Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Job Posting TitleLearning Disabilities Adjunct Specialist Special Requirements The Institution Posting NumberF00115P Work YearN/A 1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution, completedby July 1, 2018 in Learning Disabilities, Special Education,Education, Psychology, Speech Pathology, Communication Disorders,Educational Psychology, Counseling, or Rehabilitation Counseling;Or, hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential inthe discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*2. In addition, have fifteen semester units of upper division orgraduate study in the area of disability, to include but not belimited to: a) learning disabilities; b) developmentaldisabilities; c) deaf and hearing impaired; d) physicaldisabilities; e) adapted computer technology.3. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Physical Demands LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter Total Hrs per Week/Day How and where to apply The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes.Under the direction and supervision of the Dean of Student Services& Counseling, conduct learning disabilities (LD) assessments ofcurrent and potential community college students with disabilitiesthrough individual and group interactions. AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Closing Date Beginning and/or Ending Dates Posting Date Posting Details Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. After hours inquiries to be emailed [email protected] Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Part-time, Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds. Position Summary SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules We value:- Training and experience in assessing and diagnosing specificlearning disabilities using appropriate diagnostic instruments,e.g., the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales ( WAIS -IV), theWechsler Individual Achievement Test ( WIAT III ), theWoodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational batteries (WJ-IV Achievement,WJ IV Cognitive, and WJ IV Oral Language), the Nelson Denny ReadingTest (ND), the Wide Range Achievement Test ( WRAT 4).- Knowledge of the fundamentals of non-visible disabilities and thepsychological aspects of adults with LD.- The completion of the California Community College Chancellor’sOffice training on their Learning Disabilities Eligibility andServices model. Minimum Qualifications Application Instructions Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Work Schedule General Responsibilities:The adjunct Specialist shall be responsible for thefollowing:Continuing professional development; utilizing current technologyin the performance of job duties; maintaining standards ofprofessional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the areadean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of an adjunctfaculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.Typical duties:- Screen students for possible learning disabilities.- Conduct LD intakes to determine appropriateness for full LDassessment.- Administer diagnostic testing in order to determine eligibilityfor LD services in accordance with the California CommunityColleges Learning Disabilities Eligibility and ServicesModel.- Meet individually with students to discuss their diagnosticresults, learning styles, academic adjustments and auxiliaryservices (accommodations), and academic concerns.- Recommend appropriate learning strategies and academicadjustments and/or auxiliary services.- Conduct intake with students with disabilities who are applyingfor services to verify disability documentation or other verifyinginformation, and determine eligibility for services.- Prepare and maintain records for each student according toapplicable reporting requirements, relay pertinent information tocollege personnel as needed within the confidentiality of suchpersonal information and records as required by law.- Provide liaison services between students and appropriate campusand community resources (i.e., EOPS, Financial Aid, Department ofRehabilitation). Conditions Assignment Responsibilities Department Location All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2825 Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are required to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application(required)2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work * (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.(required)3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (recommended)4. Two letters of recommendation (recommended)5. Letter of Interest (recommended)*Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators.Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Open ContinuouslyYes Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentForeign Transcript Evaluation
