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

Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana is seeking a Research Associate to serve in the Center on Community Living and Careers.  The Research Associate will be responsible for the development and delivery of training and technical assistance to Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors and Community Rehabilitation Providers on state Vocational Rehabilitation contracts and other grants related to supporting individuals with disabilities to attain and maintain employment.

Position Description:  To fulfill the Center's responsibilities on our state Vocational Rehabilitation contracts, this Research Associate will provide training and technical assistance to Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors and other staff, Community Rehabilitation Providers and other related employment services staff (e.g., Pre-ETS providers) in the state.

This position must be able to independently and within a team implement the project-based mission of the CCLC and IIDC. The candidate will share decision-making with the PI (Center Director) and CCLC colleagues to implement state contracts and grants and produce deliverables within the expected timelines, with final decision-making held by the Project Lead or PI. This position will collaborate with CCLC colleagues to develop and disseminate informational products and professional reports and determine appropriate outlets for dissemination of training and technical assistance products and activities.

Position will work on assigned projects independently and as part of a team. The projects will be part of a larger program focused on the CCLC and IIDC missions where all parts of the program are interrelated and essential for the successful implementation of the grant and state contract obligations held by the CCLC.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position will (a) interface with state funders and key partners in the delivery of employment services in Indiana and participate in various workgroups with our partners, representing the CCLC; (b) develop and deliver online and hybrid training courses related to best practices in the delivery of supported and customized employment services and supports; (c) create and disseminate informational products (e.g., tips sheets, blog posts, how-to guides) for key stakeholders (i.e., people with disabilities, families, educators, service providers, state department partners and key agencies); and (d) develop and deliver face-to-face trainings and technical assistance for fee-for-service, grant, and state contract work on topics such as, but not limited to, vocational rehabilitation, supported and customized employment, transition to adulthood, family support, and community participation. In addition, this position will participate in research, evaluation, and other activities (e.g., committee participation) at the CCLC and/or IIDC as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum Education: Master's degree required in human/social services, special education, rehabilitation counseling, psychology, or related field.

Minimum of 3-5 years of related experience

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: Professional or personal knowledge of/experience with disability, especially as related to the transition to adulthood life stage.

Knowledge of Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation system, Social Security programs, and federal, state, and local work incentive and employment support programs.


Interested candidates should apply at Applications received by 1/22/19 will be given full consideration. Please direct questions regarding this posting to:  Susan Henning-Harris at [email protected].

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.