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Counselor Instructor, DSPS

Kern Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 26, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Counselor Instructor, DSPS

Kern Community College District

Salary: $78,560.56 - $145,650.44 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY21-22-00163

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Disabled Student Programs & Services

Basic Function
Bakersfield College is seeking dedicated, experienced, and motivated individuals to provide leadership, engagement, and discipline expertise in continuing to move the program forward in innovative ways. As a full time faculty member at Bakersfield College, successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to student success through teaching and learning excellence.

As a full-time faculty member at Bakersfield College, successful candidates must be able to effectively develop and teach a broad spectrum of courses and have depth of knowledge in the discipline.

Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS) provides equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities. DSPS provides reasonable accommodations to students with documented physical, mental health, and learning disabilities who are enrolled in classes at Bakersfield College. The department provides accommodations and support services which may include, liaison with California State Department of Rehabilitation and other community resources, test taking assistance, special equipment, mobility assistance, note taking, assistive computer technology, special classes, sign language interpreters, written materials in an alternate format, and learning disability assessment. These services are intended to prepare and support students to participate on an equal basis with their non-disabled peers.

Representative Duties
This assignment may include teaching courses at various locations, different times, and with different modalities. Bakersfield College offers college courses in the greater Bakersfield area, rural communities, correctional facilities and high schools using the following modalities: traditional, face-to-face, online and interactive broadcasts.

Other duties include: participation in student recruitment and articulation, transfer programs; maintaining subject matter currency; developing and revising curriculum; using computer and technology; assessment of learning outcomes; collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline-specific professional activities.

1) Knowledge or experience in evaluating verification of disability documentation (educational, medical, etc.) to determine program eligibility.
2) Knowledge or experience utilizing the interactive process to identify functional limitations and arrange for appropriate and reasonable accommodations which address
those limitations.
3) Knowledge or experience in developing Academic Accommodation Plans (AAPs) for students with disabilities.
4) Knowledge of ADA and 504 guidelines.
5) Knowledge or experience in providing specialized academic, vocational/career and personal counseling services to adults with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications
DSPS counselors must meet one of the following requirements based on Title 5 California Code of Regulations Section 53414:

1) Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling,


2) 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 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 of the position were predominantly
or exclusively for persons with disabilities, or the equivalent.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Commitment to student learning.
  • Awareness of the college mission, vision and values.
  • Sensitivity to students with a wide range of skills, motivations, academic and vocational goals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of computers and willingness to experiment using multimedia instructional materials.
  • Commitment to working effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes teaching, learning and service students.
  • A demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
SALARY RANGE $ 78,560.56 - $ 145,650.44 annuallyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $ 90,034.95 annually
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by October 31, 2021 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Statement of personal philosophy of teaching
  • Copy of legible transcripts
  • Copy of sample syllabi
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

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