COUNSELOR, STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES (SAS) / LEARNING
DISABILITIES (LD) SPECIALIST - Extended Search
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
Close/First Review Date:
San Jose City College
This faculty position is a full-time, 100% FTE (11 Months,
August-June) Tenure Track position as an SAS Counselor/LD
Specialist in the Division of Counseling and Matriculation located
at San Jose City College.
Assignment may include day and evening responsibilities. Some
workdays may be assigned outside the eleven-month academic
This position is represented by the San Jose/Evergreen Federation
of Teachers, AFT 6157.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Prepare, interpret and analyze information from assessments, and
other information from medical, psychological and educational
documentation to determine eligibility and to develop and implement
accommodations and services.
2. Provide specialized academic, career, personal and disability
management counseling to students with disabilities.
3. Develop/revise Academic Accommodation Plans (AAP) and Student
4. Administer, score and interpret mandated assessment battery for
determining eligibility of potential learning disabled
5. Maintain current and up-to-date anecdotal records of individual
counseling session with students with disabilities.
6. Assist students in the matriculation process. Monitor and track
students' academic performance and progress in degree objectives to
assure effective use of services and successful attainment of
7. Teach learning skills and guidance classes and provide workshops
to staff and students as appropriate.
8. Maintain liaison with other agencies providing support services
to students with disabilities including the California Department
of Rehabilitation, the Regional Center for Developmentally
Disabled, Veterans Administration, and other community based social
9. Develop effective working relationships with faculty members in
instructional areas, serve as faculty liaison on issues related to
students with disabilities to ensure compliance with Title V and
10. Teach courses in assigned discipline by communicating subject
matter clearly and effectively.
11. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and
different learning styles.
12. Demonstrate commitment to professional development, including
but not limited to activities such as: participation in
professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in
professional organizations, research projects, publishing academic
work, participation in statewide committees or organizations,
13. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students and staff of
diverse racial, ethnic, academic and socio economic backgrounds,
sexual orientation, and disabilities by showing respect for
differences and the dignity of others.
14. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course and
curriculum development and review, student learning outcomes and
assessment, program review, committees, research and special
projects as needed in the discipline/department or district.
15. Attend and participate in department, division and college
meetings and keep posted office hours.
16. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g. grades, census,
reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.
17. Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required by
California Education Code and Board policy.
18. Foster a professional work and learning environment.
19. Perform other duties as required by the Collective Bargaining
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
1. Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling; OR 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 a 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
(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
1. Previous experience in administration, interpretation, and
application of the California Community College Learning
Disabilities Eligibility & Services Model(LDESM), including
expertise in both cognitive and achievement testing.
2. Knowledge of behaviors elicited by a specific learning
3. Ability to provide instruction to students with disabilities in
more than one of the following areas: reading/spelling, writing,
compensatory learning strategies, mathematics.
4. Experience in the use of computer technology as a teaching tool,
to access student information, and to accommodate
5. Laws governing provision and delivery of DSPS services,
including Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act and
Section 504 & 508.
6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in
7. Knowledge of community social agencies, services and
8. Experience at the community college level.
9. Demonstrated competency in American Sign Language/manual
communications with the deaf.
10. Bilingual abilities, desirable.
District’s Diversity Requirements
- Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the
diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual
orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups
historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced
- Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major
duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in
the District’s hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent
transferable skills to do so.
$82,366 to $113,065 Entry Level Annual Salary (Academic Salary
Schedule 2019-2020); Maximum Salary Potential $146,699. Note:
Actual Salary placement is based on candidate's verified education
Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical,
dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance
for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection.
Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible
Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts.
Faculty also receive paid sick leave.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and
apply on line at the following link: https://sjeccd.peopleadmin.com/
About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who
are passionate about providing our student population with the best
educational experience possible. The District recognizes that
cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic
excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding;
provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an
inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its
employees, students, and the community it serves.
As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per
semester, and an extremely diverse student population
(Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific
Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian
11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and
Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District’s emphasis
on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the
The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as
colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors
and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23%
White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all
qualified, outstanding applicants.