation projects and report on the data to key stakeholders.
•   Participate as a member of a collaborative team.
•   Effective communication with parents, school administrators, community agencies, teachers, and State
    Department personnel.
•   Participate in relevant activities of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community.
•   Travel throughout the state and overnights are required.

Required Qualifications:
•   Master's degree in human services field, special education, vocational rehabilitation, social services or
    related field.
•   Demonstrated working knowledge of secondary transition services and IEP's, supported and
    customized employment, and culturally responsive practices
•   Strong self-initiation and task management skills
•   Ability to work independently and as a team member
•   Experience in professional writing or development of staff training (sample of either is required with
•   Minimum of 5 years of successful work in educational settings and/or community rehabilitation settings 
    supporting competitive employment of people with disabilities
•   Experience with transition to community-based services in 18-22 programs

Preferred Qualifications:
•   Experience with inclusive education and integrated community participation
•   Experience with team facilitation
•   Demonstrated strong organizational and time management skills
•   Experience coaching/mentoring professionals in schools and/or adult services
•   Experience with developing online learning and instruction

Applications received by 10/23/17 will be given full consideration. However, applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Interested candidates can find further detailed requirements and submit their application at Specific questions regarding this position should be addressed to Dr. Judith Gross, Director, Center on Community Living and Careers,


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.