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Counselor, Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSP&S) (Part-Time Faculty Pool) Clovis Commun...

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Counselor, Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSP&S) (Part-Time Faculty Pool) Clovis Community College

Campus Location:

Clovis Community College

Essential Functions of Position:

At Clovis Community College we value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded leader committed to student success achieved through collaboration with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps.

An equity-minded individual is a person who:

  1. Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
  2. Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
  3. Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
  4. Supports institutional practices that both develop and sustain culturally responsive teaching and learning environments; and
  5. Strategically builds support for and participation in equity-related initiatives across both our internal and external communities.
Clovis Community College seeks leaders who value placing the student at the center of everything we do, mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment. Leaders should be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will help them prepare for the population of students who attend Clovis Community College.

The ideal candidate will share Clovis Community College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. For the 2021-2022 academic year, we enrolled over 13,000 students in which 48% identify as Latinx, 14% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 3% as Black/African American, 30% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 4% as 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 providing services responsive to the students it serves.
Providing services at Clovis Community College; the counselor will cover a full range of counseling responsibilities including academic, career, transfer and personal counseling to a diverse student population. The successful candidate for the counselor position will be responsible for:

  • Applying an equity-minded framework and ensuring services and processes are designed and delivered to meet the diverse needs of specialized population of students;
  • Assisting with coordinating and providing liaison services with high school special education case managers and related staff/faculty, college instructors, counselors, staff, and community partners such as California Department of Rehabilitation (CA DOR) to assist students in accessing appropriate accommodations and resources to support the student in the pursuit of their educational goals;
  • Working assignments in various settings and times, including evening and/or weekend, on-line or off-campus. Feeder high school visits are an integral part of the job duties;
  • Serving as an advocate for students with disabilities to facilitate equitable access to students transitioning into the community college;
  • Evaluating verification of disability documentation, conduct interactive discussions, identify educational limitations, and arrange for appropriate and reasonable accommodations which address those limitations;
  • Developing/revising Academic Accommodation Plans (AAPs) and Student Educational Plans (SEPs) for students with disabilities;
  • Providing specialized academic, career, personal, and disability management counseling to students with disabilities from diverse backgrounds;
  • Facilitating/coordinating accommodations such as testing accommodations, note taking, alternate media, adaptive equipment, American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting, etc.;
  • Collaborating with others to plan and provide students with support in navigating the college processes related to enrollment, matriculation and onboarding;
  • Utilizing multiple measures to determine appropriate class placement;
  • Monitoring and tracking students’ academic performance and progress in degree objectives to assure effective use of services and successful attainment of program objectives;
  • Demonstrating effective use of college applications (Starfish, Colleague, Student Aid Report (SARS), Accessible Information Management (AIM),, Cal State Apply, etc.);
  • Maintaining confidential records; accurately recording and completing data entry of information needed to complete mandated reports and service records;
  • Participating in program development and review, servicing unit and student learning outcome development and review, grants, and other reports as directed;
  • Participating in professional development activities;
  • Serving on and attending department, college and district committees as needed;
  • Creating and/or teaching Educational Strategy Courses (ESC) courses;
  • Flexibility as duties may include extended day, evening and weekend assignments;
  • Communicating effectively with students and staff and maintaining effective working relationships;
  • Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of faculty as required by Administrative Regulation 7122; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

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; and

(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; or
  • 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).

(Note: If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match exactly as stated above, you must petition for equivalency.)

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience and skill incorporating elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all areas of responsibility;
  • Recent experience working with African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, 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 practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
  • Related work and professional experience;
  • Experience working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with computers, and other technologies, which are utilized in providing high-quality instruction and support to students;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff; and
  • Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.

Salary and Benefits:

For more information on salary and benefits, please refer to the SCCCD & SCFT Part-Time Faculty Agreement

Selection Procedure:

The selection and hiring process for part-time faculty positions is governed by the hiring department. Should there be an interest in your application, the hiring department will contact you directly with any questions and/or to extend an opportunity to interview.