A virtual version of the Ocean City Flower Show will showcase photo submissions of the best floral displays and gardens. By MADDY VITALEWhen the Ocean City Flower Show held annually in June at the Music Pier had to be canceled due to the pandemic, the members of the Garden Club of Ocean City were disappointed to say the least.But with a bit of help from the city, and an idea, specifically from the city’s Special Events Coordinator Michael Hartman, the bad news quickly blossomed into something positive.The event, originally scheduled for June 5-7, has gone virtual and flower enthusiasts — anyone with a green thumb and all those with beautiful gardens or floral displays — are asked to join in with others in the Virtual Flower Show for 2020 by submitting photos of their creations.Flower Committee co-chair Kay Reilly said that, in a way, because of the sheltering in place order since March, which has just begun to loosen up, more people have taken on the gardening hobby during this unprecedented time.“I do believe this year we will have some incredible gardens to show,” Reilly said. “A lot of garden centers say there has been so much more interest. People are home more now and have really taken a shine to home gardening.”Reilly noted that the city was “gracious and offered to handle the submissions.”“I think it is a nice involvement by the city,” Reilly said. “We didn’t know much about virtual events and we at the garden club were tossing around ideas about how we could do this. The city is really cutting edge.”Friends from Lehigh Valley, Pa., Marie Hahn (foreground), Denice Van Driesen and Kay Fritz, admire award-winning orchids at the Ocean City Flower Show in 2019.So far, she said, there have been more than 50 submissions.Despite the pandemic, she said, the mild winter seemed to help with the growth of flowers and gardens.“Flowers are so depending on the weather and a lot of people didn’t want to take pix of their garden because of cold weather. Now everything is blooming. We might have a lot of entries at the end,” Reilly explained.Reilly might be the reason for some submissions. She has been driving around her hometown of Ocean City recruiting people who have the gardening talent to join in submitting their floral photos, she said.“I have been dropping off little notices in mailboxes of people with beautiful gardens just in case they miss the message about the virtual show. We are hoping we get some of the children’s entries as well. Youngsters with little gardens in window boxes are welcome to send in a submission.”And the most important part of this virtual event is that it keeps the Ocean City Flower Show on the radar. A local tradition, it is now in its 48th year.“We want people to keep us in mind this time of year,” Reilly said. “This worked out wonderfully and since we don’t have judges and there aren’t specific categories, it is a looser way to show your stuff.”And come 2021, Reilly said the garden club will be ready to put on another show at the Music Pier with hopefully a lot of new flower lovers.Submit your photos to [email protected] and the Flower Show will feature a few of the favorite submissions via the Ocean City Music Pier Facebook Page @MusicPier.The submission deadline is June 7. Featured selections will be posted by June 9. There is no theme, but be sure to provide your name, any special information about your submission and share any gardening tips you came across while working on your project.Children’s submissions such as this one are welcomed. (Courtesy Kathy Wheatcroft)
Turn on the news these days and one will likely hear a story about a resurgence in Measles across the United States at the moment. While that may be concerning, it’s not quite as worrisome as the number of Herpes diagnoses spreading throughout southern California following both weekends of Coachella the past two weeks.Related: Ultra Music Festival’s Future In Miami In Question Due To Stressed-Out FishA new report from TMZ reveals the number of Herpes cases in the region around Indio, CA, where Coachella takes place, has seen a drastic bump (2,083% increase) since the first weekend of the highly-attended pop festival on April 12th-14th. According to the ATD diagnosis app HerpAlert, which allows anyone who thinks they’re infected, to submit photos of their situation to medical professionals to review and diagnose, 1,105 Herpes cases have been reported in Indio, Palm Desert, Coachella Valley, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties. Those areas of southern California happen to be where most of this year’s Coachella attendees call home. Astoundingly, HerpAlert serviced up to 250 patients during the first two days of the festival alone!While geographics do help to water down the sample size (surely not all of the 1,105 cases submitted via HerpAlert came from Coachella attendees), it is still a troubling number of STD diagnoses. The report also goes on to state that this is the largest spike in HerpAlert Herpes cases since the weekend of the 2018 Oscars in Los Angeles, where there were 60 cases per day.There’s certainly plenty of data here to concern any parent or health professional. It’s worth noting that brands like Trojan Condoms regularly advertise at major music events by way of airplanes circling above the festivals with a large sign in tow. Unfortunately, all that airplane fuel seems to be going to waste as young music fans continue to partake in such recklessness as unprotected sex.The moral of the story: Stop hooking up on the Ferris wheel y’all!
