Final Filing Date: For full consideration please apply by 05/18/21 Apply by date 05/31/21
This position leads and manages the UCD Disability Management Services (DMS) unit, spanning both the Davis campus and UCD Health in Sacramento. This position provides supervision and leadership to the DMS team, as well as direct case management services, disability management counseling and assessment to faculty, staff, and student employees. Provision of services requires effective interaction with all levels of campus and system-wide administration, department managers, Human Resources, the University workers' compensation third party administrator, physicians and treatment providers, attorneys, and state and federal agency representatives.
This position interprets policy and union contract agreements and provides consultation on legislative and benefits systems with regards to their impact on UCD/UCD Health faculty and staff with disabilities.
Disability Management Services (DMS) is the unit of Human Resources responsible for providing disability management and job accommodation consultation services to UC Davis campus and UC Davis Health faculty and staff who have a medical condition (physical or mental) that interferes with their ability to stay at work, return to work, or perform essential job functions.
Under the general direction of the Executive Director: Employee & Labor Relations, the Director of DMS is responsible for developing and implementing the UC Davis disability management strategy, including the following: plan, establish, implement, and maintain best practices, policies, procedures, and programs necessary to provide reasonable job accommodation counseling and consulting services to staff and faculty with disabilities, and to advise the campus community on disability and access-related matters. The Director of DMS provides expert advice to the Chief Human Resources Officer and all levels of campus leadership regarding legislation, regulatory compliance, and best business practices associated with providing access to and job accommodations for people with disabilities.
Establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with UC Davis and UC Davis Health community members is an essential duty of the DMS Director, ensuring equal access and reasonable accommodation for faculty and staff with disabilities. The Director serves as a subject matter expert and as the designated coordinator under University policies regarding accessibility, vocational rehabilitation, job accommodation, and medical separation. The Director represents the Human Resources Department on campus-wide initiatives and committees, represents disability management perspectives on system-wide initiatives and committees, and provides guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established strategic initiatives.
Must possess a master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology, or related field.
8 years’ experience in Disability Management in a complex organization.
Strong supervision and leadership experience
Experience designing and developing disability prevention and management procedures, protocols, and initiatives.
Knowledge of medical terminology, and experience interpreting medical reports, their implications, and developing appropriate worksite accommodations.
Experience analyzing complex situations affecting performance of job duties. Knowledge to consult with senior staff, academic, and staff employees.
Negotiation skills and ability work independently and provide advice to department managers
Experience analyzing highly complex situations regarding disability as it affects performance of job duties.
Skills to build relationships at all levels, listen, and understand the and appreciate diverse perspectives.
Applied expert technical knowledge of campus, system-wide, state and federal legislation, policies and regulations affecting employment, retention and confidentiality of employees with disabilities.
Knowledge to demonstrate skills to develop innovative solutions to resolve highly complex personnel issues.
Demonstrated skills to conduct complex negotiations of reasonable accommodations.
Demonstrated ability to conduct job analyses. Proven ability to evaluate and recommend reasonable accommodations.
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of various counseling theories and techniques.
Skills to work effectively with diverse groups of people in an environment of frequently changing priorities.
Skills to design and conduct workshops; provide presentations and work effectively as part of a team in meetings of various kinds.
Demonstrated strong organizational, analytical and time management skills. Ability to work under pressure.
Skills to provide leadership in an environment of continual change.
Knowledge of the general principles of Human Resources including benefits, compensation, workers' compensation, employment law, recruitment, and collective bargaining.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
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