Utah State University

AmeriCorps VISTA: Utah Assistive Technology Program (UATP)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 5 months ago(4/16/2021 1:08 PM)
Requisition ID
2021-3543
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Other
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Full-Time
Job Classification
Non-Benefited
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100%
College
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Department
Inst for Disabil Res Policy & Pract
Advertised Salary
$551 per pay period ($1102 a month)

Overview

This full-time, one-year AmeriCorps VISTA position is hosted by the Public & School Partnership and is based at the Utah Assistive Technology Program in the USU Center for Persons with Disabilities. The Utah Assistive Technology Program (UATP) is a federally funded program serving individuals with disabilities of all ages throughout the state of Utah. Their goal is to provide assistive technology devices and services as well as train university students, parents, children with disabilities and professional service providers about assistive technology. They coordinate their services with community organizations and others who provide independence-related supports to individuals with disabilities. The primary goal of this position is to increase outreach to Latino and Native American populations so they can learn about and access needed services.

 

AmeriCorps VISTA is a National Service program. All AmeriCorps VISTA positions are full-

time for one year, as mandated by the Corporation for National and Community service. Benefits include a living stipend ($1102 per month), paid personal and medical leave, and choice of one of the two end of service options - education award of $6345 or cash stipend of $1800 (direct deposit). Anticipated start date is June 7, 2021, pending successful candidate placement in this position.

 

*Oral and written fluency in Spanish and English preferred

**Some in-state travel required (at no cost to candidate)

Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities of this position will be related to, but are not limited to:

  1. Support and promote effective outreach to rural residents.
    • Engage in community outreach to and build collaborations with minority communities and service providers. Area of focus is Latino and Native American rural communities.
  2. Evaluate and coordinate support for AT-related activities in the UATP lab.
    • Recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers to support the AT-related activities in the lab.
  3. Ensure sustainability of UATP by improving upon and maintaining UATP database and by sharing data findings with UATP stakeholders.

 

*Oral and written fluency in Spanish and English preferred

**Some in-state travel required (at no cost to candidate)

Qualifications

Minimum/required qualifications:

  • 18 years of age at the time of placement
  • U.S. citizen
  • Full-time commitment (40 hours/week) and one-year term of employment
  • Not on the National Sex Offenders Public Registry

Preferred qualifications:

  • Oral and written fluency in Spanish and English preferred
  • Experience working with Hispanic/Latinx populations
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities
  • Proactive independent worker yet collaborative team member
  • Ability to maintain high level of performance, produce quality outputs, and feel successful without consistent direct supervision

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1.  Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$551 per pay period ($1102 a month)

ADA

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

College/Department Highlights

The Center for Persons with Disabilities is Utah’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The CPD was established in 1972, and was the first UCEDD program in the U.S. to focus on the educational and social needs of children and adults with disabilities. The CPD has since grown into one of the largest UCEDD programs in the nation and is recognized as a pioneer in research, training, technical assistance, and services for children and adults with disabilities, families, and the professionals who serve them.

 

The CPD is committed to hiring qualified people with disabilities, veterans, and individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds. We recognize that diversity makes us stronger, and we welcome applicants who bring something different and unique to our organization. We value creativity, loyalty, and hard work. We believe that we can change the world and make it a better, more inclusive place for everyone and we want to hire people who also believe that they can make a difference. We have high standards and we hire exceptional people.

CPD Mission:

We are working together to create inclusive communities and improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families through sustainable innovation, collaborative research, responsive service, and interdisciplinary training and education.

CPD Values:

We Innovate: We lead by developing dynamic, sustainable, forward-thinking programs and services.

We Include: We demonstrate how to effectively work toward inclusive communities in our planning, programs, and services. We celebrate diversity in ability, race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender, sexual orientation, politics, and religion.

We Collaborate: We forge partnerships. Working together makes us more effective and responsive to the current needs of our clients and communities.

We Care: We do what we do because we care. We are making the world a better place for people with disabilities and their families.

CPD Funding Statement

The Center for Persons with Disabilities is one of the largest research and outreach centers at USU, and we are largely funded through grants, contracts, and fee for service programs. All staff positions at the CPD are contingent upon funding, and all senior staff at the CPD with graduate degrees are responsible for helping to generate funding to support our operations and growth.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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