DISABLED STUDENT PROGRAMS & SERVICES (DSPS

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DISABLED STUDENT PROGRAMS & SERVICES (DSPS)
SPECIALIST/COORDINATOR
FULL TIME CONTRACT, TENURE TRACK (11 MONTHS)
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District is accepting
applications for this academic position located at Cuyamaca
College.
While the current vacancy exists at Cuyamaca College, applicants
should understand that they are subject to assignment to any District
facility.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: APPLICANTS MUST MEET ONE OF
THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
1. Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling; OR
2. Master’s 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
3. 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
4. A combination of appropriate master’s degree, coursework, and
experience to meet requirements for service as a DSPS Specialist as
provided under Title 5 regulations,
section 53414; OR
5. A current California Community College Credential that permits full
time service as a DSPS Specialist; OR
6. The equivalent. If you are applying based on “the equivalent”, you
will need to complete an Equivalency Determination Form, located at
http://www.gcccd.net/hr/Misc.PDF/EQUIVFRM.Full.Time.pdf. This
form MUST be submitted as part of the application procedures
NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must demonstrate:
1. Demonstrated experience and ability to interpret, articulate and
implement a variety of regulations, policies and procedures
concerning community college Disabled
Student Programs and Services (DSPS) (i.e., Americans with
Disabilities Act; Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA);
California Community College Title 5
Regulations; California Education Code).
2. Knowledge and awareness of cultural issues in assessment.
3. Knowledge of the implications of behaviors elicited by students
with a variety of disabilities.
4. Knowledge and expertise working with adults who have disabilities
such as acquired brain injury, developmental delay, hearing
impairment, learning disabilities, mobility
impairments, psychological disability, speech and language
disabilities, and visual disabilities.
5. Knowledge and experience assigning appropriate accommodations
to disabled students with respect to their educational needs.
6. Ability to advise faculty and staff on their obligations in providing
equal access according to ADA standards.
7. Knowledge of assistive technology in accommodating disability
conditions.
8. Knowledge and understanding of rehabilitation practices and
functional limitations of disabilities.
9. Knowledge and experience interpreting medical reports, vocational
evaluations, and rehabilitation plans.
10. Applicants must demonstrate sensitivity to, and understanding of,
the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic
backgrounds of community
college students.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates will also be evaluated for
qualifications in the following:
1. Demonstrated experience in interpreting, articulating and
implementing a variety of regulations, policies and procedures.
2. Ability to be creative and innovative in coordinating programs and
services.
3. Knowledge of California Community Colleges regulations
identifying and serving DSPS students.
4. Sensitivity to changing student populations, ethnic and cultural
diversity within these populations and the programs necessary to
serve such students.
5. Ability to liaison with other service providers such as Department of
Rehabilitation, The Blind Center, The Access Center, Deaf
Community Services, etc.
6. Counseling ability with regard to strategies to compensate for
educational limitations posed by the student’s specific disability.
7. Experience assisting adults making transitions from one segment
of the community to another.
8. Experience facilitating self-advocacy groups.
9. Experience assisting people with disabilities in vocational
exploration.
10. Willingness to work collaboratively and professionally with
colleagues. Evidence of commitment to a collaborative decisionmaking process and the collegial process,
including the ability to work effectively and cooperatively with faculty
and staff.
11. Professional characteristics necessary for working with students,
staff and the public.
12. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in
writing and to effectively represent the college in the community.
General Responsibilities:
The applicant should possess the understanding and commitment to
the community college philosophy. The current need of the College
is for
a Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS) Coordinator.
The person in this position will be required to accept a 100%
release time
assignment to carry out these responsibilities. There is no
guarantee that this release time assignment will continue. Should the
College’s
needs change, the position would then be assigned general DSPS
Specialist duties.
