Butte-Glenn Community College
Closing Date/Time: 1/25/2018 4:00 PM Pacific
Salary: Not Displayed
Location: Main Campus, CA
Department: Student Services
Full-time, Tenure Track (199 Day 11 Month) starting July 2018
$57,338.96 - $88,051.08 per year
Probationary (Contract I) Member of Academic Faculty
Butte College's main campus is located on a 928-acre wildlife refuge and we pride ourselves on being a national college leader in sustainability. Community partnerships matter to us. We work with our K-12 partners to create career pathways for students to seamlessly move from high school to Butte College coursework or credit to transfer to a four-year university. In fact, Butte College has the highest transfer rate of all California community colleges to California State University, Chico. Butte College contributes to economic development through the Training Place, and the Small Business Development Center.
For 50 years, we have successfully provided a quality educational experience to our students, offering associates degrees and training in career fields including business, medical, law enforcement, welding, automotive, computers, and more.
The ideal candidate will share Butte College's commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to educating our racially and socio-economically diverse student population. We currently enroll around 16,000 students annually, many of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 59% of Butte College students are white, 27% are Latinx, 6% are Asian, 3% are African American, 2% are Native American, and 4% are multi-ethnic. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Butte College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our surrounding communities.
The successful candidate will join a campus community that demonstrates its commitment to student equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty and staff. These opportunities include a Cultural Awareness Community of Practice, FAIR Classrooms, active Diversity and Student Equity Committees, support for our DACA students (Download PDF reader), a robust set of culturally responsive programs and events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.
Under the general supervision of the Director, Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS), primary responsibilities include conducting intake interviews, determining eligibility, and developing accommodation plans. Secondary responsibilities include communicating effectively, compiling data, preparing reports, conducting campus/community liaison activities on behalf of DSPS, advocating for students with faculty, staff, on/off campus entities, serving on college/community committees, participating in professional development activities and performing other related duties as assigned.
In addition to the responsibilities of the classification description, the specific position is also responsible for:
Implementing Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) policies and procedures for identifying, documenting, and serving students with disabilities (SWD).
Interpreting information from assessments, reports, records, and other sources (medical, psychological, and educational) to develop and implement individualized strategies, services, and accommodations for SWD.
Maintaining current and accurate records documenting interactions with SWD.
Maintaining professional relationships with educational and community-based agencies for ongoing referral, outreach, and recruitment of SWD.
Providing disability-related, academic, and vocational advising to SWD.
Recommending policies, procedures, and activities to help accomplish the mission of DSPS.
Participating in the shared governance activities of the college to maintain and improve the college's instructional and student services programs.
Development of curriculum including participation in curriculum review.
Non-classroom responsibilities represent a forty-hour week (199 days). The assignment of days will be flexible in order to meet the needs of the unit member, students and office. Leave may be taken at any time during the year on prior approval.
Assist and advise disabled students in matriculation procedures, i.e. enrollment, assessment, orientation, course selection and program planning.
Administer and interpret both group and individual tests for the purposes of: a. Determining the existence, nature, and extent of students' learning limitations (cognition, language, perception, memory achievement); b. Reviewing documentation, identifying, and assigning students to the appropriate and fundable DSPS disability category (i.e.,, acquired brain injury, psychological disability, physical disability, communications disability); and c. Certifying students who meet the DSPS criteria and Title V regulations for services or support as learning or developmentally disabled.
Interview, screen, and certify students referred because of suspected learning disabilities.
Develop and maintain liaison with on- and off-campus groups and agencies.
Assess student "ability to benefit" as defined by state and federal regulations.
Work with faculty and staff in identifying, developing, and providing individual services to assist disabled students in meeting their educational goals.
Develop and recommend services, instructional programs, and adaptations to facilitate the education of disabled students.
Conduct specific office intake procedures.
Identify, certify, accommodate, and assist disabled students needing specialized assistance, services, or instruction.
Evaluate requests for adaptive equipment by students with disabilities.
Provide instruction and or tutoring assistance for students with disabilities.
Develop and conduct in-service training for faculty and staff to promote awareness and sensitivity to the issues and needs of students with disabilities.
Attend professional conferences and workshops related to the exceptional needs of individuals with disabilities.
Assist with recruitment, outreach and the dissemination of information regarding DSPS programs and services.
Remain current in knowledge of adaptive technology and related equipment for individuals with disabilities.
Recruit, hire, train, assign, supervise, and evaluate work of student assistants, prescriptive tutors and instructional aides.
Coordinate adapted services for students with disabilities across the college curriculum.
Provide consultation with instructors and counselors regarding student limitations and needs for services.
Assist with the development of individual education plans for DSPS students.
Provide disability-related advising to DSPS students on an individual basis; assist students in the on- and off-campus management of their disability.
Refer disabled students, as appropriate, to other college services, programs, and offices and, when necessary, assist the disabled student in accessing such programs and services.
Interpret, for purposes of placement and advising, the Butte College Basic Skills Assessment, associated with student aptitude and academic achievement.
Serve on college-wide committees and participate in the shared governance processes.
Assist the DSPS Coordinator as assigned.
Development and assessment of student learning outcomes.
Professional Growth and Currency
Disabilities Specialists are required to show examples of activities which demonstrate a pattern of academic, professional, and/or technical updating or currency.
Area or Departmental Responsibilities
Is knowledgeable about and abides by College policies and procedures. This includes the accurate and timely submission of all reports, grades and paper work.
Meets deadlines and time targets.
Orders instructional materials, equipment and textbooks with sufficient lead times.
Assists in scheduling.
Assists in course staffing functions.
Provides assistance and help to other full-time, part-time and/or new instructors.
Coordinates plans and activities with others.
Provides information for the development of departmental budgets.
Monitors expenditures to keep within authorized budget spending appropriations.
Exercises good judgment in the use of and/or management of facilities, equipment and supplies.
Attends assigned meetings as requested.
Is punctual to assigned meetings.
Works well with peers, classified staff and administration.
In general, is easy and cooperative to work with.
Does their fair share of outside of class departmental duties and responsibilities, including contributing to unit plan and program review processes.
Volunteers to serve on College committees.
When requested serves on College committees and project teams.
Serves as a sponsor to student clubs and organizations.
Participates in faculty/college governance.
Participates on special project teams or ad hoc committees.
Community service (optional)
The College values the contributions made to the local community by the instructional staff, however, such contributions are at the option of the instructor and are not a formal requirement of the position.