[Athen] FW: Disability Specialist Position Announcement

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Fri Jun 22 13:40:16 PDT 2018

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Los Angeles Valley College is looking for a full-time, tenure-track
Disability Specialist (technology focused) 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 background in technological accommodations and/or
assistive technology are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is
August 20, 2018.

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





DEADLINE TO FILE: July 20, 2018

The Los Angeles Community College District announces an opening for
Counselor position at Los Angeles Valley College. Los Angeles Valley College
(LAVC), one of the nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College
District is located in the San Fernando Valley. With an enrollment of
approximately 20,000 students, LAVC offers a wide range of academic and
career technical education programs, and transfers students to leading
public and private colleges and universities.

The LAVC Services for Students with Disabilities Office (SSD) encourages and
support 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.

Mission: Los Angeles Valley College serves as a leader in student success,
with pathways for certificates, degrees, transfer, and continuing education.
We enable students to advance their education, personal development, and
quality of life, empowering them to be productive and engaged members of the
global community.


The Services for Students with Disabilities Office at Los Angeles Valley
College is accepting applications for a fulltime Disability Specialist
position to August 20, 2018. This assignment will be for 35 hours per week
and may require some evening hours.


* 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
* Instruct small groups of students in the use of assistive and
instructional computer technology.
* Develop assistive technology curriculum for specific learning needs
of students with disabilities.

* 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

* Maintain appropriate files and complete reports as directed.

* Perform other duties as assigned.


Applicants for this position must show evidence of the following

1. Possession of a master's degree in the category of disability,
special education, education, psychology, educational psychology, or
rehabilitation counseling; AND
2. Fifteen semester units of upper division or graduate study in the
area of disability, to include, but not be limited to:

a. Learning Disabilities;
b. Developmental Disabilities;
c. Deaf and Hearing Impaired;
d. Physical Disabilities; or
e. Adapted Computer Technology.


A medical certificate indicating fitness to engage in administrative work is
required for new employees at the applicant's expense prior to employment.


The Los Angeles Community College District determines placement on the pay
scale depending on verified education and employment history. The basic
salary range is from $72,852 to $110,124 for the 12 month assignment
depending on experience and professional preparation. The doctoral
differential is $4212. An excellent benefit package which includes medical,
vision, dental and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible


* 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.

* 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

* 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).

* 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.


Applicants will be required to file the application using web-based software
to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and
uploaded as attachments.

Please go to https://laccd.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=6
&c=laccd to file the application. After review of application materials by
selection committee(s), applicants will be contacted if selected for

For consideration in the selection process, all interested applicants must
submit the following:

1. A detailed letter of interest specifically addressing how you meet
the minimum and desired qualification for this position.
2. Current resume.
3. A one-page statement describing your approach to working with
students with disabilities in a community college.
4. Three recent letters of recommendation to include the names,
position title, relationship, address, and phone numbers.
5. Copies of unofficial transcripts for all colleges attended (NOTE:
official transcripts will be required at the time of hiring).
Documentation from an approved foreign transcript evaluator is required for
degrees received from other countries. You can obtain a listing of approved
foreign evaluation agencies at the California Commission on Teacher
Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf
<http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf> ;
6. Reference list with the names, addresses and telephone numbers of
your last three supervisors (your current supervisor should be one of the
three names given).

Application materials will not be accepted by Fax, Mail or Email. Incomplete
applications may be excluded from consideration.

Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications. LACCD and its
Colleges reserve the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any
time. Final determination of part-time faculty assignments is contingent
upon enrollment, funding and/or class availability.

Note: Hiring will depend on availability of funding. The District does not
provide expense reimbursement for those invited to interviews.

For consideration, please complete the application and attach required
documents by July 20, 2018.

Immediate filing is recommended. For questions regarding the application
process, please contact Frances Hurwit at hurwitfa at lavc.edu.

Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may
request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least
three business days prior notice. Documentation of the need for
accommodation may be requested.

Equal Employment Policy

The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement
equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard
to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy,
age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual
orientation, or veteran status. Positive action will be taken to ensure that
this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment,
hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during
employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for
training, layoff or termination. A vigorous equal employment opportunity
program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve
expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups
through the implementation of specific result- oriented plans and procedures
(Board Rule 101301).

Los Angeles Valley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

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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