The DSPS Coordinator is responsible for the overall
management of the department including the coordination,
development, organization and
supervision of all assigned operations of DSPS based on
established policies of the College. The DSPS Coordinator has
primary responsibility
for ensuring compliance with Section 504/ADA and all other
appropriate statutes. The DSPS Coordinator will, in coordination
with office
support staff, process standard administrative paperwork; assist
with community outreach activities; participate in accreditation
processes; and
any other support activity as deemed appropriate for the DSPS
Coordinator by the Associate Dean of Special Funded Programs.
INITIAL SALARY PLACEMENT RANGE: $45,669 - $78,853/Yr.
SALARY SCHEDULE RANGE: $45,669 (Class I, Step 1) - $97,121
(Class VII, Step 30)/Yr.
Initial placement is based upon academic preparation from an
accredited college or university and professional experience. A
maximum of nine (9)
years of professional work experience may be granted upon review
and approval. Placement will not be granted for hourly, part-time,
practice, or cadet
teaching. Candidates are encouraged to visit the District Employment
Services Department website for a copy of the salary schedule which
includes
placement provisions.
START DATE: ASAP. Successful completion of a pre-placement
physical will be required for the candidate recommended.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applicants must submit the
following:
1. A letter of application addressing how the applicant specifically
meets the necessary and other qualifications and responsibilities of
this position.
2. District Application for DSPS Specialist Position and Supplemental
Application (available at website: http://www.gcccd.edu).
3. A current curriculum vitae addressing applicant’s work history,
academic involvement, experience, etc.
4. Copies of all college/university transcripts (official or unofficial)
verifying degree(s) and/or relevant course work.
In order to be considered for this position, all materials must be
received in the DISTRICT EMPLOYMENT SERVICES OFFICE NO
LATER THAN FRIDAY, JULY 06, 2007 BY 4:30PM. Candidates
possessing the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed an
interview.
SEND ALL MATERIALS TO:
DISABLED STUDENT PROGRAMS & SERVICES (DSPS)
SPECIALIST/COORDINATOR
GROSSMONT-CUYAMACA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
DISTRICT EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
8800 GROSSMONT COLLEGE DRIVE, EL CAJON CA 92020-1799
To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, submit
only the material requested in the APPLICATION PROCEDURES;
any additional information provided along with information requested
by the District Employment Services Department for statistical
purposes, which indicates candidate’s gender, age, ethnicity,
religious preference, etc. will be removed from the applicant’s file
prior to
the screening process. All submitted materials become district
property and cannot be returned. If you want copies of your
documents,
be sure to make copies before submitting to Employment Services.
Applicants wishing to apply for more than one position must submit
materials for each position.
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District's
Mission Statement: to provide educational leadership
through learning opportunities that anticipate,
prepare for, and meet the future challenges of a
complex democracy and a global society.
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
realizes that staff diversity in the academic
environment fosters culture awareness, mutual
understanding and respect, harmony and creativity,
while providing suitable role models for all students.
Cuyamaca College is located in the City of El Cajon, and
the County of SAN DIEGO, and is thus close to beaches,
mountains, the desert, and a multitude of cultural and
recreational attractions.
BENEFITS: The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College
District provides an excellent comprehensive benefits program
including medical, prescription drugs, vision care, dental, life
and income protection insurance, and membership in the State
Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS).
Under Federal Law, employers are required to verify that all
new employees are eligible for employment in the United
States. Prior to appointment to a position, you must present
acceptable proof of your identity and authorization to work in
the United States.
NOTE: As a condition of employment, the selected candidate
must complete the district’s fingerprint procedures and provide
a processing fee of $32.00 plus a Live Scan fee.
Candidates invited for interview who must travel distances
greater than 250 miles (one-way) outside San Diego County
will be reimbursed up to $200 for travel or airfare only.
Applicants who are protected under the Americans with
Disabilities Act due to a disability and who require
accommodations for completing the application process or
interviewing, please notify the District Employment Services.
Phone (619) 644-7638, Telecommunications Device for the
Deaf (TDD) (619) 644-7900.
AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND
TITLE IX EMPLOYER
Visit our website at http://www.gcccd.edu
District Employment Services
8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon, CA 92020-1799
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