Faculty (adjunct) - Disability Resources

Santa Rosa College Santa Rosa, CA
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PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

* Adjunct faculty assignments are part-time, temporary and/or on-call faculty assignments, on an immediate or as needed basis (as specified in Education Code Section 87482.5). Applications are accepted for adjunct faculty pools for a period of one year from the filing priority deadline date. If the department has an immediate need to add candidates to their pool, they will review applications received by the priority deadline date. All applications received after the priority deadline will remain on file for the next review by the department, or for up to one year. If the department does not have an immediate need to add candidates to their pool, all applications will remain on file until the need arises, or for up to one year. If selected for interview, candidates will be invited to meet with a committee. If selected for the pool, candidates remain in the pool for a period of four years.

ADJUNCT POOL DESCRIPTION:

Candidates selected for the pool and offered an assignment must be located near enough to the District or plan on moving near the District to accept part-time, substitute or emergency assignments. Candidates who are recommended for the pool after committee interviews will only be added to the pool for disciplines interviewed and qualified for (not necessarily all disciplines included in this job posting where multiple disciplines are listed). Assignments could involve full or partial assignment at any of the District's sites or off-campus locations, and could involve any combination of day or evening classes, with office hours being mandatory.

We are accepting applications to the Disability Resources Department Adjunct Pool for individuals who have expertise and the ability to provide services in one or more of the following areas (currently there are no anticipated needs for instructional assignments):

* Assistive Technology

* Deaf/Hard of Hearing

* Disability Services Counseling

* Learning Disability

* Speech Language (Acquired Brain Injury)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Disability Resources Department of Santa Rosa Junior College is accepting applications for its Adjunct Faculty Pool. We are seeking qualified candidates with demonstrated experience working with adults with disabilities, providing disability management counseling and/or instruction to join an outstanding team of faculty and administrators who provide high quality programs and services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students.

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:

The Disability Resources Department provides a rich combination of support services and instruction to over 2,800 students with disabilities at Santa Rosa Junior College.

Examples of Duties:

The majority of assignments in the Disability Resources Department are allied (non-instructional) assignments providing 1:1 advising and disability management counseling to students with disabilities.

Adjunct faculty are responsible for maintaining currency in their field(s) of expertise. Adjunct faculty focus primarily on providing instruction and/or student services. They may be required to participate in student learning outcomes assessment. Adjunct faculty are typically not required to participate in District or Department Service such as committee work, evaluations, and hiring committees, but may be asked to perform these services for additional compensation.

Minimum Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS

Required for Assistive Technology:

* Possession of a Master's degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in the category of Disability, Special Education, Education, Psychology, Educational Psychology, or Rehabilitation Counseling; and

* 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;

* OR the equivalent;

* OR a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructor's Credential in Disability Resources.

Required for Deaf/Hard of Hearing:

* Master's, or equivalent foreign degree, in the category of disability, special education, education, psychology, educational psychology or rehabilitation counseling; AND 15 semester units of upper division or graduate study in deaf and hearing impaired.

Required for Disability Services Counseling:

* Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling; OR

* Master's Degree in Special Education AND twenty-four or more semester units in upper division/graduate level course work in Counseling, Guidance, Student Personnel, Psychology or Social Work; OR

* Master's Degree in Counseling, Guidance, Student Personnel, Psychology, Career Development or Social Welfare AND either twelve or more semester units in upper division/graduate level course work specifically in Counseling or Rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities OR two years of full-time experience in one or more of the following areas:

* 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; OR

* Possession of a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Counselor Credential authorizing services in Disabled Student Programs and Services; OR the equivalent.

Preferred:

* Recent experience with adults with psychological disabilities (mental health setting).

* Training and/or experience in academic counseling at the college level.

* Licensed psychologist or licensed clinical social worker.

Required for Learning Disability:

Master's degree or equivalent foreign degree in the category of Disability, Special Education, Education, Psychology, Educational Psychology, or Rehabilitation Counseling AND fifteen semester units of upper division or graduate study in the area of Learning Disabilities; OR the equivalent; OR a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Credential in Disabled Student Programs and Services (Learning Disabilities).

Preferred:

* Recent experience with adults with learning disabilities.

* Experience administering both achievement and cognitive assessment tests.

* Training received in the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Learning Disabilities Model

Required for Speech Language:

Master's Degree in Speech Pathology, Speech Language Pathology, Speech Language and Hearing Sciences, Communicative Disorders, Communicative Disorders and Sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorders, or Education with a concentration in Speech Pathology; OR the equivalent; OR a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Credential in Disabled Student Programs and Services (Speech/Language Disabilities.

