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Adjunct Learning Disability Specialist: Non Instructional

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Under the general supervision of the Division Dean, the adjunct is responsible for the provision of assessment for CalWORKs participants referred by San Joaquin County Human Services Agency for learning disability evaluation. The focus of this position is to administer and interpret cognitive assessment with the purpose of identifying whether a client is considered learning disabled as defined by the CalWORKs Guidelines and/or the California Community College’s Title V regulations.

Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Administer cognitive and achievement assessment, such as Woodcock Johnson IV (WJ ACH IV) (WJ Cog IV), or Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale IV (WAIS IV) Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Fourth Edition (WIAT-4), and Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Third Edition (KTEA-3)
  2. Score and interpret assessment findings.
  3. Identify whether participant qualifies as an individual with a learning disability as defined by CalWORKs guidelines or section 56036 of the California Community College’s Title V regulations.
  4. Evaluate client’s areas of strengths and weaknesses.
  5. Discuss assessment findings with CalWORKs participant and provide recommendations for appropriate accommodations.
  6. Provide detailed assessment report to the participant and San Joaquin County Human Services Agency, which includes the participants’ background, developmental history, and barriers to employment. Assessment report also will specify work-experience, short-term vocational training, education, or other activities which match participants’ goals, skills, and abilities.
  7. Maintain assessment records for completed assessment services.
  8. Other duties as assigned.


Education & Training:
  • Master’s degree in learning disabilities, special education, education, psychology, speech language pathology, communication disorders, educational or school psychology, counseling, or rehabilitation counseling AND 15 semester units of upper division or graduate study in the area of learning disabilities, to include, adult cognitive and achievement assessment or the equivalent.
Ability to:
  • Possess and demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of CalWORKs participants.
  • Work effectively to provide support to CalWORKs participants with a suspected learning disability.
  • Ability to apply technology for the purpose of assessment, record keeping, and interpretation.
  • Communicate effectively in writing.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Work evenings and Saturdays.

• 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 strategies and techniques to different student abilities, learning styles, cultures, and groups mentioned above.
  • Completion of the California Community College Chancellor’s office “Learning Disability Eligibility Model Training” OR verified professional training on one or more of the of the following assessment instruments: Woodcock Johnson IV, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale IV (WAIS IV) or a Pupil Personnel Services Credential: School Psychology (PPSC) or a California Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP)
  • Minimum of one-year experience administering Woodcock Johnson IV or WAIS IV in an educational or related setting.
Supplemental Information

Supplemental Information

Effective July 1, 2016, adjunct faculty maximum initial placement on the Hourly Salary Schedule shall be step 5 (initial salary placement plus 4 years of teaching/relevant experience) of the appropriate class (SJCTA Union Contract: Article XVIII 18.7; Appendix A-2)


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