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Company Name:
Glendale Community College
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Glendale, California
United States
Social Work
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
3-5 Years
Education level:
Bachelor Degree

Counselor - Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS)

Counselor - Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS)

$59,207.00 - $81,968.00 Annually

Glendale, CA

Job Type
Full-time Faculty


Job Number

5/31/2018 5:00 PM Pacific


This is a full-time, 10-month-per-year, tenure-track counseling position. Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) counseling faculty work thirty-five hours per week on campus. Members of the full-time faculty are expected to devote as much time as necessary to perform the professional responsibilities of the position. Participation in professional activities, curriculum development, and campus committees is expected. The position is categorically funded with monies provided by Disabled Students Programs and Services. The assignment may include evening and/or Saturday hours.

The DSPS Counselor will provide specialized academic, vocational/career and personal counseling services to a heterogeneous caseload of adult students with disabilities. Additional responsibilities include: community recruitment, advisement, instruction, and development of student educational plans. The DSPS Counselor will be assigned to work in the Center for Students with Disabilities. This position will report to the Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) of the college.

Start Date: Fall 2018

Examples of Duties
Provide specialized educational, career and personal counseling support and referrals for a diverse caseload of students with disabilities regarding goal completion, basic skills, probation, financial assistance, and how to succeed in college.

Maintain records and students' educational plans and contracts.

Assist in the collection and analysis of relevant medical, social, educational, personal and vocational information for each student.

Use one-to-one and small group settings to provide services to students.

Assist students in interpreting certificate, associate degree, and transfer related requirements.

Assist students in assessing, planning, and implementing their immediate and long-range goals.

Assist students in assessing their aptitudes, abilities and interests, and advising them regarding current and future employment trends.

Serve as an advocate for the student within the college and with outside service agencies.

Provide referrals to campus and community resources.

Participate in appropriate professional organizations and attend conferences and workshops.

Serve as a liaison to an assigned academic and/or vocational division.

Serve on college governance committees representing the interests of students with disabilities and participate in College and Student Services meetings.

Contribute to innovation in counseling services by working with instructional faculty to design student success programs and/or services.

Participate in assessing Student Learning Outcomes, Program Learning Outcomes, and Program Reviews.

Coordinate student services programs with other members of the division and assist in the development and implementation of curriculum, policies, and procedures for the program.

Work to achieve the college's Institutional, Program, and Student Learning Outcomes in support of Glendale Community College's mission statement.

Perform other counseling related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree or equivalent in rehabilitation counseling;


Master's degree in special education, AND twenty four or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work in counseling, guidance, student personnel, psychology, or social work;


Master's degree in counseling, guidance, student personnel, psychology, career development, or social welfare; and either

Twelve or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work specifically in counseling or rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities,


Two years of full-time experience, or the equivalent, in one or more of the following; (A) Counseling or guidance for students with disabilities; or (B) Counseling and/or guidance in industry, government, public agency, military or private social welfare organizations in which the responsibilities of the position were predominantly or exclusively for persons with disabilities.

Desirable Qualifications:

At least two years recent experience counseling individuals with disabilities in a secondary or postsecondary setting.

Community college or university counseling experience.

Demonstrated ability to conduct group counseling sessions and student services workshops, and instruction within a classroom and/or online modality.

Experience working with basic skills students.

Knowledge of and ability to interpret career assessments.

Experience working with a variety of computer system(s) supporting student services (i.e. Canvas, Moodle, Assist, PeopleSoft etc.).

Experience working with community college students with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds etc.

Bilingual abilities.

Ability to communicate in American Sign Language.

Additional Information
Starting salary is from $59,207 to $81,968 per year depending upon education and experience. Step placement within the appropriate column is determined by Article VIII of the Collective Bargaining agreement. Fringe benefits, which are subject to change pursuant to negotiations under Section 3500 of the California Government Code, are presently provided and include family and domestic partner medical and dental, two-party vision plan, and employee life insurance.

Application Process
This position requires the following documents to be attached to your online application in order to be considered:
• Current resume
• Cover letter that addresses minimum and desirable qualifications
• Five Professional References
• Transcripts showing ALL POST SECONDARY work and completion of required degree(s) must be submitted. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted only during the application process. Official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.
Please note: All required documentation must be attached to the online application by the applicant by the closing date. Additional documents not requested in the announcement, will not be reviewed.

Your application and any required attachments must be submitted by Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Applications with incomplete information (i.e. statements such as - "see resume") or missing documents will not be considered. If you have additional questions please call 818-240-1000 ext. 5921.

Selection Process
All completed applications and application materials will be screened to ensure that the minimum requirements stated in the job announcement are met. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and possess the highest degree of desired job-related qualifications will be invited to the college for an interview at their own expense. Each interview will include a teaching demonstration on an assigned topic. The College President will make the final recommendation to the Governing Board of Glendale Community College.

This position is offered contingent upon funding. The district reserves the right to extend, withdraw, and/or reopen this position at any time.

About the College
Glendale Community College (GCC) is nestled in the foothills of the San Rafael Mountains, centrally located at the intersection of three major freeways, just ten miles from downtown Los Angeles. Glendale is affectionately known as Jewel City, one of the fastest growing communities in the Southern California region. A vibrant hub of economic activity and cultural diversity; it is an exciting place to work and live!

GCC is recognized throughout the state as a model of shared governance and collegiality. Known for excellence and rigor, we have one of the highest transfer rates to the UC system and other California four-year colleges. Additionally, the college offers a broad range of vocational programs and takes pride in providing outstanding student services and curriculum to help prepare students for success in the 21st Century.

GCC is committed to maintaining an environment which provides opportunities to individuals with a wide variety of talents, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. We believe in the importance of diversity amongst our faculty, staff, and student population to better serve the college and surrounding communities.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Glendale Community College District provides all applicants for district employment with equal employment opportunities and provides present employees with training, compensation, promotion, and all other attributes of employment without regard to a person's race, religious creed, color, age, sex, national origin, veterans' status, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, gender identity or disability.

Applicants who require a reasonable accommodation for the application, testing or interviewing processes should contact the Human Resources Department at the time of application submission.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Glendale Community College.

Dr. Armine G. Hacopian, Dr. Vahe Peroomian, Ann H. Ransford, Anthony P. Tartaglia and Yvette Vartanian Davis


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