Job Description

Job ID
Madison, WI;Milwaukee, WI;Wausau, WI
Full/Part Time


Under the general supervision of the Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute and, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), the Self-Employment Outreach Specialist will provide support and guidance to eligible DVR consumers/clients with a goal of self-employment (start-up, customized, or existing business). These positions serve as DVR self-employment experts. The Specialist will work with a consumer in exploring his/her business plan or existing business, assist consumers in progressing through DVR's self-employment programs and policies, and provide case management, outreach, and follow-along services. The Specialist will also gather data metrics, develop success strategies, and make programmatic change recommendations.

These state-wide positions are located in either the Milwaukee region, Madison region, or Wausau region. Regional and statewide travel is required.

Performance of validation services and corresponding fiscal responsibilities to ensure casework activities and services rendered follow state and federal requirements.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field
  • Knowledge of self-employment and business practices
  • History of work with persons with disabilities
  • Knowledge of barriers to employment related to disability
  • Knowledge of assistive technology
  • Knowledge of Rehabilitation Act, Federal Regulations and DVR Policy
  • Case management skills
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge of process improvement techniques
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of services and programs provided by Job Centers
  • Knowledge of and ability to provide training and technical assistance to various groups or individuals
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet competing deadlines
  • Knowledge of basic fiscal practices

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office at 715.232.2149.

Please contact Beth Gaertner,, with questions.

Application review will begin 03/18/2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

Job Family: Staff