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z-Part-Time Adjunct Faculty Pool - Access & Ability (DSPS) Counselor

College of the Sequoias
Visalia/Tulare/Hanford, CA, CA

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Full Time
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Community College

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General Description

Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. Sequoias Community College District provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career, and technical programs for our students. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, who are dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, and who have a passion for student success.
College of the Sequoias Community College District accepts applications for part-time adjunct faculty pools for the position of Access & Ability Counselor within its Access & Ability Center continuously. Screening committees will conduct the screening of candidates. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview. If the department does not have an immediate need to add candidates to their pool, applications remain in the queue for consideration until the need arises, or for one year in active status.
Part-Time Adjunct Faculty assignments may include weekend and/or evening counseling at the Visalia Campus, the Hanford Educational Center, or the Tulare College Center.
If you submit a duplicate application, only your most recent will remain active for one year.
Part-Time Adjunct faculty positions are temporary positions and do not accrue rights to tenure.
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY: Sequoias Community College District is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and values candidates who have the ability to serve students from diverse academic, cultural, socioeconomic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds, as well as those students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Sequoias Community College District seeks to promote and maintain an environment that is built on mutual respect and free from discrimination by employing faculty members who are equity-minded, collegial, and guided by their dedication to helping students achieve their educational goals. Ideal candidates will share the Sequoias Community College Districts’ commitment to be knowledgeable about and implement equitable learning and teaching methods appropriate to serve students from all backgrounds, demographics and experiences.

Job Duties

Under the general direction of a dean or director, adjunct faculty will provide counseling services to students, including the following:

Provide specialized academic counseling services including disability management, academic, career and personal counseling to students with disabilities.Determine student eligibility for support services and secure professional verification of specific disabilities including, but not limited to, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, communication disabilities, acquired brain impairments and psychological disabilities.Identify educational limitations and prescribe appropriate accommodations/ adjustments for students with various disabilities.Evaluate student progress by developing, reviewing, and updating Academic Accommodation Plans (AAPs) and student educational plans. Provide specialized academic and vocational counseling related to degrees and certificates for eligible students.Collaborate with campus faculty/staff, public agencies and medical professionals regarding accommodations for students with disabilities; attend various meetings as required.Recommend and authorize educational accommodations/adjustments.Work cooperatively with staff and students.Serve as a liaison with agencies, community, and with feeder high schools to assist students with disabilities transitioning into COS.Maintain compliance, proper documentation, and confidentiality of student les.Attend workshops/conferences to remain current on laws/issues.Support Student/Staff needs at various locations.Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.Facilitate workshops and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials and the utilization of effective teaching methodologies and counseling technique.Serve as an advocate for students with disabilities while maintaining effective relationships with faculty, staff and administration.Provide information on college major and certificate programs as they relate to educational and career development; participate in student and campus activities.Contribute to the development, assessment of, and completion of student area outcomes.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.If LDESM certified, complete learning assessments. Qualifications

The candidate must meet the following criteria. Required Education from a U.S. Department of Education recognized accredited organization and licensure qualifications. In accordance with Ed Code Title V for DSP&S, the following requirements are required:

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);


either fifteen or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work specifically related to people with disabilities,


completion of six semester units, or the equivalent of a graduate-level counseling practicum or counseling field work courses, in a postsecondary Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) Program or in a program dealing predominantly or exclusively with people with disabilities,


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 of the position were predominantly or exclusively for persons with disabilities, or the equivalent.


Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. ANDExperience providing accommodations to students with a wide range of disabilities in post-secondary, degree-granting institutions. ANDKnowledge of assistive technologies for individuals with disabilities. ANDWorking knowledge of Title 5, Section 504, the ADAAA and other disability-related mandates. ANDExperience providing specialized, disability-related academic counseling.
Application Procedure


To be considered for this position, applicants must submit all of the following:

  • A completed online application;
  • A cover letter which states your qualifications for the position;
  • A resume;
  • Equity Narrative (included in the online application).
  • Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon hire); or,
  • Equivalency: If claiming equivalency, the completed equivalency documents (located at: ) must be attached.
  • * Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association. A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

    College of the Sequoias does not sponsor H-1B Visas


    College of the Sequoias is a two-year California community college offering educational and enrichment programs for the residents of its district in Tulare and Kings counties. The college was established in 1925 and moved to its current 62-acre main campus site in Visalia in 1940.

    In addition to the campus in Visalia, COS operates a full-service center in Hanford that is also home to the college's police and fire academies.

    COS also opened its Tulare College Center in January 2013. It is a full-service college center and the home of COS' agriculture program

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