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Counselor, Accessibility Support Center (ASC) - Associate
Cabrillo College

Date Posted Mar. 15, 2023
Title Counselor, Accessibility Support Center (ASC) - Associate
University Cabrillo College
Aptos, CA, United States
Department Accessibility Support Center
Application Deadline 12/15/2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administration - Counseling Services

Counselor, Accessibility Support Center (ASC) - Associate

Cabrillo College

Salary: See Position Description
Job Type: Associate (Part-time)
Job Number: 2023-01553
Closing: 12/15/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Aptos, CA
Department: Accessibility Support Center

Employment Opportunity

Cabrillo College is accepting applications in order to fill temporary, part-time faculty assignment(s) and to establish an eligibility pool for positions that may become available in 2023 Spring, Summer, and Fall Semesters

This associate position is open for application submission through the deadline date as noted above OR until the position has been filled.

We need YOU! Cabrillo College is looking for Faculty to provide quality programs and services for a diverse student population promoting ever-evolving needs as our students grow toward their individual aspirational goals. Cabrillo is an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) with a special focus on enhancing the Latinx student experience. Come join our team, valuing high-level and innovative instruction, support services, a welcoming environment, and helping to change the world one student at a time!

The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,500+ students per term, including Latina/o/x (46.82%), Multi-Ethnic (5.14%), Asian (2.53%), African American (1.08%), Filipino (0.79%), American Indian or Alaskan Native (0.30%), and Pacific Islander (0.16%) as of Fall 2021. At Cabrillo, 56.66% of students are students of color and 54.91% are economically disadvantaged. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

About the College: Situated on Monterey Bay in the county of Santa Cruz, California, Cabrillo College is highly regarded for its success of transfer and career education, and currently serves over 11,400 students each semester. Cabrillo College transfers many of its students to three nearby universities - the University of California at Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, and California State University at Monterey Bay. Cabrillo's career education is closely connected to the nearby agricultural and farming industries as well as the Silicon Valley business environment.

Faculty at Cabrillo College actively participate in curriculum development, program planning, and serve on participatory governance committees. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its diverse student body and community.
About the Accessibility Support Center (ASC) in the Academic Counseling and Educational Support Services (ACCESS) Division: The ASC provides services, accommodations, and academic support for students with disabilities and learning differences at Cabrillo College. ASC assists the college to meet the requirements ensuring that all programs, services, and activities are accessible to and usable by students with disabilities as required by federal law including equal access to educational content and facilities.
For more info on the Accessibility Support Center (ASC) see our webpage:

Examples of Duties

  • Provide the student population with verifiable disabilities with both disability and academic counseling including: disability assessment, and academic, transfer and career counseling.
  • Determine accommodations for students with disabilities
  • Provide guidance to staff and faculty on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and student disabilities
  • Participate in division and department meetings and work groups that develop, evaluate, and deliver services that support student success
  • Additional professional assignments include attendance at faculty/college meetings, curriculum and program development, and related duties as required or assigned
  • Maintain timely and accurate records of student meetings, counseling, and disability verification process.
  • Cooperate with and participate as may be required in District investigations and/or student grievance matters of alleged unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff
  • Participate in participatory governance committees, processes, and initiatives such as Guided Pathways
  • Complete required District trainings such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter, EEO/Diversity/Elimination of Bias, Workplace Safety, etc.

Minimum Qualifications
Required Education and Experience:

  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation, of community college students, faculty and staff, AND
  • Master's in rehabilitation counseling OR
  • Master's degree in counseling, guidance counseling, student personnel, clinical or counseling psychology, education counseling, social work, career development, marriage and family therapy, marriage, family and child counseling, OR
  • Bachelor's degree in marriage and family therapy or in marriage, family and child counseling and possession of a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT); AND either :
    • Fifteen (15) or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work related to people with disabilities OR completion of six semester units, OR
    • The equivalent of a graduate-level counseling practicum OR counseling field work courses, in a post secondary Disabled Students Programs and Services program OR in a program dealing with people with disabilities, OR
    • Two (2) years of fulltime experience OR the equivalent in one or more of the following:
      • Counseling for students with disabilities; OR
      • Counseling in industry, government, public agencies, military or private social welfare organizations in which the responsibilities are for
  • *Equivalent OR
  • Possess a lifetime California Community College Instructor credential in subject area

