DSPS Counselor, Full Time, Tenure Track, Fall 2013
Opening Date/Time: Fri. 01/11/13 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 03/18/13 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $50,921.00 - $69,050.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time Instructor
Location: Monterey, California, California
Department: Student Services
Exam Number: 2012-00095
One full time, tenure-track Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) Counselor beginning August 2013. The successful candidate will provide academic, vocational, and disability management counseling for students with disabilities in the Supportive Services & Instruction Program at Monterey Peninsula College. Additionally, this individual may conduct workshops or teach classes related to self-advocacy, disability management, and student success.
Assignments may include both day and evening hours at the Monterey campus or Marina Education Center.
Example of Duties:
As a full-time faculty member in Supportive Services & Instruction (SS&I), the successful candidate will:
• provide academic, vocational and disability-management counseling to students with a variety of disabilities.
• perform counseling activities including initial interviews, general assessment, collection and certification of disability verification documentation, advisement, development of educational plans, registration assistance, and maintenance of DSPS student files in compliance with state and federal regulations.
• facilitate the provision of support services and accommodations.
• develop and/or monitor DSPS Student Educational Contracts.
• be familiar with assistive technology and alternate media in order to make recommendations for student accommodations.
• make appropriate referrals to on-campus and community resources.
• work with appropriate personnel to meet the requirements of laws pertaining to access for persons with disabilities in higher education.
• maintain liaison with educational and community-based organizations, including the Department of Rehabilitation, for ongoing referral.
• conduct student outreach, recruitment, and retention activities.
• consult and problem-solve with staff/faculty on disability-related matters and student educational issues.
• advocate for students with disabilities as appropriate.
• participate in department, division and campus meetings.
• participate in SS&I and Student Services program review processes.
• participate in the development and achievement of SS&I Program student learning outcomes.
• represent students with disabilities in college activities.
If teaching is assigned as part of the faculty member’s load, the candidate will successfully:
• use and develop a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods including the use of computers and information technology to engage student interest and support a variety of learning styles.
• evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and student learning outcomes.
• maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, census reports).
• participate in the Learning Skills (LNSK) schedule development process.
• develop curriculum and participate in the program review process.
• continue professional development and remain current in the field through coursework, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate means.
• perform duties described in MPC Board policy, the faculty handbook, the MPCTA contract, and as assigned at the Monterey campus, the Marina Education Center, and/or other designated locations.
• Master’s degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in rehabilitation counseling;
• Master’s degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in special education, AND twenty-four or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work in counseling, guidance, student personnel, psychology, or social work;
• Master’s degree in counseling, guidance, student personnel, psychology, career development, or social welfare; AND either
◦ twelve or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work specifically in counseling or rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities, or
◦ two years of full-time experience, or the equivalent, in one or more of the following:
▪ counseling or guidance for students with disabilities; or
▪ counseling and/or guidance in industry, government, public agencies, military or private social welfare organizations in which the responsibilities of the position were predominantly or exclusively for persons with disabilities.
• The equivalent. To select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, Monterey Peninsula College recognizes that candidates may have attained expertise through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments may be judged by the District as equivalent to the above qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to download and complete an equivalency application from the employment web page and submit/attach the completed form to the employment application along with appropriate documentation of their qualifications;
• Commitment to community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests.
Personal and Professional Qualities:
1. Knowledge of, and commitment to, community college counseling and teaching.
2. Excellent interpersonal skills.
3. Ability to work with community groups and campus organizations.
4. Effective oral and written communication skills.
5. Ability to meet the needs of community college learners with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of skills and goals.
1. Experience with or ability to provide counseling services for students with disabilities at the community college level.
2. Experience with or the ability to teach specialized courses for students with disabilities at the community college level (Learning Skills courses or the equivalent).
3. Experience with or ability to conduct workshops and program presentations about DSPS.
4. Willingness and ability to work cooperatively with colleagues on matters promoting services for students with disabilities and the SS&I Program.
Work Schedule / Supplemental Information:
Anticipated Starting Compensation:
Starting at $50,921-69,050 annually, based on documented education and experience. In addition to the base salary, the successful candidate can also earn a Doctoral stipend of $2,850 or a multiple Masters’ stipend of $2,021, if applicable. In addition, the District provides an excellent fringe benefits package, including paid medical and dental coverage for employees and dependents, and a vision plan, life insurance and long-term disability benefits for the employee only. Retirement is the State Teachers’ Retirement System. Participation in tax deferred plans is available.
Assignment & Anticipated Start Date:
The assigned work year is 175.5 days per academic year, plus ten extra days. The assignment will include a minimum of 30 scheduled student contact hours per week and 5 hours for general college duties. When teaching is assigned, release time will be granted proportionately. The selected candidate will participate in campus-wide events beginning the month of August, 2013.
Completed application packets must be submitted by 5:00pm, March 18, 2013.
Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.
To be considered for review, applicants must submit all of the following application materials.
1. Completed all required fields of the online District Application including the Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions; AND
2. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal and professional qualities; AND
3. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your Résumé or Curriculum Vitae;
4. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your of your transcripts from accredited colleges of Bachelor’s degree and all advanced degrees and coursework. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (http://www.aacrao.org/ ) at the applicant’s expense; AND
5. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of three (3) current letters of recommendation relevant to your application; AND
6. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of an essay, (not to exceed two double spaced pages), addressing the following topic: As a DSPS counselor, discuss your ideas on enhancing and supporting student success for a diverse student populations.
Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Additional documents which are submitted, but were not requested, will NOT be forwarded to the committee.
To apply for this position, please go to http://www.mpc.edu/employment and  click on the link for “Full Time Faculty and Administrator Positions” where you will find the listing for this position. Click on the job title for full details about the position. Additionally, you will see an “apply” button on the right-hand side.
You will be required to create a user account. If you already have a user account with another NeoGov employer, you will be able to use your existing account log-in information. Please complete all the required components of the application including uploading of your transcripts and various other documents. Only fully completed applications will be considered.
For questions regarding this recruitment or problems applying online, please contact:
Kali F. Viker, M.S.
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone: (831) 646-3038
Text Teletype: (831) 645-1319
E-mail: KViker@mpc.edu 
Applicants selected for interview will be notified by phone approximately 2-6 weeks following the application deadline. All other applicants will be notified by email. Initial, on-campus interviews are tentatively scheduled the week of April 29, 2013. Travel expenses are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Selected finalists will have second round interviews with the President and Vice President. These final interviews are generally conducted via SKYPE. Positions are subject to adequate funding and MPC reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time. MPC regrets that relocation assistance is not available.
Conditions of Employment:
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Monterey Peninsula College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.