Counselor / Learning Disabilities Specialist
Compton Community College District (Compton College)
COMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
EL CAMINO COLLEGE - COMPTON COLLEGE
COUNSELOR/LEARNING DISABILITIES SPECIALIST
Salary: $59,503- $88,193
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the Special Resource Center Director performs services for students with disabilities in the areas of academic and educational guidance and counseling and provides assessment for learning disabilities. This faculty position provides educational plans, serves as an academic advisor to students with disabilities; determines eligibility for services; determines appropriate accommodations, participates in student recruitment and pre-registration activities; teaches DSPS approved courses; and serves as a resource person at the Center for students with learning disabilities. This position will work closely with the Vice President of Student Services.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
• Verify student eligibility for services, review medical records and provide educational plans based on academic and vocational goals.
• Identify educational limitations and recommend accommodations to include: interpreters, mobility assistance, note-taking services, reader services, test-taking facilitation, tutoring services, individualized assessment, registration assistance, special orientation, special equipment/materials/software, and specialized matriculation assistance.
• Identify, interview, screen and test referred students for learning disabilities by administering adult cognitive and achievement assessment including Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales IV edition and/or Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities IV edition AND Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement IV and/or Wechsler Individual Achievement Test III.
• Advise students regarding developmental and/or compensatory approaches needed to improve skills and manage their disability.
• Serve as a matriculation/retention agent and provide activities that address the special characteristics, background and experience of students with disabilities to increase persistence and graduation rates.
• Instruct regular or short-term courses as needed or required in accordance with established course outline of record.
• Maintain assessment data and confidential student files in order to certify students’ accommodations based on verified disabilities.
• Coordinate w i t h DSP&S staff a n d general college instructors concerning instructional strategies, universal access, and accommodations for disabled students.
• Promote awareness of Center services for students with disabilities throughout the campus community (students, faculty, staff, administration), and community partners.
• Participate in full-time faculty responsibilities including committee and meeting assignments, program review and planning, curriculum development and student activities.
• Perform other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
The position requires knowledge of and experience with academic advisement and counseling techniques for students with disabilities in a community college setting; accommodations for students with diverse disabilities; methods of instruction as applied to students with disabilities; t h e Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) and all legislation, regulations, and laws applicable to persons with disabilities; adult cognitive and achievement assessment to include, but not limited to, the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales IV edition and/or Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities IV edition AND Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement IV and/or Wechsler Individual Achievement Test III; principles of universal access; and student retention strategies.
• Requires the ability to carry out all aspects of the position as noted above.
• Requires the ability to deliver instruction and assistance using strategies designed for diverse learning
styles for individuals and/or small groups.
• Communicate effectively with students, staff, and faculty.
• Maintain records and prepare reports.
• Ability to use a personal computer and operate a variety of program and office equipment.
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others, including those
from diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds.
• Ability to expand knowledge of applicable laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the Americans with
Disabilities Act that apply to student access to education and information.
• Requires the ability to conduct in-service presentations to small groups.
Master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree in rehabilitation counseling, OR 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 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;
(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, AND
Master’s degree in learning disabilities, special education, education, psychology, speech language pathology, communication disorders, educational or school psychology, counseling, or rehabilitation counseling. AND Fifteen semester units of upper division or graduate study in the area of learning disabilities to include, but not limited to, adult cognitive and achievement assessment or the equivalent; AND
Sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of college students, and of individuals with disabilities.
Three years’ experience counseling students with disabilities in educational and career planning; certification in the California Community College Learning Disabilities Eligibility and Services Model (LDESM) and Community College teaching experience.
• Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.
• Requires sufficient ambulatory ability to move to various work locations.
• Requires manual hand-eye-arm coordination to use a personal computer keyboard and instructional media equipment.
• Requires sufficient hearing and auditory ability to carry on conversations in one-on-one and small group settings and deliver in-service type training
• Lift up to 25 pounds.
The starting salary ranges from $59,503- $88,193 annually, depending on education and experience. Excellent fringe benefits are included.
To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit:
Compton Community College District Application Online including responding to two supplemental questions. Please keep your response between 150 - 300 words. (1) What strategies have you found effective working with underprepared students? How do you assess whether these strategies are effective? (2) Please describe your knowledge of and experience with using student learning outcomes assessment to improve student learning.
• Upload the following documents:
- Cover Letter (Letter of introduction highlighting your education and experience.)
- Copies of pertinent transcript(s). Multiple page transcripts must be uploaded as ONE pdf document. (Foreign
Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf)
*Please Note: Documents uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.
ALL APPLICATIONS MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE AT: www.district.compton.edu/administration/human-resources
Applicants with disabilities who require special accommodations must advise Human Resources within 5 days of the closing date.
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