DISABLED STUDENTS PROGRAMS & SERVICES (DSPS) COUNSELOR

Location
Gilman Hot Springs, Riverside County / San Jacinto, Riverside County
Posted
Jul 02, 2014
MT. SAN JACINTO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT invites application for the position of DISABLED STUDENTS PROGRAMS & SERVICES (DSPS) COUNSELOR CLOSING DATE: AUGUST 14, 2014 Recruitment: 13-050 JOB SUMMARY Mt. San Jacinto College seeks a full-time tenure track Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) Counselor. Full-time DSPS Counselors are assigned 1372 hours per work year which equates to 196 service days and are coordinated with the supervising administrator. Under the general direction of the appropriate Dean of Student Services, and in coordination with the DSPS Director, the DSPS Counselor provides counseling and support services for the Disabled Students Program. This position requires a significant amount of student contact with a diverse community college population as well as a range of additional duties. DSPS Counselors are expected to participate in college governance through Academic Senate appointments to standing committees, and/or a variety of task forces and act as a liaison to instructional departments. The assignment may include a mixture of day, evening, multi-campus and off-campus work. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Academic counseling –DSPS Counselors will evaluate students’ eligibility for DSPS services, complete student education contracts (SEC) to address the specific needs of DSPS students, develop student education plans to assist DSPS students with planning and pursuing their career or academic goals and determine reasonable accommodations to address a student’s functional limitations. A DSPS Counselor may be a liaison between a student’s instructors and all other departments, as needed. Knowledge of the Americans with Disability Act, transfer requirements, articulation agreements, and vocational course patterns is essential. DSPS Counselors are also involved in follow-up and assistance to students experiencing academic difficulties, probation, and academic dismissal. Career/life counseling and development - Students are encouraged to develop self-knowledge and skills through individual and group discussions with DSPS Counselors and peers, use instruments assessing abilities, interests, values, personality styles, and use materials and programs designed to assist with educational and occupational exploration, employment trends, effective career/life decisions and transitions, goal-setting, and implementation of these goals. Professional and Student Success Program Development – DSPS Counselors must remain current in their field, develop, maintain and evaluate student success programs and develop, maintain and review DSPS department student learning outcomes. Personal counseling/crisis intervention counseling - including the identification of and assistance to the degree practical with emotional, social, family, and personal problems which impede the student’s potential to succeed in a community college environment. Long term counseling and complex problems are referred to agencies equipped to address this level of counseling and psychotherapy. The Counselor may need to intervene, in the office, classroom, or a campus location, with a student in psychological distress. The Counselor will assess, calm the situation, and manage the crisis. The Counselor will provide counseling services within the scope of his or her training and/or refer students to the appropriate resources. Interaction with Colleagues: participate in campus/college governance by serving on campus/college committees; participate in professional development, student and other educational activities in accordance with college policies; At all times demonstrate respect for the rights and needs of students and demonstrate respect for staff, colleagues and the teaching profession. MINIMUM QUAIFICATIONS 1. Master’s or equivalent foreign degree in rehabilitation counseling OR Master’s or equivalent foreign degree 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 or equivalent foreign degree 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 course work 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, AND 2. A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. If you believe you are qualified for this position but do not meet minimum qualifications as stated above, you must complete and submit an Application for Equivalence with your completed application packet. This application for equivalence is available on our website as part of our application packet. DESIRED QUAIFICATIONS • Evidence of recent experience using state and federal guidelines to determine academic accommodations as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 • Experience reviewing medical or other relevant documentation to verify disability and establish eligibility for service • Recent (within the last five (5) years) Community College or University DSPS counseling experience • Experience with at least one of the following: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, Campbell Interest and Skills Survey, COPSystem, or Self Directed Search • Demonstrated computer literacy that includes using online counseling and advising tools such as EUREKA, ASSIST, UC PATHWAYS, CSU MENTOR, SARS-GRID, Colleague (Datatel) or other student record systems • Knowledge of oral and written English language usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary • Ability to prepare and deliver oral presentations • Demonstrated commitment to community college education as evidenced in personal and/or professional experience • Demonstrated ability to respond effectively to such issues of diversity as academic preparedness, culture, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic circumstances, and disability. