Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) Counselor (Clovis Community College)

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Posting Number AA2018-0651 Title Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) Counselor (Clovis Community College) Campus Location Clovis Community College Start Date 07/01/2019 Essential Functions of Position

The ideal candidate will share Clovis Community College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As of the 2017-2018 academic year, we currently enroll approximately 11,000 students in which 43% are Latinx, 11% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 3% are Black/African American, 36% are White, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 4% are multiracial. Clovis Community College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.

Reporting to the Dean of Students at Clovis Community College campus and/or at off-site community campus locations, the counselor will:

  • Administer Learning Disability (LD) assessments including using the
    WAIS-IV and WJ-III & IV, WRAT-4 and Nelson-Denny batteries to determine student eligibility;
  • Complete the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Learning Disabilities Eligibility and Services Model Training by July 1, 2021;
  • Provide full DSP&S counseling, academic advising and counseling, career, personal, and disability management counseling to students with disabilities from diverse backgrounds;
  • Evaluate verification of disability documentation, identify functional limitations, and arrange for appropriate and reasonable accommodations;
  • Develop/revise Academic Accommodation Plans (AAPs) and Student
    Educational Plans (SEP) for students with disabilities;
  • Collaborate authorized accommodations with students;
  • Assist students in the matriculation process, utilize multiple criteria, and placement tests to determine appropriate class placement;
  • Facilitate accommodations such as note taking, adapted equipment, testing accommodations, etc.;
  • Monitor and track students’ academic performance and progress in degree objectives to assure effective use of services and successful attainment of program objectives;
  • Maintain confidential records;
  • Accurately record and complete data entry of information needed to complete mandated reports and service records;
  • Serve as an advocate for disabled students and work with instructors, counselors, faculty, other college staff and community resources to assist students in the pursuit of their educational goals;
  • Participate in professional development activities, program development and review, student activities, high school outreach, and faculty committees;
  • Participate and assist with in-service training for faculty, staff, and community;
  • Serving on and attending department, college, and district committees as needed;
  • Work assignments in a variety of settings and times, including evening and/or weekends as needed; and
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
    (1) Master’s in rehabilitation counseling; OR

    (2) Master’s 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 marriage, family and child counseling and possession of a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT); AND
    • 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;
    • Two years of full-time experience, or the equivalent in one or more of the following:
      • Counseling for students with disabilities; OR
      • 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;OR

    (3) A valid California Community College Credential; OR

    (4) The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).

All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.

(NOTE: If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match EXACTLY as stated above, you MUST petition for equivalency.)

Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience in conducting Learning Disability (LD) testing/assessment to determine DSP&S program eligibility;
  • Eligible for completion of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Learning Disabilities Eligibility and Services Model Training;
  • Experience with entry of assessment data into the Chancellor’s Office CARS-W database;
  • Experience in vocational and academic counseling at the community college level;
  • Experience counseling in community college settings for students with disabilities;
  • Experience and knowledge of computer applications technology;
  • Knowledge, assessment and interpretation experience using the WAIS-IV and WJ-III Cognitive and Achievement batteries;
  • Knowledge and application of instruction for learning disabled adults in the following areas: reading, spelling, written language skills and strategies for learning;
  • Knowledge of implications of behaviors elicited by a specific learning disability;
  • Experience working with a diverse student population;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff;
  • Related work and professional experience;
  • Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
  • Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
  • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity;
  • Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
  • Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
Conditions of Employment 177 - 181 duty days per year. Salary and Benefits

Salary is $55,650 – $85,675 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,082 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teacher’s Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure

Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.

The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Student Services and College President for final interviews.

A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.

State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants.

For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 243-7100. For information on Clovis Community College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. 5622.

Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Additional Information

This is a full-time, tenure track position.

Additional Information about the Position

CCC Institutional Research Site

Open Date 02/28/2019 Close Date 04/13/2019 Closing Time 11:55 p.m. Open Until Filled No Quick Link http://scccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/2558 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * At the time of application, are your qualifications/degree(s) EXACTLY as stated in the Minimum Qualifications section of the job announcement? NOTE: If not, you must answer yes when asked if you would like to petition for equivalency (next question).
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Would you like to petition for equivalency based on your education and/or experience including knowledge and skills gained from informal activities? NOTE: If your qualifications do not exactly match the minimum qualifications stated in the job announcement, and you fail to petition for equivalency (even if you have an approved equivalency on file with this district), your application will be considered incomplete.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If yes, please describe your exceptional experiences, backgrounds or degrees which would be equivalent to the stated degree(s) or experience requirements.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you possess degree(s) earned from an institution outside of the United States? NOTE: If yes, you will be required to upload an evaluation service assessment (foreign transcript evaluation). A list of some available assessment agencies can be found at www.ed.gov under the National Council on the Evaluation of Foreign Academic Credentials section. Please upload under Optional Evaluation Service Assessment. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Transcripts (Unofficial copies accepted - must indicate conferred degree(s) that support the minimum qualifications)
  2. Non-Confidential Letter of Recommendation 1 (Must be dated no earlier than 3 years before the filing deadline - MUST BE UPLOADED BY APPLICANT)
  3. Non-Confidential Letter of Recommendation 2 (Must be dated no earlier than 3 years before the filing deadline - MUST BE UPLOADED BY APPLICANT)
  4. Non-Confidential Letter of Recommendation 3 (Must be dated no earlier than 3 years before the filing deadline - MUST BE UPLOADED BY APPLICANT)
  5. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  6. Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Certificates
  2. Licenses
  3. List of Professional References
  4. Evaluation Service Assessment
  5. Additional Documents




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Posted: 3/1/2019
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