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Disabled Student Programs

Rancho Santiago Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 20, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
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Not specified
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Full Time
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Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS) Specialist

Rancho Santiago Community College District

Salary Range: Grade PT-11: $25.60/hour

Job Type:

Job Number: CL21-00175

Location: Santa Ana, CA

Division: Counseling Division

Closing: 10/11/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Description

Under general direction, provides individualized assessments of students with learning disabilities and other disabilities through the administration of psycho-educational tests; facilitates academic accommodations for disabled students; performs with a high degree of independence and accuracy; acts as a liaison with faculty, administrators and staff regarding disabled students; assumes related responsibilities as assigned.

Conducts interviews with prospective students, assess student's difficulties, assists the Learning Disabilities instructors with the operation of the Learning Disabilities Program; administers individualized psycho-educational assessment battery; assists with interpretation of vocational assessments; facilitates academic and testing accommodations for students; facilitates communication with faculty, staff, and administrators on behalf of students; assists with hiring, training, scheduling, and directs the work of Instructional Assistants and a Program Specialist; provides registration assistance and assists with academic advisement; assists in the development of student educational plans; maintains detailed records of progress of students with learning disabilities; keeps abreast of federal and state guidelines which affect disabled students in particular, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); schedules, plans, and organizes office procedures and record keeping for the Learning Disabilities Program; assists in monitoring learning disabilities expenditures; composes correspondence; conducts outreach activities; compiles MIS data for DSPS programs.

This position reports to the designated manager/administrator responsible for the DSPS and tutorial programs.

Job Qualifications

Training and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Education, Special Education or related field or equivalent education and experience. Two years experience working with adults with disabilities and experience directing the work of staff. Demonstrated expertise administering psycho-educational assessments.

Knowledge and Abilities
Good Knowledge of: assessment batteries used to determine student's program eligibility; laws regulations and guidelines regarding DSPS; all types of disabilities with emphasis in learning disabilities; processes for determining academic accommodations; principles of supervision and training; written and spoken English and grammar.

Knowledge of: principles of office procedures, record keeping, and organization; computer operations and programs.

Ability to: make difficult judgments in an independent manner with a high degree of accuracy; communicate effectively with students, instructors, administrators and staff; make apprehensive students feel at ease; problem solve the needs of students informally and through formal assessment; work in a busy environment with frequent interruptions; organize a wide variety of activities into a cohesive system; think calmly in stressful situations.
SELECTION CRITERIAApplication Screening In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
  • Education experience (breadth and depth)
  • Work experience (breadth and depth)
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Bilingual ability in Spanish or Vietnamese
  • Demonstrated experience in working with diverse socio-economic communities
  • Professional growth activities
  • Specialized skills training
  • Leadership skills
  • Written and/or oral communication skills
  • Presentation
  • Problem Solving
Based upon the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and oral interview. Meeting the minimum requirements of the position does not guarantee advancement in the selection process. Candidate qualifications will be assessed to determine those who meet and exceed requirements, and are deemed most competitive amongst the applicant pool to proceed. Interview Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews will, in addition to the above, also be evaluated on the following factors:
  • Oral communication skills
  • Presentation
  • Problem solving skills
A predetermined set of questions will be asked of all applicants interviewed. Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Recruitment in the Human Resources Office for assistance. Method of Application For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the RSCCD application and upload all required documents online by the specified closing date for the position. Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date:
  • Resume (Required)
To be considered in the initial committee review, all materials required should be received by the Rancho Santiago Community College Office of Human Resources by the closing date and time. It is the applicant's responsibility to submit all required materials listed above. Pre-Employment Requirements Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide current verification of a negative TB test or chest x-ray, complete the district's fingerprinting process, and bring proof of their legal right to work in the United States. Cost of TB testing, fingerprinting and the fee for criminal record check will be paid for by the candidates. The Rancho Santiago Community College District is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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