Counselor, Disability Support Programs and Services



Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Counselor, Disability Support Programs and Services

Posting #: 16-172

Campus: De Anza College

Number of Working Months: 11 Months

Starting Salary: $62,772.00 - $103,094.00 annually

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Open Until Filled

Employment Duration: Full-Time

Description:

Initial Review Date: 6/5/17*

*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for two (2) faculty positions of Counselor, Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS), De Anza College.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE:
This position will report to the Division Dean for Disability Support Programs and Services and will provide academic, personal, transfer and career counseling and instruction to a diverse student population with disabilities. Assist students in clarifying academic goals and selecting a major. Provide electronic educational planning for students. Analyze documentation of disability to assess educational limitations and determine appropriate accommodations. Maintain accurate records as required by title 5, De Anza College and the DSPS Division. Serve as a resource regarding transfer, associate degree and certificate programs. Provide workshops on counseling and disability related topics. Participate in college and division assignments and other departmental responsibilities. Develop liaisons and networks with on and off campus programs and agencies. Teach Guidance or Special Education courses as part of workload. Provide disability awareness training and consultation regarding access to facilities, technology, instructional programs, college information and student services. Work with appropriate staff and faculty outside the division to meet access requirements. Perform other duties as assigned.

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of a DSPS Counselor. DSPS Counselors also have the opportunity to serve on district and college committees and participate in campus extra-curricular activities.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Environment:

  1. Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:
(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)

  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  2. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  3. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  4. Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  5. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Master's degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in rehabilitation counseling, OR
Master's degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in special education, AND twenty-four (24) or more semester units in upper division or graduate level coursework in counseling, guidance, student personnel, psychology or social work, OR

Master's degree in counseling, guidance, student personnel, psychology, career development, or social welfare; AND either twelve (12) or more semester units in upper division or graduate level coursework specifically in counseling or rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities, or two (2) 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.

NOTE: Official Transcripts verifying qualifications will be REQUIRED prior to an offer of employment. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant's expense. Both Foothill De Anza CCD employees and external candidates must submit transcripts.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Knowledge of and the skills to provide services to multi-ethnic, international and underrepresented students.
  2. Experience counseling adults with disabilities in an educational setting.
  3. Experience with computers, software, and technology related to counseling.
  4. Experience supporting deaf, hard of hearing adults and adults with autism in an educational setting
  5. Experience in consensus building within a diverse educational environment.

APPLICATION PACKET:

  1. A District on-line application to be completed at http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/ *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet. http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/Equivalency.pdf

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html

HIRING RANGE: $62,772.00 - $103,094.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:
http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/All%20Faculty%20Schedules_16-17.pdf

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 11-months per year

ASSIGNMENT DATE: Fall 2017

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:
Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
(650) 949-6217
Email: employment@fhda.edu
http://hr.fhda.edu/

To apply, visit: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/

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