Required Professional Expertise:

  • Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable professional field
  • Knowledge of and commitment to counseling strategies and practices that enhance student success at community colleges, including effective use of technology
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with students of diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds; gender identities, sexual orientations; and students with disabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Demonstrated responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices in the classroom
  • Demonstrated ability to reflect critically on institutional and counseling practices that aim to increase cultural responsiveness
  • Knowledge and understanding of the accountability and critical dimensions of equity
  • Demonstrated ability addressing issues of equity in the classroom

Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations:

  • One (1) year experience working in rehabilitation counseling or with students with a disability in an educational setting
  • Working knowledge of Title 5 and other governmental regulations as they apply to students with disabilities
  • Ability to utilize a variety of technology tools, student information systems, and online resources to effectively support students
  • Knowledge of and experience in making appropriate college and community referrals
  • Experience developing Student Education Plans for community college students
  • Participate in professional activities such as department and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings, and the governance structure of the college
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and maintain collegial and professional relationships as part of a team
  • Awareness of assistive technology and alternate media services for students with disabilities
  • Perform professional outreach activities to faculty, college departments, administrators, high schools, community agencies and industry partners to support the success of students with disabilities
  • Maintain clear, timely, and accurate contact notes and student records
  • Ability to travel to various college sites and community agencies during the course of employment
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish/English

*Equivalency Application Form and Process

Why would I complete the Equivalency Form when I'm already completing an application and have a relevant degree? To determine whether your current education, or exact discipline, and/or experience is "equivalent," you must submit an Equivalency Form to initiate a review by the Equivalency Committee at Cabrillo College and so that your application can move forward and be considered by the search committee.

Please note the Equivalency Committee will consider only those applicants who formally request equivalency consideration by submitting the Completed Equivalency Form with their application by the closing date stated in the job announcement. Be sure to attach detailed evidence such as unofficial transcripts and/or other certifications that support the equivalency.

For additional information please review our Applicant FAQ's.

Additional Information
Starting Salary: $1,454 - $2,232 per teaching unit, per semester; salary placement determined by documented education and experience; maximum initial salary step placement on the Associate faculty salary schedule is step 9. An annual doctoral stipend of $97 per unit is granted to eligible associate faculty. Assignments may be at various campus locations; days, evenings, and/or weekends; hours to be arranged.


  1. Complete the application and answer ALL Supplemental Questions
  2. Attach the following:
    • Resume
    • Equivalency Application Form and Process link. Submit this form WITH supporting transcripts (and additional materials you deem necessary) to illustrate and request comprehensive consideration of the minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement. You must also attach all unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended displaying any degrees conferred (copies, and downloads are acceptable) to support the Equivalency Application Form.
      • Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency - all costs for this are at the applicant's expense - click here for more information. Graduate students currently working on the required degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the degree must be completed and confirmed by January 1, 2024.

Attention Applicants
Only completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee; additional documents will not be reviewed by the committee. Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date, age, and gender from your application materials. Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the applicant. Cabrillo is unable to sponsor work visas. Questions? Concerns? Please contact HR as Departments, Divisions, and Committee Members are unable to discuss active recruitments with potential candidates.

Selection Procedure
This associate position is open through the deadline date as noted above OR until the position has been filled. A search committee will review application materials and invite applicants for an interview. Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview.

Conditions of Employment
Selected candidates given a conditional offer of employment are required to submit tuberculosis screening clearance results, official transcripts, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and present their Social Security card upon hire (for payroll purposes).

EEO Statement
Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Human Resources at

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