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PT Instructor, DSPS Learning Disabilities Specialist

Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

Job Description

Las Positas College

Livermore, CA


PT Instructor, DSPS Learning Disabilities Specialist

Salary: To Be Determined Based on PT Faculty Salary Schedule
Start Date:  Fall 2022/Spring 2023
Closing Date: Open Until Filled 
Location: Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore, CA  94551


The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Part-Time Instructor, DSPS Learning Disabilities Specialist for Las Positas College.  Applicants will be expected to administer and interpret diagnostic tests and certify new students with learning disabilities; design and implement individual and group supportive instruction and study skills workshops and/or classes for students identified with learning disabilities; and provide academic accommodations based on diagnostic assessment. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct diagnostic evaluations of cognitive strengths and weaknesses to help determine DSPS eligibility.
  2. Help guide students in effective study strategies.
  3. Communicate effectively in both oral and written form.


Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling


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 a Bachelor’s degree in marriage and family and child counseling and possession of a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT); and either 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 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 persons with disabilities, or the equivalent.

Evidence of understanding of and responsiveness to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, racial and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices within the classroom.

Applicants applying under the “Equivalent” provision must provide details that explain at time of application how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degree listed above.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. One (1) year of community college experience.
  2. Working knowledge of Title V and other governmental regulations as they apply to students with disabilities.
  3. Experience conducting learning disability evaluations following (LDESM).

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

Individuals with disabilities who are unable to carry out the physical activities of the position will receive reasonable accommodations to enable them to perform the essential functions of the positions.

Notification to Applicants

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.

TO APPLY, please send the following application materials to the contact listed below:       

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts (Un-officials accepted for application purposes.)

Name:  Christopher Crone


Phone: 925 424-1520

Department:      Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS)                               

Special Instructions to Applicants:  The Board of Trustees has implemented a vaccine mandate for all employees.  Accordingly, finalist(s) must comply with the vaccine mandate prior to being forwarded to the Board of Trustees for approval. See vaccine mandate information at

It is the policy of this District to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practices and to assure that there shall be no discrimination against any person on the basis of sex, ancestry, age, marital status, race, religious creed, mental disability, medical condition (including HIV and AIDS), color, national origin, physical disability, family or sexual preference status and other similar factors in compliance with Title IX, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, other federal and state non-discrimination regulations, and its own statements of philosophy of objectives.  The District encourages the filing of applications by both sexes, ethnic minorities, and the disabled.

Joining Our College Community

We seek equity-minded applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to an educational community.  We look for applicants who:

  1. Value and intentionally promote diversity and consciousness of difference
  2. Demonstrate cultural humility and an ongoing desire to improve cultural competence
  3. Are dedicated to addressing issues of social justice
  4. Accept their shared role and responsibility in addressing opportunity and achievement gaps experienced by students
  5. Have experience and success in closing student equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices, or are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about implementing practices that achieve these goals
  6. Actively seek to identify, disrupt, and remove institutional and/or systemic barriers that adversely impact historically marginalized communities
  7. Empower the underrepresented and underserved
  8. Foster students’ potential to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders
  9. Believe that all people have the right to an education and work environment free from fear, harassment, or discrimination.

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