Learning Disabilities Specialist

$63,192 - $96,972 yearly
  • Contra Costa Community College District
  • Pleasant Hill, CA, USA
  • Jan 31, 2020
Full time   Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education) Advising/Counseling/Support Student Affairs

Job Description

Learning Disabilities Specialist

Posting Number: F00665
Location: Diablo Valley College
Salary: $63,192-$96,972 per year

Description of Position:
Diablo Valley College is seeking a full time, tenure-track position for a Learning Disabilities Specialist to begin August 2020. The successful applicant will be well qualified to perform LD diagnostic testing, advise students as to their learning needs and appropriate learning strategies. The position may involve some late afternoon and/or evening hours.

Please contact David Hagerty, Manager, Disability Support Services at dhagerty@dvc.edu or 925.969.2176

Position Status: Tenure- Track
EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty
Department: D4000-Counseling Division

Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • participate in department and college committees
  • maintenance of current knowledge of subject matter
  • maintenance of appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics
  • advise students concerning learning disabilities assessment procedures, learning disabilities testing results, recommended services, and academic accommodations
  • provide diagnosis and verification of learning disabilities by administrating and interpreting either the Woodcock-Johnson Battery (WJ-IV), and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-IV (WAIS-IV)
  • post and maintain regular office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy
  • meet individually with students to discuss their diagnostic testing, learning styles, and academic needs
  • maintain accurate attendance, scholastic, state and federal records for students utilizing computerized scoring and database software
  • counsel students on academic success strategies
  • act as an advocate/liaison between students and faculty members, when appropriate


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:
The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in learning disabilities, special education, education, psychology, speech language pathology, communication disorders, educational or school psychology, counseling, or rehabilitation counseling AND 15 semester units of upper division or graduate study in the area of learning disabilities, to include, adult cognitive and achievement assessment or the equivalent.
  2. a valid California community college instructor credential authorizing services for learning disabled students OR
  3. the equivalent. (If you believe that you meet the minimum qualifications via equivalency, please fill out the equivalency petition form in the application packet.)

Desirable Qualifications:
The college is seeking applicants who exhibit the highest level of professional excellence and dedication as evidenced by:

  • demonstrated cultural competency skills
  • demonstrated commitment to student learning and demonstrated
    commitment to promoting the success of all students in an open-
    access learning environment
  • demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to motivate and teach
    community college students of diverse ethnic backgrounds, cultures,
    preparation, learning styles, and/or disabilities
  • commitment to professional growth and development, to innovation
    and improvement of teaching, and to assuming faculty
    responsibilities beyond the classroom in a shared governance
  • experience working with students with learning disabilities in a
    community college setting
  • experience in diagnosing learning disabilities and communicating
    diagnostic information that helps students maximize their learning
  • formal training in administration and interpretation, Woodcock-Johnson-IV Tests of Achievement (WJ-IV)
  • formal training in administration and interpretation: WJ-IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities and/or WAIS-IV
  • completed State Chancellor’s office L.D. Eligibility Model training
  • experience working with students on the Autism spectrum and other communication disorders, and collaborating with faculty on strategies for supporting those students.
  • experience with providing academic counseling to students with disabilities in a college setting, including course planning, resource referrals, recommending academic accommodations, etc.
  • knowledge of effective materials and methods for teaching developmental reading, math, writing, and study skills to students with learning disabilities
  • experience with strategies-based tutoring models
  • familiarity with assistive technology as a learning strategy
  • experience providing supervision for DSS tutoring program
  • experience in teaching support courses for students with disabilities

Application Details

Job Open Date: 12/02/2019
Job Close Date: 2/21/2020
Open Until Filled: No
Employment Begins:
# of Months: 10

To apply, visit: https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/6825

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

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