DSPS Counselor

Location
San Diego, San Diego County
Posted
Jun 11, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling




San Diego Community College District

DSPS Counselor


Applications are now being accepted for an Assistant Professor/Counselor/Coordinator, Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) for City College within the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD).

Under the direction of the College Vice President of Student Services, the DSPS Counselor/Coordinator is responsible for the daily operations of the DSPS department and provision of counseling and support services for the College Disability Support Programs and Services office.

While the current vacancy is at City College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor.

Closing Date:
07/07/2014

Open Until Filled
No

Classification Title
DSPS Counselor

Working Title
DSPS Counselor-Coordinator

Location
City College

Pay Information
12-Month Contract Position

The initial salary placement for this Counselor level position begins between $5,329.73 – $6,803.29 per month. The highest monthly base starting salary is $6,803.29 with a PhD. The maximum salary potential over the span of the Counselor position career may reach $11,086.15. Salary placement is based solely upon education and experience as outlined in the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made on the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, will be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011).

For further information, please visit the SDCCD Employment Web Page which provides a link to AFT Collective Bargaining Agreement and more information about terms and conditions of employment which includes salary, benefits and comprehensive rules for salary placement and advancement.


Position Equivalent FTE:
1.0

Job Duration
12

Position Number:
011710

FLSA Status
Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)

Bargaining Unit
AFT/College Faculty

Range
(na)

Position Type
Academic

Department
DSPS

The Position
Applications are now being accepted for an Assistant Professor/Counselor/Coordinator, Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) for City College within the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD).

Under the direction of the College Vice President of Student Services, the DSPS Counselor/Coordinator is responsible for the daily operations of the DSPS department and provision of counseling and support services for the College Disability Support Programs and Services office.

While the current vacancy is at City College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor.

Major Responsibilities
The successful candidate must be able to handle the following duties and responsibilities:
Assist in the management and day to day operation of the college Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) program in accordance with legal requirements, including applicable District policies, State & Federal laws;
Provide academic, career, personal and disability management counseling for the college DSPS; assess disability documentation and student interview information to determine and authorize students’ appropriate academic accommodations, maintain required forms and case notes, confer with Instructors regarding essential course elements, and maintain confidentiality;
Communicate DSPS’s mission, responsibilities, and services to potential and current students, parents, community organizations, staff, faculty, and administrators;
Plan, develop, coordinate, and schedule DSPS services, programs, and classes;
Assume a leadership role in the hiring and retention of program personnel; prepare faculty and staff schedules and assignments in accordance with established District policy;
Assume the lead in Program Review and Student Learning Outcomes activities including development, assessment, and improvements; participate in Districtwide and College planning and coordination of services for students with disabilities;
Develop and monitor the college DSPS program budget following district director guidelines;
Insure an accurate accounting of students served and services provided including initial intake interview of students, general assessment, collection and interpretation of verification documentation and maintenance of confidential student files for reporting purposes;
Serve as a member of college committees and task forces;
Attend professional conferences and workshops relevant to DSPS;
Participate in public information/marketing activities; high school visits and other transition to college events when necessary to support DSPS.

Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
In compliance with policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, applicants for this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Rehabilitation Counseling; OR,
Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Special Education, and twenty four (24) or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work in Counseling, Guidance, Student Personnel, Psychology, or Social Work; OR,
Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Counseling, Guidance, Student Personnel, Psychology, Career Development, or Social Welfare; AND, either twelve (12) or more semester units in upper division or graduate level coursework specifically in counseling or rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities, OR two (2) years of full-time experience, or the equivalent, in one or more of the following: (A) Counseling or guidance for students with disabilities; OR, (B) Counseling and/or guidance 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,
Possession of a California Community College Credential as a Disability Support Programs and Services Counselor (valid for life); AND, Completion of California Community College Chancellor’s Office “Learning Disabilities Eligibility Model Training” OR fifteen (15) semester units of upper division or graduate study in the area of learning disabilities.
Equivalency: If you do not possess the exact degrees listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of the assignment, please complete a “Request for Equivalency Form” available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page (https://www.sdccdjobs.com). You will need to complete and upload this form with your online application.

Desired Qualifications
The successful candidate will have achieved:
One year formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the coordinator assignment; AND
Two (2) years full-time DSPS experience or the equivalent within the last four (4) years.
Evidence of recent experience and/or knowledge in working with student faculty and staff of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities;
Evidence of recent experience in the provision of individual counseling and group presentations with persons with various disabilities (i.e., varying physical, learning, psychological, and intellectual disabilities);
Evidence of experience facilitating community partnerships and outreach for persons with disabilities;
Evidence of experience creating and maintaining open communications regarding resources, priorities, and expectations using demonstrated effective problem-solving skills as well as strong oral and written communication skills, including the use of counseling related technology;
Evidence of experience in authorizing appropriate accommodations, in the implementation and maintenance of student records in compliance with state and federal requirements, such as Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title 5 of the Education Code;
Evidence of strong and effective interpersonal skills in working with faculty, staff and administration to ensure compliance with state and local policies and procedures, including program review and student learning outcomes;
Evidence of ability to advocate for students and program compliance in an instructive manner and create and maintain written documentation related to confidentiality;
Evidence of ability to teach in the areas of personal growth, careers, college success or the equivalent.

Foreign Degree:
Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A copy of the evaluation must be attached during the application process. If you need to obtain one, please open the “Foreign Degree Evaluation Information” link to the left. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.

Commitment to Diversity:
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

Working Conditions
Variable, depending on assignment. Predominately an office environment on the college campus.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply. The following item(s) should be assembled prior to completing the online application:
PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES: Please be sure to include three (3) professional references in the respective section within your online application;
LETTER OF INTEREST: No more than four (4) addressing the major responsibilities and desired qualifications of the assignment;
RÉSUMÉ; AND,
UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS: Legible transcripts that clearly state the institution name and degree(s) received. Note: Transcripts from multiple colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document and then uploaded.
[If applicable] REQUEST FOR EQUIVALENCY FORM: Link to the form is available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page at https://www.sdccdjobs.com

[If applicable] FOREIGN DEGREE EVALUATION (NACES-approved): Information available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page at https://www.sdccdjobs.com

Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.
Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail.
All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Conditions of Employment:
SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT:
Submit “official” transcripts as stated on application;
Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the candidate’s expense;
Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);
Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);
Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States; AND
Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.

Additional Information:
Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time academic employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) upon appointment.



To apply, please visit:
www.sdccdjobs.com

San Diego Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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