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Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS) Counselor/Coordinator (Full-Time) Reedley College
State Center Community College District
Campus Location: Reedley College
Start Date: 07/06/2021
At Reedley College we value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The successful faculty member will be an equity-minded individual committed to student success by collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who:
- Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
- Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
- Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
- Reflects on institutional and teaching practices and aims to create a culturally responsive teaching environment; and
- Strategically builds buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.
Reedley College seeks faculty members who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. Divisions strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Reedley College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve. Faculty members should be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will help them prepare for the population of students who attend Reedley College.
The ideal candidate will share Reedley College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As of the 2019-2020 academic year, we currently enroll over 19,000 students in which 74% identify as Latinx, 5% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 2% as Black/African American, 15% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 2% as multiracial. Reedley College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.
Under the administrative direction of the Director, Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSP&S), the Counselor will provide a complete range of counseling, accommodation and support resource services offered by the Disabled Students Programs & Services office at Reedley College. Duties of the Counselor will include the following:
- An equity-minded framework that ensure services and processes designed and delivered to meet the diverse needs of students;
- Evaluating verification of disability documentation, identifying educational limitations and arrange for appropriate and reasonable accommodations which address those limitations;
- Developing and revising Academic Accommodation Plans (AAPs) and Student Educational Plans (SEPs) for students with disabilities;
- Facilitating and coordinating accommodations, such as testing accommodations, note taking, alternate media, adaptive equipment, ASL interpreting, etc.;
- Collaborating with others to plan and provide students with support in navigating the college processes related to enrollment, matriculation and onboarding;
- Utilizing multiple measures to determine appropriate class placement;
- Determining qualifications and appropriate individual support programs for disabled students, providing direct personal, vocational, and academic counseling services;
- Meeting with faculty and other academic staff as necessary to support the individual educational programs of students;
- Providing liaison services between disabled students, faculty, staff, and appropriate campus and community support systems;
- Providing specialized academic, career, personal, and disability management counseling to students with disabilities from diverse backgrounds;
- Monitoring and tracking students' academic performance and progress in degree objectives to ensure effective use of services and successful attainment of program objectives;
- Effective use of the Starfish student success platform;
- Maintaining confidential records;
- Accurately recording and completing data entry of information needed to complete mandated reports and service records;
- Participating in professional development activities related to student achievement and equity, program development and review, student activities, and faculty committees;
- Participating and assisting with in-service training for faculty, staff, and community; Providing liaison services between students with disabilities, faculty, staff, and appropriate campus and community support systems;
- Working with other DSP&S counselors to provide support for students navigating pathways and act as an internal liaison to pathway success teams;
- Participating in the preparation of budget, state reports, grants, and other reports as directed;
- Organizing and offering various support groups, instruction and programs for disabled students;
- Interpreting diagnostic test results to students and counselors, and parents if applicable;
- Serving on and attending department, college, and district committees as needed;
- Participating in program review, student learning outcome development and assessment to improve student learning;
- Assignments in a variety of settings and times, including evening and/or weekends, and on-line or off-campus as needed;
- Performing other related duties as requested; and
- Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.
All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom; AND
(1) Masters in rehabilitation counseling; OR
(2) Masters 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 bachelors degree in marriage and family therapy or marriage, family and child counseling and possession of a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT); AND
- 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:
- Counseling for students with disabilities; OR
- 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; OR
(3) A valid California Community College Credential; OR
(4) The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).
(NOTE: If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match EXACTLY as stated above, you MUST petition for equivalency. EXACTLY as stated above, you MUST petition for equivalency.)
- Experience and skill incorporating elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all areas of responsibility;
- Recent experience working with African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
- Willingness to examine and remediate ones relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
- Experience working with a diverse student population;
- Experience counseling students in college-level students with disabilities programs;
- Experience working with students of various academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds;
- Knowledge of the ADA and Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act;
- Experience with learning disabilities assessments;
- Demonstrated ability to motivate, counsel, and teach traditionally underrepresented students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds;
- Knowledge of college and/or community programs that assist students with disabilities;
- Knowledge of computer assistive technology;
- Strong commitment to professional growth and development, and to the continued development and improvement of successful counseling and instruction;
- Ability to plan and implement various counseling related projects and special events;
- Ability to work and plan independently;
- Related work and professional experience including grant writing and adaptive technology;
- Demonstrated oral and written communication skills with students, staff and faculty;
- Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
- Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
Conditions of Employment:
181 duty days per year. Duty days will be prorated based on start of assignment
Salary and Benefits:
Starting salary is $59,055- $88,906 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,160 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.
The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the ecommended candidates. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Student Services and College President for final interviews.
A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.
State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. SCCCD EEO Plan
For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1171 Fulton St, Fresno, California, 93721, (559) 243-7100. For information on Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. RDSPS-COC (Slot 1410).
Submission of application and related materials is the applicants responsibility and must be submitted through the districts online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.
This is a full-time tenure track position. The District may fill more than one position from this pool.State Center Community College District (SCCCD) provides students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at SCCCD, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
About the College
Reedley College is located in the central San Joaquin Valley of California in the city of Reedley, which has a population of approximately 25,000. Known as The Worlds Fruit Basket, Reedley is in one of the richest agricultural regions of the world. Reedley College was established in May 1926 as Reedley Junior College and has affected many lives since then. In its 95 years, Reedley College has developed into a crucial component of higher education in the central San Joaquin Valley, offering over 153 degrees and certificates in 37 areas of study taught by approximately 140 full-time faculty and 225 part-time faculty. The college is one of 11 community colleges in California to offer students on-campus housing.
Reedley College was selected to be one of the 20 California Community Colleges to participate in the groundbreaking California Guided Pathways Project. It was chosen in part due to its strong focus on student success and equity. Guided Pathways is a transformational framework that focuses on reviewing and revising college policies, procedures and practices with the goal of designing with the student in mind. Reedley College has embraced Guided Pathways with the colleges goal in mind, We motivate and inspire students to succeed. The project is designed to significantly increase the number of students who earn a certificate or degree at a California Community College.
Reedley College Mission
Reedley College motivates and empowers students to be successful by providing high-quality, innovative educational opportunities. We inspire a passion for learning to meet the academic and workforce goals of our diverse communities. Our associate degree programs, career technical education, and transfer level courses are offered in an accessible and safe learning environment.
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