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Date Posted: 4/17/15


Office of Human Resources, Building 100A, Room 21 

2088 North Beale Road, Marysville, CA 95901 

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SALARY:  $61,656 - $95,099/YR. (Initial placement will not be higher than the above listed salary, the top step for this position is Class VI, Step 19 which is $118,252 /YR.)



Under the supervision of the assigned Dean, the DSPS Counselor will assist with the implementation of services for students with disabilities to participate fully in their planning and participation in postsecondary education. The Counselor may be required to teach specialized classes, provide workshops, maintain student files and other duties requiring access and or accommodations for students.



• Interview students and discern whether or not a student can benefit from college programming.

• Provide specialized academic, career, personal, and disability management counseling for students.

• Gather appropriate data necessary for verification of disability and MIS reporting to state including as needed

transcripts, medical information, previous testing and/or psycho-educational reports, etc.

• Evaluate student’s academic strengths/weaknesses using appropriate measures and develop Student Educational Contracts.

• Conduct student orientation, interpret placement testing and other academic measures for the development of education plans; career planning for undecided students to establish their postsecondary goals.

• Counsel students with respect to basic skills needs, academic strategies for successful postsecondary participation, and students facing probation/dismissal status.

• Serve as an agent of Student Success and Equity of outcomes for students with disabilities and other groups identified by disproportionate data consistent with policy and practices from the state.

• Facilitate support services and accommodations such as note taking, auxiliary aids, test proctoring, and assistive hardware and software as needed.

• Maintain confidential records; keep accurate contact notes of information needed to complete Title 5 reporting and external audits.

• Work collaboratively with Learning Disability Specialists, college faculty including Counselors, other student support services and DSPS personnel to assist students with their academic goals.

• Serve as a liaison and advocate for students with disabilities in the community including but not limited to Department of Rehabilitation, County programs, businesses/industry, campus staff and other affiliate agencies.

• Participate in professional development activities, program review/vitality, student activities, and high school outreach and faculty professional responsibilities.

• Advocate for students with disabilities to obtain appropriate academic adjustments as well as civil rights for full participation of students in a postsecondary environment

• Work closely and in collaboration with assigned Administration

• Perform other related duties as assigned based on program and student needs to include instruction.



The successful candidate, by the date of hire, must possess the minimum qualifications for instructors in Counseling: Disabled Students Programs and Services at California Community Colleges: (All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum qualifications must be from accredited institutions.)

• Master’s degree, or the equivalent foreign degree, in rehabilitation counseling, OR

• Master’s degree, or the equivalent foreign degree in special education, AND 24 or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work in counseling, guidance, student personnel, psychology, or social work;


• A master’s degree in counseling, guidance, student personnel, psychology, career development, or social welfare; AND either 12 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.



• Working knowledge of Section 504, 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and other disability legislation at State and Federal levels affecting the provision of disability services at a California Community College.

• Knowledge of American Sign Language, or other manual communication.

• Experience as a counselor of students with disabilities in higher education

• Experience in career counseling, career assessment, and career curriculum design and delivery

• Knowledge of assistive technology

• Working knowledge of the California Community College Learning Disabilities Eligibility Model

• Experience counseling adult students from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, academic, language, and disability

• Working knowledge of progressive theories in Disabilities Studies and social justice for individuals with disabilities

• Effective inter-personal skills and working knowledge of student success strategies for collaborating with other student service providers including Counselors and Instructors.


REQUIRED DUTIES: Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


EQUIVALENCY: Applicants must meet YCCD minimum qualifications by the filing date or have been awarded equivalency by the District prior to the publication of the Recruitment Announcement.


FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS: Include a U.S. evaluation and translation. Contact the Human Resources website for a list of agencies providing foreign transcript services.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT: Yuba Community College District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and guarantees equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation and does not discriminate in its educational programs, in employment nor in any other of its activities.


PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment is dependent upon Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance; all fees are the responsibility of the selected candidates and serves; the purpose of obtaining a criminal history as authorized by the California Education Code. All prospective employees shall be required to provide verification of TB test.


WORKING CONDITIONS: Categorically funded positions are contingent upon funding. In accordance to Board Policy, smoking is restricted in many areas of the Yuba Community College District. Woodland Community College is a tobacco free campus.


INTERVIEW: Candidates selected for an interview will be required to visit Yuba Community College District at his/her own expense upon a date selected by the District. Meeting minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.


BENEFITS/SALARY: The District offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees and dependent, valued at over $18,000 annually with a $178.50 monthly out of pocket expense to employees or dependents for monthly premiums. The package includes health, dental, vision, two (2) life insurance policies and an Employee Assistance program. Additional benefits include contributions to the State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS), 457/403b options, 10 sick days and a 202 day contract. INITIAL PLACEMENT WILL NOT BE HIGHER THAN CLASS 6, STEP 10, ACCORDING TO THE ACADEMIC HANDBOOK.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE: Applications are available from the Human Resources Office, 2088 North Beale Road, Building 100A, Room 21, Marysville, CA 95901 or visit the Human Resources web site at: A complete application packet includes: YCCD Academic Application, Resume, Transcripts, Equal Employment Opportunity Statement (attach a Word Document), Three (3) current letters of recommendation and a Cover letter/letter of interest, must be received not later than the final filing date. Application materials may be sent via regular mail, dropped off at one of our various locations, faxed to 530 741-1017 or emailed to:


PLEASE NOTE: AS SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS, AN APPLICATION MAY, BUT NEED NOT, INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: (a) one current evaluation from a peer or supervisor, (b) one abstract of a publication, and/or (c) portfolio. NO OTHER SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL SHOULD BE INCLUDED.


It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure all application materials are received by the application deadline date. All submitted materials become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied and will be considered for this recruitment only. Incomplete and/or late application packets will not be considered.

TIMELINE: Interviews are scheduled for May 2015. Before a candidate is employed with the District, the candidate will be confirmed by the Governing Board; the proposed confirmation date is June 2015.


* This position is anticipated to be assigned to Yuba College of the Yuba Community College District but may be assigned temporarily or permanently within the District.


IF YOU REQUIRE ACCOMMODATION TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please contact the Human Resources Office at (530) 741-6975.



1. In the interview, consideration will be given by the Selection Committee to factors other than education and experience, including, but not limited to, apparent personal development, ability to work with others, initiative, and sensitivity.

2. Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the administration has acted upon the Selection Committee's recommendation for employment.

3. The College reserves the right to investigate past employment records, including contacting former employers.

4. The College reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for a position if it is deemed that

applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate Qualified Applicant Pool.

5. As required by the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy of the Yuba Community College District, the Personnel Services and Human

Resources Development Office is required to maintain an Equal Employment file which will yield the composition of application flow by ethnic identification, gender and disability. The tear-off tab of the Application Form is provided for this purpose. Completing and returning this form is done on a voluntary basis by the candidate. If returned, the form will be detached from the Application Form and placed in our Applicant Flow File. This information will not be used as part of our recruiting process.

6. IMPORTANT: Any misstatements or omissions of material facts in this application or an interview may be cause for dismissal, if employed.



The vision of the Yuba Community College District Board of Trustees is to ensure student success by:

• Providing an innovative, world-class learning environment;

• Building and maintaining an atmosphere of trust within the college district and with our communities;

• Developing and maintaining programs and facilities that best meet the needs of our students and communities; 

• Stewarding resources strategically to meet the diverse needs of our communities and region;

• Providing educational, economic, cultural, and civic leadership for our communities and region.



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