Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Counselor Part-time Temporary Pool

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 09, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Counselor Part-time Temporary Pool

Salary: See Position Description
Closing Date:
Job Type: Part-time Temporary Pool
Location: Kentfield & Indian Valley (Novato) Campuses, CA


The Student Accessibility Services (SAS)* Counselor will be a member of an integrated team providing services and support to student with disabilities. The counselor will also serve as liaison with the college and community stakeholders serving individuals with disabilities. *Formerly "DSPS Counselor"

Note: College of Marin's faculty pools are open to applications on a continuous basis. Although there may not be any current openings, applications will remain on file until the hiring department has a need to add candidates to their pool OR for up to one year from the date of application, whichever occurs first. If your application becomes inactive after one year, you may re-apply to the pool at that time. Screenings and interviews can be conducted at any point in time as the hiring department necessitates. Once a screening has occurred, applicants will be notified of their status.

College of Marin strives to embrace diversity in all forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment and demonstrates sensitivity to and respect for a diverse population.

COM serves a county population of approximately 250,000 residents. Based on fall 2017 credit enrollment data, the diversity of students at the college includes greater representation than the county with regards to enrollment by Hispanic/Latino (28% of enrollment), Asian (8%), Black/African American (4%), and Multi-racial (6%) students.

College of Marin is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, or perception of, race, ethnic group identification, ancestry, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, genetic condition, status as a veteran, and is subject to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Civil Rights Act of 1991, Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In accordance with Executive Order 11246 (as amended), COM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FOREIGN DEGREE HOLDERS: Please see the Required Application Documents section below for important information regarding the evaluation of your foreign degrees.

To Apply:

Essential Functions
SAS Counselors appointed to the part-time temporary pool may be used to cover part-time, temporary and/or substitute openings in the department. Assignments can vary in duration and are not guaranteed. Assignments for pool counselors may also include:
  • Provides academic, vocational, personal and disability adjustment counseling to persons eligible for services through Student Accessibility Services, utilizing student medical/academic records and computerized student data management systems;
  • Through an interactive process, develops Academic Accommodation Plans;
  • Assists students and instructors in making appropriate academic adjustments for classroom accommodation;
  • Demonstrates a knowledge base in federal and state law related to access and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities;
  • Provides in-service workshops for staff, faculty and community;
  • Maintains liaisons with schools and agencies serving the disability community and participates in recruitment and orientation activities;
  • Participates in program activities, including program planning, development, evaluation and decision making;
  • Assists with the development of curriculum and instruction of Educational Assistance Classes to support the success of students with disabilities;
  • Maintains accurate and timely student records as required;
  • Maintains currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility;
  • Maintains appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal skills in English;
  • Participation in departmental and college professional activities and/or committees is welcomed, but not required.

Requirements & Desirables

1.) A Master's degree, or equivalent foreign degree*, in Rehabilitation Counseling; OR

2.) A Master's degree in: Counseling; Guidance; Student Personnel; Clinical or Counseling Psychology; Education Counseling; Social Work; Career Development; Marriage & Family Therapy; Marriage, Family & Child Counseling; or a Bachelor's degree in Marriage & Family Therapy or in Marriage, Family & Child Counseling and a license as a Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT); AND:

  • Fifteen (15) or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work specifically related to people with disabilities OR completion of six (6) 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) or Student Accessibility Services (SAS) program or in a program dealing predominantly or exclusively with people with disabilities; OR
  • Two (2) 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.


3.) The equivalent; AND

4.) Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the campus community.

*See "Foreign Degree Holders" information below.

Please see "Required Application Documents" section below for a list of required document attachments!

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES (Desirable Attributes & Skills)
  • An equity-minded counseling approach focused on creating a welcoming and inclusive space that supports student engagement and success;
  • Previous experience counseling persons with disabilities;
  • Working knowledge of Section 504, Americans with Disabilities Act, and other disability legislation at State and Federal levels affecting the provision of disability services at a California community college;
  • Experience working with academic, learning, and career assessment instruments;
  • Knowledge of and skill in use of computer technologies for educational purposes, including computer-based learning;
  • Commitment to the counseling professions, its goals and ideals, and enthusiasm for the mission of the College of Marin;
  • Understanding of contemporary equity and diversity concepts and issues in a community college;
  • Experience in developing equity focused practices and educational programming/curriculum with and for diverse student populations;
  • Evidence of commitment to professional growth and service which may include, but is not limited to, membership in professional organizations, presenting workshops, attending conferences or training, development of curriculum and instructional materials, membership in school/college committees or production of classroom-based research;
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively and professionally with the campus.

