Description of Position Diablo Valley College is seeking a part-time temporary position (fall semester), up to 18.5 hours per week, for a Learning Disabilities Specialist. The successful applicant will be well qualified to perform LD diagnostic testing, work closely with English faculty and students in basic skills English classes, advise students as to their learning needs and appropriate learning strategies. The position may involve some late afternoon and/or evening hours. Open until filled.
EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group: Sabbatical Leave Replacement
Department: D4000-Counseling Division
Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1. participation in department and college committees; 2. maintenance of current knowledge of subject matter; 3. maintenance of appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics; 4. advising students concerning learning disabilities assessment procedures, learning disabilities testing results, recommended services and academic accommodations; 5. providing diagnosis and verification of learning disabilities by administrating and/or interpreting either the Woodcock-Johnson Battery (WJ-IV), or the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-IV (WAIS-IV); 6. posting and maintaining regular office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy; 7. meeting individually with students to discuss their diagnostic testing, learning styles, and academic needs; 8. maintaining accurate attendance, scholastic, state and federal records for students utilizing computerized scoring and database software; 9. acting as an advocate/liaison between students and faculty member, when appropriate
Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience: (d) Except as provided in Subsections (a) through (d) above, the minimum requirements for service as a community college faculty member to provide credit specialized instruction for students with disabilities shall be satisfied by meeting the following requirements: (1) Possession of a masters degree, or equivalent foreign 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; Deaf and hearing impaired; (D) Physical disabilities; or (E) Adapted computer technology.
Desirable Qualifications: The college is seeking applicants who exhibit the highest level of professional excellence and dedication as evidenced by: demonstrated commitment to student learning and demonstrated commitment to promoting the success of all students in an open-access learning environment demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic backgrounds, cultures, preparation, learning styles, and/or disabilities commitment to professional growth and development, to innovation and improvement of teaching, and to assuming faculty responsibilities beyond the classroom in a shared governance environment experience working with students with learning disabilities in a community college setting experience in diagnosing learning disabilities and communicating diagnostic information that helps students maximize their learning strengths knowledge of effective materials and methods for teaching developmental reading, math, writing, and study skills to students with learning disabilities experience with strategies-based tutoring models familiarity with assistive technology as a learning strategy formal training in administration and interpretation, Woodcock-Johnson-IV Tests of Achievement (WJ-IV) formal training in administration and interpretation: WJ-IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities and/or WAIS-IV completed State Chancellors office L.D. Eligibility Model training
The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.
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About the DistrictThe mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable studen...t success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves. Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges. As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 35,000 students a term, in fall 2014 the demographic make-up of the students was 11% Black/African American; 16% Asian/Pacific Islander; 30% Hispanic/Latino; 31% White/Caucasian; and 13% Other. The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse. Contra Costa CollegeContra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 59 years. Most of the 8,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment. Diablo Valley CollegeDVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most successful community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity in student learning. DVC’s career-technical programs keep pace with emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top transfer pathways to UC Berkeley. Los Medanos CollegeLos Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.