Counselor Assistant/DSPS/Interpreter

Ventura County Community College District
Ventura, CA 93001
Job Type: 
Start Date: 
Compensation Range: 
$4,553 - $6,277
How to Apply: 
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Counselor Assistant/DSPS/Interpreter 

Posting Number: 0601377 

Job Category:Classified 

Department: OC/StuServ/EdAssistCtr 

Position: Full Time 

Percent Position: 100 

Months: 12 

Requested Start Date: ASAP 

Work Week/Hours: Full time, M - F, 8am - 5 pm. 

Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required. 

The current 100%, 12 month vacancy is located at Oxnard College. 

Closing Date: 01-17-2011 

Salary Range: $4,553 - $6,277 

Brief Description:

Under the direction of the Coordinator, Disabled Student Programs and Services, assist in the recruitment, orientation, and advisement of students with disabilities; interpret and translate English to sign language; assist in program relations with the community, public and private agencies including providing information on the resources and assistive devices available to students with disabilities. 

Job Duties:

Assist counselor and instructors with the orientation and college registration of students. E 

Create and maintain student records in legal compliance with Title V. E 

Assist counselors and the Coordinator with outreach to students with disabilities for the purpose of promoting access to the programs and activities of the college. E 

Coordinate and implement services and instructional support for students with disabilities; arrange sign language interpreters, note takers and tutors as needed. E 

Interpret in instructional settings using American Sign Language. E 

Recruit, hire, train, provide work direction and evaluate interpreters, tutors and note takers; maintain work schedule for support staff and identify substitute interpreters as necessary. E 

Coordinate recruitment and liaison activities between the department and various public and private agencies. E 

Assist program faculty, counselors, coordinators and administrators with the development and implementation of special projects. E 

Provide information to students with disabilities on the resources, assistive aids and services available; instruct students in the proper operation of specialized equipment; arrange for equipment loan. E 

Maintain records and prepare reports as required, including inventory of equipment; research and acquire college textbooks in alternative formats. E 

Coordinate accommodated testing and provide input to others on specialized support services, as necessary. E 

Assist counselors with the development of individual student educational contracts per Title V. E 

Assist in planning continued services, special programs and activities for students with disabilities. E 

Perform related duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor\\\'s degree in Interpreting, Deaf Studies, Education, Special Education, Psychology, Liberal Studies, or other related field and three years of full-time interpreting work experience. 

Licenses or other Requirements:

Certificate from Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, National Association of the Deaf (Interpreter - Level 3 or above), or equivalent state certification within six months of employment. 

Knowledge Of: 

Resources and services of Disabled Student Programs and Services. 

American Sign Language, including special signs used in educational settings. 

Role of interpreter in an educational setting. 

Values, behavior and language of the American Deaf culture. 

Special needs of students with disabilities. 

Assistive technology as used in universal access for students with disabilities. 

Applicable sections of Title 5 and other pertinent legal mandates. 

Code of Ethics ? Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) 

Basic college policies and procedures. 

Recruiting and outreach strategies. 

Data collection and record-keeping systems. 

Marketing and promotional skills. 

Interpersonal communication skills. 

Organization and planning skills. 

Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary. 

Oral and written communication skills. 

Special needs of culturally diverse and underrepresented students. 

Ability To:

Relate to, understand and work effectively with students of varying degrees of disability. 

Organize, plan, direct, and implement comprehensive programs and services related to students with disabilities. 

Provide effective assistance to students with disabilities. 

Demonstrate proficiency in interpreting between English and American Sign Language. 

Communicate resource, policy and procedure information to students, faculty and other staff. 

Operate and instruction in assistive technology and specialized equipment. 

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 

Work cooperatively with others. 

Work with a culturally diverse population (including a wide range of disabilities). 

Work independently with little direction. 

Train, supervise and evaluate assigned personnel. 

Maintain records and prepare reports. 

Physical Abilities:

Ability to communicate in a variety of methods. 

Ability to navigate the campus independently. 

Repetitive hand motions used in signing. 

Visual acuity to see and understand ASL. 

Required Selection Process:


In completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire (if required), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops) and experience. Application materials will be screened by a committee of Subject matter experts, who will recommend candidates for participation in the oral examination process. Appearance before the oral examination board will be limited to the candidates with the highest written and/or screening scores. 


Upon completion of the examination, the open / promotional eligibility list will be compiled by combining the screening score, oral score, and applicable seniority and veteran\\\'s credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the open / promotional eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill the current vacancies up to one year from the date of the oral examination. 


The candidate selected will be recommended by the Chancellor to the Governing Board for final approval. 


All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion shall be probationary for a period of six months. 


Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Official transcripts providing confirmation that you meet the minimum educational requirement must be presented to the Human Resources Department prior to beginning employment. 



The eligibility list being established will be used to fill full-time and part-time positions in this classification up to one year throughout the Ventura County Community College District. 

The examination process may consist of any of the following components: 

SCREENING - qualifying 

Each applicant that meets the minimum qualification will be evaluated based on their experience, education, and training. The most qualified applicants will be invited to the oral exam. 


Date: Expected on or about Tuesday, February 2, 2011 

Place: Ventura County Community College District 

255 W. Stanley Avenue, Suite 150 

Ventura, CA 93001 

Applicants will be invited to each exam component via email. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications stated by the filing deadline to move forward in the testing process. 

No further notice will be given once the application is on file. Examination dates/location may be subject to change. All applicants will be notified by email of any changes. A valid photo identification must be presented to gain entrance to the examination. Calculators will be provided, if required. 

For your application to be considered, the following items are required: 

* Classified application 

* The supplemental questions must be completed in full. Failure to answer the questions as required will result in disqualification. 

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