Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) Faculty Director

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Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) Faculty Director

MiraCosta College

To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to: https://jobs.miracosta.edu

Discipline or Department: Disabled Students Program & Services

Position Type: Full-time Faculty

Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary:

Working Hours: WORKLOAD AND OTHER EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION: Annual on-duty days may range from 195 to 203, spread over 12 months. The standard work week for this position is forty (40) hours with thirty-five (35) hours scheduled for position-specific duties and five (5) hours of collegial governance (i.e., institutional service) and departmental activities. The person selected for this position will be assigned a Faculty Service Area (FSA) in Faculty Director, Disabled Student Programs & Services and will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation. Adherence to all District policies and procedures is expected.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Apply and submit application materials online at https://jobs.miracosta.edu. Once you're in the online system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

Submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:

1. Application for Academic Employment.

2. A cover letter specifically describing how you meet the representative duties and desirable qualifications.

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and professional experience.

4. Transcripts
a. Transcripts of ALL college degrees/coursework needed to qualify for this position; unofficial or legible copies are acceptable but must indicate that the degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable. A diploma will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An equivalency narrative and supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of application if (i) you do not possess the EXACT degree major(s) listed in the Minimum Qualifications section or (ii) your qualifying degree will not be awarded before the position begins. (View the instructions for equivalency requests at http://www.miracosta.edu/hr/downloads/Equivalency_009.pdf.)

If your qualifying degree is in progress but will be conferred BEFORE the position begins in August 2019, then you must also include a written statement from your adviser indicating the anticipated degree CONFERRAL date.

All degrees and units used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree/coursework is from a college or university anywhere outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies can be found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf. Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.

b. If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy of your Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license valid in California.

c. If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy of your licensure or documentation proving eligibility for licensure as a speech pathologist or audiologist by the Medical Board of California.

d. If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy (front and back) of your fully satisfied, lifetime California credential authorizing service as a DSPS Coordinator/Director in a community college setting. NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answer(s) will appear toward the bottom of the application form.

-- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We strive to be a model for equity and inclusion, effectively supporting students and employees from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who possess a range of abilities, academic preparation, and life experiences. Please reflect on two or three examples of how you have or would create, modify, and/or perform one or more of the following to meet the needs of a diverse student population: (1) curricula; (2) learning activities; (3) teaching/counseling practices; (4) library reference services or collection development; (5) literary efforts (e.g., original scholarly works); or (6) budgetary or planning processes.

ATTENTION: As of December 2018, the above question is a revised version of the diversity question. If you previously completed the Application for Academic Employment for MiraCosta College, review your previous response to the diversity question and update it as needed before you finish applying for this posting. For instructions on how to update your response, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/diversityresponse.

-- To qualify for this position, you must meet minimum qualifications under Section 53414 of the California Code of Regulations, Title 5. Please indicate whether you meet the minimum qualifications under option (a), (b), (c), or (d).

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials two to five weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected will be notified by e-mail. For interviewees, the selection process will include a panel interview, as well as possible teaching demonstration and written exercise. Interview candidates coming from out of state or over 300 miles away will be reimbursed for travel expenses up to $500 for both initial and final interviews.

An offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense, 2) submission of a current tuberculosis clearance certificate, 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States, 4) fingerprint clearance, and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.

Basic Function and Other Details:
MiraCosta College invites applications for one full-time, faculty director position, beginning in July 2019, assigned to work in the Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) Department and reporting to the Dean of Counseling and Student Development. The successful candidate will be responsible for the oversite, management, planning and implementation of the DSPS program. As well as ensuring quality in the delivery of programs and services to students and compliance with federal and state requirements. The director oversees department and program budgets and supervises assigned staff and faculty. Our department currently consists of faculty members committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion when providing services and teaching. To view the MiraCosta College DSPS website, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/dsps/index.html.

MiraCosta students are diverse in age and represent all of California's major racial/ethnic groups. The credit student population in Spring 2018 was approximately 37% Latinx, 8% Asian/Pacific Islander, 3% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 8% multiracial. Diversity is also evidenced by student-veterans, re-entry students, students with disabilities, international students, and LGBTQIA+. The college was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in 2013. This designation reflects the great responsibility that MiraCosta has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a campus that exhibits its dedication to its students and faculty through offering robust, culturally responsive events, including speaker series dedicated to heritage month events through the Social Justice and Equity Center.

MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing an educational environment that affirms and supports diversity in its faculty, staff, and administration, and promoting an environment of inclusion. The college's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is expressed in the policy found at http://www.miracosta.edu/officeofthepresident/board/downloads/3400BP-Diversity-Equity-Inclusion-Adopted4-6-16.pdf.

Representative Duties:
(E = essential job function)

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Directly manage and coordinate the daily operation of the DSPS program. (E)

2. Provide mandated services and implement relevant state initiatives, ensuring compliance with federal and state Title 5, ADA-504 regulations, and District policy and procedure compliance. (E)

3. Develop and prepare the annual program budget; maintain appropriate records to assure that the program operates within established budget limitations and guidelines; ensure reporting requirements are met. (E)

4. Participate actively in departmental committees, subcommittees, projects, and program review.

5. Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with instructional, administrative, and student services departments. (E)

6. Serve as a liaison with faculty, counselors, and other college staff in aiding students in making a proper adjustment to the various aspects of college life. (E)

7. Attend regional and state program meetings and conferences. (E)

8. Supervise, evaluate the performance of, and provide leadership and in-service training to assigned staff. (E)

9. Develop policies and procedures necessary to ensure access to college programs for students. (E)

10. Plan and schedule advisory committee meetings.

11. Exhibit proven cultural humility/proficiency skills when working with students from diverse backgrounds (e.g., first-generation, disproportionately impacted students, low-income, non-traditional college students).

