Learning Disability Specialist
Learning Disability SpecialistDepartment:
FC Disability Support ServicesLocation:
Fullerton CollegePercentage of Employment :
100%Months of Employment :
12 Months Per YearWork Schedule:
Full Time, Tenure TrackAbout Us::
Do you strive to make a difference in higher education? Are you looking for a rewarding career opportunity to be a part of our students’ educational success and lifelong learning? If so, we invite you to join North Orange County Community College District. We are proud to enroll over 80,000 students and serve a population of over one million people, annually! Home to more than 2,600 employees, our highly skilled, professional, and diverse faculty and staff are leading two of California’s premier colleges, Cypress Community College and Fullerton Community College, as well as one of the largest continuing education programs, North Orange Continuing Education.
We invite you to join the Fullerton College campus community. Ideal candidates will share Fullerton College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Fullerton College offers a radically student-centered culture that is inclusive and welcoming to all who learn and work here. The student body is incredibly diverse, with more than 55.5% Latinx, 19.3% Caucasian, 14.8% Asian/Pacific Islander, 3.2% African American, 0.24% American Indian/Alaskan Native. Additionally, students from more than 40 countries enroll in our International Student Program each year. The College believes in a multicultural learning experience where faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds can contribute to the development of our students.
Fullerton College is the oldest community college in continuous operation in California. Since our first class in 1913, we have grown to become one of the most successful community colleges in the nation. Our high transfer and graduation rates, rich academic programs and radically student-centered approach equip students with the skills and resources they need to succeed. Each year, thousands of students transfer to the CSU and UC systems as well as to private colleges and universities throughout the nation. Notably, during 2017, Fullerton College was ranked as the number one community college in California in transfers to the California State University (CSU) system.
Fullerton College is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is eligible for designation as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving-Institution (AANAPISI). Fullerton College proudly offers many programs to serve and support our diverse student body, including Puente, Umoja, Student Diversity Success Initiative, INCITE, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) Foster Youth Success Initiative, Disability Services, and a Veterans Resource Center. The College also provides many avenues of support for our faculty and staff through networks that include the Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and LGBTQ Faculty Staff Associations.
Fullerton College offers a comprehensive array of student services programs and academic and career pathways designed to achieve our campus strategic goals related to access, retention, persistence, and student success initiatives on campus. The College is developing an implementation plan for Guided Pathways and has robust partnerships with our local high school districts.
The Fullerton College campus community is dedicated to our core values of Community, Diversity, Equity, Excellence, Growth, Inclusivity, Innovation, Integrity, Partnership, Respect and Responsibility. For more information, please visit our website at www.fullcoll.edu.
Disability Support Services Department (DSS) is committed to building a culturally diverse community and an inclusive campus environment. We seek candidates who will create a welcoming climate that attracts students of all races, abilities, genders, classes, sexualities, nationalities, and religions. DSS currently has four full-time faculty (three Learning Disability Specialists and one Instructor), eight classified staff, and a number of hourly staff who serve as interpreters, tutors, etc. DSS serves approximately 1,500 students each semester, facilitates disability accommodations (e.g., extra time on exams, note-taking, alternative media), offers learning disability assessments (COUN 072), and assistive technology/learning strategies support through the Adaptive Computer Lab (COUN 071/075). The office culture is one of collegiality, teamwork, positive energy and commitment to students.What We Offer::
•100% employee medical premium coverage
•Fringe allowance to be used at employee’s discretion
•Voluntary (Medical/Dependent Day Care) Flexible Spending Account
•$50,000 life insurance benefit
•Deferred Compensation Program (403(b)/457 plans)
•Retirement pension plan (CalSTRS/CalPERS)
•Abundant professional development opportunities
•Cumulative sick leave
•Employee Assistance Program
•Environment that fosters diversity and inclusion
•Progressive and innovative culture
Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with operational needs.Essential Functions:
Examples of essential functions are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature.Job Description:
Instruct the COUN 072 course designed to offer standardized learning disability assessments to assist with the provision of mandated accommodations.
Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities.
Participate in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.
Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.
Maintain formal office and campus hours; participate in department and division meetings.
Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.
Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities; comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties.
Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.
Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved. The ideal candidate should have experience in this area with African American, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students.
Work cooperatively with staff and students.
Evening and/or Saturday assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.Special Requirements:
The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration.
Grade cards will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts.
All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be submitted and from accredited postsecondary institutions. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications regarding accredited postsecondary institutions.
Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in learning disabilities, special education, education, psychology, speech language pathology, communication disorders, educational or school psychology, counseling, or rehabilitation counseling
15 semester units of upper division or graduate study in the area of learning disabilities, to include, but not limited to adult cognitive and achievement assessment
or the equivalent. Equivalent qualifications may include related education, training, employment and professional experience that would be equal to the required degree(s) and experience in this field as determined by the District Equivalency Committee.
Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within the classroom.Desirable Qualifications:
Experience working effectively in informal and formal teaming arrangements with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
Training and experience in assessing and diagnosing specific learning disabilities using appropriate diagnostic instruments, e.g., the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales (WAIS-IV), the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT III), the Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational batteries (WJ-IV Achievement, WJ IV Cognitive, and WJ IV Oral Language), the Nelson Denny Reading Test (ND), the Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT 4).
Knowledge of the fundamentals of non-visible disabilities and the psychological aspects of adults with Learning Disabilities.
The completion of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office training on their Learning Disabilities Eligibility and Services model or equivalent training.Salary Range:
$74,660 - $113,035 AnnuallySalary Schedule Information:
2016217FTNumber of Vacancies:
1Desired Start Date:
02/10/2021Special Instructions Summary:
Special COVID 19 Notice: In-person interviews are suspended at this time and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at North Orange County Community College District.
Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with the faculty collective bargaining agreement and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.
The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.
To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.
The minimum required number of references for this position is five (5).
All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists. References, including a supervisor will be contacted if a candidate is moved forward as a finalist in the recruitment process.
NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit http://www.nocccd.edu/Policies/PoliciesAndProcedures.htm to view the administrative procedures – AP 7120-10.
Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.