Detailed Job Description
Instructors are members who are assigned a majority (i.e., 50% or more) of their time in the classroom or closely related activities. The duties of the instructional faculty consists of classroom assignments or closely related activities, and other responsibilities which are necessary for the effective and efficient operation the member’s department, division, college and District that total a load factor of 1.00 each semester in accordance with Article 18.
The teaching assignment may require teaching day, evening and Saturday classes as needed during winter, spring, summer and/or fall semesters. This recruitment process is to pre-qualify you for possible future assignments. As an assignment becomes available, you may be contacted to determine if you are available to teach.
Work location: West Valley College, Saratoga and/or Mission College, Santa Clara
- Master’s degree in the category of disability (learning disabilities), special education, education, psychology, educational psychology or rehabilitation counseling; AND
- 15 semester units of upper division or graduate study in an area of disability (learning disabilities); OR
- Possession of a valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in Special Education (Handicapped); OR
- The equivalent of the above; AND
- Demonstrated ability to effectively teach, counsel or work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
- Degrees must be earned from an accredited institution.
- Candidates with degrees not identical to the required state or local qualifications must apply for equivalency by completing the equivalency form which is part of the application package. This form must be completed for employment consideration.
- Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees, by a certified U.S. credential review service. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice, thus will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.
- Minimum of one year experience teaching adults with learning disabilities and other disabilities in an academic setting;
- Experience teaching basic academic skills classes in arithmetic, pre-algebra,beginning algebra, reading, writing and learning strategy skills;
- Completion of (or eligibility for) the California Community College Chancellors Office training on determing eligibility for learning disability services and accommodations;
- Training and experience in administering and scoring the state-mandated diagnostic assessments, to include Woodcock Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery III (WJ III), or the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale IV (WAIS IV);
- Knowledge of the methods and principles of teaching students with learning disabilities and other disabilities;
- Experience advising or counseling students with learning disabilities or cognitive or physical disabilities;
- Strong organizational skills and excellent interpersonal skills, ability to convey information clearly (both written and verbal) problem solve, and respond appropriately to student, staff, and other faculty needs;
- Coursework in computer literacy, educational technology, and/or training from the California Community College High Tech Center Training Unit;
- Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum for adults with learning disabilities;
Experience in development and implementation of Student Educational Contracts;
- Bilingual ability in Spanish or American Sign Language.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities
Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:
- Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation for in-class or on-line/distance education activities, evaluation of students’ work, consultation with students outside of class and/or on-line, maintenance of currency in the subjects taught.
- Maintain accurate class and other records required by the college.
- Submit, when due, attendance rosters and grade reports.
- Follow course outlines as filed in the instruction offices.
- Maintain office hours each week, at .5 hours per week per section.
- Observe, support and enforce the regulations, policies and programs of the District and college.
- Provide each student with a written course syllabus at the beginning of the course, as per instructions in the Faculty Handbook.
- Refer students to appropriate college sources for information on counseling and other student services.
- Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in careers in Administration of Justice.
- Work cooperatively within the college community.
- Foster an environment that protects academic freedom within the college community.
- Foster a positive working environment that is free from harassment, prejudice and/or bias.
- Demonstrate a respect for the dignity of each individual.
Knowledge and Abilities
Salary and Benefits
Salary is based on a percentage of workload up to a maximum of 67% (percent). Salary is prorated based on a minimum salary range of $18,261 – $20,955; maximum earnable up to $29,559.
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
- To be considered an applicant for a position at West Valley-Mission Community College District, all materials requested in the job announcement must be received no later than the deadline.
- Incomplete and/or late applications will not receive committee consideration.
- If transcripts are required, include copies of ALL college transcripts with your application to verify all degrees earned and college coursework taken. Certified copies are only required at time of hire.
- Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.
- Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.
- DO NOT SEND unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will not be used for consideration of employment.
- The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely