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Coordinator / Learning Disabilities Specialist, Disability Services & Programs for Students - Full-Time Tenure Track
07/19/2021
Continuous
11-Months
$69,739.62- $76,790.82 Annually
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This is a full-time (11-month, 199 days) tenure-track faculty position for a DSPS Coordinator/Learning Disability Specialist. The assignment primarily includes teaching special classes for students with learning disabilities and head trauma, diagnostic testing, advising students as to their learning needs and appropriate learning strategies, and coordination duties for DSPS.  This position is a categorically-funded position.

Applicant must meet one of both Parts A and B below:

PART A: (DSPS Coordinator Requirements):

The designated coordinator or director [of DSPS] must meet the minimum qualifications for a DSPS counselor or instructor set forth in Section 53414(a) through (d)
§ 53414. Minimum Qualifications for Disabled Students Programs and Services Employees.

  • (a) The minimum qualifications for service as a community college counselor of students with disabilities shall be satisfied by meeting one of the following requirements;
    • (1) Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, or
    • (2) 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 fifteen or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work specifically 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 (DSPS) Program or in a program dealing predominantly or exclusively 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 of the position were predominantly or exclusively for persons with disabilities, or the equivalent.
  • (b) The minimum requirements for service as a community college faculty member teaching a credit course in adapted physical education shall be the minimum qualifications for an instructor of credit physical education, and fifteen semester units of upper division or graduate study in adapted physical education.
  • (c) The minimum requirements for service to work with students with speech and language disabilities shall be satisfied by meeting the following requirements
    • (1) Possession of a master's degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in speech pathology and audiology, or in communication disorders; and
    • (2) Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a speech pathologist or audiologist by the Medical Board of California.
  • (d) Except as provided in Subsections (a) through (c) above, the minimum requirements for service as a community college faculty member to provide credit specialized instruction for students with disabilities shall be satisfied by meeting the following requirements:
    • (1) Possession of a master's degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in the category of disability, special education, education, psychology, educational psychology, or rehabilitation counseling; and
    • (2) Fifteen semester units of upper division or graduate study in the area of disability, to include, but not be limited to:
      • (A) Learning disabilities;
      • (B) Developmental disabilities;
      • (C) Deaf and hearing impaired;
      • (D) Physical disabilities; or
      • (E) Adapted computer technology.

OR meet the minimum qualifications for an educational administrator set forth in Section 53420:
53420.

Minimum Qualifications for Educational Administrators. The minimum qualifications for service as an educational administrator shall be both of the following:

  • (a) Possession of a master's degree; and
  • (b) One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.

AND

Have two (2) years full-time experience or the equivalent within the last four (4) years in one or more of the following fields:

  • (1) instruction or counseling or both in a higher education program for students with disabilities;
  • (2) administration of a program for students with disabilities in an institution of higher education;
  • (3) teaching, counseling or administration in secondary education, working predominantly or exclusively in programs for students with disabilities; or
  • (4) administrative or supervisory experience in industry, government, public agencies, the military, or private social welfare organizations, in which the responsibilities of the position were predominantly or exclusively related to persons with disabilities

PART B: (LD Specialist Requirements):
Master's degree in learning disabilities, special education, education, psychology, speech language pathology, communication disorders, educational or school psychology, counseling, or rehabilitation counseling AND 15 semester units of upper division or graduate study in the area of learning disabilities, to include, adult cognitive and achievement assessment

OR

the equivalent Master’s degree. (Title V; Section 53414)(f)

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Experience in administering and interpreting the WJ-IV and the WAIS-V.
  • Experience in diagnosing learning disabilities and communicating diagnostic information that helps students maximize their learning strengths.
  • Knowledge of technologies to aid students with learning disabilities.
  • Experience in training and supervising employees.
  • Prior teaching experience.
  • Experience in working with under-prepared and at-risk students.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse, academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates who already possess LDESM certification for being an LD Specialist within the California Community College system.  Candidates who are not currently certified must get trained and certified within 9 months of their hiring date.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

Requires sufficient ambulatory ability to move to various campus and community locations.  Requires hand-eye-arm coordination to use a personal computer keyboard.  Requires sufficient visual acuity to recognize words and numbers. Sufficient auditory ability to carry on conversations in person and over the phone and make presentations to large audiences.

  • Advise students concerning learning disabilities assessment procedures, learning disabilities testing results, and recommended services.
  • Provide diagnostic and verification of learning disabilities by administering and/or interpreting either the Woodcock-Johnson Battery-Revised and/or the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised assessments or equivalent.
  • Teach special classes for students with learning disabilities and head trauma.
  • Oversee and train instructional assistants in small group and individualized instruction.
  • Meet individually with students to discuss their diagnostic testing, learning styles, accommodations, and academic needs.
  • Maintain accurate attendance, scholastic, state, and federal records.
  • Serve as an advocate/ liaison between students and faculty when appropriate.
  • Maintain appropriate student files.
  • Collaborate with college instructors, counselors, and staff to assist eligible students in pursuit of their educational goals.
  • Participate in professional activities, curriculum development, and campus committees as requested by the District.
  • Coordinate the day-to-day functions of DSPS.
  • Coordinate the collection of pertinent data related to the retention, matriculation, and transfer of DSPS students.
  • Coordinate with other campus resources, such as EOPS, CalWORKs, Financial Aid, Learning Center, and Career/Transfer Center.
  • Maintain liaison with other on- and off-campus agencies providing support services to students with disabilities.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
  • May require work, coordination, or instruction in a prison environment.
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