Disability Support Services Specialist

Long Beach
Apr 06, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Disability Support Services Specialist

Salary: $4,755.38 - $5,862.95 monthly
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: 17-079
Location: Long Beach, CA
Department: Student Srvs Other
Closing: 4/26/2017 4:00 PM Pacific


GENERAL PURPOSEUnder general supervision, assists in development, administration, implementation and evaluation of the disability support services program designed to promote the transfer of disabled students to four-year colleges or universities; coordinates, provides and monitors provision of academic and support services for program students; and performs related duties as assigned.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICSDisability Support Services Specialist performs difficult and responsible work involved with planning, implementing, administering and evaluating the disability support services program and providing support services to students with psychological, physical, visual, communications, learning and/or hearing disabilities. Work requires well-developed organizational, administrative and communication skills. The incumbent must apply a detailed knowledge of specialized and technical educational instruction processes, methods and techniques applicable to students with a variety of disabilities; be able to analyze a variety of routine to complex data and information in order to develop and monitor students' academic and support services plans; and have the ability to assist and communicate with students with a variety of disabilities in a sensitive and effective manner.Disabled Support Services Specialist is distinguished from DSPS Technical Assistant in that incumbents in the former class independently perform program implementation and administration responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
  1. Provides ongoing expertise, support and guidance to students; reviews and analyzes student information and data, including transcripts, questionnaires, testing results, disability verifications, assessment scores and learning styles; confers with students and determines specific academic and support service needs; consults and collaborates with students to develop an individual plan for the provision of appropriate services and activities and to determine proper compensatory learning strategies; provides ongoing and direct support and problem-solving assistance to project participants; with project staff, evaluates each student's academic progress twice a semester; develops and implements changes and activities to address individual students' needs based on evaluation results; as necessary, consults with faculty members and other District staff to ensure that students' needs are appropriately and fully addressed.
  2. Assists in overseeing, coordinating and administering daily program activities; plans, organizes and implements work activities to meet established goals and objectives; coordinates and implements program activities with program counselors, Program Director, other department and District staff and outside agencies; recruits, selects, trains, supervises and schedules tutors and Peer Mentors; monitors program compliance with all applicable federal, state, District and outside agency requirements; analyzes, develops and recommends improvements to policies and operating and administrative processes and procedures; develops and implements a variety of workshops and activities for project participants in support of program goals and objectives.
  3. Serves as a primary technical and resource person for the disability support services program; provides technical and specialized information to faculty, staff, students, other agencies and organizations and the public on program services, policies, procedures and requirements; coordinates with other agencies for information sharing and community education; responds to requests for information regarding program activities or requirements; represents the department in meetings with outside agencies regarding program issues; develops and conducts program outreach and promotional activities, including formal presentations for faculty, student groups and other programs regarding program activities and services.
  4. Develops and maintains related data and information which may be of a complex and confidential nature; performs research and analyses of issues applicable to the disability support services program; organizes, summarizes and presents program information; maintains databases, reports and records for tracking various aspects of program; develops or prepares required program and governmental agency forms and reports; maintains and updates program files and records.
  5. Performs administrative and office support duties related to program and department operations; develops, maintains and updates a variety of program/department correspondence, forms, records and other documents; coordinates mailings.
  1. Attends a variety of professional development meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars and training sessions.

