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Faculty Employment Opportunities

DISABILITY SPECIALIST
Disability Resources

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PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE

EXTENDED PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE: Monday, April 28, 2014
(initial screening date; open until filled)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an individual with demonstrated program development and advising skills to join an outstanding team of faculty, staff and instructional administrators to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. This categorically funded regular contract faculty position is assigned to the Santa Rosa Campus and begins August 2014. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

Faculty and staff in the Disability Resources Department provide a rich combination of support services and instruction to over 2,300 students with disabilities at Santa Rosa Junior College. The Disability Resources Department enjoys a collaborative, professional team approach to the administration of its programs.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Disability Specialist in this position is responsible for providing: advising, authorization of accommodations and services, disability management counseling and instruction to students with a wide range of disabilities. This Disability Specialist will have demonstrated cultural competence for the Hispanic population and serve as the anchor position to develop outreach, services and programming specific to the needs of Hispanic students with disabilities.

SRJC offers courses and student services at two campuses, located in Santa Rosa and Petaluma, as well as multiple satellite locations within the District, including on-line. While this assignment is primarily at the Santa Rosa Campus, the District reserves the right of assignment to any location, and assignments can involve any combination of day or evening classes with weekly office hours being mandatory. Regular Faculty assume responsibility for maintaining currency in the field, for updating existing courses and developing new curricula (including courses that serve community needs, such as short, non-credit, or online courses), assisting in the assessment of student learning outcomes, participating in department activities and other college service such as committee work, managing laboratories, and participating in community outreach on behalf of the college.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required (Candidates must be qualified in one or more of thefollowing categories as follows):

  1. Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling; OR
  2. Master's 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; OR
  3. 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 areas:
    1. Counseling or guidance for student with disabilities;OR
    2. Counseling and/or guidance in industry, government,public agencies, military or private social welfareorganizations in which the responsibilities of the position were predominantly or exclusively for persons with disabilities;

      OR

    The equivalent.

    If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at the time of application.

    Preferred:

    • Bilingual with Spanish and English abilities and demonstrated cultural competence for the Hispanic population.
    • Recent experience with adults with disabilities.
    • Program development and/or coordination experience.
    • Teaching experience at the secondary or post-secondary level.

    Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES

    In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:

    1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Faculty Application Form, Personal Data Form and Applicant Notification Form. Personal Data Form is optional.
      • If applicable, completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents.
    2. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the Position Description section of this announcement.
    3. Include a statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
    4. Current Resume.
    5. Write a description of an outreach program at SRJC that specifically addresses the needs of Hispanic students with disabilities at our college. The description should include: barriers to college access for this population, methods for conducting outreach to potential students, strategies for addressing barriers, beneficial services for this population, and approaches for collaborating with appropriate campus departments and community organizations. The description should be no more than 4 typed pages.
    6. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work. Unofficial copies (both sides) are acceptable, but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring. If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
    7. If applicable, a copy of your California Community College Instructors Credential (both sides).

    PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
    (In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Starting Salary Range: $57,389 - $80,918 per year (2013/14 Faculty Salary Schedule). Teaching experience, other related professional experience, and academic degrees determine salary placement on a schedule that is competitive with other California Community Colleges.

    • Benefits: The District offers a competitive health and benefit package for employees and eligible dependents.Leave time: Full-time faculty members earn one day of sick leave for each month worked.

    • Housing: A mortgage loan at substantially below-market interest rates may be available to the candidate selected for this position (contact Human Resources for more information).


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    Application Materials & Procedures

    To download job announcements and application materials, please go to http://www.santarosa.edu/hr/job-openings/job-openings.php or contact us to be mailed the materials to apply :

    Human Resources Department

    Santa Rosa Junior College

    PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive

    MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue

    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

    PHONE (707) 527-4954

    FAX (707) 527-4967

    EMAIL bhodenfield@santarosa.edu


    The office is located in the Button Building on the college campus and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each opening.

    It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration. Applications received after the priority filing deadline will be considered only if the initial priority screening is unsuccessful.

    Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Student Body, and the Board of Trustees.

    Although Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for expenses related to the first interview, candidates traveling from out of the area for administrative or full-time faculty positions who are selected as finalists will be offered a travel stipend for their administrative interview(s).

    If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources Department.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

    1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
    2. Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
    3. Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
    4. Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

    The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at www.santarosa.edu/police or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.