Instructor, Hope Services

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HR EMPLOYMENT/CAREERS
Position Close Date: 09/15/20

Next Review Date: 10/05/20

**Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Vocational/Special Education, HOPE Program, De Anza College.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

De Anza College Mission Statement:

De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:

  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking

  • Program Overview:

    The De Anza/HOPE program is one of four special education programs offered by the Special Education Division. HOPE is a private, non-profit agency that provides work training, job placement, employment and other extensive services for persons with disabilities. At HOPE, De Anza students participate in an instructional program that includes experience in a production workshop and/or community setting. Instructors must be able to provide individualized vocational assessment, vocational training, career exploration, intensive vocational counseling, and community based work experience of limited duration. De Anza College collaborates with HOPE's Supported Employment Program to provide support to students who maintain community-based employment.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE:

    Under the direction of the Dean, Special Education, create and conduct classes for adult students with developmental and other disabilities in workshop and community settings. Represent De Anza College as a member of the interdisciplinary and interagency teams. Assess student needs and provide appropriate instruction in job skill, work adjustment, and employment programs. In conjunction with other program staff, community agencies, and family members, develop student vocational profiles, student-centered plans, and rehabilitation/instructional goals. Perform job analyses in the production workshop and/or in the community. Work with job developers and agency or community members to select appropriate job candidates for available employment opportunities. Advocate for the student and provide training tools, support and intervention strategies to assure retention in the classroom and community setting. Oversee instructional associates. Maintain student records and related paperwork. Develop new programs to meet student needs.

    Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to serve on District and college committees and participate in campus extracurricular activities.

    Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, service on district and/or college committees, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to participate in campus extra-curricular activities.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

    2. Master's, or equivalent foreign degree, in the category of disability, special education, education, psychology, educational psychology or rehabilitation counseling; AND 15 semester units of upper division or graduate study in the area of developmental disabilities.

    In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate the following:
  • Develop, implement, and teach curriculum for social skills, vocational awareness, vocational exploration, vocational preparation, and other related areas.
  • Perform job analyses and select appropriate employment candidates.
  • Provide training methods/materials to assure classroom and employment success.
  • Provide on-the-job intervention and support to ensure employment success and career advancement.
  • Have knowledge of industrial production procedures and requirements.
  • Participate in the evaluation of staff and part-time faculty.

  • WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Environment:
  • Indoor, office environment.

  • Physical Abilities:

    (Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  • Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  • Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  • Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  • Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

  • APPLICATION PACKET:
  • A District on-line application to be completed at http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/ *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  • A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

  • If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet. http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/Equivalency.pdf

    If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

    Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date.

    HIRING RANGE: $76,908.00 - $119,214.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

    For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

    http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/2019-2020%20Faculty%20Salary%20Schedules.pdf

    Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

    For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 12-months per year

    STARTING DATE: Fall 2020

    Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

    The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

    The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.



    For more information about our application process contact:

    Employment Services

    Foothill-De Anza Community College District

    12345 El Monte Road

    Los Altos Hills, California 94022

    (650) 949-6217

    Email: [email protected]

    http://hr.fhda.edu/












    To apply, visit https://fhda.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/186?c=fhda





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