Knowledge of:
  1. Processes, methods, techniques and practices of academic evaluation and student instruction and tutoring, especially as it relates to disabled students.
  2. Program administration practices and procedures.
  3. Basic methods and practices of program planning and management.
  4. District policies and procedures related to areas of assigned responsibility.
  5. Federal, state and local laws, regulations and court decisions applicable to assigned areas of responsibility.
  6. Basic methods and practices of public outreach and involvement, including marketing techniques and practices.
  7. Principles and practices of sound business communication.
Ability to:
  1. Assist in administering program operations and activities to meet District/program goals and objectives with the need for only limited supervision.
  2. Collect, evaluate and interpret appropriate and applicable data, either in statistical or narrative form.
  3. Coordinate program activities with multiple stakeholders to ensure agreement and consensus.
  4. Apply sound, creative problem solving techniques to resolve difficult program issues and problems.
  5. Understand, interpret, explain and apply laws, regulations, ordinances and policies applicable to assigned program responsibilities.
  6. Understand, interpret and respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations.
  7. Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports, correspondence and other documents.
  8. Communicate effectively orally and in writing to both internal and external program stakeholders.
  9. Ensure the maintenance of all required program files, records and documentation.
  10. Exercise sound, independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines.
  11. Exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with difficult and sensitive people, issues and situations.
  12. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with District management, faculty, administrators, staff, students, representatives of other agencies, the public and others encountered in the course of work.
Education, Training and Experience:A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in education, social sciences, human services or a closely related field; and at least two years of progressively responsible program-related administrative experience, working with students with disabilities in an educational setting; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District's vehicle insurance policy.

Additional Information
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDSThe physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical DemandsWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The employee must be able to perform travel throughout the LB SBDC service area and travel to in-state and out-of-state events and conferences as required. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Mental DemandsWhile performing the duties of this class, the incumbent is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret complex data, information and documents; analyze and solve complex problems; use math/mathematical reasoning; perform highly detailed work under changing, intensive deadlines, on multiple concurrent tasks; work with constant interruptions, and interact with District management, staff, contractors, consultants, vendors and others encountered in the course of work.
WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in inside environmental conditions. The employee occasionally works with a video display terminal for prolonged periods. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to attend evening meetings and travel. May be required to work evenings or weekends.

The Long Beach Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.

Disability Accommodations
If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify the Human Resources Office at least two days prior to the closing date, by calling (562) 938-4372.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:To be considered a candidate for this position, all materials required should be received in the Long Beach City College Office of Human Resources by the Closing Date. Incomplete application will not be considered and disqualified from further consideration.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received. All material included in the application packet become District property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. All information qualifying an applicant for the position must be included on the Long Beach City College application. Do not submit a resume with the application. Resumes will be removed from applications. A complete file consists of all of the following:
  1. Completed electronically signed Long Beach City College application electronic form.
  2. Copies of college transcripts showing college coursework and/or degrees. Unofficial copies are acceptable during the application process. Candidates not holding the education requirements for a position must attach a statement in lieu of transcripts requesting an evaluation of experience to meet the position requirements.

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Applications will be reviewed for eligibility. Only applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process at their own expense.

The supplemental examination application is the first phase of the examination process. Please answer each question thoroughly. They will be read and scored by Subject Matter Experts. You must pass all phases of the examination process to be placed on the eligibility list.

Supplemental Questions (Pass/Fail) Screening: Tentatively Scheduled for 05/12/17
Performance Examination/Qualifications Appraisal Interview (100%): Tentatively Scheduled for 05/18/17
(Qualified candidates will be notified in writing of the time and location)

Leaves: Liberal sick leave, holidays, bereavement and emergency leaves are provided for all permanent Classified employees.

Benefits earned by a regular classified employee working at least 50% or more are as follows:

Insurance: The District provides medical, dental, vision care, and life insurance for the employee and their dependents.

Retirement: Classified employees are members of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).
01 To obtain disability-related accommodations, students must provide Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSP&S) with adequate documentation to verify their disabilities. Please explain how this documentation is used in the process of determining appropriate services for students.
02 Please outline methods of outreach you would use to effectively create awareness of and appreciation for DSP&S services. Please provide an example as well as the strategy you would use to implement the strategy.
03 What considerations would you define as paramount in planning and evaluating the effectiveness of processes and procedures for the provision of services to students?
04 There is a significant difference between K-12 and post-secondary education mandates for services to students with disabilities. How would you explain the differences to incoming students?

Required Question

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