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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
McBurney Disability Resource Center
Minimum $54,314 ANNUAL (12 months)
Clinical/Case Load Management (45%)
Evaluate and interpret psychological and psycho-education assessments and serve as the McBurney expert in disability documentation review and case management for the accommodation specialist team.
Maintain small caseload of clients with complex presentations working with these clients from documentation review through eligibility determination and ongoing accommodation guidance and problem solving.
Develop and provide brief term counseling modules on specific disability related concerns including: managing issues of academic anxiety, understanding and developing strategies for executive function, and living with a disability.
Consult on complex cases and develop and use effective methods to resolve multi-faceted disability-related accommodation issues for students with ASD, AD/HD, chronic health concerns, LD and mental health disorders. Provide on-going consultation and problem-solving assistance to McBurney staff, UW faculty and others in the provision of appropriate services and accommodations.
Consult with clinicians as needed to understand documentation and interpretation of psychological measures used in psycho-educational assessment.
Provide recommendations to student and/or clinician for additional educational information or psychological assessment to establish service eligibility.
Handle crisis intervention with severely distressed students including but not limited to McBurney student clients with mental health disorders.
Assist students in understanding their disabilities, their accommodation needs and their legal rights and responsibilities under the ADA, Section 504 and UW System and campus policies.
Maintain strict confidentiality in verbal and written communications.
Create, organize, and maintain up-to-date electronic and paper records.
Provide professional guidance and referral on the full range of psychological services including assessment, consultation, and psychotherapy that would benefit students with mental health and/or learning disabilities.
Supervision, Program Development and Campus Partnerships (45%)
Recruit and Supervise Pre-Doctoral Psychology Interns per APPIC match process for participation in the Wisconsin Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology (WICPP). Pre-Doctoral level interns will have the opportunity for involvement and supervision (by the Psychologist) in counseling, research, teaching and/or assessment.
Develop partnerships with appropriate campus units (e.g., Educational and Psychological Training Center, UHS Mental Health Services, UW Speech and Hearing, etc.) to enable the recruitment and placement of graduate level interns at the McBurney Center. Work in concert with other McBurney staff to oversee interns who serve as accommodation specialists fulfilling the duties associated with intake, service eligibility determination, accommodation recommendations and consultation with students and faculty and reasonable accommodation in the classroom.
Develop training materials for interns, staff, and university personnel working with students with disabilities.
Serve as primary liaison to UHS Mental Health Services, Educational and Psychological Training Center, Student Assessment Services, Psychology Clinic and other campus and community resources serving students with mental health and/or learning disabilities.
Work in tandem with UHS Mental Health Services and other campus partners to develop new services or refine existing systems to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Examples include but are not limited to peer support groups, screening processes, credit and non-credit based courses in learning skills, self advocacy and disability-related management.
Participate in and contribute to divisional activities and initiatives within the Division of Student Life (DoSL).
Outreach, Research and Training (10%)
Promote relevant research opportunities through the development of a McBurney Research committee with key participation from McBurney, from other DoSL Units and from the larger UW, designed to plan and implement research relevant to the growing population of post-secondary level students with disabilities.
Develop ongoing training opportunities through workshops, and course development on key issues of accessibility, accommodations, diversity, increased awareness, and psychosocial adjustment to disability at the post secondary level.
Participate in divisional and institution-wide initiatives to advance the opportunities for individuals with disabilities to be equitably represented in the student population, be retained, and graduate from undergraduate and graduate programs.
Represent the McBurney Center in formal and informal presentations to the University and the community on disability-related topics to promote awareness, sensitivity, and competence in ensuring access for individuals with disabilities.
Participate in professional development activities through presentations, publications, and attendance at conferences and/or related activities.
Degree and area of specialization:
Doctoral degree in clinical, educational/school, rehabilitation, or counseling psychology. Professional credential that enables supervision of graduate interns required.
