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Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI 02908, 401-456-8072

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The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College invites applications for the following positions. The application process and deadlines vary by position. Please read the directions provided for each position before proceeding.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution that values and is committed to inclusion and expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, Rhode Island College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.

Coordinator, Individual and Family Supports
Application deadline: November 30, 2020

The individual hired for this full-time position will coordinate the training, technical assistance, service, dissemination, and research initiatives pertinent to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the age span and their families.

Required qualifications include: Graduate degree; five years of experience providing or coordinating services and supports to adults with disabilities or families; experience providing training and or technical assistance to direct support professionals or adult provider organizations.

Preferred qualifications: Life experience with individuals with disabilities and/or their families.

For a full job description, which include additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see https://employment.ric.edu/. Candidates must apply online, using Rhode Island College’s PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system.


Sentinels Facilitator
Application deadline: Friday, December 11, 2020
The Sentinels inform the Sherlock Center on needs within Rhode Island and help guide the mission of the Center. The Sentinels Advisory Committee members are culturally diverse people with disabilities, family members, professionals, and community members that meet 6 times a year. The Sentinels Facilitator plans the advisory committee meetings, shares information with members, and helps to find new members. The Sentinels Facilitator also helps to share and gather information from the disability community to support Sherlock Center activities. The Sentinels Facilitator position is 10 hours a week and pays $15 an hour.

Apply by December 11, 2020 using the online application. If you need an alternative way to apply, please contact Elaine Sollecito by email at esollecito@ric.edu or leave a message at 401-456-2734.

Educational Advocate
Application deadline: December 4, 2020
The individual hired for this full-time position will serve as an educational advocate for children, ages 2.5 – 22, who are in the care of DCYF and who have or are suspected of having a disability. The advocate manages a caseload of 75-100 students. In addition, the advocate attends meetings with school teams, hospitals, residential facilities and agencies that provide homes and mental health support to students. The advocate is responsible for comprehensive record keeping, detailed data collection, and case reviews.

Required qualifications: College degree in a discipline related to the education of children or child welfare and three years of experience with children with disabilities or child welfare.

Preferred qualifications: Experience working in special education or child welfare systems in Rhode Island.

For a full job description, which include additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see https://employment.ric.edu/. Candidates must apply online, using Rhode Island College’s PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system.

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