Disabled Students Program & Services (DS...
College of Marin - Kentfield, CA

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The Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS) Counselor will be a member of an integrated support staff providing services to disabled students. The counselor will also serve as liaison with campus and community agencies serving individuals with disabilities.

Note: College of Marin’s faculty/counselor pools are open to applications on a continuous basis. Although there may not be any current openings, applications will remain on file until the hiring department has an immediate need to add candidates to their pool. Screening and interviews can be conducted at any point in time as the hiring department desires. Applications received after that time will remain on file for the next screening period. Once a screening has occurred, applicants will be notified of their status.

Next screening date: May 31, 2012

Anticipated Start Date: End of July 2012

Essential Functions:

DSPS Counselors appointed to the part-time temporary pool may be used to cover part-time, temporary and/or substitute openings in the department. Assignments can vary in duration and are not guaranteed. Assignments for pool counselors may also include:
  • Provides academic, vocational, personal and disability adjustment counseling to persons eligible for services from DSP, utilizing student medical/academic records and computerized data management systems
  • Develops Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Assists instructors and students in making appropriate modifications for classroom accommodation. Maintains student files and appropriate records as required by Federal and State laws.
  • Provides in-service workshops for staff, faculty and community
  • Maintains liaisons with schools and agencies serving the disabled community and participation in recruitment and orientation activities
  • Participates in program activities, including program planning, development, evaluation and decision making
  • Maintains accurate and timely student records as required
  • Maintains currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility
  • Maintains appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal skills in English
  • Participation in departmental and college professional activities and/or committees is welcomed, but not required

Requirements & Desirables:

1.) A Master’s degree, or equivalent foreign degree*, in Rehabilitation Counseling; OR

2.) A Master’s degree, or equivalent foreign degree*, in Special Education AND 24 or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work in Counseling, Guidance, Student Personnel, Psychology, or Social Work; OR

3.) A Master’s degree in Counseling, Guidance, Student Personnel, Psychology, Career Development, or Social Welfare AND :
  • Twelve (12) or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work specifically in Counseling or Rehabilitation of Individuals with Disabilities; or
  • Two (2) years of full-time experience, or the equivalent, in one or more of the following:
A.) Counseling or Guidance for students with disabilities; or
B.) 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.


4.) The equivalent; AND

5.) Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the campus community.

*See “Foreign Degree Holders” information below.

Please see “Required Application Documents” section below for a list of required document attachments!

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES (Desirable Attributes & Skills)
  • Previous experience counseling persons with disabilities, preferably in a California community college setting
  • Working knowledge of Section 504, Americans with Disabilities Act, and other disability legislation at State and Federal levels affecting the provision of disability services at a California community college
  • Experience working with academic, learning, and career assessment instruments
  • Familiarity with information systems and computer technology
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others as a team to coordinate services and implement student academic plans
  • Ability to speak another language fluently
  • Evidence of excellent written and verbal English skills

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A.) Cover Letter

B.) Resume

C.) Copy of college transcript conferring Bachelor's degree

D.) Copy of college transcript conferring Master's degree

If you hold additional degrees beyond the Bachelor's and Master's level, please attach a copy of your transcript conferring these degrees as well. NOTE: Attaching an unofficial copy of your transcript is acceptable for application purposes, as long as it confers the degree. An official transcript would be required upon hire.

E.) TWO STATEMENTS: Please provide a response to the following two prompts. Each response should not exceed one page.

1.) Please explain what event(s) or factor(s) in your life have inspired you to work with individuals with disabilities.
2.) What unique skills, sensitivities or perspective make you the best candidate for this position?

FOREIGN DEGREE HOLDERS: All foreign degree credentials must be evaluated by a third party to determine the equivalent U.S. degree and major , and the Foreign Credential Evaluation must be attached to your application before your application will be considered. Not attaching your Foreign Credential Evaluation will render your application incomplete . Evaluations should include a course-by-course evaluation and provide the name of the institution attended, a description of your credentials, the major field of study, and the U.S. equivalent for each credential. For a list of evaluating agencies, visit the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing . Note: Even if you obtained your graduate degree(s) in the U.S., you must attach a Foreign Credential Evaluation for your undergraduate degree if it was obtained outside the U.S.

Supplemental & Salary Information:

FLSA Status: Exempt

Please refer to our Human Resources web site for salary schedules.

Salaries for Part-time Temporary Pool members are based on the number of units taught and are paid at 95% of the Full-time Faculty Salary Schedule. New part-time instructors will be placed between Step I, Column I and Step 7, Column 5 of the salary schedule, depending on background and experience.

Temporary part-time credit instructor payment formula:
Annual salary x # of units divided by 30 units x 95% = semester payment; divided by five (5) = monthly salary.

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