12. Maintain an understanding of current ideas, research, and practices pertaining to the areas of responsibility of this position through continued study and participation in professional organizations.

13. Collaborate with colleagues, community partners, and local high schools in programs or initiatives that serve racially and ethnically diverse students.

14. Provide counseling and other counseling related duties as assigned to meet the mission of the department.

15. Participate in the district's and academic senate's participatory governance processes and committees.

16. Work in collaboration with other full-time and associate faculty in coordinating and maintaining currency of curriculum that is culturally responsive to students' needs. (E)

17. Assist in the creation, review, development and evaluation of courses both online and on-ground, certificates, and programs in collaboration with other instructors as appropriate that are culturally responsive to students' needs. (E)

18. Participate in the development, assessment and evaluation of student learning outcomes (SLOs). (E)

19. Participate in the tenure review process as described in the "Criteria for Evaluation" at http://www.miracosta.edu/hr/downloads/CriteriaForEvaluation.pdf.

Type of Benefits:
SALARY AND BENEFITS: For current salary schedule, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/hr/downloads/FacultyAssemblySalarySchedule2018-2019.pdf. MiraCosta College offers a comprehensive package of benefits, which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; and other optional coverages. Faculty members are also covered under the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Minimum Qualifications:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

1. meet the minimum qualifications for a DSPS counselor or instructor as set forth in Section 53414 (a), (b), (c) or (d) of the California Code of Regulations, Title 5 [see below]; AND

2. have two (2) years full-time experience or the equivalent within the last four (4) years in one or more of the following fields:

I. instruction or counseling or both in a higher education program for students with disabilities;

II. administration of a program for students with disabilities in an institution of higher education;
III. teaching, counseling or administration in secondary education, working predominantly or exclusively in programs for students with disabilities; or

IV. administrative or supervisory experience in industry, government, public agencies, the military, or private social welfare organizations, in which the responsibilities of the position were predominantly or exclusively related to persons with disabilities; AND

3. sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and
ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

>SECTION 53414(a)
The minimum qualifications for service as a community college counselor of students with disabilities shall be satisfied by meeting one of the following requirements;

(1) Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, OR

(2) 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 Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT); and either fifteen or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work specifically 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 a post-secondary Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) Program or in a program dealing predominantly or exclusively with people with disabilities, or two years of full-time experience, or the equivalent, in one or more 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 of the position were predominantly or exclusively for persons with disabilities, or the equivalent.

>SECTION 53414(b)
The minimum requirements for service as a community college faculty member teaching a credit course in adapted physical education shall be the minimum qualifications for an instructor of credit physical education, and fifteen semester units of upper division or graduate study in adapted physical education. >SECTION 53414(c)
The minimum requirements for service to work with students with speech and language disabilities shall be satisfied by meeting the following requirements:

(1) Possession of a master's degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in speech pathology and audiology, or in communication disorders; AND

(2) Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a speech pathologist or audiologist by the Medical Board of California.

>SECTION 53414(d)
The minimum requirements for service as a community college faculty member to provide credit specialized instruction for students with disabilities shall be satisfied by meeting the following requirements:

(1) Possession of a master's degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in the category of disability, special education, education, psychology, educational psychology, or rehabilitation counseling; AND

(2) Fifteen semester units of upper division or graduate study in the area of disability, to include, but not be limited to:

(A) Learning disabilities;
(B) Developmental disabilities;
(C) Deaf and hearing impaired;
(D) Physical disabilities; or
(E) Adapted computer technology.

Applicants who do not possess the EXACT degree major(s) listed above must attach an equivalency narrative and supporting documentation at the time of application. Instructions can be found at http://www.miracosta.edu/hr/downloads/Equivalency_009.pdf.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. At least one year of full-time equivalent leadership experience in the management or administration of educational programs. 2. Knowledge and use of technologies pertinent to persons with disabilities. 3. Demonstrated success working with diverse populations in an educational setting. 4. Commitment to examine, reflect, and modify instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support disproportionately impacted student populations with a goal of closing equity gaps (see Student Equity website at http://www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/studentequity/index.html). 5. Ability to contribute to the mission of the college.

Licenses and Other Requirements:

Closing Date: 1-29-2019

First Screening Date:

Human Resources Contact Information:
[email protected] or 760.795.6854

About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and parts of Camp Pendleton.

MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomanufacturing.

The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving approximately 10,500 students, is located on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, and attracts more than 3,000 students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 2,500 students in the college's noncredit programs including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes. The Technology Career Institute (TCI) in Carlsbad is part of the college’s Career Education Department. It offers our local community members the opportunity to enhance their lives and their careers with low-cost, hassle-free classes, workshops, and programs, as well as certificate programs to train skilled workers in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and emerging technologies. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at the TCI provides resources, workshops, and leadership programs for small businesses and serves all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), also located at the TCI, provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring, as well as referrals for eligible veterans and military spouses owning or considering starting a small business enterprise in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial Counties.

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Posted: 12/26/2018
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