School/Unit: School of Education
Department: SOESpecEd&DP: RRTC
Purpose of Position:
Develop and deliver online training courses to a national cadre of Social Security work incentive counselors as a part of an eight state national random clinical trial.
Teach post-baccalaureate/graduate courses in the areas of Social Security and other federal benefit programs, Medicaid and Medicare, and return to work programs for individuals with disabilities.
Conduct national and regional face to face trainings to professionals seeking Social Security work incentive counselor initial certification.
Evaluate trainee portfolios (certification assignments and written products) to determine whether the trainee achieves certification, requires mediation, or is terminated from the program.
Provide telephone and email technical assistance on Social Security regulations and work incentives to CWICs in all 50 states.
Develop and deliver distance-based supplemental trainings for CWICs and other audience as specified in the NDTC requirements.
Develop technical briefs and other resource documents for listserv and web-site postings.
Maintain an active scholarly agenda through writing, publishing, presenting at conferences, and obtaining external funding to advance their research agenda.
Engage in service to the RRTC, School of Education, university, community agencies, and state/national professional organizations.
Master’s degree in special education, rehabilitation counseling, social work or related field, Juris Doctorate, or a minimum of five years equivalent experience.
Prior experience delivering distance-based instruction – web courses, webinars, teleconferences, etc.
Extensive knowledge of social security policies, regulations, and procedures;
Extensive knowledge of health insurance options for adolescents and adults with disabilities, including Medicaid, Medicare, ACA, private insurance, etc.
Minimum of five years providing direct instruction and technical assistance to professionals providing work incentive counseling services to social security disability beneficiaries.
Prior experience evaluating work incentive counselor proficiency on written examinations.
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
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