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LEARNING DISABILITIES SPECIALIST (DSPS): Adjunct Non-Classroom Instructor POOL (college credit)

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Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm PT on the closing date. If you need assistance with your online application, employment staff is available 8:00 am to 4:30 pm PT, Monday through Friday (excluding all major holidays).

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete on-line application (references to résumés or other uploaded documents within the on-line application will be considered an “incomplete” application; if any section does not apply, please enter “N/A”). The following document(s) should be assembled prior to completing the on-line SDCCD Academic / Vocational Application (these will need to be uploaded with your application):

RÉSUMÉ: emphasizing experience, education, training and abilities directly related to the position

LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/CREDENTIALS: Please see respective field above for documents to upload

UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS: Please submit a copy of all college-level transcripts. Note: transcripts from multiple colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded

Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed.

  • Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.

Posting Details

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Closing Date:
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Classification Title LEARNING DISABILITIES SPECIALIST (DSPS): Adjunct Non-Classroom Instructor POOL (college credit)
Working Title Adjunct Faculty
Recruitment Limits
Location District Wide
Pay Information

At the time that an offer of assignment is made, proper salary placement is contingent upon receipt of OFFICIAL (sealed) transcripts and Verifications of Previous Work Experience (if applicable). Instructors with advanced coursework and/ or experience shall be placed on the appropriate class and step on the Adjunct College Salary Schedules, effective the first month following receipt (in Human Resources) of the official transcripts and Verifications of Previous Work Experience (if applicable). Initial salary placement will be at the first class/step until all required documentation has been submitted.

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FLSA Status Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Position Type Adjunct
Bargaining Unit: AFT/College Faculty
Range (na)
Department District Wide
The Position

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Learning Disabilities Specialist, Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) at the District Administrative Offices, CalWORKs restricted contract.


While the current adjunct position is at the District Office, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor.

Major Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Director, DSPS, the adjunct will be responsible for the provision of assessment for CalWORKs clients with possible learning disabilities. The assignment includes: providing assessment for learning disabilities using the California Community College Eligibility Model; evaluating clients’ academic strengths and weaknesses; discussing test interpretation and recommended accommodations with clients; consulting with CalWORKs personnel regarding implementation of accommodations and strategies for potential work; maintaining related records for completed assessment and services provided to clients; representing DSPS at meetings and District functions as needed; and, other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Degrees must be from regionally accredited institutions.


Applicants for this position must show evidence of meeting the following minimum qualifications:


  1. The minimum qualifications for providing credit specialized instruction for students with learning disabilities [Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in learning disabilities, special education, education, psychology, educational psychology, or rehabilitation counseling; AND, fifteen (15) semester units of upper division or graduate study in Learning Disabilities]; OR,


  2. Possession of a California Community College Disabled Student Programs & Services Credential with a specialization in Learning Disabilities that is valid for life; OR,


  3. The equivalent; AND,


  4. Successful completion of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office “Learning Disabilities Eligibility Model Training”

Desired Qualifications

The successful candidate shall demonstrate:

  • Completion of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office “Learning Disabilities Eligibility Model Training” OR verified professional training on one or more of the following assessment instruments: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS III or WAIS IV), Woodcock Johnson III or Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT II).

  • Recent experience, in an educational setting, administering and interpreting the WAIS IV, Woodcock Johnson III, WIAT II, and other applicable assessment instruments.

  • Knowledge and application of appropriate work and instructional strategies and methodologies for students with learning disabilities.

  • Ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team providing support to clients with learning disabilities.

  • Knowledge and application of technology for the purpose of assessment, recordkeeping and instruction.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

  • Effective interpersonal communication skills.

  • Experience working with students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Effective organizational skills and the ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.

Equivalency

If you do not possess the exact degrees listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of teaching classes, please complete a “Request for Equivalency Form” (link to the left) and attach it during the application process.

Foreign Degree:

Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Licenses/Certificates/Credentials:

[If possess] California Community College Disabled Student Programs & Services Credential with a specialization in Learning Disabilities that is valid for life


[If possess] Certificate of completion: California Community College Chancellor’s Office “Learning Disabilities Eligibility Model Training”

Commitment to Diversity:

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete on-line application (references to résumés or other uploaded documents within the on-line application will be considered an “incomplete” application; if any section does not apply, please enter “N/A”). The following document(s) should be assembled prior to completing the on-line SDCCD Academic / Vocational Application (these will need to be uploaded with your application):


RÉSUMÉ: emphasizing experience, education, training and abilities directly related to the position


LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/CREDENTIALS: Please see respective field above for documents to upload


UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS: Please submit a copy of all college-level transcripts. Note: transcripts from multiple colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded


Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed.


  • Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.

Working Conditions

Variable, depending on assignment.

Conditions of Employment:
Additional Information:
  • Newly hired faculty members are required to submit official transcripts and pay a fingerprint processing fee.
  • All new SDCCD employees must provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment, and must renew the certificate every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment.
  • Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.
Posting Number AJ00397

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • No Response
    • SDCCD employment web site
    • EdJoin (SD Co. Office of Education)
    • CA Community Colleges Registry
    • Craig's List
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • Professional organization/publication
    • SD Union Tribune newspaper ad (including Sign On San Diego)
    • SDCCD Employee
    • Job Fair
    • Other (list below)
  2. If other, please specify.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you a current SDCCD employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. If yes, please enter your employee ID:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * The San Diego Community College District has a very diverse staff and student population in terms of ethnicities, cultures, and languages. Describe your experience that demonstrates your cultural competency and sensitivity to diversity.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The questions that follow will assist in determining if you meet the required minimum qualifications. If you do not meet any of these qualifications or you have a/an equivalent foreign degree(s) to any of the qualifications above, please respond to applicable questions below.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you possess a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in learning disabilities, special education, education, psychology, educational psychology, or rehabilitation counseling; AND, fifteen semester units of upper division or graduate study in Learning Disabilities?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you possess a California Community College Disabled Student Programs & Services Credential with a specialization in Learning Disabilities that is valid for life?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Have you completed the California Community College Chancellor's Office "Learning Disabilities Eligibility Model Training"? If yes, state "Yes" and indicate date completed. <i>Note: You will need to upload a copy of your certificate. </i>If no, enter "N/A".

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Please describe your professional training (which can be verified) on one or more of the following assessment instruments: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS III or WAIS IV), Woodcock Johnson III or Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT II)?

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Please describe your recent experience, in an educational setting, administering and interpreting the WAIS IV, Woodcock Johnson III, WIAT II, and other applicable assessment instruments.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * Please describe your knowledge and application of appropriate work and instructional strategies and methodologies for students with learning disabilities.

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. * Please describe your ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team providing support to clients with learning disabilities.

    (Open Ended Question)

  14. * Please describe your knowledge and application of technology for the purpose of assessment, recordkeeping, and instruction.

    (Open Ended Question)

  15. * Please describe your ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

    (Open Ended Question)

  16. * Please describe your organizational skills and your ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.

    (Open Ended Question)

  17. * FOREIGN DEGREES: Do you possess an equivalent foreign degree(s) needed to meet the required minimum qualifications to teach in this discipline? If you do, you must have a "professional" equivalency evaluation to attach. Please click on "Foreign Degree Evaluation Information" to the left if you need to obtain one.
    • No Response
    • Doesn't apply - I do not possess an equivalent foreign degree(s) required to meet the minimum qualifications.
    • Yes - I have a foreign degree(s) and will attach my "professional" equivalency evaluation(s) during the attachment phase of this application process.
    • Yes - I have a foreign degree(s) but I do not have a "professional" equivalency evaluation(s) to attach.
  18. * EQUIVALENCY REQUEST <i>(includes degrees not yet conferred)</i>: If you do not possess any of the above qualifications, you are welcome to apply on the basis of equivalency. <i>You will need to complete a "Request for Equivalency Form" (link) to the left and attach it.</i> Please select the response below that applies to you.
    • No Response
    • Doesn't apply - I meet at least one of the required minimum qualifications.
    • Degree not yet conferred - I will meet the minimum qualifications when my degree is conferred. This must occur prior to employment with the SDCCD.
    • Do not possess the stated minimum qualifications for this discipline - I will attach a "Request for Equivalency Form" with the respective documents.

Required & Optional Documents

Required Documents
  1. Licenses/Certificates/Credentials
  2. Résumé
  3. Unofficial Transcript(s)
Optional Documents
  1. Equivalency Request (required if applicable)
  2. Foreign Degree Evaluation (required if applicable)