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. Criminal Justice/Fingerprint Clearance.
  3. California Education Code, Section 87408.6 requires persons employed by a community college in an academic or classified position to submit to a TB risk assessment developed by CDPH and CTCA and, if risk factors are present, an examination to determine that he or she is free of infectious TB; initially upon hire and every four years thereafter.
  4. Certificated candidates who have not previously been employed in an academic position in California will be required to provide a medical certificate from a licensed physician showing that the candidate is free from any communicable disease unfitting the candidate to instruct or associate with students. The medical exam shall have been conducted not more than six months before submission of the certificate and shall be at the expense of the candidate. (Ed. Code Section 87408.6)
  5. DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS: All Marin Community College District (MCCD) employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the MCCD requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. For more information, please see the MCCD Emergency Operations Plan.
  6. Candidates applying for positions with the Marin Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

The following documents must be attached to your application in order to render it complete. Use the Attachment Type indicated in parentheses when making your attachments.

A.) Cover letter (cover letter)
B.) Resume or C.V. (resume)
C.) Complete copy of college transcript conferring Bachelor's degree (bachelor's transcript)
D.) Complete copy of college transcript conferring Master's degree (master's transcript)
E.) STATEMENT - Please provide a response to the following prompt (one page maximum; other):
College of Marin's commitment to educational excellence is rooted in providing equitable opportunities and fostering success for all members of our diverse community. Please describe how you would contribute to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for students from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups.
(If you hold additional degrees beyond the Bachelor's and Master's level, please attach a copy of your transcript conferring these degrees as well. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, as long as they confer the degree and show the coursework taken and grades achieved. An official transcript would be required upon hire.)
Foreign degree credentials must be evaluated by a third party to determine the equivalent U.S. degree and major. Please review the following points carefully to determine whether you must submit a Foreign Credential Evaluation (FCE) with your application. Evaluations should provide the name of the institution attended, a description of your credentials, the major of study, and the U.S. equivalent for each credential. For a list of evaluating agencies, visit the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • If you satisfy the minimum educational requirement with a degree that was granted in the U.S., but your previous degree(s) was obtained from a foreign institution, you do not need to attach a Foreign Credential Evaluation (FCE) for your previous degree(s). You must, however, attach a copy of a (translated) transcript for the previous degree. For additional clarification of acceptable transcripts, please contact Human Resources.
  • If your degree that satisfies the minimum educational requirement was obtained from a foreign institution, you must submit an FCE for that degree and any other foreign degrees leading up to it.
  • If you are asserting equivalence (see Minimum Qualifications for Faculty/Administrators above) because your degree does not specifically match the minimum educational requirements as listed and any of your degrees was obtained outside the U.S., you must attach an FCE for your foreign degree(s).

Supplemental & Salary Information

UPM - Part-time Faculty:

Employees in this position classification are considered Temporary Credit Unit Members and are represented by the United Professors of Marin (UPM/AFT 1610). Part-time faculty members are required to comply fully with the United Professors of Marin Collective Bargaining Agreement, including payment of union dues or charitable contributions. General information regarding rights and responsibilities under the Agreement can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreements section of our Human Resources site. Part-time UPM employees are also members of the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).

FLSA Status: Exempt

Please refer to our Human Resources web site for salary schedules.

Salaries for Part-time Temporary Pool members are based on the number of units taught and are paid at 95% of the Full-time Faculty Salary Schedule. New part-time instructors will be placed between Step I, Column I and Step 9, Column 5 of the salary schedule, depending on verified background and experience.

Payment Formula for Part-time Temporary Counselors:
  1. Hours to Units: Hours per semester divided by 599, rounded to 4 decimal places, and multiplied by 15 units = # of Units.
  2. Temporary part-time credit payment formula: Annual Salary x # of Units divided by 30 units x 95% = semester payment; divided by five (5) = monthly salary.

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