Director, Disability Support Programs & Services (DSPS)

  • Imperial Valley College
  • Imperial, CA, USA
  • Jan 24, 2020
Full time   Deans & Directors Student Affairs

Job Description


Director, Disability Support Programs & Services (DSPS)

Application Deadline:
3/5/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

Representative Duties


Under the supervision of an appropriate supervisor, the Director of Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) manages and coordinates a variety of college wide instructional services and programs to provide quality educational opportunities for students with disabilities; assure proper college wide implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of assigned programs and services; train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.


  • Manage, coordinate, and provide leadership for a variety of services to provide, enhance, and facilitate learning opportunities for all students with disabilities.
  • Evaluate and recommend programs, standards, policies, and procedures within the parameters of state and federal laws to meet the College goals for assigned programs and services.
  • Develop and administer the program capital outlay and operating budgets for assigned programs and activities; monitor and control expenditures; establish audit procedures and prepare required financial records and reports.
  • Coordinate the planning, organization, and delivery of services to students with disabilities; implement, monitor, and evaluate these programs throughout the District.
  • Perform research, develop new programs, and provide recommendations to college officials, faculty and staff; including pursuit of grants to meet evolving trends in services to persons with disabilities.
  • Communicate with college administrators, faculty, government agencies, and others to resolve issues, interpret and explain policies, provide technical expertise, and exchange information.
  • Coordinate instructional and accessibility services and programs for persons with disabilities with appropriate stakeholders at the college, high schools districts, four-year institutions, government agencies, and community resources organizations.
  • Plan, organize, develop, and administer the DSPS action plan for the college; conduct research and prepare reports and recommendations; participate in long- and short-range planning.
  • Coordinate the development of college policies and procedures regarding services for students with disabilities; research and analyze issues and interpret state and federal regulations and legislation impacting assigned programs and functions.
  • Participate, plan, organize, and conduct meetings, seminars, and training programs relating to services and programs for students with disabilities.
  • Coordinate with businesses to ascertain trends of employment for students with disabilities and various skill levels.
  • Assure preparation and maintenance of records, reports, and documentation as required by the Board, the District, the State Chancellor's Office, regulatory agencies, and other councils and committees.
  • Train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel; plan, assign, and review work; make recommendations regarding the selection, discipline, counseling, and termination of assigned staff.
  • Analyze programs and services for students with disabilities; develop educational opportunities and assure compliance with a variety of regulations, requirements, and laws set by the state and federal governments.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

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Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualifications for service as a community college counselor of students with disabilities shall be satisfied by meeting one of the following requirements;

(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 postsecondary Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) Program or in a program dealing predominantly or exclusively with people with disabilities, or two years of fulltime experience, or the equivalent, in one or more of the following;
(A) Counseling for students with disabilities;
(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.
IMPORTANT: To be considered for the position applying for, applicants must submit the required items by the deadline, which include: online IVC application, current resume, and ALL unofficial transcripts (transcripts must show degree was awarded or conferred with a completion date). All attachments will be uploaded into the online application. Applications which do not include all of the required materials will not be forwarded to the screening committee for consideration. Materials submitted become property of the District and will not be returned, copied, or considered for other openings.


Supplemental Information

Initial salary placement is normally at Range 8 step 1. Initial placement may be negotiated at a higher step depending on experience and education. Please click here to review current salary schedule.

EEO Information

Imperial Valley College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Employer/employee paid medical coverage options, dental, vision, and life insurance. For additional information, click here (Download PDF reader).

Earned annual sick leave.

Enrollment in a California Retirement System.


Please answer the following questions specifically and completely. These supplemental questions will be used with other application materials to screen applicants for interview. Applicants should submit at least one well-developed paragraph for each pf the supplemental questions. Answers should be thoughtful, substantive, carefully edited and may be much longer than one paragraph. If your response exceeds the maximum 600 character limit, you may continue your response by attaching an additional typed document. Please make sure to identify the questions by number. I have read and understand the above statements.

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Supplemental Question A: Please describe what you consider to be the most important qualifications you have that would especially qualify you to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.


Supplemental Question B: What values or qualities would you bring to Imperial Valley College that would make a positive contribution to the campus?


Supplemental Question C: How would you ensure inclusiveness and diversity in your daily activities?

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The Imperial Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and will implement a comprehensive program to put those principles into practice. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender identity, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, political or organizational affiliation, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will strive to achieve a workforce that is welcoming to men, women, persons with disabilities and individuals from all ethnic and other groups to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment. Such an environment fosters cooperation, acceptance, democracy and free expression of ideas.

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