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Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) announces an opportunity to work as a full-time, tenure-track Director of the Disability Resource Center/Learning Disability Specialist in LTCC's Disabled Students Programs and Services department.
The mission of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is to promote self-confidence in an educational environment while fostering student independence. LTCC's DRC is committed to the establishment of a positive learning environment focusing on academic integrity, sensitivity to our students, creating a springboard for change and, ultimately, achievement of student success. At the DRC, students with disabilities come first, and their individual needs are the focal point.
DRC students typically perform at the same level of the student body as a whole. This is achieved with an accessible, inclusive, and supportive environment. LTCC's DRC provides fair and consistent treatment, encourages independence and self-sufficiency, and recognizes and respects each student’s unique challenges and strengths.
The new full-time DRC position will fill the role of director and Learning Disability (LD) Specialist. With this 50/50 split, the new director will provide LD testing and accommodations to students in the DRC.
This position is a 177-day contract over the period of 12 months, including summer and winter hours with evening and weekend responsibility. The work calendar may need to be adjusted as the position and programs grow and change.
Director of the Disability Resource Center Responsibilities:
- Provide vision and leadership in the Disability Resource Center to support students and faculty in their academic success.
- Stay current on federal and state laws, regulations, court decisions, and Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights decisions.
- Attend Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) regional meetings, conferences, and trainings to stay abreast of new or updated information.
- Adapt and/or supervise the production or adaption of a wide variety of instructional and related materials into a format that can be accessed by students with visual, audio, or related limitations.
- Provide technical assistance and consultation to the campus community on access requirements for students with disabilities.
- Maintains a system of strategies for adapting informational and instructional materials into formats that can be readily accessed by students with disabilities.
- Manages the technology center in coordination with the office of information technology to maintain a variety of adaptive equipment and computer hardware/software.
- Respond to and address student complaints relating to the DRC.
- Assist in the development and maintenance of departmental budget and Management Information Systems (MIS) Data Submission.
- Assist with the evaluation of Disability Resource Center staff.
- Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with local service agencies and K-12 districts.
- Assist with the selection and coordination of adjunct faculty in the department as needed.
- Lead in outreach/inreach activities with other departmental staff in promoting DRC resources.
- Participate in full-time faculty responsibilities including faculty and departmental meetings, departmental planning, community liaison, curriculum development, and committee assignments.
- Participate in all faculty training days.
- Ability to develop working relationships with college faculty, staff, and community groups.
Learning Disabilities Specialist Responsibilities:
- Work with students having a wide range of disabling conditions.
- Administer, score, and interpret standardized tests to determine eligibility for learning disabilities services.
- Identify educational limitations and appropriate accommodations for students with learning disabilities.
- Assist in the development of academic accommodations plan (AAP) for students with disabilities, utilizing appropriate information from educational, medical, psychological, and vocational sources.
- Maintain appropriate student records for purposes of evaluation and accountability, including federal and state reporting.
- Consult periodically with staff and counselors on students’ progress.
- Develop curriculum appropriate for students with disabilities.
- Develop quarterly class schedules for students when appropriate.
- Teach developmental skills courses.
- Provide educational workshops for learning disabled students.
- Assist in the development of projects and proposals concerning students with learning disabilities.
- Assist students with problems related to academic progress and success.
As established by the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges, Title V Regulations, the candidate must demonstrate that they satisfy the following: To view the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges in its entirety, click here.
Learning Disabilities Specialist
- Master's degree in learning disabilities, special education, education, psychology, speech language pathology, communication disorders, educational or school psychology, counseling, or rehabilitation counseling AND 15 semester units of upper division or graduate study in the area of learning disabilities, to include, adult cognitive and achievement assessment;
- OR the equivalent.
(Minimum qualifications may be completed within the successful candidate's first year of employment.)
NOTE: Applicants who claim equivalent qualifications shall provide conclusive evidence that they possess qualifications that are at least equivalent to those required by the minimum qualifications of the area for which they are applying. It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply all evidence and documentation for the claim of equivalency at the time of application.
- Demonstrated ability to perform all of the responsibilities listed above.
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
- Familiarity with students who have a broad range of various disabilities and education limitations
- Ability to work independently
- E-learning and distance learning access issues
- Ability to coordinate programs
- Understanding of small college environment
- Ability to teach in another discipline
Prepare the following documents to include in your application:
- Cover Letter indicating reasons for interest in position (limit to 500 words or one page please)
- Current resume or curriculum vitae
- Supplemental questions
- Transcripts of all post-secondary education (copies acceptable)
After reviewing applications, those applicants judged most suitable for the position will be invited to initial interviews. These applicants will be notified by phone on or about Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Initial interviews are tentatively scheduled for May 8 and 9, 2019. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview.
The Superintendent/President and the selected candidate will mutually agree on the terms of employment and the start date. The preferred start date is July 1, 2019.
Employment with Lake Tahoe Community College is not official until the selected candidate meets all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and fingerprints for California Department of Justice clearance.
Starting Fall 2018, first-time college students attending Lake Tahoe Community College full time will pay absolutely NO tuition for their first year! This Promise is for any Tahoe Basin resident, on either side of the border, living anywhere around the lake.
Whether you're 19 or 49, if you are a first-time college student and a California resident or AB540 eligible, or a Nevada resident of the Tahoe Basin, you may qualify for:
- Free tuition for your first year at LTCC
- Unlimited Tahoe Transportation District bus rides within the South Shore
- Free tutoring, academic counseling and other support services
LTCC was originally granted accreditation in January 1979. Accreditation status has successfully been maintained ever since through a regular process of self-evaluation and review by the ACCJC. The University of California, the California State Universities, and other accredited colleges and universities give full credit for equivalent and transferable courses satisfactorily completed at Lake Tahoe Community College.The progress and stability of Lake Tahoe Community College are rooted in an institutional commitment to student success and constant efforts to realize opportunities related to the region’s unique geography and history. LTCC currently offers 35 associate degrees, including 14 associate in arts and science transfer degrees that provide seamless matriculation to four-year institutions. Additionally, the college currently offers 32 certificates. Students planning to transfer to a four-year university have a wide variety of options, as LTCC offers the equivalent of the first two years of a four-year university program. In addition to the quality programs for traditional students, LTCC has expanded its career and technical education offerings and innovative summer programs. The Intensive Spanish Summer Institute (ISSI) draws approximately 500 students from across the United States for a one-week immersion experience in Spanish language and culture. LTCC’s regionally accredited Fire Academy prepares students for Firefighter I certification in California.
LTCC, a single-college district, is widely recognized as the hub of culture and education for the surrounding community and is working toward its vision of becoming “California’s premier destination community college.”
As an open-door institution, LTCC strives to minimize the barriers to college participation for those within and outside of its service area. Ensuring access to higher education is central to the core mission of LTCC:
Lake Tahoe Community College serves our local, regional, and global communities by promoting comprehensive learning, success, and life-changing opportunities. Through quality instruction and student support, our personalized approach to teaching and learning empowers students to achieve their educational and personal goals.
The Lake Tahoe Basin is a one-of-a-kind geographic, political, and economic region comprised of two states, five counties, and multiple cities and municipalities. Known as the “jewel” of the Sierras, Lake Tahoe is a congressionally designated Regional Planning Area for land use and planning. The Regional Plan, last updated in December 2012, focuses on a unified commitment to Lake Tahoe and sustainable communities.
Lake Tahoe Community College
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