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Counselor/Instructor - Disabled Student Programs and Services

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Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Counselor/Instructor - Disabled Student Programs and Services
Position Type Faculty
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Position Code 3YCG06
Pay Rate (or Annual Salary) $62,035 - $88,687/annual
FLSA Exempt
Job Location Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore, CA 94551
Department Student Services
Job Summary

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Counselor/Instructor – Disabled Student Programs and Services for Las Positas College in Livermore, California.

This position reports directly to the Division Dean.

Representative Duties

1. Provide disability-specific counseling in areas related to academic, personal and career goals and disability management.

2. Evaluate documentation verifying a disability, identify disability-related functional limitations and determine appropriate and reasonable accommodations which address those limitations.

3. Serve as an advocate for disabled students, working with instructors, counselors and all Las Positas personnel in ensuring equal access to the college’s programs and services.

4. Evaluate student progress through the development and review of a student Academic Accommodation Plan, Short-term and Comprehensive Education Plans.

5. Facilitate student completion of Student Success and Support components.

6. Facilitate the provision of accommodations such as note-taking, assistive technology, test-taking and any other strategies arrived at as part of an interactive process.

7. Maintain confidential records including required Title 5 elements.

8. Participate in the formulation and assessment of DSPS Student Learning Outcomes.

9. Participate in professional development activities, college governance and community/high school outreach activities.

10. Participate in the orientation and transition process for students matriculating from high school.

11. Provide support and training to faculty and staff regarding disability-related issues.

12. Evidence of sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and learning disabilities.

Minimum Education and Experience

Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling


Master’s degree in counseling, guidance counseling, student personnel, clinical or counseling psychology, education counseling, social work, career development, marriage and family therapy, marriage, family and child counseling, or a Bachelor’s degree in marriage and family therapy or in marriage, family and child counseling and possession of a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT); and either 15 or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work related to people with disabilities, or completion of six semester units, or the equivalent of a graduate-level counseling practicum or counseling field work courses, in a post secondary Disabled Students Programs and Services program or in a program dealing with people with disabilities, or two years of full-time experience, or the equivalent, in one or more of the following:

(A) Counseling for students with disabilities; or

(B) Counseling in industry, government, public agencies, military or private social welfare organizations in which the responsibilities are for persons with disabilities, or the equivalent.

You will be required to upload your transcripts. You must upload all applicable transcripts, credentials and/or certificates required to meet minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Any degrees earned outside the United States must have an official US evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application. In the case that the file you are uploading is too large or you do not have your transcripts readily available, please upload a document in place of stating you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, or by fax (925) 485-5254, by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the closing date.

*Degrees in Progress: To be conferred on or before July 1, 2018 will be considered, provided that the applicant also submits (1) an up-to-date transcript, (2) a photocopy of the degree requirement from the school catalog, and (3) proof of current course(s) and enrollment. Please provide your explanation and background material by using the optional document upload called “Other Document”. If you are unable to upload the above, please upload a document in its place and state you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the closing date.

Applicants applying under the “Equivalent provision” must provide details that explain at time of application how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degree listed above. Please provide your explanation by using the optional document upload called “Equivalency Statement”.

Minimum Qualifications
Desirable Qualifications

1. Experience providing academic, career, personal and disability management counseling to adult students with any of a variety of disabilities or multiple disabilities in an institution of higher education.

2. Experience working in a multicultural environment with adults from diverse backgrounds.

3. Knowledge of assistive aids, adaptive equipment/technologies or other methods of providing reasonable accommodations.

4. Training or experience in the implementation of ADA, ADAA, Section 504 requirements.

5. Completion of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office LDESM Training.

6. Formal training and practical experience in the administration, scoring and interpretation of cognitive (WAIS-IV and WJ-III) and achievement (WJ-III and WIAT-III) assessment instruments.

7. Possession of a doctorate in a related field or a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor certification.

8. Significant experience working with people with severe, persistent psychological disabilities.

Job Work Schedule

This position is full-time, tenure track, beginning Fall 2018. Employment will begin on or about August 16, 2018.

Physical Demands and Working Environment


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F50P
Open Date 02/02/2018
Close Date 02/28/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants
Notification to Applicants

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.

Instructions for Personal Qualifications Statement

The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts/Credentials
  4. Personal Qualifications Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Equivalency Statement