As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years.The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, ranked #5 in US News & World Report, is a complex academic and clinical department in the University of Washington School of Medicine and part of UW Medicine. Affiliated Hospitals include UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, and Seattle Children's. The department has Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Prosthetics & Orthotics, Neuropsychology, and Vocational Rehabilitation units, as well as graduate degree programs. The department holds $11 million in grants from federal and foundation funding sources. The Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation (CCER) is dedicated to promoting access and inclusion for people with disabilities through education, collaboration and connection to resources. CCER is a part of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington and provides a wide range of education, consulting, event management, and networking support services to customers such as public sector VR and other state agencies, community-based organizations, businesses, governments, and people with disabilities. CCER is currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Continuing Education Specialist 3. This position reports directly to the CCER Director, and will work on a variety of grant-funded and contract projects, primarily serving state Vocational Rehabilitation agencies and their partners in the northwest and nationally. This position is authorized to make independent programmatic decisions in support of the VR activities within CCER. This includes building partnerships, providing training, developing/implementing curriculum, evaluation of project and project outcomes. This position is responsible for developing processes to support the implementation of all program activities within the VR Program within CCER, and will be charged with investigating, developing and implementing opportunities for contract/grant funded project development to support ongoing growth within the program. Job Duties and Responsibilities:Coordinate Region 10 VR Coalition activities including managing communication, activities and relationships with region VR leaders and key staff, regional meeting planning and management, community of practice calls, brief technical assistance (25%) Provide consultation and training to VR agencies nationally on topics such as Business Engagement and Supported Employment Policies/procedures as part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC). This may also include support for communities of practice, production of white papers, checklists, and other written documents. (25%) Provide instruction and consultation to VR supervisors as part of the VR Supervisor Academy team (20%) Participate in developing and fulfilling other contract work such as Comprehensive State Needs Assessments, conference planning and coordination, and meeting facilitation (15%) Investigate, develop and implement opportunities for contract/grant funded project development, including the establishment of partnerships for such activities. (10%) Foster alliance with appropriate academic and continuing education programs to maintain knowledge and skills of major trends and evidenced based practices in the field or rehabilitation. (5%) Other duties as assigned. Minimum Requirements:BA/BS in rehabilitation disability, counseling, or related field such as human services, sociology, business or education, and 4 years' experience in or with Vocational Rehabilitation agencies Ability to work independently, as well as in a team setting Ability to manage multi-phase projects from inception to completion Ability to build consensus among team members Ability to Travel Strong oral and written communication skills Strong organizational and problem-solving skills Strong attention to detail Strong commitment to customer service and the CCER mission. Equivalent education/experience in rehabilitation, will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration. Desired:MA/MS rehabilitation disability, counseling, or related field such as human services, sociology, business or education Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Management/supervision experience in state Vocational Rehabilitation agencies Experience in providing face to face and distance education Knowledge and skill working with distance education platforms such as Moodle and Zoom Knowledge of accessibility issues across communication platformsApplication Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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