Counselor, Disability Programs and Services
Position DescriptionThis is a full-time (11 months assigned over 12 months), tenure-track position in the School of Counseling and Student Success & Support Programs. This position may require travel to the Chaffey College Chino Campus and Fontana campus as well as local feeder high schools and outside service agencies. Day and evening assignments at the College or any of the College Campuses may be required as part of the regular contract, as well as participate in any other professional responsibilities as identified under 18.2.3 of the faculty agreement. This assignment is initially at the Rancho Campus; however, transfers to the Chino or Fontana campuses may be possible per contract and need. Responsibilities Under direction of the Director, the assignment includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Determine eligibility for services based on assessment, review of documentation, and consultation with appropriate professionals;
- Prescribe appropriate accommodations and recommend support services for students with a wide range of disabilities;
- Develop and/or implement Student Educational Contracts (SECs) every term and provide ongoing evaluation of students' progress and recommendations for needed support services;
- Develop comprehensive Educational Plans and meet with students to assure progress and completion of academic goals;
- Educate students about their disability and assist students with strategies for success;
- Mentor students with disabilities to effectively self-advocate and explain their accommodation needs to faculty;
- Maintain accurate and confidential records for each student in compliance with state and federal regulations;
- Develop and maintain liaisons with community resources, high schools, and campus resources regarding services available to students with disabilities;
- Conduct outreach activities at local high schools and referral agencies;
- Conduct and complete student priority registration groups and educational planning workshops;
- Recommend assistive technology and alternate media in order to make appropriate student accommodations;
- Provide consultation to, and work cooperatively with, faculty, staff, and administration to ensure optimal service and support to students with disabilities. When appropriate, work with students' parents and/or advocates to ensure suitability of services to students;
- Serve as a DPS representative on campus committees and department meetings to maintain the flow of information critical to the accessibility, quality, and consistency of services.
- Develop and participate in program development, Student Learning Outcomes, and college accreditation to enhance student and program success;
- Maintain currency of federal and state legislation and campus policies affecting accessibility for students with disabilities;
- Promote the practice of civility and respect on the campus; and provide a safe and positive environment conducive to effective learning;
- Perform other duties as necessary for the benefit of our diverse student population, the college, the community, and the profession.
- Possession of a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling; OR
- 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 15 or more semester units in upper division 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 a post-secondary Disabled Students Programs and Services program or in a program dealing with people with disabilities, or two years of fulltime 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 are for persons with disabilities*, OR
- The equivalent. AND
- Clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Preference will be given to those candidates who establish the highest level of professional competency as evidenced by:
- Expertise with the student populations included in the Chaffey College Equity Plan;
- Experience in reviewing disability documentation, including psycho-educational reports, psychiatric reports, Veteran's Administration reports, and Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) for purposes of determining eligibility for services;
- Possess strong problem solving abilities and excellent interpersonal skills;
- Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of disabilities, particularly the emerging ones at the community college (e.g., autistic spectrum disorders, traumatic brain injuries, wounded warriors, psychiatric disorders, intellectual disabilities, and others);
- Demonstrated knowledge of, and have experience in consulting about, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II and Amendments Act of 2008), the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Title 5 of the California Education Code pertaining to the Disability Programs and Services, and other appropriate laws and regulations pertaining to higher education and disability;
- Knowledge of Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) for purposes of determining eligibility for services;
- Bilingual - Spanish preferred;
- Direct student counseling experience with students with disabilities;
- Knowledge of assessment measures (i.e., academic, career, psycho-social, and psycho-educational) to include interpretation and utilization of data in the counseling process;
- Knowledge of assistive technologies to facilitate access to educational programs for students with disabilities.
- Knowledge of AB 705 and Guided Pathways.
Based upon the minimum and/or desirable qualifications stated in this position announcement, the initial salary placement range is $73,165 (minimum qualifications) to $104,347 (doctorate) (Fall 2019 salary schedule; 196 service days). Placement is based on the regular full-time faculty salary schedule and is dependent upon verification of relevant experience and coursework from a regional or nationally accredited institution of higher learning.
EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS PACKAGE
Health care, dental program, and vision services for employees and eligible dependents; employee life insurance; sick leave; and retirement coverage through the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS).
Chaffey College recently implemented a new online electronic application system. The new application can be accessed at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/chaffey. The application package must include an online district employment application, filled out in detail and clearly reflect that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as set forth in the position announcement. In addition, the following documents must be uploaded and included with the online application submission:
Please do not include any additional documents; only the documents that are indicated below. If documents are uploaded that are not required, the application may be disqualified.
- Cover Letter (State briefly how the applicant meets the qualifications)
- Professional Reference List (Include names, current addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses)
- Copy of Transcripts (Transcripts must indicate degree earned/conferred - photocopies or computer printouts are acceptable. Transcripts of all degrees applicable to meeting the minimum qualifications for this position must be included. Copies of diplomas/degrees are NOT acceptable in lieu of transcripts. Official sealed transcripts will be required upon hire.)
Foreign transcripts must be transcribed and evaluated in English by a bona fide evaluation service. Educational requirements must be met on or before the closing date.
Completed application and related materials must be submitted no later than the application deadline indicated at the top of this announcement. Failure to submit all required application materials may result in the applicant not being considered for the position.
Submission of application and related materials is the applicant's responsibility. The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for a position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool.
Applicants should promptly notify the Office of Human Resources of any change of address and/or phone number. All application materials are subject to investigation and verification. False statements will be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.
The Selection Process
A screening committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the announcement and reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview. Interviews are usually held on the Chaffey College campus and are conducted by an Interview Committee. Additional interviews may be required. Reasonable accommodations are provided to persons with disabilities. Should an applicant have a need for an accommodation due to a disability, the applicant should contact the Office of Human Resources. Travel costs related to an interview will be borne by the applicant.
About the College
Established in 1883, Chaffey College is one of California's first colleges. Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Chaffey's Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana and Chino campus locations serve students from throughout the Inland Empire. A fully accredited two-year institution by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Chaffey College offers associate degrees and vocational and transfer programs in a wide variety of subjects. Most recently named one of the Top 10 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute; Chaffey College remains committed to its mission of improving the lives of its students, faculty, and staff through education.
Serving throughout the diverse Inland Empire, Chaffey College provides services to the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Upland, reaching a population of more than 830,000. The District also recruits from some of the area's top high schools, accepting students from four surrounding districts; Chaffey Joint Union High School, Chino Unified School District, Fontana Unified School District, and the Upland Unified School District.
Whether the goal is to transfer to a four-year institution or enter the workforce better prepared, Chaffey College provides its students with the opportunity to take a variety of applicable courses. From taking lower division and general education classes to learning career-technical skills, the college provides its students with the tools needed to succeed during their time at Chaffey and beyond.