Licensure, or eligibility for licensure prior to the completion of probation, for independent practice as a Psychologist in Wisconsin and eligibility for licensure as a School Psychologist in Wisconsin.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
A minimum of three years working as a licensed psychologist is required. Broad clinical experience with individuals with learning and mental health disorders including but not limited to AD/HD, dyslexia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, traumatic brain injury, and Autism Spectrum Disorder is needed. Preference given to applicants who have worked with a young adult/college population.
Competency administering and interpreting standard and non-standard measures that assess learning disabilities and mental health disorders and translating assessment data into appropriate diagnoses and educational accommodation recommendations. Ability to make appropriate referrals for additional assessment, as needed.
Able to function as the Center’s primary mental health consultant and to develop proactive strategies to train and support individuals and groups in responding to crisis events (e.g., suicide risks assessment, de-escalation of disruptive or threatening behaviors, etc.).
Ability to supervise pre-doctoral and pre-master’s interns conducting psycho-educational and psychological assessment,
Ability to advance and expand doctoral level internship psychology training program and supervise graduate student interns to increase the delivery of effective disability-related services.
Ability to form productive relationships between agencies or academic programs, leading to research and training opportunities for graduate students.
Experience with advocacy training and psychosocial development across a diverse age range.
Experience effectively supervising professional staff.
Clear and precise verbal and writing style.
Contribute to team processes and lead team efforts to fulfill the organizational mission.
The McBurney Disability Resource Center Psychologist focuses on best practices to provide accommodations, counseling interventions and consultation for post secondary students with disabilities. The psychologist engages in clinical, research, consultation and supervision work focused on university students with mental health disorders (including attention disorders) and learning disabilities to ensure their access to the physical, educational, and social activities of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Appreciation of the academic standards of the institution is essential, as is the ability to balance these standards against the needs of students who are requesting modifications or adjustments in campus activities.
At the McBurney Center, the psychologist functions as the Center’s primary expert on mental health and learning disorders and supports Mcburney staff working with this student population. This individual works directly with students to determine eligibility for disability-related services and also with faculty and staff to determine and employ fair and effective instructional practices that enhance access to classroom activities. This individual develops and implements intervention programs related to some of the unique concerns experienced by students with disabilities (e.g., Living with a Disability, Academic Anxiety, and Executive Functioning).
Working with related departments (e.g., educational, rehabilitation, counseling, and clinical psychology, social work, etc.), the psychologist manages the McBurney Center pre-doctoral internship program. This position supervises those interns and also works with doctoral students and interested others conducting research on post-secondary disability topics. This position may also supervise professional staff at the McBurney Disability Resource Center.
The psychologist position holds a joint appointment at the McBurney Center (50%-75%) and at the University Health Services (UHS) Mental Health Services (25%). This position functions as a liaison between the two programs with responsibilities to include but not limited to:
Information-sharing regarding each program’s role in delivering services and support to students with mental health concerns.
Developing and supporting effective referral practices between the two programs
Serving on committees whose purpose serves the interests of both programs (e.g., documentation guidelines, complimentary interventions modules, case review)
Consultation on students whose behavior represents a threat of harm to self or others
Clarifying roles and responsibilities between the two agencies particularly with respect to confidentiality and privacy laws.
At UHS Mental Health Services, the psychologist may also develop protocols and provide services to students with ADHD including but not limited to assessment and group-based intervention and support.
On campus, the psychologist provides trainings on disability and mental health, crisis intervention, and the rights and responsibilities of those participating in the accommodation process. This individual may also participate in the Campus Intervention Team and Threat Assessment Team.
The posted minimum salary of $54,314 is the 100% full time salary. At a 75% appointment; the minimum salary is $40,735.
Required Application Materials
Applications must be received by application deadline to ensure consideration. Applications received after the posted deadline date may be considered. Submit cover letter, copy of State of WI License, resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of three to five professional references. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ARE STRONLY ENCOURAGED. Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #73082 to Diane Steele Phone: 608-263-5700 500 Lincoln Dr Fax: 608-265-5646 70 Bascom Hall Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Madison, WI 53706-1314 Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )
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