DSPS Counselor - Adjunct - Fall 2017

Aug 14, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Community College

invites applications for the position of:

*DSPS Counselor - Adjunct - Fall 2017

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 08/11/17
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

Monterey Peninsula College is currently accepting applications to establish a pool for future part-time teaching assignments in this discipline.
The successful candidate will provide academic, vocational, and disability management counseling for students with disabilities in the Access Resource Center (ARC) at Monterey Peninsula College. Additionally, this individual may conduct workshops 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.

As an adjunct member of Access Resource Center (ARC), 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 ARC program review processes.
• participate in the development and achievement of ARCI program student learning outcomes.
• represent students with disabilities in college activities.

• Possession of a master's degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in rehabilitation counseling,


• 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;


• 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;
◦ 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.


• Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications
• Experience with or ability to provide counseling services for students with disabilities at the community college level.
• Experience with or the ability to teach specialized courses for students with disabilities at the community college level (Learning Skills courses or the equivalent).
• Experience with or ability to conduct workshops and program presentations about DSPS.
• Willingness and ability to work cooperatively with colleagues on matters promoting services for students with disabilities and the ARC Program.

During the application process, you will be asked to submit the following items:
• Cover Letter
• Resume
• Transcripts
◦ We require unofficial copies showing all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Official copies will be required at the time of hire. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the applicant's expense.Click here for a list of Foreign Transcript Evaluation Services.
• Equivalency Form (optional, based on minimum qualifications)
◦ If you do not meet theminimum qualificationlisted in the job announcement, but you believe you possessminimum qualifications that are equivalent, you will need to complete an equivalency form.Click here to download.
Please do not upload any items not listed above (such as letters of recommendation), as they will not be forwarded to the hiring committee.
• Teaching assignments are part-time and temporary in nature. Assignments are subject to Governing Board approval, adequate enrollment size, and assignment to a contract instructor.
• Offer and assignment of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credentials, transcripts, fingerprint check, and tuberculosis examination as required.

Salary Rate:
$49.12-$59.98per hour for instructional assignments (such as PERS) based on education.
$42.13-$50.97 per hour for non-instructional assignments (such as library or counseling) based on education.

Monterey Peninsula College actively seeks a diverse pool of applicants interested in working in an environment which values flexibility, openness to change, collaboration, respect for others and their points of view, and involvement in College activities, all with the goal of meeting the needs of our diverse student population. The District does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

The District is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.

For full application instructions and position description, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mpc/jobs/1822447/dsps-counselor-adjunct-fall-2017