Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) Coordinator (80%) / Counselor (20%)

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Sacramento City College


Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) Coordinator (80%) / Counselor (20%)

Job Posting Number: F00352P

Salary: $44,554 to $82,075 annually. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overloads, and stipends. LRCCD Salary Schedules

Additional Salary Information    Entering annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units/degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and experience.

Closing Date: 05/21/2018


Complete job description and application available online at: https://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/6842


Position Summary    

The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: providing coordination and

counseling services and teaching assigned classes, if assigned, under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in their professional responsibilities; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty as outlined in the college faculty handbook.


Under the direction of the assigned Student Services administrator, the Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) Coordinator/Counselor coordinates, implements, and oversees daily activities of the Disability Services and Programs for Students. Duties include, but are not limited to, ensuring compliance with a variety of state and federal laws, guidelines, and regulations; developing, monitoring, and communicating the program’s goals and objectives; identifying and coordinating appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities; and providing counseling services, as needed, to students with disabilities.


The DSPS Coordinator/Counselor works closely with the DSPS Supervisor to determine counseling needs; creates counseling schedules, staff work schedules, and work assignments, in accordance with Sacramento City College policies and the assigned Student Services administrator; and monitors and maintains program budgets in conjunction with the DSPS supervisor.


The DSPS Coordinator/Counselor prepares college, district, and state reports; assists students and potential students in clarifying and establishing appropriate Associates of Art (AA) and/or Associates of Science (AS) degrees; transfer, and career goals; and maintains current knowledge of counseling practices, methods, and techniques.


The DSPS Coordinator/Counselor oversees outreach geared towards DSPS students at feeder high schools, including attendance at high school information sessions; participates in local, regional, and statewide DSPS meetings and conferences; and serves as a liaison to the Department of Rehabilitation and the California Community Colleges State Chancellor’s Office.


The assignment between these two roles may be adjusted based on student, department, and program needs.


The department maintains a focus on:

● Administering Disability Services and Programs for Students and other student services programs.

● Leveraging technology to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Disability Services and Programs for student processes and other student services operations.

● Building collaborative relationships within and among various Student Services departments, as well as other constituent groups throughout the College and community.

● Assessing program effectiveness, developing and implementing goals, expediting work flow, managing fiscal resources, and bringing projects to timely and successful completion.

● The advancement of students and diversity; staff professional development/training; promoting respect and civility in the workplace and academic community at-large; and thoughtfully planning and facilitating positive organization change.

● Acknowledging that race, culture, and language play a significant role in the success of our students, and striving to create and nurture culturally competent and linguistically appropriate services for all students.

● Learning and knowledge of student development theory.

• Guided Pathways and Disability Awareness for our students.


Assignment Responsibilities    

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:

● Coordinating with DSPS faculty and staff to provide effective assessment, orientation, counseling, academic/career planning, and educational programs and services to students with disabilities.

● Developing individual and group counseling processes to assist students in making decisions regarding AA/AS, transfer, and occupational/career goals.

● Providing counseling and academic advising to students with disabilities as required.

● Reviewing or providing for diagnostic assessment of students with disabilities (physical, communicative, learning, psychological, acquired brain injured).

● Determining eligibility for support services and providing specialized advisement to students with disabilities as needed.

● Assisting faculty in accommodating the academic needs of students with disabilities.

● Collaborating with instructional and counseling faculty and staff, and with other college programs to support student success.

● Coordinating with the DSPS Supervisor and Assistive Technology (AT) Instructional Assistant as it relates to AT Lab planning, activities, and evaluation.

● Researching and recommending equipment purchases.

● Promoting effective learning through the use of assistive technology, alternative learning environments, and student learning outcomes of student success.

● Providing training for community groups, faculty, and staff to promote an awareness of the special needs of and to develop techniques for assisting students with disabilities.

● Facilitating and promoting campus-wide awareness of adaptive technology, available resources, and disability related issues to students, staff, and faculty.

● Surveying the needs of present and prospective students with disabilities.

● Preparing, implementing, and monitoring annual DSPS program plans and reports as required, ensuring compliance with laws, mandates, and regulations.

● Coordinating and monitoring the DSPS budget with the DSPS Supervisor.

● Monitoring expenditures, preparing, and submitting required state, federal and institutional reports.

● Participating in division/department budget meetings.

● Collecting and processing required data that will assist in the development of appropriate funding.

● Developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with instructional

areas, student services, outreach centers, feeder high schools, neighboring colleges and universities, state, county, and community agencies.

● Developing and implementing a strategic plan to inform prospective students who may qualify for DSPS services, and coordinating with College outreach and recruitment efforts.

● Advising and consulting with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Equity Officer, other campus staff, and the District Office, regarding the interpretation and

implementation of ADA regulations.

● Assisting the Dean and College Operations manager with architectural barrier removal planning and review.

● Maintaining currency with trends and developments in the field through appropriate literature, conferences, regional meetings, professional organizations, and other information sources.

● Serving on college committees and advocating on behalf of students with disabilities.

● Coordinating the Sacramento City College DSPS Advisory Committee.

● Performing other duties as assigned.


The assignment may include day, evening, online, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus work and/or hours.


Minimum Qualifications    

1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution, completed by July 2,

2018 in Rehabilitation Counseling; OR have a master’s degree in Counseling, Guidance Counseling, Student Personnel, Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Education Counseling, Social Work, Career Development, Marriage and Family Therapy, Marriage, Family and Child Counseling; OR, a bachelor’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling AND possession of a license as a Marrage and Family Therapist (MFT); AND either 15 or more semester units in upper divison or graduate level course work related to people with disabilities, or completion of six semester units, or the equivalent of a graduate-level counseling practicum or counseling field work courses, in post-secondary Disabled Students Programs and Services program, or in a program dealing with people with disabilities, or two years of full-time experience, or the equivalent in one of the following:


(A)    Counseling for students with disabilities; or


(B)    Counseling in industry, government, public agencies, military or private social welfare organizations in which the responsibilities are for persons with disabilities; OR, the equivalent*.


2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.


*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent" provision must provide details and explain how their academic preparation and/or professional experience is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.



The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.




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Posted: 4/12/2018
Application Due: 5/21/2018
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Salary: $44,554 to $82,075 annually