(Full-Time) Counselor - Students with Disabilities (Tenured)

Location
96049
Posted
Mar 10, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

(Full-Time) Counselor - Students with Disabilities (Tenured)
SHASTA COLLEGE

SALARY:	$52,799.01 - $87,849.70 Annually
OPENING DATE:	03/09/17
CLOSING DATE:	05/08/17 04:30 PM
DESCRIPTION OF BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide academic, career, and personal counseling services to students with disabilities (including learning disabilities) and serious medical conditions. Review and authorize academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, services, and instruction for students with disabilities. This job class requires knowl­edge of counseling principles, methods, and techniques as well as the ability to effectively relate to a diverse student population . This position is 195-days/year; work schedule to be agreed upon with the supervisor. This position may require irregular hours and/or some evenings and Saturdays and will include services and travel to one or more off-campus locations.

195-days/year salary to be pro-rated for anything less than 195 days.
TYPICAL DUTIES, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY:

In addition to the above, the individual will:
Provide academic, personal, career/vocational and transfer counseling and instruction to students with disabilities
Reviewing disability documentation to determine a student's eligibility for disability services and academic adjustments
Utilize current technology to provide and document counseling services
Demonstrate appropriate auxiliary aids and assistive technology to support learning needs
Assist students in clarifying academic/career goals and developing educational plans
Responsible for testing and interpretation of assessment results, including learning disability assessment (if meets minimum qualifications)
Serve as a consultant to faculty regarding student performance and retention, and regarding strategies for working with students with disabilities
Provide educational presentations for the campus community about disabilities
Teach courses and develop curriculum in Adapted Education and College Success
Develop and maintain relationships with faculty, staff, feeder schools and relevant community based organizations.
Serve on committees related to student success, curriculum, scholastic standards and participatory governance.
Maintain currency with disability law, assistive technology, transfer and other issues in the field through Professional Development programs and activities, including development and assessment of Student Learning Outcomes.
Participate in campus life (i.e., clubs, athletics, and student/ campus activities).
Fulfill other responsibilities as assigned.

ABILITY TO:
Understand and work within the mission and philosophy of the California Community College system.
Establish and maintain effective work relation­ships with faculty, staff, and community contacts.
Communicate effectively orally, in writing, and through the electronic medium. Knowledge of a range of computer software applications.
Exercise independence and initiative, with general supervision; effectively plan, organize and maintain a schedule of activities.
Assimilate a large volume of changing disability-related, academic, and career information.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:
REQUIRED:
Possession of a master's degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in rehabilitation counseling,
OR
Possession of a 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;
OR
A 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; (A) Counseling or guidance for students with disabilities; or (B) 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.
Demonstrated knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal, state and local laws regarding rights and access for people with disabilities, especially those regulations governing students with disabilities in a community college setting.
Experience in assessing adults disabilities and recommend appropriate academic adjustments.
Experience in assessing a wide range of students with disabilities representing culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and students in need of basic skills acquisition.
Knowledge and experience in using adapted computer software and assistive technology

PREFERRED:
- Completion of (or eligibility for participation in) the California Community College Chancellor's Office Learning Disability Eligibility and Service Model training

Training and experience in administering, scoring and interpretation of state-mandated diagnostic assessments, to include both 1) Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement OR Wechsler Individual Achievement Test III, and 2) Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Cognitive Ability OR Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
To be considered a candidate for this position, the applicant must submit the following materials:

Online Application with Additional Required Materials to be attached to application:
Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
Current resume
College transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)
Attention Internal Applicants:
Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
Internal candidates cannot attach evaluations OR letters of recommendation from administrators or Board of Trustee members.

After formal application has been made, all application materials will be screened.
Interviews will be by invitation only.
Interviews are held on campus. No Skype or Phone Interviews.
The District does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to initial interviews.
Placement on the Shasta College Salary Schedule is commensurate with previous education and experience.
The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.
Starting Salary: $52,799.01 - $87,849.70/year
Salary Range: $52,799.01 - $111,999.53year
$2,000/year doctorate differential
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)

For full application instructions and position description, click here


The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

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