Provide academic, career, and personal counseling to students with disabilities; assist students in determining appropriate academic adjustments and accommodations; consult with instructors regarding specific students and their disability-related needs; provide in-service training for the college community related to disability and disability law; outreach to local high schools to aid in transition; liaison with community agencies and 4-year universities; teach Counseling 20 or other counseling classes; maintain student files and contribute to state MIS reports; participate in curriculum and course development, academic and career advisement, staff development programs, and departmental and faculty organization activities; work evening hours as required and other assignments as needed.
The minimum qualifications for service as a community college counselor of students with disabilities shall be satisfied by meeting one of the following requirements;
Possession of a master's degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in rehabilitation counseling, or Possession of a master's degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in special education, and twenty four or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work in counseling, guidance, student personnel, psychology, or social work; or A master's degree in counseling, guidance, student personnel, psychology, career development, or social welfare; and either twelve or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work specifically in counseling or rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities, or two years of full-time experience, or the equivalent, in one or more of the following; Counseling or guidance for students with disabilities; or Counseling and/or guidance 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* OR possession of an appropriate valid California Community College Credential authorizing service in the specified subject area(s).
Community College counseling experience; experience counseling students with a wide variety of disabilities, including learning disabilities, psychological disabilities, sensory disabilities, physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, and acquired brain injuries; knowledge of California higher education system including specialized programs and services for students with disabilities; knowledge and understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act and relevant legislative directives and protections; evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the socioeconomic, academic, cultural and ethnic diversity within the community college student population including students with physical and/or learning disabilities as these factors relate to differences in learning styles.
APPLICATION PROCESS AND REQUIRED MATERIALS
- The Santa Monica Community College District, in its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that candidates may attain expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications.
All applications and materials must be received by:
- A completed District application
- A cover letter which outlines education and experience relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the position
- A detailed resume of professional experience
- Two (2) letters of reference (sent via our on-line application system)
- Unofficial copies of all post-secondary educational transcripts
- Equal Opportunity Survey - optional
MAY 1, 2013.
HOW TO APPLY
- Documents uploaded online must be the actual documents to be considered for review. Do not upload a "placeholder" document. Applications with placeholder documents are considered incomplete and will be rejected. Also, please note that documents will not be removed from your application file. Only upload the documents requested. Other materials may be presented as appropriate if you are selected for an interview.
- An email notification will be delivered to your reference provider once you have completed your application and attached the required documents (via the on-line process). The reference provider will then submit their confidential letter of reference via the online confidential portal.
- Your application is not considered complete without the submission of the confidential letters of reference through the on-line system.
- It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received on or before the closing date.
- All materials included in your application are considered for this position only. The district application and all supporting documentation become the sole property of the Santa Monica Community College District and will not be returned to you.
- Employment information and instructions for submitting applications may also be obtained 24 hours a day by calling (310) 434-4336.
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