Disability Support Services (DSS)- Workability III Coordinator



DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES (DSS)-WORKABILITY III COORDINATOR
10 MONTH, 1.0 FTE, TEMPORARY, NON-TENURE TRACK POSITION

VACANCY IS CONTINGENT UPON AVAILABLE FUNDING

This position may include a combination of day, evening, weekend, extension site, and online or hybrid assignments.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction and leadership of the Director of Disability Support Services, the Disability Support Services (DSS)/WorkAbility III Coordinator coordinates the WorkAbility III program, providing specialized career counseling, vocational planning, and job placement for students with disabilities enrolled in college and continuing education programs. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Coordinate the WorkAbility III Program for specialized career counseling, vocational planning and job placement for students with disabilities enrolled in the college and continuing education programs. Coordinator will be responsible for coordination of campus employment/work experience services to ensure student access and liaison with Department of Rehabilitation counselors regarding student progress.

• Conduct initial intake interviews for the WorkAbility III program.
• Collect and analyze verification documentation and authorization of WorkAbility III Services.
• Collaborate with Department of Rehabilitation and Disability Support Services personnel to assist students in pursuit of their vocational goals.
• Consult with students regarding their vocational plan, appraise skills and interests, coordinate with existing vocational services organizations.
• Coordinate referrals with the Department of Rehabilitation.
• Assist in the monitoring of program activities.
• Prepare student activity reports.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF: Working with students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds; experience providing career counseling to students with disabilities at a postsecondary level; knowledge of a wide range of disabilities and associated characteristics; effective oral and written communication, including strong organizational skills; experience facilitating successful transition from education to permanent employment; experience identifying campus and community resources to prepare students for employment; experience valuating student skills and interests and identifying appropriate career goals; knowledge and use of ASL (American Sign Language) desirable; counseling principals, practices, and techniques; principles and procedures of record keeping and report preparation; modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software; English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy. MUST HAVE ABILITY TO: Provide a full range of career and personal counseling services to a diverse student population; assist in the development, administration, and implementation of career goals and plans; exercise critical and independent judgment; maintain accurate and complete records and prepare clear and concise reports; work successfully with Department of Rehabilitation and District administrators and staff; effectively utilize applicable computer software applications; work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of students; communicate clearly and concisely; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications for the DSS WorkAbility III Coordinator can be satisfied by meeting one of the following requirements:
Possession of: A Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling; OR a Master’s Degree in Special Education and twenty-four or more semester units in upper division or graduate level coursework in counseling, guidance, student personnel, psychology, or social work; OR a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Guidance, Student Personnel, Psychology, Career Development, or Social Welfare AND either twelve or more semester unites in upper division or graduate level course work specifically in counseling or rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities or two years of full-time experience in one or more of the following: (a) counseling or guidance for students with disabilities; (b) counseling and/or guidance in industry, government public agencies, military or private social welfare organizations win which the responsibilities of the position were predominantly or exclusively for persons with disabilities; OR a valid California Community College Credential in Disabled Students Programs and Services Counselor.

SALARY & BENEFITS:
Upon initial employment, full-time faculty members are placed on the salary schedule based upon years of experience and education. The maximum initial placement for experience is Step 6. Faculty members are encouraged to continue their professional development through additional study qualifying them for advancement on the salary schedule. For current salary schedules and information on salary placement visit our website at www.swccd.edu. Excellent fringe benefits.

STARTING DATE: As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials must be received online by 11:59 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2014. Screening of applications will begin shortly thereafter. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review. Position is open until filled.

FAXED AND E-MAILED MATERIAL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, HOWEVER, APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE ON-LINE AT OUR COLLEGE WEBSITE, https://jobs.swccd.edu.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Submit the following application materials on-line at https://jobs.swccd.edu:

(1) Letter of application (cover letter)
(2) SWC online application
(3) Resume
(4) Two letters of recommendation dated within the past year
(5) Unofficial copies of college transcripts with date degree conferred

Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an agency having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. Upon offer of employment, the successful applicant must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date.

All materials included in your application packet become District property,
will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

INTERVIEW TRAVEL COSTS MUST BE BORNE BY THE APPLICANT.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.


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