[Athen] Job Announcement LAVC

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Tue Mar 17 11:01:20 PDT 2015

Los Angeles Valley College is looking for a full-time, tenure-track
Disability Specialist to become part of the Services for Students with
Disabilities (SSD) Office team.

A summary of the position announcement appears below. Experienced
applicants with a backgrounds in technological accommodations and/or
assistive technology are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is
May 1, 2015.

The full job description and instructions for applying are available here:

The LAVC Services for Students with Disabilities Office (SSD) encourages and
supports students with disabilities in their effort to be productive,
independent and part of the LAVC community. The department's role is to
advocate, facilitate and accommodate so that students have full access to
classes, activities and services. The intent is for students with
disabilities to have a typical college experience by actively pursuing their
studies and being fully integrated into campus life. SSD Faculty are
expected to participate in departmental meetings and workgroups,
professional development, and contribute to the campus-at-large through
shared governance or other activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Identify students to profit from instruction in the use of assistive
computer technology.
* Evaluate functional limitations, skills and abilities of students
for the appropriate selection of hardware and software.
* Instruct small groups of students in the use of assistive and
instructional computer technology.
* Develop curriculum for specific learning needs of students with
* Maintain appropriate files and complete reports as directed.
* Recruit, hire, and schedule sign language interpreters for deaf and
hard of hearing students. Evaluate deaf and hard of hearing students for the
use of appropriate assistive technology.
* 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
* Work closely with the Instructional Assistant - Assistive Technology
to provide training with assistive technology hardware and software,
alternate media formats for instructional materials, equipment loans, and
inventory management. Refer students to appropriate campus and off-campus
* Communicate effectively both orally, by phone and in writing with
students, faculty, staff, administration, and community entities.
* Provide consultation and support to faculty, administration, and
staff regarding compliance issues such as the Americans with Disabilities
Act and sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
* Represent the Services for Students with Disabilities office on
committees addressing disability-related issues on the campus and in the
* Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired 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 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 train students in the usage of assistive
technology to accommodate disability-related educational limitations.
* Demonstrated knowledge of requirements pertaining to compliance with
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act for website accessibility and
Electronic and Information Technology (EIT).
* Knowledge and experience working with adults who have disabilities,
such as acquired brain injury, hearing impairment, learning disabilities,
mobility impairments, psychological disability, development delay, speech
and language disabilities, and visual impairments.
* Experience determining eligibility for DSPS through direct
evaluation, by observation, or from careful review of documentation
presented, as well as training in the proper use of various assessment
* Ability to direct many projects and tasks concurrently, within
multiple locations, and manage time wisely.
* Demonstrated knowledge of American Sign Language preferred.
* Ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with students who have
a variety of learning styles and disabilities.

See More at https://laccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/2029

Dave Green

Associate Dean, Services for Students with Disabilities

Los Angeles Valley College

(818) 947-2679 Voice

(818) 947-2680 TTY

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