AAC Counselor/Learning Disabilities Specialist

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 25, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

College of the Canyons


AAC Counselor/Learning Disabilities Specialist

A Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty Position

Position # ACA20-351

Review Date: April 27, 2021 


Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at:


The Santa Clarita Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As presented in our District Strategic Plan, which focuses on Access, Engagement, and Success, “Equity, inclusion, and diversity are not goals in themselves, but ideologies embedded in all actions and planning across all departments and functions of our college and its two campuses.


College of the Canyons is part of the Santa Clarita Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 32,000 students each academic year. College of the Canyons has a diverse student population that reflects our focus on enhancing the educational attainment and economic well-being of the community we proudly serve. 


We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. The successful candidate must be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who share our commitment to closing equity gaps. The Santa Clarita Community College District seeks leaders possessing a strong grounding in academic and student services programs and a thorough understanding of the primary mission of the community college. We seek employees that value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, who are conscientious risk takers and transformational leaders guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.




College of the Canyons is seeking a faculty leader in the Academic Accommodation Center (AAC), formerly known as Disabled Students Programs & Services. The AAC Counselor/Learning Disabilities Specialist position is a 11-MONTH professional, full-time tenure track position.  The position may include a combination of teaching, department, college, and community leadership functions.  Assignment may include day, evening, and weekend duties at all District sites. life skills, and oversight and development of student success teams. The Dean will continue to implement the Canyons Completes (Guided Pathways) framework. The Dean is responsible for promoting best practices through the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in support of student success. Engages College stakeholders in formulating best pedagogical and andragogical practices that promote the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in support of student access, success, and engagement. Within the scope of this position new components may be adjusted based on district or community needs.



Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling;

OR Master’s degree in Counseling, Guidance Counseling, 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 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.


2. Fifteen semester units of upper division or graduate study in the area of learning disabilities, to include, but not limited to adult cognitive and achievement assessment or the equivalent.

3. Completion of the California Community College Learning Disability Eligibility Model (LDESM) training prior to the start date.

If you require assistance, please call the Human Resources office at (661)362-3427 or email: hro@canyons.edu  

Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications online at: https://www.canyons.edu/administration/humanresources/