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DSPS Specialist/ASL Interpreter

Employer
Ventura County Community College District
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 11, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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DSPS Specialist/ASL Interpreter

Ventura County Community College District


Salary: $71,868.00 - $99,252.00 Annually

Job Type: Classified

Job Number: 2021-02344c

Location: Districtwide (Ventura County CA), CA

Department: Districtwide

Closing: 8/18/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Description
WHAT YOU'LL DO

Under the general supervision of an assigned supervisor, a DSPS (Disabled Students Programs and Services)/ASL Interpreter performs a variety of specialized duties involved in the planning, scheduling, and providing of services for students with disabilities; coordinates and implements communication support services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing; serves as an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter.

The current vacancy is a full-time position (12 mos/year, 40 hrs/wk) located at Ventura College

WHERE YOU'LL WORK
Established in 1925, Ventura College was one of the first community colleges in California and currently has an enrollment of 14,500 students. Located approximately 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara, the 112-acre campus is set in the rolling hills of Ventura - so close to the ocean that there is a clear view of the Channel Islands from several spots on campus.

More about Ventura College can be found here: Ventura College Website

WHO WE ARE
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our culture and the work that we do within the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD). The VCCCD is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. The VCCCD's three colleges - Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instruction; 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 promote academic excellence. This creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its students, employees, 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, the VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and committed group of faculty, staff, and administrators who are dedicated to the success of all college students.

We encourage candidates who are equity-minded to submit an application for employment. We are designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions committed to racial and socio-economic diversity as it reflects our communities and student populations. We actively seek to attract candidates who share this commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The Ventura County Community College District ensures 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 PLACEMENT
New Employees: Generally, new employees are placed on the first step of the appropriate range of the salary schedule.

Current Employees: An employee who is promoted will be placed on the salary step of the new range of the appropriate salary schedule that provides a minimum increase comparable to a one-step increase in salary.

New and current employees may be eligible for advanced step placement as outlined in Section 290 - SALARY PLAN in the Rules of the Personnel Commission for Classified Employees (Download PDF reader).

This recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates that will be used to fill district-wide, current and upcoming, temporary and regular vacancies for the duration of the list, not to exceed one year.

Representative Duties

Serve as a technical resource and provide information and assistance to counselors, and other program faculty and staff regarding the needs and characteristics of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, and Deaf culture. E

Assess communication styles and ASL language acquirement for students who are deaf or hard of hearing; assign hourly staff compatible with the communication styles of the students; respond to and resolve issues related to hourly staff assignments. E

Collaborate with counselors and other program faculty on the development of individual student accommodation plans for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. E

Interpret using ASL in classrooms, labs, tutoring sessions, and counseling appointments for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. E

Assist counselors and other program faculty with outreach, orientation, and specialized registration assistance for students with disabilities. E

Provide information, training, and assistance regarding resources, equipment, supplies, and services available to students who are deaf or hard of hearing; instruct students in the proper operation of specialized software and equipment; arrange for equipment loans. E

Recruit, hire, train, provide work direction to, and evaluate hourly sign language interpreters, captioning providers, readers, tutors, scribes, and note takers; maintain work schedules and identify substitutes, as necessary. E

Provide input and assistance to program faculty, counselors, and administrators regarding the development and implementation of specialized support services, programs, activities, and projects for students with disabilities. E

Enter, retrieve, compile, and organize student data and prepare various reports related to program activities in accordance with State and federal regulations. E

Monitor and track hourly staff and captioning services expenses; maintain current budget information. E

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency AND five years of American Sign Language interpreting experience.

OR

An associate degree from a recognized college or university AND four years of American Sign Language interpreting experience.

OR

A Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university AND three years of American Sign Language interpreting experience.

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Certification from Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf or National Association of the Deaf (Interpreter Level 3 or above) within six months of hire.

Supplemental Information

EXAMINATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:
This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by August 18, 2022. The examination process may consist of any of the following components: A) American Sign Language Skill Evaluation = Qualifying (pass/fail) B) Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final score

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications stated by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the testing process. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in an evaluation of their American Sign Language skills.

The eight (8) candidates with the highest passing scores on the American Sign Language skill evaluation will be invited to the technical interview. The examination process is subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE SKILLS EVALUATION
Date Range: Monday, August 29, 2022 - Friday, September 2, 2022

TECHNICAL INTERVIEW
Date Range: Monday, September 12, 2022 - Friday, September 16, 2022

PLEASE NOTE: The American Sign Language Skill Evaluation will be conducted in person at the District Administrative Center located in Camarillo. The Technical Interviews will be conducted remotely via Zoom.
The examination components and dates are subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION:

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as stated, including the possession of licenses, certifications, or other requirements, by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the recruitment process. You must attach copies of any documents that demonstrate your attainment of the minimum qualifications (e.g., unofficial transcripts, foreign transcript evaluation, copies of any required licenses, and/or certifications). Failure to submit any required documents may result in disqualification. All required documentation must be attached to your application; Human Resources staff will not upload your documents for you. The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.

ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE REVISIONS TO YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS.

When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Duration of work experience is calculated based off a standard 40-hour full-time work week. Part-time work experience will be prorated based off a standard 40-hour full-time work week. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. When completing the supplemental questionnaire (if applicable), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience.

ELIGIBILITY LIST: Upon completion of the examination, the eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran's credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for up to one year from the date of the technical interview. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion, with certain exceptions, shall be probationary for a period of six (6) months or one hundred thirty (130) days of paid service, whichever is longer. Classified management, police, and designated executive classifications shall be probationary for a period of one (1) year of paid service from initial appointment or promotion.
ACCOMMODATIONS: 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 in an email to HRMail@vcccd.edu including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.

DEGREE INFORMATION:

If a degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications, an official copy of your transcripts will be required upon hire. If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. Visit the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education to search for institutions that are recognized as accredited. If you need your transcripts evaluated, please review the list of agencies approved for foreign transcript evaluation (Download PDF reader). If applicable, an official copy of your foreign transcript evaluation will also be required upon hire.

For more information about the recruitment process at VCCCD, including responses to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our Classified Careers page.



To apply, please visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/vcccd/jobs/3647462/dsps-specialist-asl-interpreter




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