Project CASE Learning Specialist

SUMMARY

Provides assistance and support services to students with special learning needs for Project CASE.

LOCATION

Position located at Reese Center.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide individual consultation and develop individualized student Wraparound Plans, job coaching for student internships; provides community outreach to local businesses to help identify and develop employment and internship sites for students; and collaborate with human service agencies and organizations that participate in Wraparound teams for Project CASE. Assist Project CASE staff and South Plains Disability Services staff with developing learning strategies and study skills plans for students enrolled in Project CASE.

Identify options for individuals to enhance personal and academic growth through the standard curriculum, academic support services, student services and referral to community agencies.

Identify resources, teaching strategies, and professional developmental activities for faculty to assist them in accommodating the needs of students with special learning needs.

Consult with the Coordinator of Disability Services regarding appropriate accommodations and/or support services for students requesting assistance. Evaluate diagnostic testing, neuropsychological reports and other documentation within the framework of SPC guidelines for acceptable documentation of a disability.

Identify resources and appropriate learning skills for students.

Develop a collection of resources, directed to students, about academic success strategies.

Identify and maintain a current file of assessment instruments and Wraparound Plans for Project CASE students.

Track and evaluate Project CASE student progress.

Prepare reports on services provided, clientele served, travel/mileage, and evaluation reports. Record keeping required by Project CASE for the Learning Specialist will include: (1) development of Wraparound Plans for each student accepted into the program at South Plains College, (2) monthly Personnel Activity Reports, (3) mileage reports, and (4) quarterly progress reports on student progress. The Project CASE Project Director will send reminders and train the Learning Specialist on how to manage the record keeping required for this position. 

Participate in professional development activities.

Assist with registration and application process for Project CASE.

Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has no supervisory responsibilities other than to provide job coaching for students enrolled in Project CASE.

ESPRIT DE CORPS

Commitment to and positive actions for fostering good relationships and esprit de corps among co-workers, departments, and other units in the college, with students, and those individuals outside the college, including the business community, human service organizations, parents of students with disabilities, as well as faculty and staff from Texas Tech University.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The applicant should have a minimum of two years’ experience working with people with disabilities. Experience working in higher education is preferred.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline, such as Psychology, Education, Higher Education, or Counseling, is preferred. Experience with learning styles, study strategies, and assessment instruments.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information to, and respond to questions from, groups of faculty, students, business leaders, and other community representatives, including parents of students with disabilities.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent. Ability to understand, prepare and utilize budgets and related reports.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

TRAVEL

Must be able to operate a motor vehicle, utilize air transportation, and make shorts trips within the city ofLubbockand surrounding areas. Applicant should have reliable transportation and will be reimbursed for mileage traveled as part of their position serving multiple campuses including South Plains College Reese Center, Levelland, Byron Martin Center as well as meetings held on the Texas Tech University campus.

 

 


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