Please note: This position does not have a closing date and applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. By applying for this position, you understand that you will be placed in a continuous pool. Start dates may vary. If at any time you are no longer interested in this position, please withdraw your application. Your application will remain on file for 18 months. If you are not interviewed/selected for a position within the 18 months and still wish to pursue employment, a new application will be required.

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. SCCCD EEO Plan

Additional Information:

Continuous Recruitment
This posting has been created to establish an applicant pool for part-time faculty positions. Applications will be reviewed by members of the hiring department when opportunities arise.

Additional Information about the Position:

About the College
Located in the heart of California, Clovis Community College is one of the newest and fastest growing community colleges in California. Clovis Community College offers quality education in a friendly, innovative, and contemporary setting to students from the Fresno, Clovis, and foothill communities. Accredited in 2015, the College’s culture is based on a commitment to and a vision for creating and maintaining a collaborative teaching and learning environment that fosters equitable student achievement and academic excellence.

The College’s instructional and student services units are united by the common goal of providing exemplary academic programs and support services tailored to meet the needs of its diverse student population and its communities. The College mission and vision reflects this ambitious and inspiring goal.

Our Mission
Creating Opportunities – One Student at a Time

  • We honor diversity and serve all students of our community;
  • We promote opportunities for success and wellness through full access to programs and services, and we provide comprehensive student support to achieve equity;
  • We foster critical, creative, and engaged thinking through education based on integrity, generosity, and accountability;
  • We support student success along pathways to certificates, degrees, and transfer programs, preparing student for thriving futures;
  • We build community partnerships to enhance student learning and success, thereby advancing economic vitality in the community;
  • We engage in reflective research and innovation focused on learning and student success.

Clovis Community College continues to make history with many accolades and accomplishments, because of its emphasis on excellence and student success, and recently had its accreditation reaffirmed for seven-years by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). Additional awards and accomplishments:

  • Invited to apply for the 2023 Aspen Prize as one of the top 150 community colleges nationwide;
  • Awarded “Champion for Higher Education,” for exemplary work in awarding associate degrees for transfer for 4 years in a row in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 by the Campaign for College Opportunity; and
  • Selected Top 10 Finalist for the National Bellwether Award in 2018 , out of nearly 400 nominations submitted nationwide, for our English Department’s collaboration with Clovis West High School;
  • Earned the following rankings out of 116 California Community Colleges (Data source: California Community College’s Student Success Metrics):
    • #1 in rate of transfer to UCs and CSUs in 2019-20;
    • #1 in rate of transfer to any 4 year institution in 2019-20;
    • #1 in rate of transfer to a 4 year institution for Hispanic students in 2019-20; and
    • #2 in rate of students becoming employed after exiting in 2019-20.

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State Center Community College District (SCCCD) was formed in 1964 when it assumed control of Fresno City College and Reedley College. SCCCD serves approximately one million people and 18 unified and high school districts in more than 5,500 square miles of urban and rural territory, including most of Fresno and Madera counties and portions of Kings and Tulare counties. SCCCD is governed by a seven-member board of trustees who represent seven trustee areas. Total district enrollment for the fall semester 2012 is over 34,000 students. SCCCD is a merit system district with over 2,300 faculty and classified staff represented by the California School Employees Association (CSEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The total operating budget for SCCCD in 2012-13 is $168 million. 

Fresno City College, established in 1910, enrolls in excess of 22,000 students and offers more than 100 associate of arts and science degree programs and 60 certificate of achievement programs in vocational/occupational areas. Reedley College, established in 1926, is located in Reedley (approximately 25 miles southeast of Fresno) and enrolls approximately 6,200 students in a variety of courses and degree programs in occupational education and the arts and sciences. SCCCD operates three educational centers with a combined enrollment of approximately 8,300 students. The Willow International, Madera and Oakhurst centers offer programs in general education for transfer and two-year degrees. In addition, the district offers occupational and technical training at its Career and Technology Center and the Training Institute.

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