Employment at the CED

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Current openings at the Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) are listed below.

Positive Behavior Support Specialist 19698 (Morgantown, WV)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Positive Behavior Support Specialist for the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Morgantown, WV. The purpose of this position is to 1) assist in the curriculum development to prepare providers for certification in positive behavior support 2) consult and train service providers to implement trauma informed positive behavior support to decrease challenging behaviors and improve quality of life. Building capacity throughout West Virginia regarding positive behavior support knowledge translation and services, and 3) provide individual case consultation to individuals with serious challenging behaviors to reduce the risk of out of home placement. The candidate will work with individuals with serious emotional disorders who are at risk of out of home placement, to evaluate their support needs. The candidate will work with the individual and their caregivers to develop and implement a positive behavior support plan. In addition, this individual will work with children’s mental health providers throughout West Virginia to provide behavioral case consultation services, develop and conduct trainings, and coach staff in the implementation of trauma informed positive behavior support.

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Family Based Care Specialist Social Worker 18280 

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Family based Care Specialist Social Worker for the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities. This position supports the Specialized Family Care Program by providing families, organizations, and communities with technical, resource, and referral support for services of the individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities being placed in Program provider homes. The incumbent will also provide regional recruitment, certification, and training to Specialized Care and Respite Care Providers for approved at-risk individuals. This position provides program, as well as direct internal and external support services, with the goal of home availability for persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Responds to inquiries and independently resolves matters of low to moderate complexity. Responsibilities require some judgment, resourcefulness, and originality, but diverse guides and precedents are usually available to apply or adapt to the circumstances. Work effort has considerable impact on client services, program and project image, with potential legal liabilities.

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Community Work Incentives Coordinator Specialist 18498 (Morgantown, WV)

The West Virginia University is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Community Work Incentives Coordinator Specialist for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Morgantown, WV. The purpose of this position is to provide work incentives planning and assistance to beneficiaries with disabilities and their families, who are potentially eligible to participate in Federal or State work incentives programs designed to assist disabled beneficiaries to work. This position will conduct outreach efforts and work in cooperation with Federal, State and private agencies and nonprofit organizations. This position will also provide information on: the adequacy of health benefits coverage that may be offered by an employer of a beneficiary with a disability; the extent to which other health benefits coverage may be available to that beneficiary; and the availability of protection and advocacy services for beneficiaries with disabilities, and how to access such services.

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Community Support Specialist 18744 (Remote)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, MODIFY Community Support Specialist for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities (remote). The purpose of this position is to provide support for the Mentoring & Oversight for Developing Independence with Foster Youth (MODIFY) Program at the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED). This position provides follow-up services to youth in transition from foster care to adult independence. The primary emphasis is the coordination of services to youth exiting foster care. Service coordination provided to this group of young adults will ensure that system linkages are in place for supporting these youth in the life domains of housing, employment, education, finance, physical/mental health, family and socialization. The goal of these services is to promote self-sufficiency and a successful transition to independence for former foster care youth.

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Training Specialist 20264 (Morgantown, WV)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a Training Specialist with the Center for Excellence in Disabilities. The purpose of this position is to support and coordinate the center-wide training efforts at the Center for Excellence in Disabilities. This position will provide logistical support to individuals who are developing, implementing, and/or participating in training efforts throughout the center. This position will also develop courses for professionals and the community (on-line or in person) as needed and establish a comprehensive process for evaluating training efforts from design to completion. Serve as the lead in a team of professionals overseeing pre-service training, continuing education, and professional development of students, professionals, consumers, and community members.

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Positive Behavior Support Specialist 20700 (Big Chimney, WV)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Positive Behavior Support Specialist for the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Morgantown, WV. The purpose of this position is to 1) assist in the curriculum development to prepare providers for certification in positive behavior support 2) consult and train service providers to implement trauma informed positive behavior support to decrease challenging behaviors and improve quality of life. Building capacity throughout West Virginia regarding positive behavior support knowledge translation and services, and 3) provide individual case consultation to individuals with serious challenging behaviors to reduce the risk of out of home placement. The candidate will work with individuals with serious emotional disorders who are at risk of out of home placement, to evaluate their support needs. The candidate will work with the individual and their caregivers to develop and implement a positive behavior support plan. In addition, this individual will work with children’s mental health providers throughout West Virginia to provide behavioral case consultation services, develop and conduct trainings, and coach staff in the implementation of trauma informed positive behavior support.