Ireland’s substitute scrum-half Eoin Reddan has been ruled out for three months after suffering a broken leg in the 13-13 RBS 6 Nations draw with France. Reddan fell awkwardly beneath a tackle in the final minute of a compelling match at the Aviva Stadium and was administered oxygen before being carried off. Ireland’s injury-depleted ranks were swelled even further by a number of other casualties with lock Donnacha Ryan damaging his shoulder and centre Luke Marshall sustaining concussion. Both are doubts to face Italy next Saturday, while flanker Peter O’Mahony, scrum-half Conor Murray, centre Brian O’Driscoll and wing Fergus McFadden also picked up a variety of knocks. Already missing were lock Paul O’Connell, wings Tommy Bowe and Craig Gilroy, centre Gordon D’Arcy, flanker Stephen Ferris and fly-half Jonathan Sexton. Head coach Declan Kidney, however, refused to complain about Ireland’s misfortune. “We took a conscious decision that we wouldn’t complain about things. Other people are worse off than we are, plus it’s such an insult to the lads coming on and having a huge go,” Kidney said. “We’re frustrated, but there are lads coming in who have no experience at this level under their belts and are doing such a good job for us. “On any given day Paul O’Connell, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris and Jonathan Sexton would be in the running for a Lions spot. “I’ve never experienced an injury run like this, but you work your way through and I spoke to (captain) Jamie Heaslip about it and we agreed not complain.” Press Association
The Wisconsin man who reportedly killed a married couple and kidnapped their teen daughter has been sentenced to life in prison.21-year-old Jake Patterson was sentenced Friday in Barron County after pleading guilty to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping in March.Patterson reportedly gained interest in the victim, 13-year-old Jayme Closs, in October after seeing her get on to a school bus. He then followed her home and eventually killed both of her parents before kidnapping the teen. Patterson reportedly kept Closs under his twin bed in a remote cabin for 88 days before she escaped and contacted one of his neighbors.“Mr. Patterson is a coldblooded killer who traumatized a 13-year-old girl for 88 days,” Barron County District Attorney Brian Wright said.“He brutally murdered James and Denise because they stood in the way of his getting away with kidnapping the girl he saw getting on a school bus. A girl whose name he didn’t even know when he kidnapped her.”Patterson’s defense attorneys did not attempt to argue with the sentence or what was being stated about their client, they did, however, stated that Patterson understood that he would be going to jail for the rest of his life and has accepted responsibility for his actions. They then asked if his sentence could be designed in a way to give him “a chance to work on his issues.”“I would do absolutely anything to take back what I did.”“I would die,” Patterson said during his final statement before sentencing. “ . . . To bring them back. I don’t care about me. I’m just so sorry.”The judge, however, called him “one of the most dangerous men to ever walk on this planet.”He has been sentenced to life in prison without release for each count of homicide and 25 years in prison on the kidnapping count. Each sentence will be served consecutively.Read more about the story here.
The Wisconsin women’s basketball team (7-21, 3-15) travels to Indianapolis this week as they fight to keep their season alive in the Big Ten Tournament.The Badgers, who finished thirteenth (second to last) in the conference, have an opening round game against Northwestern (15-15, 4-14), who finished twelfth.Though Wisconsin has a large task in front of them, March is all about adopting the mantra of “survive and advance,” and that is what Wisconsin must do to continue playing.Women’s basketball: Kelsey discusses end of regular season, start of Big Ten tournamentUniversity of Wisconsin women’s basketball finished their regular season Sunday with a 68-48 road loss to the Purdue Boilermakers (19-10, Read… Last time outThe Badgers had a two-game road trip last week, and though they came home empty-handed, there were some positive performances to build upon. For the first time this season, the Badgers’ trio of Michala Johnson, Nicole Bauman and Dakota Whyte played superbly during the same game and the Badgers nearly upset Big Ten champion Maryland on the road. Unfortunately, the trio could not replicate that success and fell badly to Purdue in the season finale. Wisconsin’s keys to victoryGet Bauman going earlyAs mentioned above, the big three had an outstanding performance last Thursday in College Park, Maryland, scoring 54 of the team’s 77 points. Leading the trio was Bauman who shot 75 percent from behind the line and dished out five assists.For the Badgers offense, more specifically for their big three, to get going, Bauman needs to hit her outside shot to stretch the defense. If she gets going early, she can open up the middle for Johnson and forward Avyanna Young.Take care of the ballNorthwestern leads the league in steals, with over 10 per game, and has the highest turnover margin as well. The Wildcats value the ball and put pressure on opposing defenses by not allowing easy transition baskets. For the Badgers to be successful, they will need to protect the basketball and cut down on their turnovers. Opposing player to watch: Nia CoffeyThe junior forward from Minnesota has been the focal point of the Northwestern offense all season, averaging just under 20 points per game, and has commanded double teams when she touches the ball. In addition to her offensive skillset, Coffey is a savvy post player averaging 10 rebounds and two blocked shots per game.For Wisconsin to be successful in shutting down the Northwestern attack, they will need to limit Coffey to the 15 points she scored in the team’s first and only matchup, a 71-53 Northwestern win just two weeks ago.