Part-time Learning Disabilities SpecialistBookmark This
3401 CSM Drive
San Mateo, CA
DescriptionGeneral Statement: The College seeks employees who value working in a collegial, culturally sensitive, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve success. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create integrated, interdisciplinary learning experiences. Faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods as appropriate to the discipline. Duties and Responsibilities: 1.Implement the Learning Disabilities Program, consistent with the mission of the California Community Colleges and in coordination with the Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS).
2.Provide assessment and verification of learning disabilities with assessment procedures described in the Guideline for Identifying California Community College Students with Learning Disabilities.
3.Write individualized education plans for students.
4.Provide appropriate referrals and accommodations.
5.Select appropriate materials.
6.Train and direct the work of staff, including tutors who work with students with learning disabilities.
7.Maintain accurate records for each student receiving services.
8.Provide information and outreach to high schools and community agencies.
9.Enhance the orientation program for students with learning disabilities. Requirements: 1.Possession of a master's degree in Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Education, Psychology, Educational Psychology, or Rehabilitation OR the equivalent (see below) OR a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Credential in Disabled Student Programs and Services (Learning Disabilities).
2.Fifteen (15 semester units of upper division or graduate study in Learning disabilities.
3.Completion of the California Community College Learning Disability Eligibility Model Training.
4.Demonstrated experience or training in the administration and interpretation of standardized diagnostic instruments as indicated in the Learning Disabilities Eligibility Model.
5.Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.
For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application choosing one or more of the following:
Degree Equivalence: Possession of a degree(s) with similar content to those listed in the job announcement. Transcripts required.
Academic Background Equivalence: Meet all of the requirements for minimum qualifications in an allied field, and twenty-four (24) semester units of both upper division and graduate work in the academic field specified in the job announcement. Transcripts required.
Professional Achievement Equivalence: Outstanding professional achievement or substantial training in the field specified in the job announcement. Preparation, experience, and ability must be equivalent to those expected from a candidate who meets minimum qualifications. Desirable Skills and Abilities: The screening committee will select for interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:
1.Two years' experience working with adult students with learning disabilities in the college setting;
2.Experience administering and interpreting the current appropriate achievement and cognitive assessment instruments;
3.The ability to understand the implications of behavior elicited by a specific disability;
4.Knowledge of other disabilities including acquired brain injuries, psychological and developmental disabilities;
5.Ability to design and implement intervention strategies and academic accommodation strategies; and
6.Knowledge and experience with assistive computer technology (both hardware and software) for students with learning disabilities.
7.Experience teaching and/or advising at the high school or college level. EEO Statement: The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities. Benefits: Academic employees participate in the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS), a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California or they may choose to participate in the STRS Cash Balance program or Social Security. Required Documents: Resume/Curriculum Vitae
College Transcripts Special Instructions to Applicants: The cover letter should address applicant qualifications as they directly relate to the Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement.
Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts may be submitted with the application; official copies will be required at the time of the interview.