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Adjunct DSPS Counselor

San Joaquin Delta College
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 19, 2022


Under the general supervision of the Dean of Student Services that oversees the DSPS Program, the counselor interprets disability documentation to determine functional/educational limitations of students with disabilities, approves reasonable and appropriate accommodation, assists students with disability management issues, serves as student advocate and department liaison with instructional faculty, campus, and general community; and provides comprehensive academic, career, transfer, and personal counseling for students with verified disabilities. Furthermore, the Professor may teach classes in Counseling or Learning Development. The successful candidate will provide evidence of knowledge and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, and academic diversity within community college populations; the candidate also will show knowledge and understanding of how these factors relate to the need for equity-minded and culturally-responsive practices in the community college setting.


Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Conduct disability intake and follow-up appointments for new and continuing DSPS students.
  2. Review and interpret disability documentation, including IEPs, psych-evaluation reports, and other disability reports from appropriate certifying professionals.
  3. Determine reasonable and appropriate academic accommodations based on the student’s individual functional and/or educational limitations.
  4. Assist students in developing disability management and self-advocacy skills.
  5. Collaborate with students to develop holistic student educational plans based on certificate, associate degree, transfer, and career goals.
  6. Provide holistic academic, career, transfer and personal counseling, and referrals to appropriate resources, with consideration of the individual’s needs.
  7. Maintain knowledge of current counseling techniques and student support interventions and strategies, which may include attending professional development conferences, seminars, and trainings.
  8. Conduct and organize classes at the instructional level to meet the educational requirements stated in the course description and the course information outlines.
  9. Advise and assist students in achieving stated course objectives and student learning outcomes.
  10. Evaluate the progress of each student; connect students to appropriate campus-support services.
  11. Participate in the evaluation of course offerings, including the revision of course descriptions and course outlines that reflect a culturally-responsive pedagogy.
  12. Select textbooks, audiovisual and other instruction​al materials that support the learning environment and are reflective of the college's mission of equity​-minded education.
  13. Maintain currency in your field.
  14. Maintain necessary records of student enrollment, attendance, progress, and grades; prepare and submit required reports to the administration.
  15. Report to management any condition that might jeopardize the health or safety of students or the public.
  16. Be familiar with and act in accordance with the Education Code and San Joaquin Delta Community College District policies and procedures.
  17. Participate in departmental, divisional, advisory, and campus-wide committees as part of the shared-governance process and service area needs of the District.
  18. Maintain office hours for students and participate in additional service hours/activities that benefit the student, college, or community.
  19. Plan and complete approved professional development flex activities each semester/year.
  20. Participate in the departmental process of curriculum review, curriculum modification, and the assessment of student learning outcomes.
  21. Work collaboratively with the college to promote student equity and success.
  22. Provide guidance and direction to Readers, as needed.
  23. Perform other necessary duties as specified in the faculty contract and outlined in Board Policy.


Applicant must meet the minimum educational qualifications set forth by the District and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling


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 15 or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work 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 program or in a program dealing with people with disabilities, or two years of fulltime 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 are for persons with disabilities, or the equivalent.

  • Demonstrated sensitivity to race, ethnicity, color, religious creed, sex, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal legal system, or any other basis prohibited by law.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to different student abilities, learning styles, cultures, and groups mentioned above.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching in a variety of settings, including but not limited to online, dual enrollment, and large lectures. A willingness to develop and utilize instructional materials, including lectures and labs for multiple modalities.
  • Ability to use innovative and creative teaching techniques (lecture and labs) and equipment such as multimedia hardware, current applications, learning management systems, and online instructional strategies.

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