Learning Disabilities Specialist (510798)

  • California State University (CSU) Bakersfield
  • Bakersfield, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Part Time Education and Training

Job Description


CLASSIFICATION TITLE: Learning Disabilities Specialist


TEMPORARY END DATE: This position is temporary ending on or before May 24, 2023. Any continuation beyond May 24, 2023 is contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding.

PAY PLAN: AY (Academic Year)

PART-TIME: 25 hours per week

SALARY RANGE: $2,905 - $4,139.38 (Based on 25 hours/wk.)

PAY BASIS: Monthly

CANDIDATES ELIGIBLE TO APPLY: Open to all qualified applicants


FOR PRIORITY CONSIDERATION, applications must be received by February 25, 2022; however, the position will remain open until filled.

This position is paid under the 9/12 pay plan, where salary for 9 months is distributed over 12 months with June, July, and December off (with pay, benefits, and vacation/sick leave accrual continuing through months off).

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy [calstate.policystat.com] and questions may be sent to hr@campus.edu.

POSITION PURPOSE: Determines eligibility for disability services and coordinates access to accommodations and services for students with disabilities. Reviews medical, psychological, and technical evaluations of students' abilities, disabilities, and requests for reasonable accommodations. Helps to develop plans to support access to courses, programs, facilities, services, and activities on campus. Advocates to increase the understanding and support of the campus community.

  • Reviews disability documentation of functional limitations to determine eligibility for services and substantiates requests for reasonable accommodations.
  • Conducts LD intakes and assessments.
  • Maintains knowledge of current legislation and national, state, and local issues affecting access for students with disabilities.
  • Conducts assessments for students seeking eligibility for the Learning Disabilities Program, including administering, scoring, and interpreting assessment batteries (e.g. Woodcock-Johnson IV, WAIS IV, WIAT-III, MicroCog, WRAT 5, CAARS, and other instruments as deemed necessary).
  • Perform other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.
  • Attend training and maintain skill currency as appropriate to safely and effectively complete assignments.


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE - Bachelor's degree (attach copy of college degree/transcripts) and four years of professional experience which includes experience in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Education, Special Education, and experience working with students with designated disabilities and program coordination; OR, Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Education, Special Education or related field; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved; AND a degree, and training that allows the candidate, in his or her scope of practice, the Right and Privilege to conduct psychological tests in the State of California (LCSW, Licensed Psychologist, or psychological trainees under the supervision of licensed mental health clinicians).

  • Working knowledge of California State University, CSU Bakersfield, and University of California policies and guidelines pertaining to students with disabilities.
  • Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The California State University Policy for the Provision of Accommodations Support Services to Students with Disabilities.
  • Knowledge and ability to provide counseling on disability management and compensatory strategies for students with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other staff members, subordinates, and management.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required.
  • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication skills: ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to interpret, communicate and apply policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University infrastructure, policies and procedures.
  • The ability to operate specific machines and/or equipment; knowledge and skills of specific hardware/software.

  • License professional in the healing arts (Licensed Counselor, LCSW, LMFT, Psychologist)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Sedentary - involves mainly sitting; minimal walking and standing; lifting light weight objects limited to 15 pounds.



SCREENING: Only those applicants possessing experience most directly related to the immediate needs of the office will be invited to appear before a Qualifications Appraisal Board for the purpose of appraising training, experience, and interest in the position.

BACKGROUND CHECK: Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

SENSITIVE POSITION: Sensitive positions are designated by the CSU as requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position, based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of the people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to the CSU or individuals in the university community.


General: The person holding this position is considered a general mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017.

GENERAL INFORMATION: It is the policy of California State University, Bakersfield to hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to present documentation verifying their right to accept employment. You will also be requested to present a social security card at the time of initial appointment in compliance with state payroll regulations. State regulations require that every state employee sign the Oath of Allegiance prior to commencing the duties of his/her State employment, except legally employed non-citizens. These individuals are required to sign the Declaration of Permission to Work.

EEO STATEMENT: California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veteran status.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Bakersfield, California 93311 United States View Map