Job Details

Counselor, Accessibility Support Center

  2024-02-26     Cabrillo College     Aptos  

Counselor, Accessibility Support Center (ASC) - Tenure Track

Cabrillo College

Salary: See Position Description

Job Type: Full-time (100%)

Job Number: 2023-01771

Closing: 2/29/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

Location: Aptos, CA

Department: Accessibility Support Center

Employment Opportunity

Cabrillo College is excited to announce a unique opportunity to contribute to the rich landscape of our organization! As part of our ongoing commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion, Cabrillo is launching its inaugural CLUSTER HIRE process aimed at bringing together a group of exceptional individuals who will collectively contribute to the diverse intellectual and cultural experience on our campus.

In order to be considered for a faculty position at Cabrillo, applicants must satisfy the DEIA+ criteria as listed in the supplemental questions in the job announcement. Read more about this process by clicking on our

Starting Salary Range: $68,768 to $105,559 per year, salary placement determined by documented education and experience; maximum initial salary step placement on the is step 9. An annual doctoral stipend of $4,591 is granted to eligible faculty. Salary will be prorated based on start date.

Excellent benefits, including quality health insurance at a *LOW COST for you and your family! Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, life, short and long term, and vision (optional) insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalSTRS Retirement and an Employee Assistance Program. Benefits begin the first day of the second month of employment. *Depending on health plan selections, in many cases full-time employee net out-of-pocket for benefit premiums may be as low as $0. Please see the Benefits on the HR webpage for more information.

College Commitment to Equity and Diversity

The ideal candidate will share and participate in Cabrillo's commitment to the values of diversity and equity while serving its socioeconomically and ethnically diverse student community. In the Fall of 2022, 58% of Cabrillo students are members of minoritized populations, identifying themselves as LatinX (48%), Multi Ethnic (5%), Asian (2%), Black Non-Hispanic (1%), Filipino (1%), American Indian/Alaskan Native ( project helping students achieve their educational goals by providing a clear roadmap to completion.

About our College: Cabrillo College is highly regarded for its success of transfer and career education, and currently serves over 11,400 students each semester. We transfer many of our students to three nearby universities - the University of California at Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, and California State University at Monterey Bay. Cabrillo's career education is closely connected to the nearby agricultural and farming industries as well as the Silicon Valley business environment.

Want to know more? Check out our!

About our Community: Santa Cruz County is situated on the northern coast of beautiful Monterey Bay. The county has four predominant regions: the northern coast that includes the urban areas of Santa Cruz, Soquel, Capitola, and Aptos; the mountainous north that separates Santa Cruz County from Silicon Valley; the wildly scenic San Lorenzo River Valley that winds from the Santa Cruz mountains to the Monterey Bay; and the agricultural south county that includes Watsonville and Corralitos on the way to Monterey, Carmel, and Salinas. With more than 29 miles of beaches, over 14 state parks, 2 colleges, over 70 wineries, hundreds of places to dine, a symphony, an NBA G League team, museums, a Shakespeare company, and so much more, there's something for everyone here. Consider combining your professional and personal life in a great area that will have a big impact on your overall life balance.

Faculty at Cabrillo College actively participate in curriculum development, program planning, and serve on participatory governance committees. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its diverse student body and community.

ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY: This full-time, categorically-funded, tenure track Counselor for the Accessibility Support Center (ASC) will enjoy a 185-Day work schedule and is scheduled to begin as soon as possible. This assignment is primarily responsible for facilitating accommodations and academic planning. Interviews are anticipated to be in early March, 2024. The position begins as soon as possible pending Governing Board ratification. Working conditions may be in person, online, or hybrid format scheduled over summer and/or winter months, and at various campus locations, including days, evenings, and/or weekends.

About the Department: The Accessibility Support Center (ASC) provides services, accommodations, and academic support for students with disabilities and learning differences at Cabrillo College. The ASC assists the college to meet requirements ensuring that all programs, services, and activities are accessible to and usable by students with disabilities as required by federal law including equal access to educational content and facilities.


