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The Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College is pleased to announce the following employment and career opportunities. Please review the details of each posting, as the application process and closing dates vary.

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.


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  • Educational Advocate (2 positions)
    Posting Closed.

    The Paul. V Sherlock Center on Disabilities is seeking to hire two full time Educational Advocates to join an established team of advocates to support the educational needs of children who are in the care of DCYF and have a disability. An Educational Advocate is the Educational Surrogate Parent for children with disabilities aged 2.5-22 in state care whose parents are unable or unwilling to act on their behalf. They are appointed by the RI department of Education in accordance with the Consent Decree governing Educational Surrogates in RI. Advocates attend meetings with school teams, hospitals, residential facilities, and agencies that provide homes and mental health support to students. They are responsible for comprehensive record keeping, detailed data collection and case reviews. Interested applicants must apply via the RI College website.


    Access to Integrated Employment Specialist - Bilingual English/Spanish (Full-time)
    Posting Closed.

    Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities is seeking to hire a full-time Bi-lingual Access to Integrated Employment Specialist to join an established team of employment staff to support the Sherlock initiatives related to the employment of individuals with disabilities. Individuals in this position provide benefits counseling to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries who are English and/or Spanish speaking. Benefits Counseling will be conducted individually or in groups, educating individuals with disabilities about how employment affects their current benefits (which can also include public and private health insurance as well as other federal, state, and/or local benefits received). In addition, a Specialist collaborate and support efforts related to employment related training, technical assistance, information development, research/ data projects promoting access to integrated employment for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities or other disabilities. Interested applicants must apply via the RI College website.


    Coordinator, Low Incidence on Disabilities including Deaf-Blindness (Full-time)
    Posting Closed.

    Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities is seeking to hire a full-time Coordinator, Low Incidence Disabilities including Deaf-Blindness to join an established team of education professionals to support the Sherlock Center initiatives related to the inclusion of students with low incidence disabilities. The individual in this position will coordinate activities related to supporting individuals with complex needs and their families to participate in school, work, and community activities. Activities developing and coordinating technical assistance, training, and dissemination activities to build the capacity of administrators, special education teachers and teacher assistants who support individuals with complex disabilities and their families. The coordinator will oversee Sherlock Centerís Dual Sensory Impairment Project and collaborate with local, state, and national entities that represent diverse or underserved populations on activities related to individuals with complex needs. Interested applicants must apply via the RI College website.



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