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Disability Management Specialist – Autism

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Work type: Staff
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time

Bulletin #515371; 7/5/2022

Student Services Professional II
Student Services/Office for Student with Disabilities

Salary Range: $4304 - $6120/Monthly

Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Temporary appointment expires on or before one-year from date of employment, may be extended, may become permanent; Exempt classification.


Essential Functions: This position includes general intake, counseling, and advising responsibilities for the Office for Students with Disabilities. It is an essential position with duties specifically related to assuring the effectiveness and overall success of the University's services and programs for students with disabilities. The position provides outreach and serves a critical role in supporting and collaborating with students, faculty, staff, and community members.  

Required Qualifications & Experience: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper-division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related. The equivalent of two years of progressively responsible professional experience working with students with specific learning disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, other cognitive disabilities and symptoms, and limitations related to specific medical conditions. A master’s degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience. General knowledge of the policies and procedures of the University and specific practices of the OSD program, especially ADAAA and section 504 and 508 regulations, is required to provide appropriate direction to students and staff. Experience serving students with disabilities, particularly those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other mental health conditions. Detailed knowledge of disability accommodation and related problem-solving strategies for working with students as well as other professional staff and faculty. Effective communication skills to convey highly complex information clearly and comprehensively. Ability to: assimilate complex information for problem resolution; conduct oral presentations; and produce written materials. Demonstrated ability in group and individual counseling, particularly in issues about disability management. Demonstrated interest and ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who may apply for the position.

Desired Qualifications: Training and experience in the administration and/or interpretation of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-3 (WAIS-3), Woodcock-Johnson Cognitive and Achievement Battery, wide Range achievement test, and the Nelson-Denny Reading Test. General knowledge of K-12 criteria and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-V (APA) criteria, and AHEAD guidelines for diagnosing learning disabilities.


CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on July 19, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.


The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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