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LEND Trainee Program Coordinator (Morgantown, WV) 20579

The purpose of this position will be to manage and coordinate daily activities for trainees and mentors of the West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities (WVU CED) Maternal and Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program. This position will be responsible for the coordination of the trainee recruitment process, maintenance of trainee records, support for micro-credential badges, facilitation of communication between trainees and staff and supervision of social work students. In addition, this position will provide social work support to Feeding and Swallowing and Next Steps Clinics.

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TBI Program Assistant 20747 (Morgantown, WV)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a full time, benefits eligible TBI Program Assistant with the Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Morgantown, WV. The purpose of this position is to perform clerical and administrative functions following established policies, procedures, and methods in support of the Principal Investigator, Manager, and staff of the Traumatic Brain Injury Program.

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MODIFY Youth Outreach Specialist 19760

The purpose of this position is to develop and maintain connections with current and former foster youth in order to perform administration of the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) Survey to foster and former foster care youth ages 17-21.

This position provides program, as well as direct internal and external client support services. Responds to inquiries and independently resolves matters of low to moderate complexity. Responsibilities require some judgment, resourcefulness, and originality, but diverse guides and precedents are usually available to apply or adapt to the circumstances. Work effort has considerable impact on client services, program and project image, with potential legal liabilities.

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(Hybrid) Data Analyst 20900

The purpose of this position is to establish and maintain efficient data capture, cleaning, and reporting functions at the West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities (WVUCED) This position is responsible for maintaining (and updating as needed) data capturing procedures. This position will work closely with the program leadership, partners, and the WVUCED Grants & Research Specialist to retrieve, review, analyze, and/or interpret data over the course of the program period. Additionally, work closely with the WVUCED Director to ensure center-level data is captured, analyzed, and interpreted as needed. Responsible for the data policy, data administration, support materials, and information security and access issues.

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Social Media/Marketing Specialist - Center for Excellence in Disabilities (Morgantown, WV)

The Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) at West Virginia University is currently accepting applications for a (Hybrid) Social Media/Marketing Specialist.

As a key member of the marketing and communications team at the CED, this communicator will assist with all marketing and communication efforts at the CED including multimedia and written stories, web content, recruitment materials, press releases, fliers, social media and other communications as needed. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Communications. The incumbent will act as the primary manager of the CED’s social media accounts and will be responsible for content development, posting, monitoring and reporting on the platforms.

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TBI Social Worker - 21297

This position will provide resource coordination services to individuals with traumatic brain injury so they can effectively access available services; and, to facilitate a seamless continuum of services across agencies. This position will serve as a member of the State of WV Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program; conduct assessments; develop intervention recommendations; link to resources; identify unmet needs and barriers to accessing effective TBI services; collect data to support development of a funding stream for statewide brain injury services and supports; conduct regional outreach to identify and assist individuals with TBI in need of support services; and, provide training and technical assistance to improve service providers capability to offer effective, person-centered TBI services. This position provides program, as well as direct internal and external client support services. Responds to inquiries and independently resolves matters of low to moderate complexity. Responsibilities require some judgment, resourcefulness, and originality, but diverse guides and precedents are usually available to apply or adapt to the circumstances.

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Specialized Family Care Program Manager - 21458

The primary role of the Specialized Family Care Program Manager is to oversee the activities of the Specialized Family Care grant at the Center for Excellence in Disabilities.

Responsible to plan, direct or coordinate organizational activities, including policy formulation, management of daily operations, and resource stewardship consistent with research objectives. Provides operational leadership; requires creativity, in-depth SKAs and interpretive abilities to effectively resolve complex problems. Supervises and coordinates the activities of others responsible for the supervision and/or performance of various duties in support of business operations (i.e. procurement, human resources, finance, general operations and office support). Work effort has significant impact on personnel, budget and operations, producing major organizational, legal and financial results and/or liability.

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