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Assistant Professor/DSPS Counselor

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Disabled Students Programs and Services/Student Services


Rancho Santiago Community College District

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Position Description
Assistant Professor/DSPS Counselor
Disabled Students Programs and Services/Student Services
Santiago Canyon College
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.

Institution Information
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.

Additional Information
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’ Retirement System.

Application Information
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 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 application:
• Resume in Word format (Required)
• Unofficial transcripts, showing that the minimum qualifications are met (Required)
• Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (Required)
• Any additional supplemental materials (Optional)
• Written responses to supplemental questions, 4-5 pages in length; double spaced (Required)

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Required Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications (Applicants must meet one of the following):
• Possess from an accredited institution: A master's degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in rehabilitation counseling,OR
• 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;
(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
• Possess a valid California Community College credential authorizing service in the discipline, OR
• 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).

Preferred Qualifications
• 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 Model.
• Experience counseling students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds with widely varying levels of academic proficiency.
• 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.
• A 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.