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Part-Time DESP/DSPS Counselor (Pool)

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APPLICATION INFORMATION: * Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Resume; (3) Transcripts - (unofficial or official copies) for stated degrees having the degree confer/award dates circled. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date should a position be offered. (4) District Request for Equivalency application, if applicable; and (5) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable. * All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly. * Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application. * Incomplete applications will not be considered. * Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will not be used for consideration of employment. * The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely. ABOUT TRANSCRIPTS: * Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education. * Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application. * If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store, then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application. * Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts. EQUIVALENCY INFORMATION: Applicants applying under equivalency bear the responsibility of submitting the District's Equivalency Application form with details and evidence of the factors (academic preparation and/or experience) that they believe to be equivalent of the required qualifications for this position. Application(s) for equivalency are required if degrees are not in exact discipline required. The Equivalency Application is included in the online application as an OPTIONAL form to complete. * ONLY complete the Request for Equivalency application if degree does not match discipline(s) stated in the Minimum Qualifications. * List accurately and completely the courses taken that match requirements of the required degree. * Do NOT attach documents such as course evaluations. FOR ASSISTANCE, CONTACT: Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment 14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070 Phone: (408) 741-2174 Fax: (408) 867-9059 Email: Jobs@wvm.edu

Requisition Details

Position Information

Position Title Part-Time DESP/DSPS Counselor (Pool)
Position ID
Campus District (All Campuses)

Position Summary Information

Definition

PART-TIME, ASSOCIATE FACULTY POOL

Applications for Part-Time, Associate Faculty pools are continually accepted (unless otherwise specified) by the District and will be added to the application pool for review by hiring authorities on an as-needed basis. Should you be invited for an interview, you will be contacted by a District representative.

Assignment

This position is a part-time position as an Associate Instructor serving the DESP (Disability & Educational Support Program) and DSPS (Disability Support Programs & Services). The teaching assignment may require teaching lecture-discussion courses during day, evening or on Saturday and/or in an on-line/distance education format. The assignments are as needed, during Spring, Summer, and/or Fall semesters. This position is represented by the Association of College Educators (ACE).

Work location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA OR Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Salary and Benefits

Salary is based on a percentage of workload, up to a maximum of 67% of a full-time load. Salary is prorated based on an initial hiring salary range of $20,559-$24,418 per semester; and is based on academic achievement, teaching and related experience.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Education – Possess any one of the following:

  • Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling; OR
  • Master’s degree in Special Education AND twenty-four (24) 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 twelve (12) or more semester units in upper division or graduate level work specifically in Counseling or Rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities; OR
  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Guidance, Student Personnel, Psychology, Career Development or Social Welfare AND two (2) years of full-time experience 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; OR
  • The equivalent of the above.

AND

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

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience providing counseling service to persons with disabilities.
  • Skill in personal, career and academic counseling.
  • Ability to teach counseling courses.
  • Ability to counsel/instruct students on an individual or group basis on study skills/learning strategies.
  • Strong organizational skills, excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to convey information clearly, problem solve, and respond appropriately to student and staff needs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with other college staff.
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.
  • Coordinate efforts of counseling faculty to complete Program Review and participate in the process of SLO assessment and evaluation and use the results of these assessments in the process of continuously improving student learning.
  • Perform other duties as required for the department and/or college.
  • Counselors may also be assigned to teach one or more counseling courses during a semester.
Other Duties
Application Information

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

  • Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Resume; (3) Unofficial copies of transcripts; (4) District Equivalency Application, if applicable; and (5) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.
  • All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.
  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will not be used for consideration of employment.
  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.

ABOUT TRANSCRIPTS:

  • If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.
  • Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application.
  • If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store, then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.
  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

EQUIVALENCY INFORMATION:
Applicants applying under equivalency bear the responsibility of submitting the District’s Equivalency Application form with details and evidence of the factors (academic preparation and/or experience) that they believe to be equivalent of the required qualifications for this position. Application(s) for equivalency are required if degrees are not in exact discipline required.

The Equivalency Application is included in the online application as an OPTIONAL form to complete.

  • ONLY complete the Request for Equivalency application if degree does not match discipline(s) stated in the Minimum Qualifications.
  • List accurately and completely the courses taken that match requirements of the required degree.
  • Do NOT attach documents such as course evaluations.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2174 Fax: (408) 867-9059
Email: Jobs@wvm.edu

Selection Process

SELECTION PROCESS INFORMATION:

  • Applications will be screened by appropriate department representatives on an as-needed basis. Qualified applicants who best meet the needs of the division will be contacted for an interview.
  • Travel expenses to attend the interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Applications will remain in our online system for 1 year. Each year, part-time pools will be refreshed and applicants will be notified of the opportunity to re-submit application.
  • Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.
  • The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
  • Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.

EEO STATEMENT:
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ a diverse workforce who will contribute to an inclusive and welcoming educational and employment environment. The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FY15/16-025POOL
Open Date 12/21/2015
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your experience in the areas of educational, career and personal counseling, especially as it applies to adults with disabilities. Additionally, describe any assessment tools that you have used.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your experience teaching counseling courses. Include a discussion of any experience providing small or large group instruction in study skills/learning strategies or test­ taking strategies.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * What involvement have you had with programs and/or services targeted at adult students with disabilities?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Transcripts
  2. Other Related Licenses or Certificates
  3. Supporting Documentation for Equivalency Request 1