Long Beach Community College District — Full Time Faculty – DSPS Counselor (Assistive & Adaptive Technology)

Full Time Faculty – DSPS Counselor (Assistive & Adaptive Technology)

Salary: $86,031.53 – $124,924.71 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: A23-10
Closing: 1/31/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Both Liberal Arts Campus & Pacific Coast Campus, CA
Department: Counseling

Description

Full Time Faculty – DSPS Counselor (Assistive & Adaptive Technology)

LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE

Long Beach City College is committed to providing equitable student learning and achievement, by delivering high quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities. Long Beach City College currently has the privilege of serving approximately 34,464 students, the majority of whom are students of color. Long Beach City College is a Hispanic serving institution, and of our student population 53% are Hispanic/Latinx, 18% are White, 14% are African American, 12% are Asian & Filipino. An ideal candidate will demonstrate cultural competency in serving the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, racial, and cultural backgrounds of community college student populations, including students with differing abilities. As one of the most diverse community college districts in southern California, we offer a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, vocational and occupational programs. For more information on our College demographics please click here: https://www.lbcc.edu/pod/lbcc-college-facts.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Long Beach Community College District is currently seeking one full-time tenured DSPS Counselor (Assistive & Adaptive Technology) Professor commencing with the Fall 2023 semester. This assignment also includes curriculum development, participation in the shared governance process through work in normal professional activities, committee work, and student activities. The teaching assignment may be at the Liberal Arts campus, the Pacific Coast campus or other college teaching locations. The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, on-line or off campus and is subject to change as needed. Faculty positions offer the opportunity to assist a diverse group of adult students in achieving their educational goals. As one of the most diverse community college districts in southern California, we offer a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, vocational and occupational programs.

COLLEGE MISSION

Long Beach City College is committed to providing equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high-quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities. We are Purposeful, Focused, Nurturing, Connected and Respectful. (Download PDF reader)

At Long Beach City College, we celebrate equity, diversity and ensure a positive and inclusive working environment for all college students, faculty, staff, and administrators. We believe diversity fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for our students. We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to hiring qualified applicants who are dedicated to student learning and success.

Duties

The College seeks candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for commitment to student success. The position encompasses the following professional responsibilities and competencies.

SERVICE

  • Assume leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
  • Commitment to serving the needs of the student, department, college, and community.
  • Collaboration across disciplines and utilization of student support resources.
  • Participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities. Participation in curriculum and program development.
  • Work collegially and collaboratively within the college community.
  • Participation in ongoing professional development.

TEACHING

  • Ability to create a dynamic learning environment that values instructor/student interaction.
  • Ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.
  • Ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the knowledge of each individual and class.
  • Ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidence based assessment of student learning.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to integrating new technologies into the learning process, including but not limited to interactive technologies for on campus and on- line courses.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Apply DSPS policies and procedures, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations, requirements pertaining to compliance with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act for website accessibility and Electronic and information (EIT), Title 5 and California Education Code Regulations and federal and state law as related to access issues in a community college setting.
  • Determine eligibility for DSP&S office through direct evaluation, by observation, or from careful review of documentation presented, as well as training in the proper use of various assessment techniques.
  • Evaluate functional limitations, skills and abilities of students in order to design and implement appropriate disability-related accommodations and recommend the use of appropriate assistive technology hardware and software.
  • Implement adaptive/assistive technology services that facilitate access to electronic information and educational programs for students with various disabilities, and of assistive technology application to assist in accommodating disability-related educational limitations.
  • Apply knowledge of assistive technologies to provide services unique to the needs of students who are blind or have low vision, deaf and hard of hearing or those with learning differences/neurodiverse students.
  • Coordinate various assistive technology-related projects and tasks concurrently, within multiple locations, and manage time wisely.
  • Develop assistive technology curriculum for specific learning needs of students with disabilities.
  • Manage and evaluate test proctoring services and determine appropriate assistive technologies for use in testing based on student educational limitations.
  • Work with faculty and staff to support the assistive technology needs for students with disabilities.
  • Serve as liaison and resource person in the areas of assistive technology and disability related issues for college personnel and distance education.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (UNDER ADAPTED COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY: DISABLED STUDENT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FROM THE CHANCELLOR'S HANDBOOK)

