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Counselor, Disability Support Programs & Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Date Posted Jan. 16, 2020
Title Counselor, Disability Support Programs & Services
University Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Los Altos Hills, CA, United States
Application Deadline 2/27/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administration - Counseling Services

Counselor, Disability Support Programs & Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Posting #: 19-056

Campus: De Anza College

Close/Initial Review Date: 2/27/2020

Open Until Filled: No


The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Counselor, Disability Support Programs & Services, De Anza College.

Initial Review Date: 02/27/20**

**Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

De Anza College Mission Statement:

De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
  • Communication and expression Information literacy Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness Critical thinking


This position will report to the Division Dean for Disability Support Programs and Services and will provide academic, personal, transfer and career counseling and instruction to a diverse student population with disabilities. Assist students in clarifying academic goals and selecting a major. Provide electronic educational planning for students. Analyze documentation of disability to assess educational limitations and determine appropriate accommodations. Maintain accurate records as required by title 5, De Anza College and the DSPS Division. Serve as a resource regarding transfer, associate degree and certificate programs. Provide workshops on counseling and disability related topics. Participate in college and division assignments and other departmental responsibilities. Develop liaisons and networks with on and off campus programs and agencies. Teach Guidance or Special Education courses as part of workload. Provide disability awareness training and consultation regarding access to facilities, technology, instructional programs, college information and student services. Work with appropriate staff and faculty outside the division to meet access requirements. Perform other duties as assigned.

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of a DSPS Counselor. DSPS Counselors also have the opportunity to serve on district and college committees and participate in campus extra-curricular activities.


  • Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:
  • Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  • Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  • Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  • Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.

  • Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Master's degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in rehabilitation counseling, OR Master's degree, or equivalent foreign degree, in special education, AND twenty-four (24) or more semester units in upper division or graduate level coursework 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 (12) or more semester units in upper division or graduate level coursework specifically in counseling or rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities, or two (2) 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 agencies, military or private social welfare organizations in which the responsibilities of the position were predominantly or exclusively for persons with disabilities.

  • Knowledge of and the skills to provide services to multi-ethnic, international and underrepresented students.
  • Experience counseling adults with disabilities in an educational setting.
  • Experience with computers, software, and technology related to counseling.
  • Experience supporting deaf, hard of hearing adults and adults with autism in an educational setting
  • Experience in consensus building within a diverse educational environment.

  • A District on-line application on *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
  • A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our Applicant Information to assist with technical difficulties at:

HIRING RANGE: $70,499.33 - $109,280.05 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 11-months per year

STARTING DATE: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

(650) 949-6217


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