Instructional Services Advisor (DSPS)

Torrance, California
$4,567 to $5,876 per month.
Sep 05, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

El Camino College


 Instructional Services Advisor - Disabled Student Program Services

Req:  C1718-019

Division:  Special Resource Center/HS&A

Close Date: 09/18/2017



Complete job description and application available online at:


Under the direction of the Director of the Special Resource Center, provides direct academic/educational support services to students with disabilities attending El Camino College including assessing disability specific academic intervention plans and implementing service delivery plan to accommodate educational limitations.



• Provide direct academic/educational support to students with disabilities, orient students to policies and procedures for obtaining services and follow a specific recommended plan addressing educational limitations.

• Analyze student support services data and interpret, apply and explain complex rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions.

• Oversee, train, and coordinate the work of hourly and student staff and make recommendations for improvement.

• Collaborate with a variety of professionals including but not limited to: academic counselors, District personnel, social service agencies, community resources, and educational institutions with regards to effective DSPS service delivery.

• Interview students with disabilities to obtain information required to develop appropriate intervention and service delivery plans to accommodate individual student needs.

• Maintain current working knowledge of a variety of complex regulations, requirements and policies related to Disabled Student Programs and Services.

• Coordinate direct and indirect DSPS services for academic intervention and coordinate support services and personnel to meet requests made by students and/or faculty and staff.

• Perform direct in-class DSPS services/academic interventions.

• Maintain accurate and confidential records and files of students served; document services provided for academic intervention needs.

• Serve as a liaison with faculty and campus community, educational and community-based organizations for referrals, consultation, and advocacy support for students with disabilities.

• Develop forms, handbooks, manuals, and other written materials to facilitate student advisement and services.

Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.





Specialized advisement and para-professional services to students with disabilities, American with Disabilities Act, Title V Regulations and California Education Code Technical and working knowledge of a variety of assistive devices utilized by students with disabilities.

• Technical and working knowledge of a variety of assistive devices utilized by students with disabilities.

• Principles and procedures of providing educational support services at the college level for students with disabilities.

• District services and community resources available to students.

• Interviewing techniques.

• Oral and written communication skills.

• Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases.

• Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

• Working medical vocabulary and basic understanding of symtomology in relation to academic intervention.

• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

• District organization, operations, policies and objectives.

• Principles and procedures of financial and statistical record-keeping and filing techniques.

• Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.



• Actively listen to ascertain disabled students needs and make appropriate recommendations.

• Provide specialized paraprofessional duties and advisement to students with disabilities.

• Assess student needs and interests and develop viable plans and alternatives.

• Interview students to determine program eligibility and obtain relevant data

• Plan, develop and conduct informal workshops and orientations for students and staff.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

• Work independently with little direction.

• Train and provide work direction to others.

• Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.

• Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

• Exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality regarding critical and sensitive information, records and reports.

• Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

• Maintain records and prepare reports.

• Carry up to 25 lbs.

• Establish and maintain a cooperationve and effective working relationship with others.



Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and Human Services and three (3) years of responsible experience in providing support services to students with disabilities.



Typical office setting.

Extensive computer work.

Long periods of standing or sitting.

Direct contact with students with various health conditions (AIDS, HIV, Hepatitis, etc.)

SALARY RANGE: $4,567 to $5,876 per month.


Employees contribute 6.50% - 7% of their earnings toward the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).



This position is designated as a full-time, twelve-month classified. Excellent fringe benefits include eight 32-hour workweeks during the summer. Assignment is 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, hours will vary and may include evenings. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory employment verification, fingerprint check, and tuberculosis examination. The selected candidate must provide identification and work authorization. Physical standards for this position are available for review in Human Resources.




Applicants must submit the following documents by the closing date:


1) Online application:


2) Resume - Resumes are NOT accepted in place of any part of the application and you should complete all sections of the application even if the entries duplicate information on your resume.


3) Pertinent transcript(s) in pdf format as stated in the job qualifications if applicant holds one. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.) Multiple page transcripts must be loaded as ONE pdf document.


Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit: 

Applicants with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact Human Resources at least five (5) working days prior to the final filing date. 

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.

If you should need assistance please call (310) 660-3593 Ext. 3807 or visit the office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you do not wait until the last day to apply so that we may assist you with questions or technical matters that may arise. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m. PST (pacific standard time).


CLOSING DATE: Monday, Sepember 18, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. 


El Camino College is an equal opportunity employer.

The El Camino Community College District provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.  



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