  • Master's, or equivalent foreign degree, in the category of disability, special education, education, psychology, educational psychology or rehabilitation counseling AND 15 semester units of upper division or graduate study in adapted computer technology

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (UNDER MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR COUNSELING DISABLED STUDENTS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES)

  • Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling OR
  • Master's degree in counseling, guidance counseling, student personnel, clinical or counseling psychology, education counseling, social work, career development, marriage and family therapy, marriage, family and child counseling, OR
  • A Bachelor's degree in marriage and family therapy or in marriage, family and child counseling and possession of a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT); AND either 15 or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work related to people with disabilities, or completion of six semester units, or the equivalent of a graduate-level counseling practicum or counseling field work courses, in a post-secondary Disabled Students Programs and Services program or in a program dealing with people with disabilities, OR
  • Two years of fulltime experience, OR
  • The equivalent, in one or more of the following: (A) Counseling for students with disabilities; or (B) Counseling in industry, government, public agencies, military or private social welfare organizations in which the responsibilities are for persons with disabilities, or the equivalent.

All candidates must demonstrate

Evidence of a sensitivity, understanding, and ability to manage the classroom environment AND effectively provide instruction to community college students of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply DSPS policies and procedures, Title 5 and California Education Code Regulations, and federal and state laws related to access issues in a community college setting.
  • Strong knowledge of adaptive/assistive technologies that facilitate access to electronic information and educational programs for students with various disabilities, and of assistive technology applications to assist in accommodating disability-related educational limitations.
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct and train students in the usage of assistive technology to accommodate disability-related educational limitations either in a classroom or workshop setting.
  • Ability to direct many projects and tasks concurrently, within multiple locations and manage time wisely.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) as it applies to higher education community college.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of assistive technologies unique to the needs of students who are blind or have low vision, deaf and hard of hearing or those with learning differences/neurodiverse students.

Additional Information

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Long Beach City College only considers complete applications for employment. All application materials must be electronically submitted and uploaded by the applicant by the application deadline. Applications are initially screened for completeness and State Minimum Qualifications. Complete applications are forwarded to the Department hiring committee for further review.

A complete application includes:

  • A Long Beach Community College District Online Application.
  • A cover letter outlining your education and experience relevant to this position.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A list of three references, including current addresses and telephone numbers of both colleagues and supervisors.
  • ALL graduate and undergraduate transcripts, showing school name, all college coursework, degree title and conferral date. This includes transcripts for any and all for the following degrees BA/BS, MA/MS and above (Ed.D, Ph,D, etc.) and courses used for transfer credit. Transcripts can be official or unofficial and must be submitted as an attachment. The conferral date must be on or before the application deadline in order to meet Minimum Qualifications.
  • Transcripts from countries other than the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Service (NACES).
  • Applicants who do not meet the Statewide Minimum Qualifications for this discipline verbatim are required to submit a Supplemental Equivalency Application (Download PDF reader).

SELECTION PROCESS AND TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

  • Application deadline: 01/31/2023
  • Application screening: 03/06/2023 – 03/17/2023
  • Applications are initially screened for completeness and Minimum Qualifications.
  • Complete applications are forwarded to the Department hiring committee for further review.
  • First level interview: Week of 04/10/2023
  • Final interview: tentatively planned for the Week of 04/24/2023

COVID-19

All Long Beach Community College employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan 3, 2022 in compliance with District Policy. Please note that if selected for employment, you must provide proof of fully vaccinated status by date of hire. Documented proof of vaccination is required as part of the onboarding process. Individuals requesting accommodation must do so in a timely manner for consideration. For further information on LBCC District COVID-19 policy and guides, please view our Return to Campus page.

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS

Individuals who require reasonable accommodations in the Application or Examination Process in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office at least two days prior to the closing date, by calling (562) 938-4372.

THE LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Long Beach Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and equity-minded hiring practices. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, language, accent, citizenship status, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.

Ancestral Land Acknowledgement:
Long Beach City College acknowledges our presence on the traditional ancestral land of the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples. This land remains unceded territory. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory. Long Beach City College honors and respects the Gabrielino/Tongva ancestors and their connection to this land.

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