Examples of Duties

• The ASC Counselor develops academic accommodation plans, provides guidance and counseling with educational plans, supports students in obtaining disability-related accommodations, and ensures faculty are supported with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

• Conduct outreach which may include evening or off campus assignments

• Engage in participatory governance committees, processes, and initiatives such as Guided Pathways

• Maintain timely and accurate records of the accommodation process, counseling interactions, student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress

• Provide appropriate support, assessment, referrals, student counseling, and related services during scheduled office hours

• Cooperate with and participate as may be required in District investigations and/or student grievance matters of alleged unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation

• Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff

• Complete required District trainings such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter, EEO/Diversity/Elimination of Bias, Workplace Safety, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Education from a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accredited organization and licensure qualifications:

• Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation, of community college students, faculty and staff AND

• Master's in rehabilitation counseling OR

• 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

• Bachelor's degree in marriage and family therapy or in marriage, family and child counseling and possession of a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT); AND either fifteen (15) or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work related to people with disabilities OR completion of six (6) 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 (2) 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 people with disabilities

• *Equivalent (see below for details) OR

• Possess a lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential in the subject area

Why would I complete the Equivalency Form when I am already completing an application and have a relevant degree? To determine whether your current education, or exact discipline, and/or experience is "equivalent," you must submit an Equivalency Form to initiate a review by the Equivalency Committee at Cabrillo College and so that your application can move forward and be considered by the search committee.

Still working on completing your degree? Applicants currently working on the required degree(s) for the position are encouraged to apply with the understanding that they must complete the Equivalency Form and attach supporting documentation with their application.

For additional information, please review our

Required Professional Expertise:

• Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable professional field, curriculum development, review and assessment of student learning outcomes

• Knowledge and understanding of programs such as Guided Pathways, that address commitment to equity-minded and culturally responsive teaching strategies enhancing student success

• Work cooperatively and demonstrate sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students, administrators, faculty, and staff

• Effective oral and written communication skills and effective use of technology

• Evidence of professional activities and service beyond primary counseling assignments

Required Qualifications/Performance Expectations:

• Knowledge of and commitment to the community college philosophy, including Guided Pathways

• Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable professional disability service field, curriculum development and assessment of student learning outcomes

• Knowledge of and commitment to equity-minded and culturally responsive counseling strategies and practices that enhance student success

• Understanding of, demonstrated responsiveness to, and ability to communicate with, the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning)

• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others

• Effective oral and written communication skills and effective use of technology

• Evidence of professional activities and service beyond primary counseling assignments

• Development and review of counseling processes, including assessments

• Demonstrated ability to reflect critically on institutional and counseling practices that aim to increase cultural responsiveness

Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations:

• Successful online counseling experience

• Bilingual in American Sign Language (ASL) and English

• Bilingual in English and Spanish

Additional Information


• Complete the application and answer supplemental questions

• Attach resume or CV detailing teaching and professional work experience

• Click to download the form, complete, an attach this form, AND attach all unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended displaying any degrees conferred (copies, photos, and downloads are acceptable) to illustrate and request comprehensive consideration of the minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement.

For any transcripts from outside the U.S., also attach an evaluation of classwork and degrees for U.S. equivalency - all costs for this are at the applicant's expense - for more information.

Graduate students currently working on the required degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the degree must be completed and confirmed by July 1, 2024.

Please note: All application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date indicated above.

Attention Applicants

Only completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee. Application materials not required (including cover letters, letters of recommendation, etc.) for this position will not be reviewed by the committee. Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date year, age, and gender from your application materials. Expenses related to the recruitment process (obtaining documents, travel, etc.) are the responsibility of the applicant. Cabrillo is unable to sponsor work visas. For additional questions or concerns, please contact Human Resources at as Departments, Divisions, and Committee Members are unable to discuss active recruitments with potential candidates.

Selection Procedure

Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview. A teaching demonstration / presentation may be a part of the interview, and finalists will be invited to return for a second interview. All notifications will be via email, and by accessing your Candidates invited in for an interview are slated for March, 2024

Conditions of Employment

Selected candidates given a conditional offer of employment are required to submit tuberculosis screening clearance results, official transcripts, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and present their Social Security card upon hire (for payroll purposes). Please read Cabrillo's COVID-19 Immunization Protocol

EEO Statement

Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.


Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Human Resources at

To apply, please visit

Copyright ©2022 Inc. All rights reserved.

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

apply below | save job

Apply for this Job

Please use the APPLY HERE link below to view additional details and application instructions.

Apply Here

Back to Search

Want an email alert with jobs like this one? Sign up today!