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Temporary, Full-Time Disability & Educational Support Program Counselor

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Job Title: Temporary, Full-Time Disability & Educational Support Program Counselor
Job Location: Saratoga , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Advising/counseling/support
Application Closing Date: 9/6/2017
Date Posted: 2017-08-28
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description



Temporary, Full-Time Disability & Educational Support Program Counselor

West Valley-Mission Community College District


Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Counseling duties and responsibilities may consist of one or more of the following:

  • Counsel and advise students, on both an appointment and a drop-in basis.
  • Perform specialized work duties as necessary during registration periods.
  • Provide formal in-service training.
  • Participate in program/service development activities.
  • Perform other duties as required for the department and/or college.
  • Work cooperatively within the college community.
  • Foster an environment that protects academic freedom within the college community.
  • Foster a positive working environment that is free from harassment, prejudice and/or bias.
  • Demonstrate a respect for the dignity of each individual.
  • Assume institutional responsibilities, which are of value to the department, division, college and/or District such as: actively participate in the spirit of shared governance in department, division, college and district institutional responsibilities. Such responsibilities may include recruitment and hiring, class schedule preparation, budget development, performance appraisals, mentorship, supervision of support staff, student recruitment and retention, curriculum and program development and evaluation, program review, club advising, committees, accreditation, articulation, and other duties as assigned.

Definition:
The Disability and Educational Support Program (DESP) is seeking a qualified individual to serve in a temporary position as a full-time counselor. DESP provides a variety of services and courses to eligible students with disabilities designed to ensure access to campus facilities, programs and services and to facilitate academic success.

Located just minutes from the heart of the Silicon Valley, West Valley College is in a beautiful park-like setting on 143 wooded acres. This physical environment enhances the existing warm and inviting collegiate learning environment. Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

Assignment:
This is a full-time, temporary counselor position in the DESP department for the Fall 2017 semester only. This position is represented by the Association of College Educators and American Federation of Teachers (ACE AFT Local 6554).

Work location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Education – Possess one of the following:

  • Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling;
    OR
  • 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; AND either
    • 15 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 DSPS Program or in a program dealing predominantly or exclusively with people with disabilities, or
    • 2 years of full-time experience in one or more of the following: (I) counseling students with disabilities; or (II) 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

  • 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
    • 15 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 DSPS Program or in a program dealing predominantly or exclusively with people with disabilities, or
    • 2 years of full-time experience in one or more of the following: (I) counseling students with disabilities; or (II) 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.

AND

2. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.


Information and Application Process Instructions

Closing Date: 9/6/2017

Salary and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $61,553 to $95,792 annually, based upon academic achievement, teaching and related experience (Academic Salary Schedule, Steps 1-9).

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link: wvm.peopleadmin.com

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741–2174 to arrange for assistance.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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