Preferred:

* Previous experience working with adults with brain injuries or other communicative disabilities.

FOR CREDIT INSTRUCTIONAL ASSIGNMENTS:

Candidates must be qualified in either categories 1) and 2) or 3) or 4) below.

* Possession of a Master's degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in the category of Disability, Special Education, Education, Psychology, Educational Psychology, or Rehabilitation Counseling; and

* 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;

3. OR the equivalent;

4. OR a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructor's Credential in Disability Resources.

FOR NON-CREDIT INSTRUCTIONAL ASSIGNMENTS:

Candidates must be qualified in one or more of the following categories:

* The minimum qualifications for providing credit specialized instruction for students with disabilities as specified in the section above.

* Bachelor's degree with any of the following majors: Education of Students with Specific or Multiple Disabilities; Special Education; Psychology; Physical Education with an emphasis in adaptive Physical Education; Communicative Disorders; Rehabilitation; Computer-based Education; other computer-related majors which include course work on adapted or assistive computer technology for students with disabilities; other majors related to providing specialized instruction or services to persons with disabilities.

Required for all areas:

Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Preferred for all areas:

* Bilingual ability (Spanish-English)

* Experience teaching and/or advising at the high school or college level.

If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, exactly as listed above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at the time of application.

Supplemental Information:APPLICATION PROCEDURES

In order to be given priority consideration for this pool, applicants must submit the following documents by the priority filing deadline:

* A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Employment Application and responses to Agency-wide Questions. Please provide contact information (phone number and email address) for three professional references.

* If you do not meet the minimum qualifications exactly as stated, including if you are in the final semester of a required degree program, you must complete and attach the Equivalency Application and supporting documents, including narrative synopsis. Faculty/Adjunct Faculty Equivalency Application Information on SRJC Faculty Equivalency Procedures can be found at Board Policy 4.3.2bP.

* A brief cover letter explaining your interest in the pool, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the "Examples of Duties" section of this job announcement. Please specify the top three disciplines that you are qualified to teach in.

* Current Resume.

* Please provide contact information (phone number and email address) for three professional references.

* Transcripts of all college level course work, including confirmation of degrees. Unofficial copies (both sides) are acceptable if the unofficial document includes a seal, watermark, or other proof that the document was provided by an educational institution. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring. If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.

* If applicable, copy of California Community College Credential (both sides) in the following areas: Disabled Student Programs and Services (Learning Disability and/or Speech Language.

* For Learning Disability: Completed Supplemental Questionnaire.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

* Starting Hourly Rate: Please see our hourly salary schedules online at https://hr.santarosa.edu/salary-schedules or contact the Human Resources Department for more information.

* For Unit A (AFA) Faculty, salary placement may be based on academic background, vocational experience, and teaching experience depending on discipline and as documented in application materials. Initial Step placement will be at Step 1 pending evaluation of experience as outlined in Article 27 of the AFA Contract (http://www.santarosa.edu/afa/contract.shtml).

* Sick Leave Accrual: Adjunct faculty members accrue sick leave on a pro-rated basis.

Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be reviewed by a screening committee. Approximately 2-3 weeks later, Human Resources will notify you whether or not you have been selected for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position/pool will be invited to interview with a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Associated Students, and the Board of Trustees.

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please contact the Human Resources Department.

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MORE ABOUT SRJC HUMAN RESOURCES

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive

MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

PHONE: (707) 527-4954

FAX: (707) 527-4967

EMAIL: bhodenfield@santarosa.edu

The office is located in the Button Building on the Santa Rosa campus. All documents included in your online employment application become the property of the District. Your employment application for this opening will not automatically be considered for future openings. New employment application(s) must be submitted for each opening.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

* In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

* Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and

* Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Jeanne Clery Disclosure)

Sonoma County Junior College District's annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sonoma County Junior College District; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can read or obtain a full copy of this report by going to https://police.santarosa.edu/. Paper copies of the full report are available upon request by contacting Police Department Records at (707) 527-4963 or by coming to the Sonoma County Junior College District Police Department located at 2032 Armory Drive, Pedroncelli Center, Santa Rosa Campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position/assignment. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the District mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.

The Sonoma County Junior College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnic group identification, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic condition, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices; nor does the District discriminate against any employees or applicants for employment on the basis of their age. This non-discrimination policy covers admission, access and treatment in District programs and activities--including but not limited to academic admissions, financial aid, educational services and athletics--and application for District employment.

The Sonoma County Junior College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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