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Mt. San Jacinto Community College is a multi-campus district. The ability to travel between campuses is essential. Training and experience in administering and interpreting career assessment tests, the ability to effectively communicate with disabled students in the development of individual education plans, prepare required documentation, counsel, interpret laws and regulations, problem solve, deliver oral presentations and represent the DSPS Department to various campus constituencies and maintain currency in the field and maintain credential appropriate to the discipline are essential. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT This non-teaching faculty position requires 1372 work year hours of service which equates to 196 service days and are coordinated with the supervising administrator. The salary range is from $53,642- $94,532 annually not to exceed step five (5) on the assigned salary schedule. Placement on the salary schedule will be commensurate with education and experience. Step five (5) may be exceeded if the District determines an extraordinary need or circumstances warrant the higher placement. Medical, dental and life insurance is made available, and a sizable district contribution is provided. Sick leave is earned at the rate of one day per month. STRS participation is required for retirement. The DSPS Counselor is expected to serve District–wide, applicants may be assigned to the San Jacinto campus, the Menifee Valley campus or any District facility. The anticipated start date for this position will be late Fall, 2014 (September/October) which will mean the applicant selected may only earn a partial year of credit for tenure and/or STRS retirement purposes Additional openings that become available prior to the end of the hiring process may also be filled from the qualified applicants. APPLICATION PROCEDURES ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKETS WILL BE ACCEPTED - Each candidate must submit: 1. Completed district academic application form 2. Unofficial transcripts of ALL upper division college-level work (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate). The successful candidate will be required to submit official transcripts at the time of hire. Note: Foreign transcripts and degrees must include an evaluation by a United States clearing house. 3. Letter of interest that includes a statement of your philosophy regarding education and how you meet the desired qualifications 4. Current resumé 5. Three (3) current letters of reference specific for this position. Please note: If selected for an interview, an interview demonstration maybe required as a part of the interview process. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required application materials are received. A resume will not substitute for the information required on the application form. All materials included in the application package are for this position only and will not be returned, copied, or considered for other openings. District academic applications (printable PDF) and other application materials are available on our website at www.msjc.edu. Applications may also be obtained by visiting the Human Resources Office, Building 200, Room 220 at the address noted below. Applicants may contact the Human Resources Office at (951) 487-3165 ext. 1114 (24 hour job line); e-mail: employment@msjc.edu; fax: (951) 654-5971, or TDD: (951) 487-3160. Please submit your completed application packet to: Mt. San Jacinto Community College District Human Resources Department 1499 N. State Street San Jacinto, CA 92583 To ensure consideration, a complete application packet must be received in Human Resources by August 14, 2014 Application screening will begin shortly after August 14, 2014 and only the most qualified candidates will receive further consideration. TRAVEL EXPENSES ARE NOT COVERED BY THE DISTRICT THE COLLEGE Mt. San Jacinto Community College (MSJC) is a single-college, multi-campus district that serves the needs of students within a 1,700-square-mile area of western Riverside County. This is one of the fastest growing community colleges in the state and it is expected to continue growing for some time. Currently, the District serves more than 22,000 students a year on two campuses, San Jacinto and Menifee Valley, Temecula Education Complex and numerous locations throughout the district. The District also has the San Gorgonio Pass Service Center to provide registration, testing and other services for residents of the San Gorgonio Pass area. The District provides a comprehensive education that includes transfer to four-year universities, technical, vocational, non-credit and community service programs. Mt. San Jacinto College, a California Community College, offers accessible, innovative, comprehensive and quality educational programs and services to diverse, dynamic and growing communities both within and beyond traditional geographic boundaries. We support life-long learning and student success by utilizing proven educational methodologies as determined by collaborative institutional planning and assessment. To meet economic and workforce development needs, MSJC provides students with basic skills, general and career education that lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates. Our commitment to student learning empowers students with the skills and knowledge needed to effect positive change and enhance the world in which we live. Applicants who need assistance in the application and/or hiring process should contact the Human Resources Department as soon as possible. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. The Board assures that all employees and applicants for employment will be provided equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or veteran status. Equal Opportunity Employer Website: www.msjc.edu