DSP&S (ACCESS) Counselor
Ventura County Community College District
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 2020-01873
Location: Moorpark College (Moorpark CA), CA
Department: MC - Student Learning
Closing: 12/13/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
WHAT YOU'LL DO:
Under the general supervision of a dean, a DSP&S Counselor provides comprehensive disability accommodation and academic counseling, career guidance, and advisement services to students from diverse backgrounds for the purpose of developing and facilitating the attainment of their academic, vocational and personal objectives.
There is currently one tenure-track position at Moorpark College, pending board approval. This position will begin in the Spring 2021 semester. The scheduled assignment will be working as a DSP&S Counselor, in the ACCESS program. The ACCESS program or Accessibility Coordination Center and Educational Support Services (ACCESS) supports students with verified disabilities by determining and providing reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids, and support services. The office supports nearly 1,500 students with a team of specialized classified professionals and faculty.
Please note that all academic employees of the District are scheduled depending upon staffing needs as defined within the terms of the VCCCD/AFT Agreement. Nontraditional assignments such as evening, weekend, or off-site assignments may be made with consent of faculty member, management or when special conditions exist on a campus as defined.
WHERE YOU'LL WORK
Moorpark College is one of the most beautiful community colleges in California. Moorpark College opened in 1967, serves approximately 15,000 students, and with a “students first” philosophy, empowers its diverse community of learners to complete their goals for academic transfer, basic skills, and career education.
More information about Moorpark College can be found here: www.moorparkcollege.edu.
More information about Moorpark College ACCESS can be found here: https://www.moorparkcollege.edu/departments/student-services/access.
WHO WE ARE
The Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. VCCCD's three collages - Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instructions; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement.
The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff and administrators promotes academic excellence and creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its employees, contractors, students, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and qualified group of administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to the success of all college students.
The Ventura County Community College District seeks candidates who are best prepared to meet the needs, interests, and goals of the diverse students it serves and assures that all employees and applicants for positions will have equal opportunity for employment regardless of ethnic group, identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
The annual salary is based on an 11 month contract. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and experience in placement on the salary schedule. Maximum advanced salary placement credit for prior experience is 7 steps in column l of the full time academic salary schedule.
Fringe benefits include family medical, dental and vision insurance plans..
Provide disability related counseling which include the intake assessment, collection and certification of disability verification documentation, interactive process, advisement of reasonable accommodations, the appropriate use of accommodations, and maintenance of student files in compliance with state federal regulations. E
Facilitate the provision of student services and accommodations with instructional faculty and campus community. Develop and monitor (DSP&S) Academic Accommodation Plan and Progress. E
Provide comprehensive academic, personal and vocational counseling to students; assist students in developing their educational plans and acquisition of college survival skills; foster academic success to retain students; assist students in the selection of a course of study, major, or certificate program. E
Refer students to appropriate support services, programs, resources, and other professionals based on need and eligibility for assistance; monitor academic progress; and counsel students on academic probation. E
Develop individual plans with students preparing to enter the labor market; identify skill training needs and opportunities for student internship, job search, work experience/work-study and employment. E
Counsel students regarding career choices, goal setting, and decision making; provide information on the matriculation process and program requirements at other colleges or universities. E
Assist in the development of outreach activities to identify and recruit eligible students and facilitate their enrollment in the college. E
Conduct orientation events to familiarize students with the location and function of college programs and services, including the application and registration process, academic and grading standards, college terminology, course add and drop procedures and related rules, and financial aid application procedures. E
Maintain current, accurate records of counseling sessions; assist in compiling statistical data and prepare reports related to program operations, activities, and progress. E
Assist in the preparation of counseling-related publications and presentation of workshops for targeted populations. E
Advocate for students with special needs and collaborate with college instructors, counselors, and other campus and community resources to assist students in the pursuit of their educational goals. E
Assist in the development and implementation of programs focusing on access and retention for targeted populations. E
Provide work direction to others.
Perform related duties as assigned.
E = Essential Duties
Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as approved by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook. The minimum qualifications for this discipline are as follows:
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;
(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 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 postsecondary 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.
*APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT MEET THE ABOVE-STATED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS MUST COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE FOR EQUIVALENCY IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED ON THE BASIS OF POSSESSING EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATIONS (EQUIVALENCY). The Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency is available on our website at were predominantly or exclusively for persons with disabilities, or the equivalent. *APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT MEET THE ABOVE-STATED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS MUST COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE FOR EQUIVALENCY IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED ON THE BASIS OF POSSESSING EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATIONS (EQUIVALENCY). The Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency is available on our website at http://www.vcccd.edu/sites/default/files/files/departments/human- resources/supplemental_questionnaire_for_equivalency_03.05.15. When completing the form, be sure to explain in detail how your qualifications are equivalent to the required minimum qualifications.
If the title of your degree as stated on your transcripts does not exactly match one of the degree titles listed in the minimum qualifications, you must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency. Do not assume that you do not need to submit a Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency because your degree is similar to a degree stated in the minimum qualifications. DEGREE TITLES THAT ARE NOT AN EXACT MATCH WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED OUTSIDE OF THE EQUIVALENCY PROCESS. For further details regarding equivalency and the criteria by which equivalency may be granted, please click on the following link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/vcccd/Board.nsf/goto? open&id=83LDBP0DD9E5.
$53,626.10 - $112,609.20
(11 month salary)
$53,626.10 - $93,842.10
(11 month salary)
If you need assistance using the online application system please contact the GovernmentJobs.com applicant support line at (855) 524-5627 between the hours of 6 AM to 5 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.
All applicants, including previous and current VCCCD employees, must submit the following documents with their application in order to be considered. Please be aware that the hiring committee will NOT have access to materials kept in District personnel files, such as transcripts, and such materials will not be considered unless they are included in your application packet. All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Failure to submit these materials may result in disqualification.
1. Letter of Application: The letter of application must A) include the date, your name, and the position and locations for which you are applying, B) address your sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and C) provide the screening committee with an understanding of how you will contribute as a fully participating member of the VCCCD community.
3.Letters of recommendation (recommended, not required): If you choose to submit letters of recommendation, they should be uploaded with your application materials.
4.Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency(if applicable): see minimum qualifications above.
5.Complete official or unofficial college/university transcripts: must demonstrate attainment of minimum qualifications. Transcripts must show the degree title and the date the degree was conferred or the degree will not be considered for the purpose of determining if you meet minimum qualifications. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. If the qualifying degree has yet to be conferred and you expect to have the degree before you begin employment, you must submit transcripts that state the title of the degree you are working toward obtaining and indicate the anticipated completion date in your response to the associated supplemental question provided during the application process. An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired. Instructors will not be allowed to start working until official transcripts have been received.
NOTE: If you have completed coursework at a foreign institution that is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, you must include a full evaluation of the foreign transcript with your application materials if you wish for us to consider the coursework. To search for institutions that are recognized as accredited by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education, visit http://www.chea.org/4dcgi/chea/search/index.html?
MenuKey=main or http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. For a list of VCCCD- recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, click here (Download PDF reader).
A screening committee will review and screen all applications and associated materials. The candidates deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to an interview. When completing the application and the supplemental questions, it is important to outline in detail your education, training (classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. You will be evaluated based upon the information provided.
Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.
To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vcccd/jobs/2911232/dsps-access-counselor