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Part-Time Instructor - DSPS Counselor - Adjunct

MPC (Monterey Peninsula College) Recruitment
Monterey, CA Full-time
Posted on November 26, 2019

Monterey Peninsula College invites applications for the position of: DSPS Counselor - Adjunct

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Opening Date: 11/22/19

Closing Date: Continuous


Monterey Peninsula College is currently accepting applications for a part-time Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) Counselor. The successful candidate will provide academic, vocational, and disability management counseling for students with disabilities in the Access Resource Center (ARC) at Monterey Peninsula College. Additionally, this individual may conduct workshops related to self-advocacy, disability management, and student success. Assignments may include both day and evening hours at the Monterey campus or Marina Education Center.

Example of Duties:

Provide academic, vocational and disability-management counseling to students with a variety of disabilities. Perform counseling activities including initial interviews, general assessment, collection and certification of disability verification documentation, advisement, development of educational plans, registration assistance, and maintenance of ARC (DSPS) student files in compliance with state and federal regulations. Facilitate the provision of support services and accommodations. Develop and/or monitor ARC (DSPS) Academic Accommodation Plan. Be familiar with assistive technology and alternate media in order to make recommendations for student accommodations. Make appropriate referrals to on-campus and community resources. Work with appropriate personnel to meet the requirements of laws pertaining to access for persons with disabilities in higher education. Maintain liaison with educational and community-based organizations, including the Department of Rehabilitation, for ongoing referral. Conduct student outreach, recruitment, and retention activities. Consult and problem-solve with staff/faculty on disability-related matters and student educational issues. Advocate for students with disabilities as appropriate participate in department, division and campus meetings. Participate in ARC program review processes. Participate in the development and achievement of ARC program student learning outcomes. Represent students with disabilities in college activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Possession of a master's degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in rehabilitation counseling, or Possession of a master's degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in special education, and twenty four or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work in counseling, guidance, student personnel, psychology, or social work; 11/22/2019 Job Bulletin or A master's degree in counseling, guidance, student personnel, psychology, career development, or social welfare; and either twelve or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work specifically in counseling or rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities, or two years of full-time experience, or the equivalent, in one or more of the following; Counseling or guidance for students with disabilities; or 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. And Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications

Experience with or ability to provide counseling services for students with disabilities at the community college level. Experience with or the ability to teach specialized courses for students with disabilities at the community college level (Learning Skills courses or the equivalent). Experience with or ability to conduct workshops and program presentations about DSPS. Willingness and ability to work cooperatively with colleagues on matters promoting services for students with disabilities and the ARC Program.

Work Schedule

As arranged during Access Resource Center hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm Evening hours may be arranged as needed. Monterey Peninsula College actively seeks a diverse pool of applicants interested in working in an environment which values flexibility, openness to change, collaboration, respect for others and their points of view, and involvement in College activities, all with the goal of meeting the needs of our diverse student population.

The District does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The District is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications 2/3 11/22/2019 Job Bulletin from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.