Assistant Professor/DSPS Counselor
Disabled Students Programs and Services/Student Services
Tenure Track Position
Under the overseeing administrator, DSPS Counselors perform the following duties:
• Provide specialized academic, career and personal counseling to students with disabilities by assisting them with course and program information, career exploration, educational planning, career selection, and disability-related concerns.
• Provide placement and career assessment opportunities designed to help students with course and program selection.
• Assist students in the development of abbreviated and comprehensive education plans.
• Conduct new student orientations and workshops for students as appropriate.
• Provide intervention and retention support to students on academic probation and assist in the monitoring of student progress.
• Coordinate the DSPS high school transition program and participate in other outreach activities as required.
• Evaluate documentation for the purpose of determining program eligibility and authorizing accommodations.
• Provide consultation and support to faculty, staff and administration on DSPS student issues.
• Teach selected special courses designed for students with disabilities.
• Act as a liaison, advocate and referral source for students seeking to access other student services programs or community resources.
• Participate in professional development and in-service training activities and serve on department, college-wide and district-wide committees in support of shared governance.
• Contribute to the development, assessment and reporting of Student Learning and Service Area Outcomes.
• Maintain a flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed.
• Complete other duties as assigned.
The District is an equal opportunity employer
and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment
because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, disability,
marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status or sexual orientation.The District
will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant
should contact the Human Resources Office for assistance.
Salary RSCCD has one of the highest faculty
salary schedules among California’s 72 community college districts. New faculty
may be placed as high as step 11 on the salary schedule based upon verified
teaching/work experience. The starting salary may range from $59,257.45 to
$100,223.59/year for192 Contract days, depending upon education and experience.
Additional compensation is provided for work beyond the basic teaching
contract.BenefitsThe district will contribute up to $25,821.72 per year toward
the medical/dental insurance expense for the employee and any eligible dependents,
plus $1,250 per year for additional fringe benefit expenses, life insurance
coverage of $50,000 or the employee’s annual salary, whichever is greater and
ten days of sick leave per year. Membership in the California State Teachers’
Starting Date: 2015 Fall Semester Deadline to
Apply: Friday, February 27, 2015, 5:00 pm Method of Application For consideration
in the selection process, interested persons must complete the online district
academic application by the specified closing date for the position at http://apptrkr.com/566758 All materials
must be submitted online. A computer which can only access RSCCD employment
website and scanner to upload application materials/documents (no USB) are
available at the Human Resources Department, 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana,
California, 92706, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday -
Friday.Please upload the following required materials with your online
• Resume in Word format (Required)
transcripts, showing that the minimum qualifications are met
• Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (Required)
additional supplemental materials (Optional)
• Written responses to
supplemental questions, 4-5 pages in length; double spaced (Required)
Minimum Qualifications (Applicants must meet one
of the following):
• Possess from an accredited institution: A master's
degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in rehabilitation
• Possess from an accredited institution: A master's degree,
or equivalent foreign degree, in special education, and twenty four or more
semester units in upper division or graduate level course work 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 units in
upper division or graduate level course work specifically in counseling or
rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities, or two years of full-time
experience, or the equivalent, in one or more of the following;
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
• Possess a valid
California Community College credential authorizing service in the discipline,
• The equivalent (applicants who do not meet the above minimum
qualifications must complete the Equivalencies Section in the application form
and provide conclusive evidence of such).
• Community College experience providing
comprehensive counseling to a wide variety of students with disabilities
including learning, psychological, sensory, physical, attentional,
intellectual, and autism spectrum related.
• Certification in the
California Community College Learning Disabilities Eligibility
• Experience counseling students from diverse ethnic and cultural
backgrounds with widely varying levels of academic
• Experience planning and implementing various counseling
related projects and special events
.• A working knowledge of the Americans
with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Acts 504 and 508, Title 5 Regulations for
Disabled Students Programs and Services.
• A working knowledge of and
experience with student learning outcomes/service area outcomes and assessment.
working knowledge of and experience with providing Student Success and Support
Program core services to students.
• Ability to create and maintain
collegial relationships with students and college constituents.